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  • Fisher: Fed Tiller Can Steer Either Way Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 2:57 PM ET
  • The text from a speech given by Ben Bernanke on "Education and Economic Competitiveness" in Washington D.C. on September 24, 2007.

  • Credit Crunch Unlikely to Let Up Soon, IMF Warns Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 12:32 PM ET

    Turmoil in global credit and money markets will likely continue as investors worry about the size of financial losses and where they might appear, the International Monetary Fund warned Monday.

  • Not So Fast On Weak Dollar Concerns Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    There's a lot of concern about whether a weaker dollar could cause higher U.S. inflation, but CNBC’s Steve Liesman says not so fast.

  • Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn, who has opposed setting inflation targets at the U.S. central bank, Friday said inflation goals can hold expectations steady and provide workers and businesses more certainty about the course of inflation.

  • Eurozone PMI Falls to 2-Year Low, Hit by Markets Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 6:39 AM ET

    A global credit crunch knocked down Eurozone private sector growth to a two-year low in September as new orders plunged, a survey showed on Friday, making any further interest rate hike this year unlikely.

  • Dollar Dips, Oil Boils, Metals Shine Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 4:56 PM ET
  • Bernanke: Fed Will Act To Curb Fallout of Credit Ills Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 1:54 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress the credit crisis has created "significant market stress" and offered fresh assurances that regulators would take steps to curb fallout from the mortgage mess.

  • Full Text of Ben Bernanke's Speech on Subprime Lending Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 9:31 AM ET

    The following is the full transcript of the speech made by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Sept. 20, 2007, before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Financial Services,  on the subject of subprime mortgage lending and mitigating foreclosures.

  • After the Surprise Rate Cut: Are CEOs Happy Now? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 3:22 PM ET

    Chief executives such as Ara Hovnanian were the among the loudest voices calling for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. Now, after the Fed's surprisingly sharp reduction in rates on Tuesday, CNBC asked several CEOs if they're happy.

  • Fed Still Faces Tough Fight Against Recession: Experts Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 2:16 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    The Fed’s  rate cuts will do little if anything to help the mortgage and housing industries in the short-term--and the central bank is just at the beginning of a long, hard fight to head off a recession, experts say.

  • Consumer Prices Decline Unexpectedly in August Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 12:38 PM ET

    U.S. consumer prices unexpectedly dipped 0.1 percent last month and new home construction hit a 12-year low, data Wednesday showed, underlining concerns about the country's economic outlook.

  • Mortgage Applications Up as Refinancing Picks Up Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 7:47 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages climbed for a third straight week as more borrowers sought to refinance loans on which payments may be about to rise, an industry group said Wednesday.

  • BoE Unanimous on Steady Rates at September Meeting Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 6:35 AM ET

    All nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep interest rates at 5.75% earlier this month, judging it was too soon to tell how financial market troubles would play out.

  • Video Roundup: Rate Cut Verdict Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve acted Tuesday, cutting the fed funds rate and the discount rate by a half-percentage point each.  Oil jumped to a new high as the news was announced and immediately afterwards, stocks rallied in the strongest reaction to a Fed move since 2001. With the Fed funds rate now at 4.75 percent and the discount rate at 5.25 percent, where will the market go? CNBC's experts weighed in.

  • Fed Surprises Investors With Steep Rate Cuts Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 3:52 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, President Bush's top economic adviser, speaks in the Oval Office at the White House after Bush named him to take over the Federal Reserve from retiring Alan Greenspan, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 24, 2005. It was the third time in as many years the president has turned to the 51-year-old Bernanke for a sensitive post. Bush named him to the Fed board in 2002, then made him chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers earlier this year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    The Fed cut two key interest rates by half a point, seeking to prevent a steep housing slump and turbulent financial markets from triggering a recession.

  • Federal Open Market Committee Statement Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 2:22 PM ET

    The statement released by the FOMC after lowering rates.

  • Warren Buffett tells CNBC that when it comes to stock investing, he "doesn't care" if the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates.  Read a transcript of his comments to Becky Quick about the Fed, his investing strategies, and the price of oil.

  • European Stocks Rally, Close Higher on Fed Hopes Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 12:17 PM ET

    European stocks rallied Tuesday, closing higher, with investors cheered by the prospect of a U.S. Federal Reserve rate cut and encouraged by the British government's intervention to reassure Northern Rock bank depositors.

  • Video Roundup: Waiting On The Fed Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers are meeting today in one of the most closely watched central bank conferences in years. The Fed is slated to release its rate-cut decision at 2:15pm ET. CNBC asked the experts what they expect the Fed to do -- and what impact it will have on the economy and markets.