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  • Markets, Fed Still at Odds Over Outlook for Economy Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 8:01 AM ET
    Traders at SIG Specialists trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange talk among themselves shortly after the opening bell Monday, April 18, 2005, in New York.  Stocks regained some stability Monday following a three-day selloff as strong first-quarter earnings and a pair of merger announcements lent some support to a market battered by worries about economic growth.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    The  Fed and financial markets remain at odds over where the economy and interest rates are heading, and fresh Fed forecasts to be released Tuesday are unlikely to bridge that gap.

  • Writers/Producers To Talk: Why Strike May Be Settled Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 1:54 PM ET
    Writers Guild of America

    There's hope in sight! The Writers Guild and the Producers association, the AMPTP, is planning to resume formal negotiations on November 26. That's the Monday after Thanksgiving, so maybe everyone will be so stuffed with Tryptophan (a chemical in turkey that makes you sleepy and happy) that they'll be in good moods to strike a deal.

  • Paulson Signals He Expects Dollar Rebound Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:14 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Friday Washington was following a strong dollar policy and indicated he expected it to rebound, emphasising the U.S. economy's long-term strength should help the currency.

  • Industrial Production Unexpectedly Falls 0.5% Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:13 AM ET

    U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in October, logging a 0.5 percent decrease, as output shrank at factories, mines and utilities, a Federal Reserve report on Friday showed.

  • Fed's Kroszner: Policy to Aid Economy in Rough Patch Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's current policy stance should be just right to help the U.S. economy weather a rough patch in months ahead without triggering inflation, Fed Governor Randall Kroszner said on Friday.

  • French Job Creation Edges Up in Third Quarter Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 4:47 AM ET

    French job creation improved in the third quarter but grew more slowly than in the previous three months, national statistics office INSEE said on Friday, which analysts said tended to confirm a slowdown is on its way.

  • Consumer Inflation Remains Tame in October Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 9:33 AM ET
    Cash Register

    U.S. consumer prices rose a brisk 0.3 percent in October, which was in line with expectations and driven by the sharpest rise in energy costs in five months, the government reported on Thursday.

  • Retail Sales Rise Sluggish 0.2%; Inflation Is Tame Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 11:40 AM ET

    U.S. retail sales rose a sluggish 0.2 percent in October while an inflation measure grew less than expected, according to government data Wednesday that may give the Federal Reserve more leeway to prop up a slowing economy.

  • Ben Bernanke's Speech: Federal Reserve Communications Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 9:24 AM ET

    The prepared speech given by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Federal Reserve communications at the Cato Institute 25th Annual Monetary Conference in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2007.

  • US Rate Decision Depends on Data: Fed's Fisher Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 6:20 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said on Wednesday a decision on interest rates at the central bank's December meeting would depend on coming data, but emphasised that the economic risks were not all on the downside.

  • Suddenly, Inflation Isn't The Market's Bogeyman Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 5:06 PM ET
    Cash Register

    The good news is that inflation is less of a worry. The bad news is that economic growth is more of one.  The change in perception comes as investors prepare for key inflation data this week.

  • Writers' Strike: Spreading And No End In Sight? Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 4:56 PM ET
    CBS

    We're in the second week of the writers' strike and there's no sign of any negotiations on the horizon. I've been polling writers, actors, and producers I know and they're all already fed up. But that doesn't mean that there's any resolution in sight.

  • Small Business Optimism Sours on Fed Rate Cut Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 8:17 AM ET

    Optimism about the U.S. economy among small businesses soured last month as a Federal Reserve interest cut intended to aid the economy instead triggered cutbacks in spending and hiring, a survey released on Tuesday showed.

  • Fed's Balancing Act On Rate Cut Getting Tougher Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 4:17 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Ben Bernanke’s latest assessment of the economy shows the Fed’s job of balancing  inflation with a slowing economy is more difficult than ever, leaving policymakers undecided on further rate cuts.

  • Fed Chief Stays Cautious On Further Rate Cuts Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 12:15 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. economy faces risks in both growth and inflation, suggesting the Fed will holding off deciding on further rate cuts.

  • Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level in a Month Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 8:41 AM ET

    The number of laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in a month even though wildfires added to the unemployment rolls in California.

  • Here's what the market faces tomorrow: 1) October retail same store sales. Weather got colder toward the end of the month; traders are primed for bad news as most of the big stocks are at 52-week lows. Any good news should move them up.

  • Michael Eisner: Hollywood Writers Should Strike Apple Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 11:07 AM ET
    Apple

    I'm here at the Media and Money conference, hosted by Nielsen and Dow Jones. Michael Eisner is speaking on the future of content, and about running his investment firm, the Tornante Company. But here's what else he said. He thinks the Hollywood writers are misguided and they shouldn't have gone out on strike: "This is a stupid strike."

  • Dems Back Writers' Strike, Just Not A Long One Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 9:41 AM ET
    Writers Guild of America

    The Writers Guild is marching on, as it's day three of the strike. But they're not alone, as the top three Democratic presidential candidates are coming out in favor of labor. This is not the first time the party has supported workers, but one might argue Hollywood writers are the least blue collar of any guild.

  • Caterpillar CEO Sees 'Soft Landing' for Economy Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 12:44 PM ET

    James Owens, the chief executive of Dow component Caterpillar, sees a soft landing in store for the U.S. economy.