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  • Fed Mandate Leads to Temptation: Ex-C.Banker Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    The dual mandate of the Federal Reserve is "too complicated a job for central banks to do, where the temptation to act opportunistically becomes almost irresistible," while inflation-targeting is the right objective for a central bank, former MPC member Professor Willem Buiter told CNBC Europe in a television interview.

  • Beige Book: Full Text Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    The following is the full text of the Beige Book released by the Federal Reserve on September 3, 2008 and based on information collected on or before August 25, 2008:

  • Deconstructing Jobs Numbers Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 11:21 AM ET

    Downsizing slowed in August but was still up from a year ago according to Challenge, Gray & Christmas.  Tomorrow we will get the jobless claims numbers and on Friday we will get the latest non-farm payroll and employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Here is a breakdown of where the jobs are and recent trends.

  • Rising Unemployment May Deepen US Housing Slump Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    Little attention has been paid to what a recession and spike in unemployment would do to an already battered  housing market.

  • The Euro's Weakness Is Here to Stay: Analysts Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:50 AM ET

    Even if the European Central Bank holds rates on Thursday the euro's supremacy on the currency markets is close to an end, analysts said on Wednesday.

  • Gustav's Possible Economic Hit is Widespread Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 6:43 AM ET

    Although attention is focused on the petroleum industry as Hurricane Gustav takes aim at the Gulf Coast, billions of dollars are at stake in other economic sectors: New Orleans' trademark tourism industry, the shipping business, sugar harvesting -- and even such niche products as red-hot Tabasco sauce.

  • Fire Bernanke, Hire Trichet: Jim Rogers Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 6:01 AM ET

    The head of the European Central Bank should be running the Federal Reserve because he is doing a better job at protecting his economy, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told "Squawk Box Europe" on Friday.

  • Las Vegas Shaken By Economic 'Earthquake' Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 10:51 AM ET
    Bellagio Hotel

    Thunder rolled across Las Vegas in a sudden downpour Monday, a literal representation of the perfect storm that has rocked Sin City.

  • Text: FOMC Minutes Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 2:13 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the minutes released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its July 24 meeting on interest rate policy:

  • Fed Minutes: Next Move Is to Boost Interest Rates Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 2:12 PM ET

    Most Fed officials thought interest rates weren't too low at the August meeting, but they also expected their next move would be to boost rates, minutes show.

  • Jackson Hole Roundup: Pimco, BlackRock & More Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    As U.S. Fed chiefs met in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to discuss ways of preventing another credit crisis, CNBC's Steve Liesman asked top economic minds for their insight on the government's actions.

  • Bernanke: Rates May Stay Low As Inflation Eases Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 10:14 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal  Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the Fed should be able to keep interest rates low for some time, as the recent drop in commodity prices should reduce the threat of inflation.

  • No Job, No Rally Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 9:26 PM ET

    The market will be eagerly waiting to hear about jobless claims on Thursday when the government releases its weekly report. Will we get a surprise like we did last week?

  • Web Extra: Finding the Right Financial Aid Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:00 PM ET

    Also, making a plan for paying off student loans.

  • 15 Highest-Paying Jobs Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 11:02 AM ET
    Looking to make more money? Check out these jobs. The list, collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, varies from airline pilots to dentists but the medical field dominates. Click through to check out the 15 highest-paying jobs in America, ranked by their national average.

    Looking to make more money? Check out the 15 highest-paying jobs in America, ranked by their national average.

  • Adecco Still Keen on Michael Page Despite Rejection Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 5:15 AM ET

    The world's No.1 staffing agency Adecco said on Friday it will continue to pursue British recruitment company Michael Page which has twice rejected bid offers worth 400 pence (748.9 cents) a share.

  • Merrill Lynch Has Frozen Hiring Until Year-End Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 4:27 AM ET

    Merrill Lynch, reeling from billions of dollars of writedowns, has frozen hiring until year end, according to a memo sent to employees.

  • Jobless Claims Fall, But Remain at High Levels Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 8:39 AM ET

    The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits fell by 10,000 last week but remained at levels that show labor markets under severe strain.

  • Inflation Heating Up, But Some Think It Won't Last Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 8:38 AM ET

    Costlier energy and food helped push July prices up, but  oil prices have begun to decline and analysts hope that the worst might be over.

  • Contributor: Need to Make More Money? Get Creative Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    If money is tight, here are some ways bring in a little extra that you may not have considered.

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