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  • Fast & Furious Trades For Thursday Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 1:59 PM ET
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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events.

  • See What People Are Saying About... Losing Their Jobs Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 12:45 PM ET
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    "It appears to me that the bursting of the housing bubble has triggered a classic economic contraction..." writes Raymond B.

  • Deconstructing Jobs Numbers Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 11:21 AM ET
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    Downsizing slowed in August but was still up from a year ago according to Challenge, Gray & Christmas.  Tomorrow we will get the jobless claims numbers and on Friday we will get the latest non-farm payroll and employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Here is a breakdown of where the jobs are and recent trends.

  • Credit Crunch Puts Pinch on Savings: Malpass Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    Today’s consumer credit report is expected to show that the economic slowdown caused consumers to borrow less readily in June, but David Malpass, president of Encima Global, disagreed.

  • Fed Indicates No Rush To Raise US Interest Rates Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 2:14 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers the board's Monetary Policy Report to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington Wednesday, July 19, 2006. "The recent rise in inflation is of concern," and possible increases in the prices of oil as well as other raw materials "remain a risk to the inflation outlook," Bernanke said. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

    The Fed held U.S. interest rates steady, expressing concerns about both economic growth and inflation and indicating it is in no rush to push borrowing costs higher.

  • For Fed, Keeping Rates Steady Is the Easy Part Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 8:01 PM ET

    Wall Street widely expects the Fed to keep interest rates unchanged Tuesday as the central bank grapples with a faltering economy, shaky financial system and higher prices.

  • Parts of July Employment Report Signal Recession Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 4:17 PM ET
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    The U.S. economy shed jobs for seven straight months through July, something that has happened only eight other times since the end of the World War Two. Every other instance occurred during a recession.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 9:34 AM ET
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    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 51,000 jobs in June and a jump in unemployment rate up to 5.7%.  The drop is still well below the six figure numbers seen in past recessions.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Fed Expects Higher Inflation, Sluggish Growth Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Following are the U.S. economic forecasts for 2008, 2009 and 2010 from the Federal Reserve's semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress issued on Tuesday.

  • Sell Block: Say No to HMOs Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 9:01 PM ET

    Cramer last week offered up his prediction of potential winners from the new Medicare bill -- the one that passed in the Senate yesterday. (President Bush has said he'll veto -- but it already passed by a veto-proof margin.) The good news is that Fresenius Med (FMS), Cramer's fave of the bill, got bumped to a 52-week high today with three points. But what about the losers of the Medicare bill -- the new offenders headed for the Sell Block?

  • Dow, Nasdaq End on Bear Turf; Oil Tops $143 Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 5:56 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 1.5 percent, ending the day firmly in bear-market territory. GM took a hit as one analyst raised the prospect of bankruptcy. Lehman Brothers rose.

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Settles Above $143 Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    Stocks were back on the see-saw Wednesday, rising and falling with each new report or flinch in oil prices.

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Rises, GM Skids Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 12:42 PM ET

    Stocks were back on the see-saw Wednesday, rising and falling with each new report or flinch in oil prices.

  • Stocks Waver After Crude-Inventory Report Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    Stocks were back on the see-saw Wednesday, rising and falling with each new report or flinch in oil prices.

  • Job Losses Likely to Continue Into Next Year Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 5:41 AM ET
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    As automakers dropped their latest batch of awful sales numbers on the market on Tuesday, reinforcing the gloom spreading across the economy, the troubles confronting American workers seemed to intensify, the New York Times reported.

  • Another Stimulus Package? Some Democrats Hope So Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 5:38 PM ET
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    Democrats in Congress are gearing up to pass a second election-year economic stimulus package, but unlike the $152 billion measure that passed in February, they are not counting on getting the support of President Bush.

  • Wal-Mart May Set Up Back-Office in India: Report Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 3:12 AM ET

    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores may set up a back-office center in India's technology hub of Bangalore to cater to its multiple functions across the world, the Economic Times said on Friday, citing unidentified sources.

  • US Jobs Market Is Expected to Soften Further Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 10:56 AM ET
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    The U.S. labor market declined in May to the weakest in three-and-a-half years and is likely to deteriorate further, the Conference Board said as it launched a new leading indicator for employment.

  • Wild Ride on Wall Street May Not Be Over Yet Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | 11:12 AM ET
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    Fasten your seatbelt, it could be a wild ride on Wall Street again this week as investors lick their wounds from Friday's market mayhem and brace for a key inflation report.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 9:35 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 49,000 jobs in May and a jump in unemployment rate up to 5.5%.  The drop is still well below the six figure numbers seen in past recessions.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.