Interest Rates


  • Stocks Start November With Barely a Flutter Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Election Keeps Stocks on Hold; Chips Rise Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Homeowners "Lying" Their Way To A Better Mortgage? Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 2:13 PM ET

    More and more people are suggesting that even if you can afford your loan, you should just stop paying on it, so as to take advantage of a better interest rate that might be offered through a bailout.

  • Stocks Idle as Gauge of Manufacturing Skids Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks were flat Monday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data and marched in place ahead of Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Futures Edge Lower Before Election Day Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 8:42 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures moved cautiously higher Monday, after ending the crazy month of October on a high note and at the start of an events-packed week.

  • Coming Soon: Congress Is Back With 'Stimulus-2' Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    Washington, taking a page out of Hollywood, looks set to release Stimulus 2, the sequel.  And if anything, it may be the mother of all economic stimulus packages.

  • Mood of Consumers Posts Record Decline in October Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 10:05 AM ET
    Crowd of people on the street

    Consumer confidence suffered its steepest monthly drop on record in October, a survey showed Friday, as the worst financial crisis in generations took its toll.

  • Regulators to Approve Derivatives Clearinghouse Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 9:20 AM ET

    Regulators are expected to approve a clearinghouse for credit derivative swaps in the next several weeks, CNBC has learned.

  • Consumers Cut Spending For First Time in Two Years Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. consumers cut their monthly spending for the first time in two years during September, evidently bracing for hard times as jobs continue to disappear and credit conditions tighten.

  • NYSE Euronext Profit Falls; Cost-Cutting Continues Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 5:50 AM ET

    NYSE Euronext, the trans-Atlantic stock exchange operator, said third-quarter profit fell by 33 percent due merger costs, severance payments and a decline in European derivatives trading.

  • Korea, Korean Flag

    South Korea is working on a new set of policies to boost demand and offset the impact from a global slowdown on Asia's fourth-largest economy as investors are more hopeful that it has averted a full-scale financial meltdown.

  • Inflation in Japan Slows as Energy Prices Ease Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 1:01 AM ET
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    Prices in Japan kept climbing in September, the government said Friday, but the pace of inflation appears to have peaked this summer as energy costs ease.

  • Divided Bank of Japan Trims Rates as Crisis Bites Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 9:33 PM ET

    A divided Bank of Japan cut interest rates for the first time in seven years on Friday, under government pressure to join the global response to the worst financial crisis in 80 years.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Friday Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 7:04 PM ET

    In this Web Extra the traders reveal how they're playing a slew of earnings reports including Chevron, Clorox, NYSE Euronext and much more!

  • Bank Borrowing From Federal Reserve Fell Last Week Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 4:40 PM ET

    U.S. banks' direct borrowing from the Federal Reserve fell last week, although it remained at very high levels even as the U.S. central bank made its first foray into the commercial lending markets, Fed data showed

  • US Economy Is 'Deeply Worrisome': Fed's Yellen Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 4:22 PM ET
    Janet L. Yellen

    Recent trends in the U.S. economy are "deeply worrisome" at a time damage from the credit crunch has outpaced the Federal Reserve's huge interest rate cuts, a top Fed policy-maker said Thursday.

  • Home For Sale - Reduced Priced

    It seems as if every day there is another mortgage rescue plan being bandied about the business pages and the cable waves, so why should today be any different?

  • Credit Fixes That Stick Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 9:09 PM ET

    Credit card companies are making plenty of fixes on their end to make it more difficult to get the best rates. What are you doing about it?

  • Why the Rate Cut Matters Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 8:13 PM ET

    Don’t believe the naysayers, Cramer says. We needed the Fed to take action.

  • Is Easy Money The Way Out? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    As we told you yesterday Ben Bernanke didn’t want to take any chances by disappointing the Street. But will another rate cut really solve any of our problems?