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  • GDP Likely to Show Gain, Mostly Due to Stimulus Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 5:47 PM ET
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    The US economy probably grew modestly in the second quarter, but analysts believe Thursday's GDP report will mainly reflect the help from stimulus checks.

  • Fed Extends Emergency Borrowing for Wall Street Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 8:55 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve said it is extending its emergency borrowing program to Wall Street firms and is taking other steps to ease a severe credit crunch that has hobbled the national economy.

  • Japan June Production Fall Adds to Recession Fears Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 10:47 PM ET
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    Japanese industrial output fell a little more than expected in June and marked its second straight quarter of decline, adding to concern that the economy may be slipping into recession as high energy costs curtail corporate activity.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 10:14 PM ET

    Oil inventory data could be as much a factor for stocks as energy markets Wednesday, if the seesaw trade between the two markets continues.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 9:33 PM ET

    Tuesday has all the makings of another choppy session with little economic data but more fretting about the financial sector and plenty of earnings news.

  • Japan Jobless Rate Rises, Spending Falls in June Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 8:59 PM ET
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    Japan's jobless rate rose in June to a near two-year high and household spending fell again from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday, in a sign of further trouble for an economy already battered by surging energy costs.

  • Economic Headwinds Increasing: Fed's Stern Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 4:14 AM ET
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    Inflation is a concern in the United States and headwinds to economic growth may be  picking up, Minneapolis Fed President Gary Stern said in a newspaper interview published on Monday.

  • China to Use Interest Rates to Steer Economy Sunday, 27 Jul 2008 | 9:08 PM ET
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    China will use a variety of tools, including interest rates, to stabilize growth and keep the world's fourth-largest economy on an even keel, the central bank said on Sunday.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 7:18 PM ET
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    Like a sailing ship waiting for the wind to shift, the stock market could drift as it focuses on oil, economic data and earnings reports in the week ahead.

  • Home prices continuing to drop.

    A curious report this morning from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce: New homes sales fell 0.6% in June from the month before. Why curious? Because all the numbers in the game changed.

  • Consumer Confidence Rebounds in July Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 10:06 AM ET
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    US consumer sentiment recovered from early 1980s lows in July as Americans received tax rebate checks, but remained pressured by high gasoline prices and falling home values.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 8:48 PM ET

    Stocks go into Friday facing important manufacturing and housing data and, of course, more turbulence.

  • South Korea's Economy Grows 0.8%, Beats Forecasts Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 8:32 PM ET
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    South Korea's economy grew slightly more than expected in the second quarter on robust exports, data showed on Friday, which analysts said cleared the central bank to hike interest rates next month to curb inflation.

  • While everyone busies themselves today parsing the existing homes data from the National Association of Realtors: sales down 2.6 percent in June, inventories spiking up again to an 11.1 month supply, and prices falling 6.1 percent, I need to focus on something that wasn’t in the table of this particular report.

  • SEC Plans to Broaden Curbs on Short Sales: Cox Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    The top U.S. securities regulator remains steadfast in a plan to broaden an emergency rule to curb abusive short selling despite opposition from the hedge fund industry and other short sellers.

  • European Economic Data Reveals Bleak Picture Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 5:30 AM ET

    The euro zone economy appears to be taking a hammering as a key business survey released on Thursday painted a deteriorating picture, coming in well below analysts' expectations.

  • Singapore's MAS Ups 2008 Inflation View to 6% - 7% Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 1:10 AM ET

    Singapore's central bank on Thursday raised its 2008 consumer price inflation forecast to 6% - 7% from 5% - 6% and said it expected price pressures to remain elevated despite a slowdown this year in economic growth.

  • Japan Exports Fall for First Time in Nearly 5 Years Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 9:48 PM ET
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    Japan's exports unexpectedly fell in June for the first time in nearly five years, trade data showed on Thursday, in a sign that U.S. economic troubles ensuing from a mortgage market debacle are dampening demand in China and other emerging economies.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 9:25 PM ET

    Oil's move to a six-week low has been cheering the stock market, but the question is for how long?

  • Wednesday's Top Videos: Rates, Cramer & More Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    See what Beijing is doing to tackle its air pollution problems and listen to a CEO's comments on New York's real estate business. Following are today's top videos: