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  • S&P 500 Wins the Gold Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    Medal Round - Final: The Beijing Olympics have come and gone, and so does our World Markets Olympic Challenge.  The USA's S&P 500 surged on its last day of the competition to solidly take the gold.  See how the other indices finished here.

  • Meeting Olympic Expectations: UK and 2012 Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 6:44 AM ET

    Four years of Olympic navel gazing starts here -- and it's about time the Brits got on board. As a nation we so love moaning about our capital city, London, that we ignore the cool rating it gets from the rest of the world.

  • For the week ending Friday, August 22, 2008,  the U.S. major Indices fell for the week on the unknown future of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, downbeat home construction July data, and soaring producer prices.  The NASDAQ Composite performed the worst for the week, declining 1.54%, its steepest decline since Independence Day week. However, Friday was a positive day for the markets helped by a welcome speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a pull back in the price of crude. The Dow had three days of triple-digit point gains & losses, netting to finish almost flat for the week.

  • Jackson Hole Roundup: Pimco, BlackRock & More Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    As U.S. Fed chiefs met in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to discuss ways of preventing another credit crisis, CNBC's Steve Liesman asked top economic minds for their insight on the government's actions.

  • Bernanke: Rates May Stay Low As Inflation Eases Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 10:14 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal  Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the Fed should be able to keep interest rates low for some time, as the recent drop in commodity prices should reduce the threat of inflation.

  • Your Opinion: How's Bernanke Doing? Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    Share your opinion.

  • India By The Numbers Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 8:14 AM ET

    India’s economy is the twelfth largest in the world in terms of GDP measured in US dollars, with a solid $1.10 trillion in GDP for 2007.  Here are stats and stocks from India.

  • Global Market Olympics: S&P 500 Builds Some Cushion Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 7:35 AM ET

    Medal Round - Only One Day to Go: With only one day left in the competition, the USA's S&P 500 finished the day up .25%, the only competing index to gain for the day.  It'll take a big rally in Australia to catch the S&P, but who will take home the silver and bronze?

  • Today's Top Videos: Heinz CEO, Lehman & More ... Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    Dick Bove, analyst at Landenburg Thalmann gives Lehman Brothers a "buy" rating and the Heinz CEO talks about his company's strong earnings. Following are today's top videos:

  • $10,000 Discounts -- But No Buyers Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 10:14 AM ET

    Don't look now, but something is coming back: deals. Not just little ones. Pretty decent deals. GM, Toyota and Mazda are currently running some of the more prominent marketing campaigns. But make no mistake, almost all the automakers are throwing more money and more generous financing terms behind their new models.

  • Global Market Olympics: S&P 500 Builds Some Cushion Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 8:37 AM ET

    Medal Round - Day 9: After a few rough days, most of the contenders have a positive day.  Switzerland, however, pulled back a bit and the S&P 500 has padded its lead.  Australia is coming on fast.  Will the USA be able to hold on?

  • 'Smart' Cars: Ford's Employee Test Drive Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:32 AM ET
    Ford

    Here's a novel idea. Let's take the people who actually work at a car company and put them behind the wheel of the models crucial to that company's future. Ford Motor is starting to do that, and it's probably one of the smartest moves this company has ever made.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:50 PM ET

    It's hard to say whether Wall Street's fear of itself or rising oil prices will be more of an impediment for stocks this week. Both of those trends were apparent Tuesday and could continue to hang over the market Wednesday.

  • Medal Round - Day 8: Another tough day.  Only three days to go and the S&P 500 is barely in positive territory.  A 1% spread with the Swiss Market Index remains.  Will the USA be able to hold on?

  • Where Investors Can Turn In Gloom and Doom Market Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 2:12 PM ET

    A summer stock rally has ended with a thud as investors—once optimistic that the worst was finally over—are now fretting that the worst is yet to come.

  • Big 3 Rides: Do You Love'em or Hate'em? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 9:43 AM ET
    The Big Three

    The latest U. of Michigan survey on customer satisfaction with automakers are a bit perplexing. On one hand, they show there's a wider gap between the Big 3 and their foreign rivals. On the other, these results fly in the face of numerous other studies that show the Big 3 edging closer to competitors when it comes to quality and reliability. Who's right? Both, actually.

  • Stay Off the Financial Grid Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital told "Squawk Box Europe" viewers to stay off the financial grid to preserver their capital.

  • Nikkei 225 Gains on Leading Global Indices Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:48 AM ET

    Medal Round - Day 7: The Nikkei has made a big run in the past few days.  Will it be able to finish the week strong and upset the S&P?

  • Speculation Over, Gold Going to $600: Fund Manager Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:19 AM ET

    Losses at hedge funds are at a level where they can no longer drive market speculation and gold is facing a 'savage bear market,' according to one hedge fund manager.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 8:39 PM ET

    Inflation and housing data and retailers' earnings could contribute to Wall Street's early direction Tuesday. But the stock market will continue to fret over the financial sector and worry through every move in the oil markets.

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