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  • Jobless Claims Top Views as Consumer Spending Slows Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 11:03 AM ET
    Cash Register

    Consumers spent less in December than at any time in the past 15 months while applications for unemployment benefits soared last week, two more signs the economy is weakening.

  • Is Bernanke Out of Bullets? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 7:29 PM ET

    After stocks decline following a hefty half-point cut, what more can the Fed chief do?

  • Liesman: A Remarkably Clear Fed Statement Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 4:51 PM ET

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  • Fed's Policy Statement Draws Mixed Reviews Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 4:18 PM ET

    The Fed cut interest rates another half point, but economists are divided about whether its policy statement will successfully manage market expectations.

  • Text: FOMC Statement Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 2:18 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its January 29-30 meeting on interest rate policy.

  • Fed Cuts Rates Half Point; More Reductions Possible Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 2:15 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate another half point, as expected, and sparked a stock market rally by signaling that further rate cuts are possible.

  • Fed Expected to Cut Rates Another Half Point, to 3% Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 12:18 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Fed is expected to lower U.S. interest rates another half-point Wednesday as part of an ongoing  effort to bolster the economy.

  • Fed's Outlook May Matter More Than Any Rate Cut Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 12:09 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Though there’s been much debate over how much the Fed should cut rates,  the central bank's  statement may be more important to the Fed’s credibility and market expectations.

  • U.S. Economic Growth Skids To Five-Year Low Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    U.S. economic growth skidded to a five-year low of  0.6% in the fourth quarter,  reflecting the toll a slumping housing sector has taken on the national economy.

  • Private Sector Likely Added 130,000 Jobs in January Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 8:23 AM ET

    U.S. private employers added 130,000 jobs in January, a report by a private employment service said on Wednesday.

  • Fed Chairman May Be Too Worried About Wall Street Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 3:31 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Critics of  many stripes think Bernanke is doing a poor job, whether it is lowering interest  rates for the wrong reasons or keeping them too high for too long.

  • Borrowing Costs Expected to Decline Further Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 11:56 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    U.S. individuals and businesses are likely to see their borrowing costs drop further as the Federal Reserve weighs another interest-rate reduction to bolster a sagging economy.

  • Japan Jobless Rate Steady, Household Spending Up Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 7:55 PM ET

    Japan's jobless rate was flat in December but the ratio of jobs to applicants hit a two-year low, suggesting that rising raw material costs and growing pessimism on the economy are making firms reluctant to boost hiring.

  • Stocks to Nibble At While Waiting for Market Bottom Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    Recession. Bear market. Credit crunch. Is it better to stay out of the stock market or use the recent selloff as a buying opportunity?

  • Is the US Just Talking Itself Into a Recession? Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    Talk may be cheap, but the endless chatter about a looming recession may wind up being very costly to the US economy.

  • Week Ahead: More Volatility In Store? Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 7:45 AM ET

    The best thing about the week ahead in the markets is that the past week, with its mad, panicky volatility, is over.

  • Stocks Close Higher For Second Day in Row Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher for the second straight day on positive signs for the economy and strong earnings report.

  • Recession? Jobs Report Signals Stronger Economy Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 11:57 AM ET

    Weekly jobless claims for the second week appeared to defy the conclusion that conditions in the labor market are pointing to a recession.

  • Bush Calls for $145 Billion In Tax Relief for Economy Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 11:37 AM ET
    President Bush ocomments on the US Economy from the White House, with Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right.

    President Bush on Friday called for about $145 billion worth of tax relief and other incentives to stimulate a sagging economy and fend off a possible recession.

  • Ford: Still A Long Road Ahead For Making Things Better Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 8:34 AM ET
    Ford

    As I stand outside. Ford headquarters on a brutally cold day, I'm toying with how to make a play on words about Ford's 4Q earnings might be warming the hearts and portfolio's of it's investors.