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  • Europe's First Quarter by the Numbers Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | 4:33 PM ET

    A look at the data and happenings that shaped the first quarter for European businesses and markets.

  • Rebound in Europe? Don't Hold Your Breath Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    After a dismal first quarter, investors look forward to what the spring has in store; but apart from a new gold rush and the euro rising further, there seems to be little to anticipate.

  • Credit Crunching the Real Economy Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    Signs that the credit crunch is affecting the real economy in Europe continued to appear in the first quarter of 2008, as the real-estate and retail sectors and mergers and acquisitions all struggled with tighter lending criteria, inflation and dwindling investment.

  • Penney Worries Market; Dow Off 1.2% for Week Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Friday after a profit warning from J.C. Penney, which renewed fears about slower consumer spending. Financials and techs caved in after earlier attempts to rally.

  • Oil Ends Down at $105.62 as Iraq Flow Fixed Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 4:23 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Oil fell $2 Friday after Iraq swiftly restarted a crude pipeline system that had been hit by a bomb attack the day before.

  • Dollar Up Modestly, Improving Money Market Boosts Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 12:37 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar edged higher against the euro and Swiss franc Friday, marginally supported by improving money market conditions that helped ease the impact of generally bleak U.S. economic data.

  • Stocks Rise as Techs, Financials Rebound Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 12:31 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Friday, boosted by benign inflation data and an upgrade on Lehman Brothers.

  • Tame Inflation, Lehman Upgrade Lift Stocks Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 10:58 AM ET

    Stocks rose at the opening bell as the market weighed benign inflation data with a weak outlook from J.C. Penney.

  • ECB Warns Price Pressures Are 'Alarmingly High' Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    Euro zone price pressures are "alarmingly high," threatening medium-term price stability, and first quarter growth in the bloc could exceed expectations, European Central Bank officials said on Friday.

  • Consumer Spending Weak, But Inflation Stays Tame Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 9:50 AM ET

    Consumer spending hit a 17-month low in February, hit by the credit crisis, job cuts and soaring energy costs. But a key inflation gauge remained tame.

  • Paulson Says Stimulus Plan to Create 600,000 Jobs Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 8:17 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Friday that an economic stimulus program that will put $168 billion into consumers' hands this year and next could help create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

  • Asian Markets Rebound, Chinese Stocks Rally Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 6:28 AM ET

    Asian markets closed firmly higher Friday, despite a weak start to trading, with Chinese stocks jumping nearly 5 percent. Gains were all the more impressive given Wall Street's fall.

  • Japan Inflation Hits Decade High, BOJ Seen Unmoved Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 9:50 PM ET

    Japanese annual inflation hit a decade-high 1.0 percent in February, but the credit crisis and a stalling Japanese economy mean the Bank of Japan is still seen as more likely to cut interest rates this year than raise them.

  • South Korean Pension Fund to Shun US Treasurys Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 7:05 PM ET

    South Korea's National Pension Service, the world's fifth-biggest pension fund, said on Thursday it was shying away from U.S. Treasurys because of falling yields and the weakening dollar.

  • Recent volatility for grains and oilseeds have increased significantly. And that's drawn increased market scrutiny along with it, sparking an initiative for wider trading limits from the CME. The CFTC gave its stamp of approval, making the changes effective today after the close.

  • Oil Surpasses $107 on Iraq Pipeline Explosion Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    Oil rose above $107 a barrel on Thursday after saboteurs blew up a major pipeline in Iraq, sharply reducing exports from the south of the country.

  • Economy May Be Slipping Into Recession: Fed Officials Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 1:59 PM ET
    Gary Stern

    The U.S. economy seems to be slipping into recession and the Federal Reserve must cushion the pain and make it as brief as possible, two Fed policymakers said.

  • Dollar Gains vs Euro on US Economic Data Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 12:07 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar rallied Thursday after suffering steep losses in the last two sessions, rising on data showing the U.S. economy grew in the fourth quarter in line with market expectations.

  • European Central Banks Act to Boost Liquidity Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 11:28 AM ET

    The central banks of Britain and Switzerland added extra funds to ease pressure on high interbank lending rates on Thursday, while the European Central Bank said it was ready to step in with extra cash.

  • Economy Could Weaken Further in Current Quarter Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 10:22 AM ET

    The economy nearly sputtered out in the final quarter of last year and is probably faring even worse now amid the continuing housing, credit and financial crises.

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