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There are lots of big issues that will be explored in greater depth than before in tomorrow's CNBC/MSNBC/Wall Street Journal debate on the economy. The economy has gotten only brief and scattered mention in debates so far; Iraq has gotten most of the attention.
Germany's finance minister appeared on Monday to dash prospects of a common response by euro zone nations to the single European currency's rising exchange rate, declaring "I love a strong euro."
Asian markets finished mixed Monday, with South Korea closing at a new record high while China closed having reached record intra-day peaks. Trading volume was thin with Japanese markets closed for a one-day holiday.
The European steel industry association EUROFER could decide to file an antidumping complaint against China with the European Commission by the end of this month, based on data the body has collected.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Sunday that the rate of U.S. economic growth was slowing, but the odds of a recession are less than 50%.
The U.S. federal budget deficit fell to $161 billion in fiscal 2007 from $248 billion the prior year as growth in tax receipts, fueled by capital gains and other non-withheld income, outstripped spending growth, the Congressional Budget Office said on Friday.
Thousands of London's financial professionals will lose their jobs over the next year as a result of the credit crunch, with many likely to face a jobless Christmas, experts say.
The dollar weakened Friday, after dealers decided a relatively solid U.S. employment report was not enough to move the U.S. economy off a slowing path and keep the Federal Reserve from possibly cutting interest rates.
Energy futures fell Friday, as traders expecting a weakening of demand in the coming months cashed in profits from the previous session's rally.
The Labor Department's jobs number tracks people in the work force, but it doesn't account for millions of workers classified as independent contractors. Now, a battle is brewing over whether contractors like Gupertino Magana are getting a fair deal.
The prepared speech given by Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn on the economic outlook. The speech took place in Philadelphia on October 5, 2007.
Don't miss the CNBC/MSNBC/WSJ sponsored GOP presidential debate next Tuesday from Dearborn, Michigan. The two hour debate will be live on CNBC-TV and streaming on CNBC.com starting at 4p EST. I'll be one of the panelists asking the questions and we'll also have live blogging so you'll get minute by minute coverage of what's going on behind the scenes.
European stocks closed the week higher but off a mid-session rally after the U.S. government reported a better- than-expected rise in jobs for September.
The U.S. economy added a solid 110,000 new jobs in September and hiring in each of the two previous months was revised up significantly, the Labor Department said on Friday.
The global credit crisis is far from over and may come in waves, a source close to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said on Friday.
Euro-zone businesses and households can expect access to bank loans to be tougher in the months to come as banks batten down the hatches in the wake of the credit market turmoil.
Asian stocks had a mixed end to the week as many investors stayed out of the market in the run-up to the U.S. jobs data due later Friday. Japanese, South Korean and Taiwanese stocks were weaker, but the Heng Seng enjoyed a late-session rally.
Inflation pressures in the euro zone rose to a seven-year high in August and remain in an upward trend, a report said on Friday.
It's all about the jobs report Friday. Nothing else will matter. The talk in markets all week has been mostly about that number, and the stock market's punkish, sideways behavior Thursday reflects that uncertainty. The Dow rose just 6 points to 13,974. Nasdaq rose 5 to 2733 and S&P 500 was up 3 to 1542.
So, what does this rising anti-trade sentiment mean for Republican politicians--and Democratic ones, for that matter? It's tricky because, rhetoric aside, most economists and elected officials in both parties in fact DO believe free trade offers the best path to economic growth in a global economy.
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