• 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

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  • 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.

  • BoE sees UK Inflation Peaking at 4.8% by Year End Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 6:13 AM ET

    The Bank of England signalled today that interest rates in the UK will remain on hold for the coming two years if it is to bring inflation back to target even though the economy will be teetering on the edge of recession.

  • Fed's Lacker: Inflation Bigger Risk than Recession Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 5:51 PM ET
    Federal Reserve

    The U.S. economy may yet slip into recession, but inflation is an even bigger risk given the "exceptionally'' stimulative stance of monetary policy, Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker said Tuesday.

  • Small Business Optimism Fades Three Straight Months Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 7:55 AM ET

    U.S. small businesses spirits faded in July as owners reined in plans to create jobs and for capital spending, according to a survey released Tuesday.

  • Drop in Oil Prices May Not Boost US Economy Much Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 2:54 PM ET

    Oil inflicts heavy economic pain on the way up, but a slower and smaller benefit on the way down.

  • Economists Even Gloomier on Outlook for US Recovery Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    Economists have soured on the U.S. economy's prospects for the second half of 2008 and have cut growth forecasts for next year as well, a closely watched survey released Monday showed.

  • Just the potential for a U.S. recovery will bring "enormous" amounts of under-invested cash back into the stock market, the head of an investment group said.

  • AIG, Wal-Mart Hurt Dow as Oil Tops $120 Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session lows as oil ended above $120 a barrel and two Dow components missed the Street's targets.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Oil Surrenders Gains Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    Stocks pared some losses Thursday afternoon as oil prices flattened out. Putting pressure on stocks today was a quartet of dismal news: a rise in jobless claims, oil's resurgence, Wal-Mart's sales miss and AIG's wider-than-expected loss.

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