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  • Fed Considering Additional Liquidity Measures Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 8:30 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve is mulling further steps to address liquidity problems in financial markets should measures taken to date fail to gain traction, a Fed official confirmed Wednesday.

  • Greenspan Says Fed Didn't Cause Housing Bubble Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 5:17 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Former Federal Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC  he had little to do with the  housing bubble or credit crisis despite criticism the Fed kept interest rates too low under his watch.

  • Fed Didn't Inflate the Housing Bubble: Greenspan Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 4:55 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has defended himself from charges that easy U.S. monetary policy created the current credit crisis by inflating a housing bubble, and instead blamed professional investors.

  • Fed Minutes Show Worries About a Deep Recession Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 3:36 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Worries about a deep recession--not a shallow one--drove Fed policymakers to slash interest rates again last month, according to minutes of their  meeting.

  • Stocks End Lower On WaMu, Fed Minutes Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower amid more bad news in the financial sector and a report showing the Federal Reserve is more worried about a recession than it has previously indicated.

  • Full Text: FOMC Minutes Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 2:28 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The following is the text of the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting of March 18, issued on Tuesday:

  • JP Morgan Completes First Stage of Bear Takeover Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 1:44 PM ET
    Bear Stearns

    JPMorgan Chase completed the first stage of its planned acquisition of Bear Stearns Tuesday by gaining a 39.5 percent stake in its beleaguered rival.

  • Stocks Hang Tough, Despite Bad News Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Stocks struggled back to level ground after investors shrugged off a slew of bad news from technology companies, real estate and banks.

  • Warnings Hurt Stocks; Novellus, WaMu Plunge Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    Stocks held lower on a slew of bad news, as troubles in technology, more signs of weakness in the banking system and a reminder that the housing slump is far from thwarted a week-long mostly positive run on Wall Street.

  • Tech Warnings Drag Stocks Lower Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 10:03 AM ET

    Stocks opened broadly lower as a slew of warnings that company earnings would slip in the first quarter, especially in technology, combined with more fear in the financial sector to dampen the recent positive run on Wall Street.

  • Small Business Optimism Index Hits All-Time Low Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 7:43 AM ET

    A gauge of small business optimism in the United States sunk in March to a 22-year low, as small business owners clamped down on plans to create new jobs and expand business operations, a survey released Tuesday showed.

  • Futures Fall on Bleak News From Alcoa, AMD Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 6:33 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday after Alcoa opened the earnings season with a fall in profit and AMD said it would slash 10 percent of its workforce.

  • Bear Stearns Employees to Learn Job Status Soon Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 1:21 PM ET
    Bear Stearns

    Bear Stearns front-office employees,  including bankers and traders, are expected to find out their employment status on or near April 15, CNBC has learned.

  • A Flood of Bear Stearns Resumes Hit Wall Street Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 11:32 AM ET
    Bear Stearns

    Bear Stearns employees are flooding Wall Street with their resumes as the firm is acquired by rival JPMorgan Chase, but the job market looks bad, investment bankers and recruiters said.

  • The Therapeutic Power of Recessions Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 10:33 AM ET

    Recessions are part of capitalism. They happen every so often. We’ve had two in the last super-prosperous 25 years. And it looks like we’re entering a third one after Friday’s jobs-loss report.

  • U.S. Sliding into Recession: Head of Economic Bureau Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 10:15 AM ET
    Martin Feldstein

    Martin Feldstein, who heads the group that is considered the arbiter of U.S. recessions, told CNBC that he believes the U.S. has been sliding into a recession.

  • Greenspan Sees More Than 50% Chance of Recession Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | 9:59 AM 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

    There is more than a 50 percent chance the United States could go into recession, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan told Spain's El Pais newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.

  • For the week ending Friday, April 4, 2008 the US Markets all ended the week up over 3% or more holding on to the gains from Tueday's big rally.  This is the third consecutive week of gains for the NASDAQ, something it has not had since October of last year.

  • Is Your Job Safe? A Recession Checklist Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Is your job safe? Jonas Prising, Manpower’s executive vice president for North America, offered CNBC some tips to stay ahead of recession fears.

  • Help Wanted: The Hardest Jobs to Fill Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    Jonas Prising, Manpower’s executive vice president for North America, offered CNBC some tips to protect your career and stay ahead of recession fears. Consider applying for one these positions: Here is Manpower's list of America's toughest jobs to fill.