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Euro zone factory growth sank to its slowest pace in over two years in October, led by a sharp slowdown in Germany and a contraction in Spain, final figures from a key monthly survey showed on Friday.
Fast-rising oil, steel and coal prices are adding to inflationary pressure in China, the country's top economic planning agency said on Friday.
The yen rose broadly Thursday after brokerages downgraded two of the largest U.S. banks, knocking equities lower and sparking fears that fallout from the credit crisis may sap investor appetite for risk.
If the Fed isn't going to cut rates any more, that means bad news really is ... bad news. And with continuing concerns about the financial sector and oil prices, there is plenty of bad news.
Oil prices ended down after reaching a record high Thursday, as worries over the health of the U.S. economy resurfaced.
Clean energy stocks worldwide, and especially solar, have roared upwards in the past 10 weeks following the latest spiral in oil prices -- but proving a direct link with oil is elusive, analysts say.
The Federal Reserve pumped $41 billion into the U.S. financial system Thursday, one of its largest cash infusions to help companies get through a credit crunch that took a turn for the worse in August.
The mighty U.S. consumer may be starting to crack, just as the Federal Reserve signaled that it was through with interest rate cuts barring a sharper economic downturn.
As expected, Chrysler is wasting little time in downsizing both its work force and struggling line-up of vehicles. Today, the automaker announced it will cut another 8,500 to 10,000 jobs, including 1,000 white collar employees. This round of downsizing is on top of the 13,000 job cuts announced earlier this year as part of the plan to get Chrysler back in the black.
The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless aid fell by a more-than-expected 6,000 last week, government data on Thursday showed, while the four-week moving average of claims edged up to a six-month high.
Asian markets retreated in late afternoon trading, closing mixed after rallying earlier in the session following the Federal Reserve's interest rate cut.
China unexpectedly raised domestic gasoline and diesel prices by a tenth on Thursday, the first increase in 17 months, as officials rushed to tame a worsening supply crisis by easing losses at state refiners.
Australian retail sales easily outpaced expectations in September, setting the seal on a very strong quarter for consumption and adding to an already compelling case for a further rise ininterest rates.
Bring on the year end! That's the view from the markets now that the spooky month of October is behind us and the Fed has done its work. November will be no slouch. It starts off with a big dose of economic news Thursday and Friday, and some key earnings reports, including Exxon Mobil Thursday morning.
Stocks closed up sharply following the latest interest-rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, ending the month of October on a strong note.
The Federal Reserve, moving to head off the threat of a recession, cut two key interest rates by a quarter-point but signaled that it may be done easing rates for now.
Oil surged to a record close over $94 a barrel after the Federal Reserve cut two key interest rates and U.S. oil supplies showed an unexpected decline for the week.
The dollar fell to a record low against the euro after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-percentage point and said the pace of economic growth will slow this year.
The U.S. economy grew at a surprisingly brisk clip in the third quarter as both consumer spending and exports showed strength despite a battered housing sector.
The statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its October 30 & 31 meeting on interest rate policy.
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