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  • Treasurys Slip on Economic Data, Stock Gains Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 2:03 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices dipped Thursday, as reports of a stronger-than-expected U.S. service sector and job market reduced expectations for a deep cut in official interest rates.

  • Lehman To Cut 850 More Mortgage Jobs Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 12:57 PM ET

    Lehman Brothers Holdings said Thursday it will fire another 850 workers, or about 3 percent of its work force, as it scales back its mortgage lending efforts globally.

  • Service Sector Growth Steady in August Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 11:27 AM ET

    U.S. service sector growth held steady in August, although employment conditions deteriorated to their weakest level in nearly five years, according to a report released Thursday.

  • Monster U.S. Online Jobs Index Edges Up in August Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 4:45 AM ET

    A gauge of U.S. labor demand was higher in August but recruitment activity recovered lessthan it typically does in the month, in another sign of a cooling job market, a report said Thursday.

  • Australia Employment Surges Even as Markets Strain Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 11:00 PM ET

    Australian employment surged in August while unemployment held at 33-year lows, suggesting the domestic economy had built a full head of steam even as turmoil in credit markets threatened the outlook for global growth.

  • Pending Home Sales Plunge; Private Job Gains Fade Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    Pending sales of existing U.S. homes plunged by a record 12.2 percent in July, and private employers hired the fewest workers in more than four years in August, according to reports released Wednesday that point to a weakening U.S. economy.

  • Futures: Why They're  Lower Right Now Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Futures lower this morning for several reasons: 1) LIBOR (London Interbank Offering Rate) higher in London; this is important becuase a large amount of corporate financing is tied to it. 2) Challenger, Gray & Christmas August job cuts up 85% from July, 21.7% from same period last year.

  • ADP Shows Slowest Hiring in 4 Years; Layoffs Surge Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 8:45 AM ET

    Two surveys out Wednesday painted a lackluster picture of the employment market ahead of the government's monthly jobs report, which is due out on Friday.

  • Pfizer: I'm Reporting Layoffs? That's News To Me Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 2:18 PM ET

    As I was gearing up to come back to work from my extended holiday weekend I searched some of my mainstay internet sources for information and tips yesterday including cafepharma.com. It's filled with pharmaceutical and biotech company message boards with postings mostly from sales reps complaining, providing job applicants with salary and benefits details, occasionally revealing the latest internal memo, and frankly, spreading rumors and gossip.

  • The Perfect Contest: America's Ugliest Office Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    I have found it. The perfect contest for the miserable office worker. Acco Brands is sponsoring America’s Ugliest Office. Enter at www.americasugliestoffice.com and you have a shot at either a 42” HDTV, or a TRIP TO HAWAII. Talk about bringing hope to the downtrodden! One mock-up of an ugly office has the chair doubling as a toilet, so you never have to leave. Nice. The contest runs through Nov. 30, and, so far, Jerry’s home office in Columbus gets my vote.

  • Bernanke: Fed Ready to Act If Needed Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 11:14 AM ET
  • A History of Recessions Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 11:09 AM ET

    Economics is known as an imprecise science and one might need look no further than the business of calling recessions to see that. Unlike the weather, recessions arrive before you know it and depart under the same circumstances.

  • Ben Bernanke's Speech to the Kansas City Fed Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 11:08 AM ET

    "It is not the responsibility of the Federal Reserve--nor would it be appropriate--to protect lenders and investors from the consequences of their financial decisions. But developments in financial markets can have broad economic effects felt by many outside the markets, and the Federal Reserve must take those effects into account when determining policy."

  • Bernanke: Fed Will Act If Needed But No Bailout Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 11:06 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers the board's Monetary Policy Report to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington Wednesday, July 19, 2006. "The recent rise in inflation is of concern," and possible increases in the prices of oil as well as other raw materials "remain a risk to the inflation outlook," Bernanke said. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

    The Fed will take the necessary steps to shelter the economy from turmoil in financial markets but will not bail out investors, Chairman Ben Bernanke said.

  • Video Roundup: Bush's Speech, Analysis Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 6:04 PM ET

    President Bush outlined reforms on Friday aimed at helping subprime mortgage borrowers. This marks the administration's first public response to the subprime housing crisis since the problem began gathering in February.

  • Video Roundup: Latest From Jackson Hole Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 5:41 PM ET

    Here are the latest video reports from Jackson Hole, Wyo., where Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the central bank is prepared to act "as needed" to help provide liquidity to the financial system but won't bail out investors who made bad decisions.

  • Video Roundup: Is a Recession Coming? Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 2:19 PM ET

    On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will address the annual monetary conference held in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Amid the U.S. subprime mortgage mess, tightening global credit and a volatile market, everyone is waiting on what Bernanke will say -- and do.

  • Core Inflation in Check, but Consumers Became Wary Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 11:35 AM ET

    Economic data released Friday showed inflation under control in July while U.S. factories were busier than forecast, portraying a resilient economy in little need of an interest rate cut.

  • What Bush's Plan Means for Homeowners Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 11:34 AM ET

    President Bush outlined reforms to help struggling subprime mortgage borrowers. This is the president's first formal response to the subprime housing crisis since the problem began snowballing this past February.

  • U.S. Government Jobs Site Hit by Data Theft Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    About 146,000 people using a U.S. government jobs Web site had their personal information stolen by hackers who broke into computers at Monster Worldwide, a government spokesman said Thursday.

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