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  • Hedge Funds Are Biggest Donors on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    When it comes to charitable giving, who gives more--hedge funds or private equity? Turns out the private equity folks are the cheapskates.

  • Europe's Central Banks Flood Markets With Funds Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 4:15 PM ET

    The European Central Bank and Bank of England flooded money markets with funds on Tuesday as the UK central bank chief warned of a possible "self-reinforcing" downward spiral in credit.

  • Oil Above $90 on Shortage Concerns Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 2:59 PM ET
    Oil Pipeline

    Oil fell below $90 Tuesday, despite a workers' strike at five French oil refineries which stoked concerns of fuel shortages.

  • U.S. Stocks: Lackluster Year From Overseas Investing Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 2:05 PM ET

    As we near the end of the year, the S&P is up a measly 2 percent. If it ends here, it will be the worst year since 2002. One reason for a lackluster year in stocks has been the complete and utter indifference of the Ameican investor to U.S. stocks. To be blunt, U.S. investors are sticking all their cash in overseas funds.

  • Survive Volatility with This Large-Cap Stock Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 1:44 PM ET

    Market volatility and the pullback in financial stocks isn't over yet, says Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates. So he advises investors to find safe harbor in large-cap multinationals with diverse exposure.

  • BoE's King: Worst Still to Come from Credit Squeeze Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

    Bad news for financial markets isn't over yet and joint central bank action to ease the credit crunch may not be enough to stop a big slowdown in the world economy, Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said on Tuesday.

  • Dollar Gains Versus Yen on Rising Stocks Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 10:43 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday as a modest improvement in risk appetite encouraged investors to buy stocks, but it consolidated versus the euro after recent hefty gains.

  • Gas Prices: "Driving" You To Buy A Different Car? Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 9:25 AM ET

    As I've been talking about for some time, and as we've seen from auto sales in the last couple of months, the price of gas IS causing people to shift the kinds of vehicles they are planning to buy. The latest evidence comes from Kelley Blue Book.

  • UK Inflation Below Forecasts in Nov. Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 7:49 AM ET

    Britain's inflation rate held steady in November, wrongfooting analysts who had forecast a rise and giving the Bank of England more scope to cut interest rates should the economy weaken sharply.

  • Asian Markets Seesaw in Volatile Trading Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 5:27 AM ET

    Asian stocks seesawed in volatile trade Tuesday with financial counters and exporters taking a roller-coaster ride.  Japan closed slightly lower though the market was well over 1 percent lower at one point. South Korea finished the session up 1.2 percent.

  • Euro Zone Oct. Trade Surplus Rises as Exports Gain Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 5:16 AM ET

    The euro zone had a higher-than-expected trade surplus in October despite a continued rise in the euro as exports grew faster than imports, the European Union's statistics office said on Tuesday.

  • China Warns Tight Money Could Bankrupt State Firms Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 12:59 AM ET

    China's state firms must carefully manage their books or face a risk of bankruptcy as the government ratchets up its economic tightening, the head of the country's state asset watchdog said on Tuesday.

  • Dollar Up vs. Euro on Year-End Deals Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 4:37 PM ET

    The dollar rose against the euro Monday, boosted by year-end transactions and speculation of less aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cuts after last week's strong U.S. inflation numbers.

  • Paulson: Banks Making Progress on Subprime Debt Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 4:01 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Monday that moves by some big banks to bring off-balance sheet investments tied to subprime mortgages back onto their books would help ward off a widespread credit crunch.

  • Oil Ends Down Near $90 on Dollar, OPEC Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 3:54 PM ET
    Oil Pipeline

    Oil closed down Monday, as the U.S. dollar firmed and Algeria's oil minister hinted that OPEC could raise crude output at its February meeting.

  • Putin Ready to Become Prime Minister Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 11:32 AM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he was ready to become prime minister if his close ally Dmitry Medvedev succeeds him, giving Putin a way to keep a grip on power after he leaves the Kremlin.

  • NY Fed Factory Index Falls to Seven-Month Low Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 9:57 AM ET

    Manufacturing activity in New York State factories declined sharply in December to a seventh-month low with falling new order and shipment indexes, New York Federal Reserve said Monday.

  • US Net Inflows Surge in October, Equity Buys Up Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 9:44 AM ET

    Net overall capital inflows into the United States surged to $97.8 billion in October from a revised $32.8 billion outflow in September, the Treasury Department said Monday.

  • Euro Zone Dec. Services PMI Falls, Signals Slowdown Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 8:26 AM ET

    Euro zone services grew at a slower pace than expected in December, as the banking sector stalled, signaling a slowdown in the single currency area, a key survey showed on Monday.

  • Asian Markets End Lower on US Inflation Worries Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 5:18 AM ET

    Asian markets were sharply lower at the end of trading Monday, with most of the benchmark indexes over 3 percent down at the close. Financial stocks sank as rising U.S. inflation lessened expectations for rate cuts in the world's biggest economy.

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