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  • Fed Mandate Leads to Temptation: Ex-C.Banker Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    The dual mandate of the Federal Reserve is "too complicated a job for central banks to do, where the temptation to act opportunistically becomes almost irresistible," while inflation-targeting is the right objective for a central bank, former MPC member Professor Willem Buiter told CNBC Europe in a television interview.

  • BoE Holds Rates Despite Stalling UK Economy Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 8:07 AM ET

    The Bank of England held interest rates steady at 5 percent Thursday, as widely expected, despite growing evidence that the UK economy is close to slipping into recession.

  • Scam Alert: CashCall.com Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 8:51 PM ET

    This cash lender is not what it says it is.

  • Florida's Housing Woes: Banks With "Troubled" Exposure Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    Some interesting intelligence from one of the ground zeroes of the housing market: Florida. Paul Miller of FBR published some financial “ramblings” (his word not mine) on a recent trip to Florida’s West Coast.

  • Rising Unemployment May Deepen US Housing Slump Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    Little attention has been paid to what a recession and spike in unemployment would do to an already battered  housing market.

  • The Euro's Weakness Is Here to Stay: Analysts Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:50 AM ET

    Even if the European Central Bank holds rates on Thursday the euro's supremacy on the currency markets is close to an end, analysts said on Wednesday.

  • Poll: Which Currency Will Emerge a Winner? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:28 AM ET

    The European Central Bank looks set to leave rates on hold on Thursday but the move is unlikely to contribute to a strengthening of the euro, as the signs of weakness in the euro zone economy intensify.  Vote on which currency will gain the most by the end of the year.

  • How Low Can the Pound Go? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:20 AM ET

    As the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee meets this week to decide on interest rates, the world's oldest currency still in use is under attack.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 10:02 PM ET

    Stocks are challenged to hold their ground, and will have a tough time breaking out of the bear's hold this month.

  • Foreclosures 'Moderating'? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    It’s not over, and it’s not really getting that much better, but for the past few weeks I’ve been seeing that word pop up in an awful lot of different reports and indicators: “moderating.” In a Tuesday report from The Warren Group, which tracks foreclosure data in New England and thereabouts, it came up again.

  • Two Fed Bank Chiefs Sought Discount Rate Hike Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 2:12 PM ET

    Directors at the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and Dallas sought quarter percentage-point hikes in the discount rate in late June through July to keep inflation at bay, Fed documents released on Tuesday showed.

  • Euro Zone PPI Jumps Less Than Expected in July Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 6:24 AM ET

    Euro zone producer prices jumped in July on surging oil prices, data showed, but less than expected by markets watching for signs of easing inflationary pressure that would make room for an ECB rate cut.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 9:12 PM ET

    Wall Street will get back to business fast Tuesday as it assesses the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav and starts to consider the first of a number of important economic reports this week.

  • Australia Exports, Profits Reap Resource Bonanza Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 12:26 AM ET
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    Australia's current account deficit shrank by a third last quarter thanks to booming resource exports, though trade still proved a slight drag on economic growth.

  • China's Official August PMI Contracts for 2nd Month Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 12:08 AM ET
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    China's manufacturing sector contracted for the second straight month in August, an official survey showed, but a dramatic easing in input price pressures offered some relief. 

  • The Week Ahead: Wall Street Watches Gustav Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 5:56 PM ET

    Gustav has unfurled a wall of worry for stocks in the week ahead.

  • Affordability -- And Why It’s Not Improving Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    You might think that with headlines that shout about plummeting home prices that the silver line to this cloud over housing would be affordability. Lower prices mean more people can buy houses, right? Wrong. Here's why.

  • Michael Phelps Fuels the Condo Market Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 11:43 AM ET

    Not that he needs anymore, but yet another kudo to Michael Phelps for doing his part in the housing recovery. Instead of heading for La-La-Land, where all those cameras await, or for a spicier set-up in South Beach, the millionaire medal man reportedly decided to sink $1.69 million into his hometown of Baltimore.

  • We'll be Worse Off Whoever's President: Jim Rogers Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    Neither of the two contenders for president understands the economy and they are likely to cause more problems than they would solve, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Jim Rogers holdings, told "Squawk Box Europe" on Friday.

  • Fire Bernanke, Hire Trichet: Jim Rogers Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 6:01 AM ET

    The head of the European Central Bank should be running the Federal Reserve because he is doing a better job at protecting his economy, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told "Squawk Box Europe" on Friday.