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  • Dow Off Over 300 Points Amid Job Jitters Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Commodities Party Fizzles, So Should Investors Bail? Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 1:57 PM ET
    Commodities Bust

    While the commodities bust isn't over yet, the long-term outlook is still bullish. So investors might want to cut back now but look for opportunities in the coming months

  • Job-Market Jitters Rattle Stocks Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Chrysler's Fall: Could It Go Down To Number 6? Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    Much of Chryslers slump can be blamed on the fact trucks and SUVs have fallen out of favor because of high gas prices. And since Chrysler has the greatest exposure (percentage wise) to the so-called "gas-guzzlers" among the Big 3, it's suffering big time.

  • Oil, Jobless Claims Slam Stocks Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Thursday as oil clawed back some gains and a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Futures Fall Further After Jobless Claims Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open on Wall Street as oil clawed back some gains, and fell further after a report showed jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week.

  • Fed Mandate Leads to Temptation: Ex-C.Banker Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    The dual mandate of the Federal Reserve is "too complicated a job for central banks to do, where the temptation to act opportunistically becomes almost irresistible," while inflation-targeting is the right objective for a central bank, former MPC member Professor Willem Buiter told CNBC Europe in a television interview.

  • BoE Holds Rates Despite Stalling UK Economy Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 8:07 AM ET

    The Bank of England held interest rates steady at 5 percent Thursday, as widely expected, despite growing evidence that the UK economy is close to slipping into recession.

  • Beige Book: Full Text Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    The following is the full text of the Beige Book released by the Federal Reserve on September 3, 2008 and based on information collected on or before August 25, 2008:

  • BlackRock to Create Fund to Buy Leveraged Loans Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 1:40 PM ET

    BlackRock is trying to raise some $3 billion to create a second fund that will buy distressed debt that banks are trying to unload because of the credit crisis, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Wednesday.

  • Britain's Big Waste of Money Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 10:30 AM ET

    Some quirky facts from the United Kingdom's central bank.

  • Rising Unemployment May Deepen US Housing Slump Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    Little attention has been paid to what a recession and spike in unemployment would do to an already battered  housing market.

  • European Central Bank Rate Decision Timeline Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    This is a timeline of the European Central Bank's rate decisions from 2007 to date.

  • The Euro's Weakness Is Here to Stay: Analysts Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:50 AM ET

    Even if the European Central Bank holds rates on Thursday the euro's supremacy on the currency markets is close to an end, analysts said on Wednesday.

  • Goldman Sticks with $149 Oil Forecast Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:44 AM ET

    The price of oil will spike back to $149 a barrel by the end of the year, despite its current slump and negative sentiment regarding demand for oil, Goldman Sachs wrote in a market report on Wednesday.

  • Poll: Which Currency Will Emerge a Winner? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:28 AM ET

    The European Central Bank looks set to leave rates on hold on Thursday but the move is unlikely to contribute to a strengthening of the euro, as the signs of weakness in the euro zone economy intensify.  Vote on which currency will gain the most by the end of the year.

  • How Low Can the Pound Go? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:20 AM ET

    As the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee meets this week to decide on interest rates, the world's oldest currency still in use is under attack.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 10:02 PM ET

    Stocks are challenged to hold their ground, and will have a tough time breaking out of the bear's hold this month.

  • Two Fed Bank Chiefs Sought Discount Rate Hike Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 2:12 PM ET

    Directors at the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and Dallas sought quarter percentage-point hikes in the discount rate in late June through July to keep inflation at bay, Fed documents released on Tuesday showed.

  • After Bad Summer for Stocks, Fall May Be Worse Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks may have had a tough summer, but Wall Street is gearing up for an even rougher fall.

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