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  • The Mortgage Bankers didn't like my post today, even though I cited the Washington Post as my source. They claim the Post story was not right. I'm not taking sides, I just want all the sides to have their say, so here's the MBA:

  • Credit Crisis Is Not So Funny Down On The Farm Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 1:57 PM ET
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    Even in a farm boom, lending is tight. Brett Crosby is a cowboy with an MBA. He runs a Wyoming cattle ranch and also operates Custom Ag Solutions, a firm that helps do agricultural risk management.

  • I’m sure there are plenty of troubled borrowers around the country who will do a bit more than chortle when they hear the story of how the Mortgage Bankers Association is having trouble paying the mortgage on its new building in downtown DC.

  • U.S. Sliding into Recession: Head of Economic Bureau Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 10:15 AM ET
    Martin Feldstein

    Martin Feldstein, who heads the group that is considered the arbiter of U.S. recessions, told CNBC that he believes the U.S. has been sliding into a recession.

  • Australia February Trade Deficit Blows Out to Record Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | 11:18 PM ET

    Australia's trade deficit blew out to a record in February as bad weather and supply bottlenecks dented exports of coal and iron ore, while solid business spending at home kept imports near all-time highs.

  • Greenspan Sees More Than 50% Chance of Recession Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | 9:59 AM ET
    On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    There is more than a 50 percent chance the United States could go into recession, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan told Spain's El Pais newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.

  • S&P Gains 4.2% for Week Ahead of Earnings Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 4:37 PM ET

    Major stock indexes ticked higher Friday though the market was broadly mixed. General Motors skidded, while UBS shares advanced.

  • European Stocks Head for Another Shaky Ride Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 1:31 PM ET

    Deepening concern over the state of the U.S. economy and its impact on Europe will lead to further uncertainty in European stock markets next week, as investors look to interest-rate decisions from major central banks for reassurance.

  • Job Outlook for '08 Grads: Fewer Offers, Higher Pay Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 12:40 PM ET

    For those graduating college this year, getting a job will be a little harder than last year—but will likely pay more.

  • If recessions are best seen through the rear-view mirror, then Friday's jobs data makes the current state of the economy pretty clear.

  • Financials Lead Stocks Lower; UBS Climbs Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat Friday as investors shrugged off a worse-than-expected March employment report.

  • US employers cut payrolls by a bigger-than-expected 80,000 in March, more evidence that the economy is in a recession.

  • McTeer: Strengthen Dollar, But Not Yet Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 7:54 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve has been wise to keep the dollar weak as the economy navigates its way through the current liquidity shortage, the former chairman of the central bank's Dallas branch said.

  • Fed's Yellen Hints at Recession, Rates Uncertain Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 4:11 AM ET
    Janet L. Yellen

    For the second time this week, a senior Federal Reserve official conceded the United States economy could slip into recession, but suggested the central bank should wait to see if more rate cuts are needed.

  • Australia's RBA Sees Demand Cooling as Sales Fall Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 10:42 PM ET

    Australia's top central banker said on Friday there were signs that domestic demand was cooling in a way that would help restrain inflation, suggesting he thought interest rates had risen enough for now.

  • Late yesterday, after much hashing and re-hashing behind closed doors, a bipartisan team of Senators emerged with the beginnings of a bill to help troubled borrowers, local communities and the nation’s home builders. The home builder provision is, I believe, necessary and huge for the industry.

  • Paulson: US Economy Faces a Tough Quarter Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 10:53 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    The U.S. economy has taken a sharp turn for the worse and is facing a tough quarter, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday.

  • CEOs Show Pessimism About Economy Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 8:16 AM ET

    An index of chief executives' confidence in the US economy plunged to a record low last month, reflecting deeper concerns about the credit crisis and prospects for hiring.

  • Credit Crunch to Drag On Despite Efforts by the Fed Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 2:59 PM ET

    Now that Wall Street has gone through its version of “Survivor”, it’s time for a reality check. The credit crunch is probably far from over and is  likely to play out like a mini-series than a reality TV show.

  • Reader Poll: Should Fed Cut Again? Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 1:04 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress that the economy may shrink over the first half of this year, saying "a recession is possible." Yet, he didn't offer any assurances of further interest rate cuts.