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  • Autos, Oil Push Euro Stocks to Six Week High Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    European shares rose to six-week highs on Monday as the euro boosted exporters such as automotive stocks, while fighting between Russia and Georgia gave early support to crude oil prices that helped the energy sector.

  • World Markets Olympic Challenge: Medal Round Leaders Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    Medal Round - Day 1: After a week of ups and downs, we are now up to the medal round.  The playing field has been narrowed from twenty countries to ten.  And the winners are...

  • Just the potential for a U.S. recovery will bring "enormous" amounts of under-invested cash back into the stock market, the head of an investment group said.

  • Australia's RBA Sees Scope for Lower Interest Rates Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | 9:52 PM ET
    Austrailia, Austrailian Flag

    Australia's central bank on Monday said the economy looked to be slowing enough  to significantly reduce inflation over time, providing growing scope to ease interest rates from 12-year highs.

  • The Next China Story: the Consumer Saturday, 9 Aug 2008 | 9:40 AM ET

    Following its years of rapid economic growth mostly in industrial and tech sectors, what's next for China? According to some analysts, including today's guest Zach Karabell, the Chinese consumer is key to the continuing growth of the Chinese economy -- and the Chinese economy is key to the continuing growth of the global economy.

  • Dollar Soars Higher on Euro-Zone Worries Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 5:15 PM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The dollar soared Friday in what analysts are calling a game-changing move as concerns about the deteriorating euro zone economy gripped investors and commodities sold off.

  • For the week ending Friday, August 8, 2008, the U.S. markets ended the week on a positive note, cheered by a retreat in commodity prices, a Fed’s decision to keep rates steady at 2%, better-than-expected results in pending home sales, and a stronger dollar.

  • Euro Stocks Gain as Dollar Rises, Oil Falls Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

    European shares ended a volatile session with gains on Friday as a sharp drop in crude oil more than offset initial disappointment over earnings from U.S. home lender Fannie Mae.

  • Pickens Building Million-Person Energy Army Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens is building a million-person "army" that he says will pressure the nation's leaders to adopt a more responsible energy policy.

  • Taxpayers Shouldn't Have to Protect Fannie: Stiglitz Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 10:23 AM ET

    Although Fannie Mae cut its dividend by 30 cents, taxpayers shouldn't be forced to protect shareholders of government-sponsored enterprises, said Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winning economist. 

  • U.S. productivity grew at a weaker-than-expected 2.2 percent during the second quarter despite a rise in output and lower unit labor costs than during the first quarter, a Labor Department report on Friday showed

  • Qualifying rounds - Final: After a week of ups and downs, we are now up to the medal round.  The playing field has been narrowed from twenty countries to ten.  And the winners are...

  • Korea, Korean Flag

    South Korea's annual producer inflation climbed to a fresh 10-year high in July, suggesting  consumer prices may rise further, but analysts said a peak could be nearing with falling oil prices.

  • China, Chinese Flag

    China's economic growth is expected to stabilize in the third quarter, helped by a shift of government policy towards sustaining growth, a major government research institute said on Friday.

  • AIG, Wal-Mart Hurt Dow as Oil Tops $120 Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session lows as oil ended above $120 a barrel and two Dow components missed the Street's targets.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Oil Surrenders Gains Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    Stocks pared some losses Thursday afternoon as oil prices flattened out. Putting pressure on stocks today was a quartet of dismal news: a rise in jobless claims, oil's resurgence, Wal-Mart's sales miss and AIG's wider-than-expected loss.

  • Banks Drag European Shares Lower Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    European shares ended Thursday's choppy session down slightly as concern about the reach of the credit crunch offset a potentially supportive shift in market expectations for no more euro zone rate rises this year.

  • Dollar Index Hits 5-1/2 Month High after Home Data Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    The dollar index rose to a 5-1/2-month high Thursday after a surprise rise in the U.S. pending home sales index for June.

  • Wal-Mart, AIG Drag on Stocks Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower, clipped by a quartet of dismal news: a rise in jobless claims, oil's resurgence, Wal-Mart's sales miss and AIG's wider-than-expected loss.  But a better-than-expected report on home sales helped shave a few points off the decline.

  • Toyota's Profit Hit Shows Even The Big Boys Feel Heat Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 10:57 AM ET

    When Toyota reported a drop in fiscal first quarter profits of 28%, it immediately sparked a slew of e-mails from those of you who think I "favor" the Japanese automaker. In general the comments say, "Take that Toyota Phil, even your beloved auto company is hurting."

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