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  • Five Economic Challenges Facing the Next President Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 6:01 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Calling for an economic recovery and making one happen are two very different things. Whoever becomes the 44th US president faces an unenviable task.

  • Stocks Start November With Barely a Flutter Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Election Keeps Stocks on Hold; Chips Rise Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Stocks Idle as Gauge of Manufacturing Skids Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks were flat Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Toyota: Are They Ready To Be Number One? Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 9:08 AM ET

    Later today we'll find out if Toyota passes up GM in October auto sales to become the first foreign auto maker to lead the U.S. in monthly auto sales. If it happens, it would be a watershed moment in the auto industry and in American business.

  • Stocks End Crazy Month on High Note Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 8:47 AM ET

    Stocks pulled off a second straight day of gains, capping the market's worst month in a decade.

  • Futures Edge Lower Before Election Day Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 8:42 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures moved cautiously higher Monday, after ending the crazy month of October on a high note and at the start of an events-packed week.

  • Stocks May End Crazy Month on High Note Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    U.S. stocks advanced Friday afternoon as investors shrugged off the worst drop in consumer sentiment on record and the first drop in personal spending in two years, putting the market on track to end this mad month on a high note.

  • Stocks Could Get a Short Post-Election Bounce Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 3:25 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Stocks are likely to get a bounce after Tuesday's election, but worries about the economy and credit crisis may limit the rally.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Intel Drags on Techs Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    U.S. stocks turned mixed Friday after one report showed consumer sentiment held steady this month and another showed personal spending fell for the first time in two years.

  • Coming Soon: Congress Is Back With 'Stimulus-2' Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    Washington, taking a page out of Hollywood, looks set to release Stimulus 2, the sequel.  And if anything, it may be the mother of all economic stimulus packages.

  • US Midwest Business Hits the Skids in October Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    Business activity in the U.S. Midwest came to a screeching halt in October, shrinking at a far more rapid rate than expected as production and new orders plummeted, a report showed Friday.

  • Mood of Consumers Posts Record Decline in October Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 10:05 AM ET
    Crowd of people on the street

    Consumer confidence suffered its steepest monthly drop on record in October, a survey showed Friday, as the worst financial crisis in generations took its toll.

  • Busch: Law Of Unintended Consequences: Bad L.U.C.! Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 9:53 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    Barclay's has turned against current progressive thinking and shunned government bailout money. They have decided to raise their own capital by selling GBP 5.8 billion of convertible notes to Middle East investors.

  • Futures Hold Lower After Spending Report Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Wall Street looked poised for a lower open Friday, tracking European stocks down, and after a report showed a decline in personal spending.

  • Regulators to Approve Derivatives Clearinghouse Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 9:20 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Regulators are expected to approve a clearinghouse for credit derivative swaps in the next several weeks, CNBC has learned.

  • Consumers Cut Spending For First Time in Two Years Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. consumers cut their monthly spending for the first time in two years during September, evidently bracing for hard times as jobs continue to disappear and credit conditions tighten.

  • Pros Say: Credit Cards May Be a Problem Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 8:28 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    This October could be the worst month ever for global markets. But with the month coming to an end and investors still fearful of a deep, prolonged recession, what will be the other shoe to drop? CNBC's experts weigh in.

  • Korea, Korean Flag

    South Korea is working on a new set of policies to boost demand and offset the impact from a global slowdown on Asia's fourth-largest economy as investors are more hopeful that it has averted a full-scale financial meltdown.

  • Inflation in Japan Slows as Energy Prices Ease Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 1:01 AM ET
    Japanese Flag

    Prices in Japan kept climbing in September, the government said Friday, but the pace of inflation appears to have peaked this summer as energy costs ease.

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