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  • BOJ Keeps Rates on Hold, Seen Warning of Risks Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | 9:57 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan left interest rates unchanged as expected on Tuesday, as fear of a U.S. recession sent stocks tumbling around the world, with the central bank poised to warn of slower growth in an economic review due out in a few hours.

  • Unity on Need for Stimulus, but Still Room for Debate Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    President Bush ocomments on the US Economy from the White House, with Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right.

    Agreement between the White House and Congress that the stumbling U.S. economy needs help was a big first step but it was clear Saturday there was room for sparring over crafting a rescue package.

  • Bear Market Looms As Major Indexes Keep Falling Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Major U.S. indexes have broken key technical support levels, leaving the stock market vulnerable to further declines and the turbulence could get worse, according to chart watchers.

  • Why Stock Market's Selloff Is Likely to Continue Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Forget rate cuts and stimulus packages. In Wall Street's eyes, the recession is already here and the credit crunch is far from over.

  • Housing: Buy? Re-Fi? Question Is, Who Can Qualify? Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 1:06 PM ET

    We’re talking today about what will get buyers back into the market, especially when all the so-called experts we put on the air say that prices are going to continue to fall through the rest of 2008 in the bulk of the nation’s housing markets.

  • Rate Cuts Are "Quite Possible": Fed's Lacker Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 10:07 AM ET

    Weaker U.S. growth means that more interest rate cuts are "quite possible" but inflation is also still a risk, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said Friday.

  • Consumers Cheered Up a Bit in Early January Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 10:05 AM ET

    U.S. consumers' mood brightened a bit in January, defying expectations driven by the constant drumbeat of talk about a possible recession, weak jobs market and falling stock prices.

  • Stimulus Plan, Rate Cuts May Be Too Little, Too Late Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 4:32 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Wall Street is sending a clear message to Washington: an economic stimulus plan and Fed  rate cuts are too little, too late.

  • Stimulus Package Won't Do Very Much For Housing Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 1:20 PM ET

    I’m very glad that the chairman of the Federal Reserve thinks the economy needs a stimulus package. Yep, the idea of a potential tax rebate check is a great thing for those of us who are having trouble meeting that monthly gas bill or paying for the sundries at the Stop and Shop

  • Bernanke Backs Tax Cuts, Economic Stimulus Plan Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Chairman Bernanke told lawmakers that extending tax cuts put in place during the Bush administration could have a positive long-term effect on the economy.

  • Fed Chief Likely to Remain Stingy With Rate Cuts Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 10:10 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Most analysts say Fed Chairman Bernanke will move cautiously even if the Fed cuts interest rates by half a percentage point at its Jan. 29-30 meeting, as many now expect.

  • Housing Starts Skid, But Jobless Claims Ease Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 10:06 AM ET

    U.S. home building projects started in December fell by 14.2 percent to the lowest pace inmore than 16 years, but jobless claims fell unexpectedly last week.

  • Fed, Gov't Officials Warn of Economic Slowdown Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

    A Federal Reserve official and a state secretary warned Thursday the slowdown in the U.S. economy was quickening, because of weak housing prices, falling stock prices and rising energy costs.

  • Fed's Chairman Appears Open To Stimulus Package Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 6:35 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Fed Chairman Bernanke has indicated he is open to congressional and White House efforts to develop a rescue package to avert a recession.

  • Vienna Calling Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 5:41 AM ET

    The Austrian capital is the city where the old EU meets the new EU. Teeming with international organizations, it's also the city that was the first to foray into Eastern European banking and the destination for tasty pastry.

  • Chartology: Flirting With Disaster Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 10:21 PM ET

    The S&P 500 broke down below its February 2007 low in Wednesday’s late day sell-off. Does the market's action signal more pain ahead?

  • Australia's Jobless Rate Falls in December Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 9:18 PM ET

    Employment in Australia recorded another solid rise in December while the jobless rate fell by  more than expected, underlining a domestic case for a rise in interest rates, even as a troubled global outlook argued against one.

  • Housing Crisis: I'm Offering A Glimmer Of Hope Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 5:38 PM ET

    The home builders appear to be stuck, unwilling to say that anything is going to get better any time soon. The National Association of Home Builders puts out a monthly “sentiment” index, and so far it’s been stuck on the very low end for a very long time. They are not anticipating improvement until at least the second half of 2008.

  • Economic Stimulus Plan Gains Traction in Congress Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 3:46 PM ET
    Shopper with bags

    Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House  agreed to develop a bipartisan economic stimulus plan to help avert a possible recession.

  • Bernanke: Stimulus Plan Needed for Economy Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 2:34 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wants Congress to act quickly to pass an economic stimulus package, Sen. Charles Schumer told CNBC.