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  • Dollar Sinks Further on Economic Worries Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 5:52 PM ET

    The dollar hit a fresh record low against the euro and a basket of currencies on Friday, pressured by the growing view that a slowdown in the U.S. economy will force another cut in interest rates this month.

  • Tiger's Robertson Sees 'Doozy of a Recession' Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 4:22 PM ET

    Hedge fund legend Julian Robertson said he expects the U.S. economy is heading for a "doozy of a recession."

  • Bernanke: Uncertainty 'Pervasive' for Fed Policymakers Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 10:43 AM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers weigh a broad range of economic scenarios to determine the right moves on interest rates during times of uncertainty, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday.

  • Fed's Hoenig Says 'Wait and See' on Interest Rates Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 12:27 PM ET

    Federal Reserve policy maker Thomas Hoenig said on Wednesday he was open minded about the future direction of U.S. interest rates but was on alert for fallout from financial market woes.

  • Dollar Drops to New Low vs. Euro, Yen, Pound Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 11:50 AM ET

    The dollar dropped to a record low against a basket of currencies and the euro Thursday, after Bank of America's third-quarter earnings results missed estimates, renewing concerns of a U.S. economic slowdown.

  • Dow Feeling Some Pain But There Is Good News Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 4:16 PM ET

    Here's what we have today: 1) Fed Beige Book a little more downbeat, talking about slower growth and softer consumer, but noting that global growth remains strong.

  • Dollar Slips vs. Yen, Euro on Glum Housing Starts Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 3:18 PM ET

    The dollar fell broadly Wednesday after a report showed housing starts dropped to their lowest level in 14 years in September, adding to concerns that the housing market may drag on the US economy.

  • Housing Slump Deepens, While Inflation Heats Up Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    Groundbreaking for new homes and permits for future building both hit a 14-year low last month, reviving worry about a deepening housing slump and fueling hopes for more interest-rate cuts.

  • Dollar Gains Against Euro, Other Currencies Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 2:40 PM ET

    The dollar rose against the euro and high-yielding currencies such as the New Zealand dollar Tuesday, as investors grew cautious of risky trades amid a sell-off in global equities and a surge in oil prices.

  • Bernanke Spooks Investors With Market Outlook Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 1:51 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, President Bush's top economic adviser, speaks in the Oval Office at the White House after Bush named him to take over the Federal Reserve from retiring Alan Greenspan, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 24, 2005. It was the third time in as many years the president has turned to the 51-year-old Bernanke for a sensitive post. Bush named him to the Fed board in 2002, then made him chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers earlier this year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spooked investors by saying a full recovery in financial markets may not happen right away.

  • Foreigners Dumped U.S. Assets in August Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 12:24 PM ET

    Foreign investors fled from U.S. assets in August as a meltdown in the U.S. subprime mortgage market triggered a global credit crunch, Treasury Department data showed on Tuesday.

  • Paulson: Housing Remains Drag on Economy, Markets Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 11:59 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned that the  housing correction would continue to hurt the economy and financial markets and called for assistance for homeowners.

  • Ben Bernanke's Speech Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 9:36 AM ET

    The text to a speech given by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on "The Recent Financial Turmoil and its Economic and Policy Consequences" on October 15, 2007 in New York City.

  • Bernanke Speech Dominates Street Talk Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 8:57 AM ET

    My thoughts this Tuesday morning: 1) Ben Bernanke's speech widely discussed on the Street this morning. Traders wondering why he didn't talk about energy and food prices; further evidence that core inflation is what matters to the Fed.

  • UK Sept. Inflation is Steady at 1.8% Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 8:28 AM ET

    Consumer prices in the United Kingdom rose 1.8 percent in September compared with a year earlier, unchanged from the previous month, the government said Tuesday.

  • Dollar Slides, Hurt by US Stock Market Losses Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 3:42 PM ET

    The yen hit its lowest levels in around two months against both the dollar and euro on Monday, as risk-seeking investors took advantage of cheap Japanese borrowing costs to fund purchases of high-return assets.

  • I didn’t make a big deal about it a few weeks ago, when I heard that Countrywide was launching a public relations blitz after months and months of negative publicity and talk of massive layoffs at the massive mortgage lender.

  • Trichet Begs for Verbal Discipline on Euro Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 12:41 AM ET

    Verbal discipline is key for the smooth functioning of currency markets, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet tells CNBC Frankfurt correspondent Silvia Wadhwa in an exclusive interview, a veiled plea to European leaders to stand by the ECB.

  • Dollar Higher on Strong U.S. Retail Sales Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 4:41 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The dollar snapped a three-day decline against the euro and gained on the yen Friday, as solid September retail sales suggested U.S. consumers continue to spend despite a weak housing sector.