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  • Service Sector Growth Slips; Factory Orders Jump Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 10:50 AM ET

    Growth in the U.S. service sector slipped in November, indicating some parts of the economy were feeling the effects of the housing downturn and credit market strains, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • Australia's central bank skipped a chance to raise interest rates on Wednesday as turmoil in global credit markets clouded the outlook for the world economy, even as economic growth at home hit a three-year high.

  • Abby Joseph Cohen: Economy to Rebound in 2008 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 5:30 PM ET

    Abby Joseph Cohen, chief investment strategist at Goldman Sachs, says the U.S. economy will rebound in mid-2008, but the next few months will be bumpy.

  • Surprise! CEOs Aren't Too Worried About Economy Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 2:07 PM ET
    Cash Register

    U.S. chief executives' view of the economy improved in the fourth quarter, although they have become far more concerned about energy prices.

  • Dollar Slips Vs. Yen On Credit Fears Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 1:52 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The yen rose against the dollar and higher-yielding currencies for a second day, with investors shying away from risky assets amid deepening concerns over the credit turmoil and tightening liquidity.

  • Fed's Yellen: Economy's Downside Risk Getting Worse Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 12:24 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Janet Yellen said on Monday that worsening financial conditions and weaker-than-expected economic data have raised downside risks to the economic outlook.

  • Confidence Rebuilding Will Be 'Long and Slow': Ryan Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 6:56 AM ET

    Financial market anxiety has rebounded and the process of rebuilding confidence will be "long and slow," a top U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.

  • World Faces Food Shortages, Soaring Prices: Report Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 5:46 AM ET

    The world is eating more than it produces and food prices may climb for years because of expansion of farming for fuel and climate change, risking social unrest, an expert and a new report said on Tuesday.

  • Australia Retail Growth Slows After Spending Spree Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 10:06 PM ET

    Australian retail sales rose less than forecast in October as consumers cut back on household goods purchases after months of heavy spending, reinforcing expectations the central bank will keep rates on hold this week.

  • Dollar Declines Vs. Yen as Subprime Worries Persist Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

    The yen gained broadly Monday as investors cut exposure to risky carry trades amid expectations of widening financial sector losses tied to the U.S. subprime mortgage market.

  • US Manufacturing Growth Weakened in November Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    Growth in U.S. factory activity slipped in November for the fifth straight month as tight credit conditions and the housing downturn restrained production, according to an industry report released Monday.

  • Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve will cut interest rates by a full percentage point before June to help the housing market, Citigroup's chief economist, Lewis Alexander, said.

  • Australia Inflation Gauge Rises in November Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | 7:01 PM ET

    Australian inflation accelerated further above the central bank's comfort zone in November as petrol prices climbed, a private survey showed on Monday, suggesting interest rates might yet have to rise further.

  • Dollar Rises on Month-End Corporate Buying Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:46 PM ET

    The dollar surged against a basket of major currencies Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly gain in more than a year on profit-taking in the euro and month-end squaring up of positions by corporates.

  • US Treasury Near Deal to Aid Struggling Homeowners Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:34 PM ET
    United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    The U.S. Treasury Department and mortgage industry leaders are putting the final touches on a plan that could save struggling homeowners from foreclosure by freezing interest rates before they reset sharply higher.

  • Fed Likely to Cut Rates, But How Much Is Unclear Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 3:30 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Economists say the Fed is almost certain to lower interest rates Dec. 11, but key economic data in the week to come will determine if its a quarter point or half a point.

  • US Economy Showing More Signs of Weakness Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 12:45 PM ET
    Cash Register

    The U.S. economy is continuing to show weakness in everything from personal spending and income to construction spending, according to several reports out Friday

  • Bernanke Signals Fed Open To Cutting Rates Further Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 8:48 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday a resurgence in financial strains in recent weeks had dimmed the outlook for the U.S. economy, signaling an openness to lowering interest rates again.

  • Euro Zone Inflation at 6.5-Year High, Sentiment Dips Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 7:07 AM ET

    Euro zone inflation jumped more than expected in November to its highest in six and a half years and inflation expectations rose while economic sentiment worsened, highlighting the European Central Bank's rate dilemma.

  • Inflation Worries Hammer German Retail Sales Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:02 AM ET

    German retail sales posted their steepest decline in October since a value-added tax increase sent them plunging at the start of the year, in a sign that consumers are increasingly worried about higher energy and food prices.

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