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  • China Consumer Inflation Falls as Food Prices Drop Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 11:30 PM ET
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    Chinese annual inflation fell in May to 7.7%, the first major break in a year-long surge, as food price increases slowed and other products resisted rising global commodity costs, the government said on Thursday.

  • South Korea Holds Rates, But Warns on Inflation Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 10:01 PM ET
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    South Korea's central bank held interest rates steady for a 10th consecutive month on Thursday, as expected, but warned Asia's fourth-largest economy faced a bigger risk from rising inflation than a domestic slowdown.

  • Abu Dhabi And Chrysler Building: Get The Irony Of It All? Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 4:34 PM ET
    Chrysler Building

    Here is a building, completed in 1930 and built to house the headquarters of the once-great American auto manufacturer, being sold to the folks who are holding a death-grip on America’s wallets.

  • Consumers Feel Pinched By Energy, Food Prices Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 2:12 PM ET
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    The US economy remained "weak" in May as consumer spending slowed due to higher energy and food prices, the Federal Reserve said in its Beige Book summary.

  • Fed May Hold Rates Steady Despite Inflation: Kohn Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 12:05 PM ET
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    Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn hinted that the central bank is inclined to leave rates steady despite rising inflation worries.

  • Pimco's McCulley: Government Understating Inflation Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 9:36 AM ET

    The standard of living has decreased for many Americans, a trend that will reverse only after the troubles in the housing market work through, Pimco Managing Director Paul McCulley said on CNBC.

  • China Factory-Gate Inflation Nears Four-Year Peak Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 12:13 AM ET
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    China's factory-gate inflation inched up to 8.2% in May, nearing a four-year high, suggesting that any moderation in consumer inflation in coming months may be limited.

  • Japan GDP Up, Wholesale Inflation Hits 27-Year High Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:05 PM ET
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    Japan's growth has been revised up to 1 percent for the first quarter but this may be the last hurrah for the world's No.2 economy as surging raw material prices and a global economic slowdown bite.

  • Housing or Inflation? Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    Why trying to solve both problems at the same time could lead to disaster.

  • Dow Ekes Out a Gain, Led by Coke Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as bank stocks rallied but comments from Bernanke hung over the market like a cloud. Oil dropped more than $3 to settle at $131.31 a barrel.

  • Fed Is Hoping to Talk Down Inflation, Not Boost Rates Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 2:54 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve hopes tough talk on inflation will do the job of moderating price increases, giving it room to avoid raising interest rates.

  • Stocks Struggle to Hold Gains; Coke Leads Dow Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 2:38 PM ET

    Stocks ticked higher Tuesday as the rally started in bank stocks and then filtered into the broader market.

  • Dow Attempts Gains as Banks Rally Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    Blue chips tried to muster an advance Tuesday, encouraged by a rally in bank stocks, but comments from Bernanke hung over the market like a cloud.

  • Bernanke Inflation Warning Fans Worries of Rate Hike Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 1:10 PM ET

    World stocks hit their lowest in almost two months, major government bonds tumbled and the dollar jumped after the Fed chief fired another warning on inflation.

  • Pending Home Sales Rise, But Prices Fall Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Yes, it's good news that people appear to be buying homes again, but even the NAR admits they're buying homes in the areas where prices have fallen the most. More houses are becoming affordable, but prices are still in a downward spiral.

  • NAR’s Pending Home Sales: Something’s Amiss Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    Back in 2006 the Pending Home Sales Index tracked closely with the real Existing Home Sales numbers, showing that contracts signed did in fact jibe with real closed sales. But come summer of last year (and the start of the credit crisis), you can see those lines diverge, and they’re still going.

  • Bernanke Crimps Stocks; Banks Rally Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    Stocks opoened lower Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said late Monday high energy prices risk increasing inflation.

  • Fed's Fisher: Weak Dollar Feeds Inflation Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:17 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve will not allow inflation to get out of control and is aware of the danger that a weaker dollar could feed into higher prices, one of its top policy-makers said.

  • Small Business Confidence at Lowest Since 1980 Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 8:51 AM ET

    Small business owner confidence in the U.S. economy deteriorated to its lowest in 28 years, according to a survey released Tuesday.

  • Fed's Rosengren: Impact of Energy Costs Not Yet Seen Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 8:26 AM ET

    Rising food and energy costs are still trickling through the economy, complicating the outlook for inflation, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said on Tuesday.

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