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  • US Oil and Gas Field Deaths Rising Sharply Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Deaths among those working the nation's oil and gas fields have risen at an alarming rate, The Associated Press has found.

  • Blogging And The CEO Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    The blogging CEO is not a new creature in the internet landscape – some members of the blogging CEO club have diligently posted since the days of the dot-com bust.

  • Former Finance Ministers Speak Their Minds at Summit Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    Global financial leaders convened at an economic summit held at the University of Virginia to discuss the world's economic concerns. The conference tried to design a blueprint for how to solve some shared economic problems, such as the subprime mortgage crisis and rising fuel and food costs.

  • US May Be Running Out Of Options To Stop Recession Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 7:41 AM ET

    Despite a Fannie-Freddie takeover, a $168-billion stimulus measure, a housing rescue package and Fed rate cuts, the economy is still struggling.  Now what?

  • Bush Signs US Housing Rescue Plan into Law Sunday, 7 Sep 2008 | 12:32 PM ET

    U.S. President Bush Wednesday signed into law a housing rescue plan passed by Congress as foreclosures rise and property values slump, including emergency backstop credits for the big mortgag elenders.

  • Even with Friday's rebound, the market is down for the month and still well into bear territory. The reason: Investors don't see much reason to own stocks.

  • Surge in Joblessness May Deepen US Housing Slump Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    The surprising jump in August unemployment couldn't have come at a worse time for the already struggling housing market.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 8:57 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 84,000 jobs in August and a jump in the unemployment rate to 6.1%, close to a five-year high.  The payroll drop is still below the six figure numbers seen in past recessions.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Unemployment Hits 6.1%, Fueling Recession Fears Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 8:53 AM ET

    The unemployment rate zoomed to a five-year high of  6.1 percent in August, proof of the mounting damage the economy is inflicting on workers and businesses alike.

  • Weak US Economy Could Derail GOP Hopes—Again Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 5:02 AM ET
    John McCain and Sarah Palin

    A bad jobs number on Friday could provoke more worries about the economy, and give the Democrats more ammunition against the GOP.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Friday Trades Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 7:13 PM ET

    How should you play the market after the sell-off? In this Web Extra find out when the market will likely bounce.

  • Job Security More About The Job Than You Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    As layoffs accelerate and job creation slows, it's no wonder that more Americans are worried about their job security.

  • Will Jobs Report Stem The Selling? Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    The Dow tanked on Thursday, as more signs of weakness in the labor market heightened concerns about the economic outlook. Will Friday's jobs report stem the selling?

  • Fast & Furious Trades For Thursday Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 1:59 PM ET

    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events.

  • 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.

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