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  • Japan's October Industrial Output Rises, Outlook Patchy Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 7:48 PM ET

    Japan's industrial production rose in October from September, signalling firm corporate activity and steady exports, but the data did little to alter views that the Bank of Japan will not raise interest rates until next year.

  • Wall Street Bloodbath: Layoffs Keep Growing Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 6:07 PM ET

    Bear Stearns is only the latest Wall Street firm to cut jobs. In recent months, U.S. banks and financial service companies with banking operations having been slashing tens of thousands of positions.

  • Fed's No. 2 Sparks Markets With Hint Of Rate Cuts Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 4:08 PM ET

    The Fed's No. 2 official signaled a willingness to cut interest rates further, saying renewed  financial market turmoil could slow the  economy more than thought.

  • Fed Sees A Blue Christmas as Growth Slows Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:47 PM ET

    The economy grew at a slower pace in the late fall as shoppers watched their pennies heading into the busy holiday season.

  • Economy Will Be Hit Hard Even Without Recession Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 2:24 PM ET

    The  economy may avoid a recession in the year ahead but it's almost certain that there will be months of slow growth.

  • Dollar Gains; Investors Bet Recent Declines Too Far Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 12:43 PM ET

    The dollar rallied to one-week highs against the euro, the yen and the Swiss franc Wednesday with investors betting the U.S. currency's recent slump to multiyear lows had gone too far.

  • Durable Goods Orders Fall for Third Straight Month Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 9:21 AM ET

    New orders for long-lasting U.S.-made manufactured goods dropped for a third month in a row during October and companies appeared wary about making new investments, according to a Commerce Department report on Wednesday.

  • German Consumer Confidence Falls for Fourth Month Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 4:41 AM ET

    Consumer confidence in Germany fell for the fourth consecutive month despite the end-of-the-year holiday season, driven by fears surrounding the strong euro and high prices, according to a survey released Wednesday.

  • Consumer Mood Worsens Due to Gas Prices, Markets Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 12:08 PM ET

    U.S. consumer confidence fell unexpectedly sharply in November to  a two-year low on worries about rising gas prices and financial market volatility.

  • Goldman Slashes Growth Outlook, Sees Lower Rates Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs on Tuesday slashed its target for the expected trough in U.S. benchmark interest rates by a full percentage point, citing an increased probability of recession and the likelihood of a prolonged period of sluggish performance for the U.S. economy.

  • Dollar Gains in Volatile Session After Citi News Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 11:09 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The dollar rose against most major currencies Tuesday after Citigroup Inc.  said it will sell a $7.5 billion stake to the Abu Dhabi government, restoring some confidence in battered U.S. banks.

  • Happy Holidays? Recession Worries Are On the Rise Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 6:26 PM ET
    Foreclosured Home

    A parade of economic data in the next couple weeks will tell volumes about the economy and the Fed’s chances for achieving a soft landing.

  • Dollar Little Changed vs. Euro on US Rate Outlook Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 11:43 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar was little changed against the euro and down against the yen Monday with investors finding few reasons to change their view that more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts are imminent.

  • Ex-U.S. Treasury Head Summers: Recession Likely Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 11:37 AM ET

    The odds now point to a U.S. economic recession that slows global growth significantly even if necessary policy changes are implemented, former U.S. Treasury secretary Larry Summers said.

  • Dollar Recovers Slightly vs. Euro, Yen in Thin Volume Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 11:26 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The euro set a fresh record high against the dollar early  Friday, though the $1.50 level remained out of reach when the euro was knocked more than a cent off its peak by comments from a euro zone policymaker.

  • Singapore Inflation Hits 16-yr High on Food, Energy Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 2:33 AM ET

    Singapore's October inflation leapt 3.6 percent from a year ago to a 16-year high, reflecting higher costs for food and transport, data showed on Friday, putting pressure on the central bank to curb rising prices.

  • Dollar Marks Thanksgiving with Record Lows vs. Euro Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 12:25 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar hit new record lows against the euro, the Swiss franc and a basket of currencies on Thursday on growing belief that the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again next month.

  • Paulson Sees More Home Loan Defaults in 2008 Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 8:35 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the number of potential U.S. home-loan defaults "will be significantly bigger" in 2008 than in 2007, the Wall Street Journal's online edition reported.

  • Americans In A Foul Mood As Holidays Approach Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    The mood among consumers hit the skids in November as gasoline prices soared and the housing slump worsened.

  • S&P Expects Fed to Cut Funds Rates to 3.5% in 2008 Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 10:02 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's expects the U.S. Federal Reserve to cut interest rates to 3.5 percent in 2008 to deal with the fallout from the housing market, S&P's chief European economist said on Wednesday at a banking conference in London.