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  • 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.

  • China Places Fresh Curbs on Investing to Slow Growth Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 12:16 AM ET

    China will clamp down on new investment projects to help keep growth in the world's fourth-largest economy on an even keel, the government said on Wednesday.

  • Japan Trade Surplus Jumps But Worries Over US Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 9:20 PM ET
    Shipping containers lay stacked on a cargo ship docked at the Ensenada International Terminal port facility on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in Ensenada, Mexico. In March 2005, the facility acquired two additional cargo cranes, seen in the background, bringing the total to four. Mexico and some of the world's largest retailers and shipping interests are bolstering Pacific ports south of the border, hoping to catch future runoff as an increasing tide of Asian cargo sails toward already clogged ports i

    Japan's exports hit a record high in October and the trade surplus jumped by two-thirds from a year earlier, though the increase was slightly less than forecast, raising concerns that a slowing U.S. economy will hurt Japan's export-led growth.

  • Fed Sees Slower Growth But Wary of Cutting Rates Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 8:33 PM ET
    Cash Register

    The Federal Reserve is expecting slower growth and lower inflation next year. But minutes from the Fed's October meeting show policymarkers were reluctant to cut interest rates further.

  • Dollar Hits Record Low Against Euro Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 4:56 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar slid to a record low versus the euro after minutes of the Federal Reserve's October meeting failed to give a clear indication on the central bank's next move on rates.

  • Housing Outlook Still Gloomy Despite New Building Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 12:15 PM ET

    Groundbreaking for U.S. housing rebounded in October but permits for future building hit a 14-year low, indicating the grim market for home construction will likely continue to worsen.

  • Markets, Fed Still at Odds Over Outlook for Economy Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 8:01 AM ET
    Traders at SIG Specialists trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange talk among themselves shortly after the opening bell Monday, April 18, 2005, in New York.  Stocks regained some stability Monday following a three-day selloff as strong first-quarter earnings and a pair of merger announcements lent some support to a market battered by worries about economic growth.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    The  Fed and financial markets remain at odds over where the economy and interest rates are heading, and fresh Fed forecasts to be released Tuesday are unlikely to bridge that gap.

  • Dollar Falls vs. Yen as Risk-Taking Eases Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 1:48 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell against the yen but held steady versus the euro Monday as global stock losses and high oil prices stoked uncertainty about the health of the U.S. economy and left investors wary of risky trades.

  • The painful collapse of the housing market along with the credit crunch will weigh down economic growth in the final three months of this year and cause economic activity to lag in 2008.

  • AMT Is Still Hovering Over 20 Million More Taxpayers Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 5:43 PM ET

    Time is running out for U.S. lawmakers to prevent millions of unsuspecting middle-income taxpayers from being hit with a tax meant for the very rich.

  • Dollar Falls But Upcoming Gain Seen Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 4:33 PM ET

    The dollar slipped on Friday, but was still on track for its biggest weekly gain in a month, with dealers wary of adding much to extended bets against the greenback with so much uncertainty surrounding the credit market.

  • Top Fed Officials Cast Doubt on Further Rate Cuts Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 1:16 PM ET

    Two top Federal Reserve officials on Friday suggested the U.S. economy is unlikely to need lower borrowing costs even as it navigates a possibly rocky stretch in the economy.

  • Dump the Dollar, China State TV Tells Viewers Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 1:10 PM ET

    Chinese lunchtime television on Friday gave ordinary people a basic tip on how to play the currency markets: sell the dollar!