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  • Though it may not seem like much by the relatively loquacious and candid ways of his successor Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan was a proponent of transparency and made the Fed more transparent than his predecessors– even if his speeches and official testimony were memorably obtuse.

  • Tracts about the Federal Reserve and its chairmen may not fill book shelves the way ones about the Constitution, the Supreme Court or presidents do, but they've be come more common in recent years.

  • Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan ran the central bank during interesting times, marked by many significant global events and financial shocks, which will no doubt figure into his aptly titled, forthcoming book “The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World”.  Here are the major events and moments of the Greenspan era.

  • Alan Greenspan has received more than his share of awards and honorary degrees in his storied career. Earlier this year, Greenspan was the recipient of a special Lifetime Achievement Award at  CNBC's third annual Executive Leadership Awards ceremony in New York.

  • China's Wholesale Inflation Rate Dips in July Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 2:28 AM ET

    China's wholesale inflation rate unexpectedly slowed in July, showing cost pressures at the factory gate remain in check despite a food-related surge in consumer prices.

  • Oil Rises as U.S. Draws Outweigh Economy Worries Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

    Oil rose Wednesday, as draws in U.S. crude and gasoline stockpiles overcame wider concerns about the health of the world's largest economy.

  • Oil Stays Above $72 on U.S. Refinery Problems Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | 5:28 PM ET

    Crude oil prices rose Tuesday, pulling out of a nosedive after news of new refinery problems in the United States rekindled supply worries during the summer driving season.

  • Oil and gasoline futures plunged Monday, on concerns about the economy's health and as investors sold to lock in profits from last week's record-setting rally.

  • Oil Dips Near $75 on Weak Economic Data Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 4:40 PM ET

    Oil tumbled below $76 per barrel Friday, dragged down as disappointing U.S. economic data helped send stock markets down again

  • Oil Climbs as OPEC Says No Output Hike Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 3:50 PM ET

    Oil rose near an all-time high on Thursday, as OPEC officials said the producer group would not hike output, despite concerns of a supply shortfall.

  • Euro-Zone Rates Stay at 4%, U.K. Remains at 5.75% Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    The European Central Bank kept its core lending rate at 4% Thursday, as widely expected, but a hike in September was signaled. The Bank of England also held steady, leaving rates at 5.75%.

  • Oil Falls More Than $2 to $76 After Hitting New Record Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 1:07 PM ET

    Oil prices retreated after jumping to a new record Wednesday on the government's report of a steep drop in crude inventories and surge in refinery activity.

  • Oil futures settled at a record high above $78 Tuesday on expectations that crude inventories fell last week and reports of new violence in Nigeria, a large oil producer and key supplier to the U.S.

  • Inflation in the 13 nations that use the euro fell to 1.8 % in July, the EU statistics agency said Tuesday, as business confidence weakened from a near-record high.

  • Oil Slips on Profit Taking, Supply Worries Persist Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | 3:29 PM ET

    Oil fell on Monday as traders took profits after supply concerns sent prices above $77 abarrel last week and near record highs.

  • Oil jumped more than 2 percent to its second highest settlement on record on Friday as supply concerns and signs of U.S. economic growth helped counter worries about falling stock markets.

  • Japanese core consumer prices in June fell only slightly from a year earlier, as expected, but market fears about the health of U.S. credit markets raised doubts about the likelihood of a rate increase next month.

  • Oils Falls Below $75 as Stock Market Drop Clips Rally Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 3:10 PM ET

    Oil prices fell on Thursday as a sharp drop in the U.S. stock market spurred concerns about crude demand growth, reversing an earlier rally.

  • Dollar Drops to 3-Month Low vs. Yen Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 12:06 PM ET

    The dollar dropped to a 3-month low Thursday, as investors spooked by growing problems in credit markets fled risky assets financed by borrowing in the low-yielding Japanese currency.

  • Oil Futures Climb to Near $76 on U.S. Inventory Decline Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 3:43 PM ET

    Oil prices jumped on Wednesday after U.S. government data showed a draw in crude inventories as refiners' utilization increased.