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  • US Won't Match Japan's '90s Slump: Fed's Lockhart Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 5:42 AM ET

    The United States will not experience a protracted period of economic weakness like Japan did in the 1990s, but the U.S. financial system is hurt by a lack of clear information about banks, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said Wednesday.

  • No Recession? It Feels Like One to US Consumers Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 2:16 PM ET

    U.S. data is pointing to an economy that is still chugging along, albeit slowly, yet consumers are behaving as if the country is in the throes of the deepest downturn in decades.

  • Private-Sector Unexpectedly Adds 40,000 Jobs in May Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 8:54 AM ET

    U.S. private-sector employers added 40,000 jobs in May, according to a private report on Wednesday by ADP Employer Services that defied Wall Street's expectations of a fall.

  • Mortgage Applications Index Hits 6-Year Low Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 7:20 AM ET

    U.S. mortgage applications fell for a third consecutive week, reaching its lowest level in over six years as demand for home refinancing loans plunged, an industry group said Wednesday.

  • Cash-strapped Americans are ringing up more purchases on their credit and debit cards, but there could be a steep price to pay ahead.

  • Web Extra: Week Ahead Edition Friday, 30 May 2008 | 7:25 PM ET

    In Friday’s Web Extra find out how the traders are playing Williams-Sonoma, Wal-Mart and the jobs report in the week ahead.

  • Game Plan: Will Banks (Finally) Bottom Next Week? Friday, 30 May 2008 | 5:45 PM ET

    If so, it could spark a marketwide rally, Cramer says.

  • Spending the Stimulus: TVs, Tuition -- and Bills Friday, 30 May 2008 | 11:09 AM ET
    Tax Refund Check

    Many Americans allowed themselves to fantasize about large-screen TVs, European vacations and other luxuries when they learned of the federal rebates they'd be getting this spring and early summer.

  • Wall Street Job Cuts Won't Go as Deep as Feared Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    New York City's financial sector might only slice 15,000 to 25,000 jobs in the current downturn, which could prove shorter than the mayor has predicted, the city comptroller said on Thursday.

  • Be Ready For A Full-Time Job Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Planning for parenthood is a busy – if joyful – affair. Amid the whirlwind of activity, moms-- and dads-to-be often overlook one of the most important steps of parenthood -- getting your legal and financial house in order.

  • Think Of It As A Merger Of Equals Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    Since financial issues are one of the leading causes of marital strife, it helps to think of the relationship as a merger and not an acquisitiion.  

  • Economy's Growth Picks Up Slightly in First Quarter Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    The US economy grew at an upwardly revised 0.9% in the first quarter, slightly better than previously thought, the Commerce Department said.

  • Companies Help Workers Cope With Gas Price Spike Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 8:03 AM ET

    With gas prices at record highs across the country, some employers are implementing measures to help their employees ease the cost of driving to work.

  • Inflation-Wary Fed Looks Ahead to Rate Hikes Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 9:33 PM ET
    Federal Reserve

    Two Federal Reserve policy-makers warned on Wednesday that interest rate increases might be needed before too long to curb inflation, even as the United States struggles with a weak economy.

  • Realtors to Give Web Brokers Access to Home Listings Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 2:05 PM ET

    The Justice Department said the settlement would give consumers more choice and reduce commission rates by allowing greater access to the multiple listing services

  • Home Sales Climb In April But Remain at Weak Levels Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 9:39 AM ET

    Sales of new homes rose in April for the first time in six months, although the unexpected increase still left activity near the lowest level in 17 years

  • Small Business Sentiment Still Shaky Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 8:35 AM ET

    The majority of small business owners think the U.S. economy is getting worse, though sentiment showed some improvement in May from its recent lows, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

  • Greenspan Says Recession Still Likely in US: FT Monday, 26 May 2008 | 8:47 PM ET
    On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan was quoted on Tuesday as saying the United States was still more likely than not to have a recession despite relative stabilization in the economy in recent weeks.

  • End of US Housing Slump Likely to Be Long, Painful Monday, 26 May 2008 | 4:41 AM ET

    "This is going to be another difficult spring," said Mark Zandi of  Moody's Economy.com. "I think we are at the beginning of the end of the housing downturn, but it is going to be a long and painful end."

  • Buffett: Banks Are to Blame For Subprime Debt Crisis Sunday, 25 May 2008 | 10:20 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Blame for the sub-prime crisis lies at the feet of banks who took too many risks in mortgage lending, Warren Buffett told a Madrid newspaper. Earlier, the billionaire investor said he expected a "long, deep" recession.