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  • Bank With Hudson City Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 10:42 AM ET

    If the Fed cuts rates, this mortgage lender goes much, much higher.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • BoE Cuts Rates on Slowdown Fears Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 10:06 AM ET

    The Bank of England cut its main rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.5 percent Thursday amid fears of an economic slowdown because of a spillover from the credit crunch.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 8:04 AM ET

    The Bush Administration's plan to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure is the big item on the agenda for Thursday. The plan, already drawing criticism, will be announced by the president in the afternoon and is expected to include a five-year freeze on the resetting of some of the low introductory, teaser rates that drew in many of the weakest borrowers.

  • New Zealand Holds Rates, Seen Steady for Longer Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 7:47 PM ET

    New Zealand's central bank held interest rates steady on Thursday at 8.25 percent as expected, and said it was likely to keep them there for longer than it had previously thought because of increasing inflation concerns.

  • ECB May Get Lonely Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 11:50 AM ET

    With major central banks cutting rates right and left, the European Central Bank risks being the only one fighting the monetary-easing trend. But there seems to be no other option for the ECB.

  • Bank of England Weighs Rate-Cut Dilemma Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 11:21 AM ET

    The Bank of England is still expected to hold interest rates at 5.75 percent on Thursday, but analysts say it is a close call, as expectations shifted towards the possibility of monetary easing following weak economic data.

  • Talk of Euro Intervention Intensifies Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 11:14 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    Verbal intervention to try to stop the euro's advance is all that exporters will get for the moment, but if the going gets tough things may change, analysts say.

  • Budget Office Sees 'Elevated' Risk of Recession Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 11:10 AM ET

    The United States is at an "elevated" risk of economic recession because of housing woes, faltering confidence within financial markets and high oil prices, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

  • Service Sector Growth Slips; Factory Orders Jump Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 10:50 AM ET

    Growth in the U.S. service sector slipped in November, indicating some parts of the economy were feeling the effects of the housing downturn and credit market strains, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 9:53 PM ET

    Selling in the financial sector bit into Tuesday's stock market performance and could do the same Wednesday. After the bell Tuesday, Fannie Mae announced that it was issuing $7 billion in preferred stock and chopping its dividend by 30 percent.

  • Australia's central bank skipped a chance to raise interest rates on Wednesday as turmoil in global credit markets clouded the outlook for the world economy, even as economic growth at home hit a three-year high.

  • A Cut-Rate Market? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 7:14 PM ET

    If cutting interest rates could help ease America’s pain, might the Fed cut by 50 basis points?

  • Abby Joseph Cohen: Economy to Rebound in 2008 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 5:30 PM ET

    Abby Joseph Cohen, chief investment strategist at Goldman Sachs, says the U.S. economy will rebound in mid-2008, but the next few months will be bumpy.

  • Stocks Close Lower on More Credit Worries Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower as investors worried about the impact of the credit crisis on the financial sector and on the wider economy.

  • Surprise! CEOs Aren't Too Worried About Economy Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 2:07 PM ET
    Cash Register

    U.S. chief executives' view of the economy improved in the fourth quarter, although they have become far more concerned about energy prices.

  • Fed's Yellen: Economy's Downside Risk Getting Worse Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 12:24 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Janet Yellen said on Monday that worsening financial conditions and weaker-than-expected economic data have raised downside risks to the economic outlook.

  • Don't Get Spooked By Bad News Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

    Things could get dire before the Fed meeting next week. But for rate cut hopes, bad news is good news.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Confidence Rebuilding Will Be 'Long and Slow': Ryan Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 6:56 AM ET

    Financial market anxiety has rebounded and the process of rebuilding confidence will be "long and slow," a top U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.

  • US Stocks Lose Ground as Blue Chips Fall Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 5:30 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed lower Monday as major Dow components and financials outweighed hopes for a Fed rate cut and a government plan to rescue at-risk homeowners.

  • Wall Street: Will Paulson's ARM Plan Really Work? Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 1:35 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Paulson has been floating a plan to help people whose Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) are resetting at higher rates. The Street, for the most part, supports the plan, but does it really change the fundamentals of the housing industry?