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  • Japan Inflation Hits Decade High, Production Rises Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 9:04 PM ET

    Japanese inflation hit a new decade-high in July, topping market expectations and reinforcing views that high oil and food prices are dealing a blow to consumers as Japan faces a likely recession.

  • Toyota Prius

    See, even mighty Toyota Motor is shifting into a slower gear. This morning in Tokyo, the company gave its business outlook for 2009 and beyond. It was mixed -- which is not surprising, given the economy. Here's Toyota's plan to stay ahead.

  • Small-cap companies with an almost 400% return Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    So far this year, the Russell 2000 index of small-cap companies continues to outperform the Dow, and the S&P 500.  While most of these companies average only a $1 billion dollar market capitalization, some of their returns are proving resilient to an economic slowdown. 

  • Poll: Who's Got the Best Rescue Net? Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    Governments across the world are grappling with how to boost dwindling economic growth, designing rescue packages aimed at fending off recession. Which country do you think is doing the best job?

  • Stop Playing Defense: Strategist Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 4:42 AM ET

    Investors should abandon defensive positions and broaden their portfolios to get a jump on the next U.S. bull market, Charlie Morris, head of Absolute Return HSBC Investments, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 9:49 PM ET

    Thursday's markets will be quiet, but there are a few important undercurrents investors are watching.

  • Democratic Convention: Three Headlines -- and Questions Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 5:50 PM ET

    Three headlines from the Democratic convention Wednesday: One is the search for unity. Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton pleased Team Obama by telling her supporters that helping Obama win in November is a matter of conscience. But there are more question marks tonight...

  • Hell No! Hell Yes! Bailout Plan Fires Up Emotions Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 11:08 AM ET
    Federal Loans

    Since I've started this blog I've have had people react strongly to some of the things I've said. But NOTHING compares to the e-mails I've read after advocating the need for Federal loans to help the Big 3 automakers re-tool and rebuild their operations.

  • Las Vegas Shaken By Economic 'Earthquake' Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 10:51 AM ET
    Bellagio Hotel

    Thunder rolled across Las Vegas in a sudden downpour Monday, a literal representation of the perfect storm that has rocked Sin City.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 10:07 PM ET

    Stocks could slog around again Wednesday as the final days of summer fade and trading volume fades away as well.

  • Stocks Finish Flat as Gustav Looms Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat Tuesday, caught in the August crosswinds of a strong dollar and Hurricane Gustav. Oil rose more than $1 to settle at $116.27 a barrel.

  • Stocks Struggle as Gustav Looms Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to remain above water Tuesday, caught in the crosswinds of a strong dollar and Hurricane Gustav.

  • Honda's Fit: Can It Crush Chrysler? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
    2007 Honda Fit

    They say timing is everything. For Honda nothing could be truer. In the next couple of weeks an updated version of the company's red-hot subcompact, The Fit, will start rolling into showrooms. Talk about having the right model in place at the right time.

  • Obama Family: Crucial Symbol in Dem Convention Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 2:18 PM ET

    There were two emotional centerpieces in the first night of the Democratic National Convention. And another big one comes tonight -- with big consequences for the success of the DNC gathering in Denver.

  • Text: FOMC Minutes Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 2:13 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the minutes released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its July 24 meeting on interest rate policy:

  • Fed Minutes: Next Move Is to Boost Interest Rates Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 2:12 PM ET

    Most Fed officials thought interest rates weren't too low at the August meeting, but they also expected their next move would be to boost rates, minutes show.

  • Stocks Sway in Hurricane, Dollar Winds Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    Stocks swayed between positive and negative territory Tuesday, caught in the crossbreezes of a strong dollar and Hurricane Gustav.

  • Dollar Strength Boosts Stock Futures Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened.

  • The Worst Is Not Over for Global Economy: Analyst Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 9:00 PM ET

    Global markets and economies can be pretty much be summed up in three words -- worst not over. That's what one economist told CNBC's Asia Squawk Box Tuesday.

  • Obama's First Challenge: Clintonite Bitterness Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 5:57 PM ET

    A principal concern of Barack Obama's campaign is preventing lingering tensions with Hillary Clinton and her supporters from clouding the message he wants the Democratic National Convention in Denver to convey to swing voters: about his life story, about the shortcomings of John McCain, and about his own vision for the country.

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