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  • Eurozone Future Inflation Gauge Hits 7-Year High Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 4:46 AM ET

    Inflation pressures in the euro zone rose to a seven-year high in August and remain in an upward trend, a report said on Friday.

  • European Stocks Close Mixed As Rates Are Held Steady Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 1:22 PM ET

    European stock markets closed mixed after the European Central Bank and the Bank of England held interest rates steady.

  • Jobs Expected to Grow, But So Will Recession Debate Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 12:09 PM ET

    Friday's U.S. employment report is expected to show sizable job growth for September, emboldening investors. But that won't end the debate about a possible recession.

  • Where Is the Dow Headed Next: 13K or 15K? Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average hovering around 14,000, the question is where the blue-chip heads next: 13,000 or 15,000?

  • Private Sector Adds 58,000 Jobs; Layoffs Slow Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 8:53 AM ET
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    The U.S. private sector increased hiring at a moderate pace for a third straigth month in September, according to the ADP employment report released Wednesday.

  • Pending Home Sales Skid In August to Record Low Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 11:30 AM ET

    Pending sales of previously owned homes fell by a larger-than-expected 6.5% in August as more borrowers seeking home loans were turned away by cautious lenders, a real estate trade group said on Tuesday.

  • Euro Zone Wholesale Inflation Rises as Expected Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 5:10 AM ET

    A fall in energy costs capped euro zone producer price growth in August despite a jump in non-durable goods, while unemployment stayed at record lows, data showed on Tuesday.

  • Swiss Consumer Inflation Lower than Expected Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 4:07 AM ET

    Swiss consumer price inflation picked up in September, driven by higher oil prices, but the price rise was smaller than expected.

  • The 42.35% Chance: A Chat with Greenspan Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 6:37 PM ET

    If you want to know what former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan thinks are the current chances of a recession, try this:  When I sat down with him to do a “fireside chat” in Washington D.C., he said that he thought the odds of a recession were higher but still below 50 percent.”

  • Recession Worries Grow, But Signals Are Mixed Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 1:57 PM ET
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    Recession talk is heating up as the slumping U.S. housing market threatens to shackle free-spending consumers, yet stocks remain near record highs, indicating that many investors see little cause for alarm.

  • Consumers Keep Spending While Inflation Eases Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 1:20 PM ET

    U.S. consumers spent more freely in August, soothing immediate concerns that the housing bust would stall the economy, and inflation eased, helping clear the way for lower interest rates.

  • Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Friday that market turmoil could hit the U.S. economy and that a moderation in inflation gave the Fed room to cut interest rates last week.

  • Investment bank Goldman Sachs has slashed its forecasts for economic growth in the United States, Japan and Europe, joining numerous forecasters who are abruptly changing view since the start of a global credit crunch.

  • Euro-Zone Inflation, Sentiment Signals ECB on Hold Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 7:26 AM ET

    Euro zone inflation rebounded in September above the European Central Bank's target for the first time in a year but market turmoil depressed economic sentiment, making another ECB interest rate rise less likely.

  • Fed's Mishkin Says Inflation Is Low Thanks to Policy Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 4:01 AM ET

    Tight central bank monetary policies and well-grounded expectations of low inflation are to thank for low inflation in recent years, not globalization, Federal Reserve Governor Frederic Mishkin said on Thursday.

  • Greenspan: Less than 50% Chance of Recession Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 3:57 AM ET

    The probability of the U.S. economy slipping into recession has increased recently but is still less than 50/50, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greeenspan said in comments broadcast on Friday.

  • Japan Output Jumps, Inflation Falls for 7th Month Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 10:13 PM ET

    Japanese industrial production jumped in August and is seen rising further despite global market turmoil, while core consumer prices fell from a year earlier for the seventh straight month as expected.

  • Australia's September Inflation Rise, Rate Increase Eyed Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 10:04 PM ET

    Inflation in Australia accelerated to the top of the central bank's comfort zone in September, a private survey suggested on Friday, keeping the door open for yet another rise in interest rates.

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  • Economy Grew 3.8% in Spring; Jobless Claims Tumble Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 9:05 AM ET

    The economy rebounded with a good head of steam in the spring before a credit crisis raised new fears about longer-term business health.