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  • Consumer Inflation Tamer Than Expected in April Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 8:34 AM ET

    Consumer prices rose a smaller-than-expected 0.2 percent in April as energy prices held steady, a Labor Department report on Wednesday showed.

  • Asian Markets End Mostly Higher, Financials Slip Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 6:07 AM ET

    Asian markets turned mostly higher after a lackluster start Wednesday. Both Japan and Australia closed the session 1 percent higher.

  • Fed May Start Fighting Asset Bubbles: FT Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 3:55 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve may start using regulation or even interest rates to fight asset-price bubbles, instead of trying to limit the damage once they burst, as it has done until now, the Financial Times reported on its Web site.

  • China's April Industrial Output Slows to 15.7% Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 11:32 PM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    Chinese retail sales powered ahead in April, providing welcome evidence for policy makers that sturdy domestic demand is taking up slack in the economy left by softening exports.

  • Dollar Rises vs. Euro, Yen on Strong Retail Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar rallied broadly Tuesday after a report on April retail sales beat forecasts and supported views that the Federal Reserve will probably stop cutting interest rates next month.

  • Bernanke Says Crisis Not Over; Prices Worry Others Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 4:04 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the credit crisis is not over, even as his colleagues revealed growing concerns about inflation that could signal a pause in interest rate cuts.

  • Fed's Yellen: Interest Rates at Appropriate Level Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Janet Yellen said Tuesday the current level of U.S. interest rates should boost the economy in the second half of 2008.

  • Oil Prices Finish Volatile Day Just Below $126 Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 1:07 PM ET

    Oil prices didn't set a Nymex closing record Tuesday, but they came very close.

  • Stocks Are Facing Key Test As Investors Seek Stability Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 1:04 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    A week packed with economic data, retail earnings and plenty of Fedspeak could finally give the stock market something it desperately needs: Stability.

  • Economy Sluggish, Inflation Higher: Fed Survey Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 10:34 AM ET

    The U.S. economy will barely expand in the second quarter and the chances of it shrinking have risen, following sluggish growth early in the year, said a Philadelphia Federal Reserve survey released Tuesday.

  • The future of mass market quantities of electric cars is getting a big push today from one on the more "electric" leaders in the auto industry. Nissan/Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn is expected to announce his company plans to sell its first electric cars in the U.S. by 2010--according to the New York Times.

  • ECB's Noyer Warns of Explosive Global Inflation Mix Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 9:46 AM ET

    ECB policymaker Christian Noyer said on Tuesday that an explosive mix of soaring commodity prices and "permissive" monetary policy in some countries with dollar pegs could trigger an inflationary spiral which would hurt poor nations most.

  • Retail Sales Show Strength Outside of Auto Sector Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Retail sales weakened modestly in April, but outside the hard-pressed auto sector they showed more resiliency than anticipated.

  • Fed's Pianalto Says Inflation 'A Key Risk' Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 7:10 AM ET

    Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Sandra Pianalto said on Tuesday that although core U.S. price measures were climbing faster than she wanted, Fed monetary policy was compatible with low inflation.

  • UK Home Prices Face Widespread Declines in April Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:57 AM ET

    UK housing sentiment slumped to record lows in April, underscoring continued weakness in the sector and piling pressure on the Bank of England at a time when snowballing inflation could force it to keep interest rates on hold.  

  • Asian Markets Mostly Higher, Quake Weighs on China Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:51 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly higher Tuesday with Tokyo and Seoul both gaining over 1%.  But Chinese markets were weighed down by uncertainty following a devastating earthquake in Sichuan.

  • UK Inflation Jumps, Curbing Rate Cut Expectations Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:31 AM ET

    Soaring food and fuel bills pushed up Britain's inflation rate by its biggest amount in nearly six years, further denting expectations of interest rate cuts despite a slowing economy.

  • Chinese Retail Sales Surge 22% in April on Year Monday, 12 May 2008 | 11:28 PM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    Chinese retail sales powered ahead in April, providing welcome evidence for policy makers that sturdy domestic demand is taking up slack in the economy left by softening exports.

  • Wal-Mart

    Wake up early on Tuesday and catch fresh numbers from the retail giant. See what it takes to move a stock up 22% since the beginning of the year... and whether or not Wal-Mart can keep it up.

  • Dimon: Credit Crunch Over, Not Recession Threat Monday, 12 May 2008 | 2:52 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    JPMorgan Chase Chairman and Chief Executive Jamie Dimon Monday told bank investors that while the current credit market crunch may soon be over, the U.S. economy could still face a deep and extended recession

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