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  • 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.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 10:05 PM ET

    Ding, dong Dell. The computer marker's after hours earnings miss could put a dent in tech in Friday's quiet, pre-holiday session.

  • Japan Inflation Hits Decade High, Production Rises Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 9:04 PM ET

    Japanese inflation hit a new decade-high in July, topping market expectations and reinforcing views that high oil and food prices are dealing a blow to consumers as Japan faces a likely recession.

  • Poll: Who's Got the Best Rescue Net? Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 9:15 AM ET

    Governments across the world are grappling with how to boost dwindling economic growth, designing rescue packages aimed at fending off recession. Which country do you think is doing the best job?

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 9:49 PM ET

    Thursday's markets will be quiet, but there are a few important undercurrents investors are watching.

  • Foreclosure Prevention Picking Up Speed Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 4:01 PM ET
    Foreclosure

    New numbers are out today from the Hope Now Alliance. You may remember last fall, when Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced this new effort, bringing together mortgage servicers, counselors and investors to help borrowers in trouble.

  • Las Vegas Shaken By Economic 'Earthquake' Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 10:51 AM ET
    Bellagio Hotel

    Thunder rolled across Las Vegas in a sudden downpour Monday, a literal representation of the perfect storm that has rocked Sin City.

  • Virtual Banks Explained. Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 8:33 AM ET

    Believe it or not, web-only banks have the same protection as their traditional counterparts. And often times, they're better deals.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 10:07 PM ET

    Stocks could slog around again Wednesday as the final days of summer fade and trading volume fades away as well.

  • Confessions from a Car Dealer’s Backroom Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 3:24 PM ET

    A former insider and an industry expert explain how to steer clear of financing tricks.

  • Text: FOMC Minutes Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 2:13 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the minutes released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its July 24 meeting on interest rate policy:

  • Fed Minutes: Next Move Is to Boost Interest Rates Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 2:12 PM ET

    Most Fed officials thought interest rates weren't too low at the August meeting, but they also expected their next move would be to boost rates, minutes show.

  • Home Prices Turning Up in Spots Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    First, let me say that I don’t believe in month-to-month data when it comes to the housing market; I think it’s far too volatile, whether it’s prices, sales or even mortgage applications (the mortgage bankers issue a three-month moving average, which is much more accurate). That said, I want to talk about home prices today...

  • Existing Home Sales Rise (Curb Your Enthusiasm) Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 3:43 PM ET
    Existing home sales rising

    I was heartened to learn Monday that there is actually a price point at which buyers are willing to get back into today’s housing market -- despite the fact that economists, builders and the CEOs of Fannie and Freddie all say that house prices will continue to fall. But don't pop the champagne corks just yet.

  • Jackson Hole Roundup: Pimco, BlackRock & More Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    As U.S. Fed chiefs met in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to discuss ways of preventing another credit crisis, CNBC's Steve Liesman asked top economic minds for their insight on the government's actions.

  • Bernanke: Rates May Stay Low As Inflation Eases Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 10:14 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal  Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the Fed should be able to keep interest rates low for some time, as the recent drop in commodity prices should reduce the threat of inflation.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:50 PM ET

    It's hard to say whether Wall Street's fear of itself or rising oil prices will be more of an impediment for stocks this week. Both of those trends were apparent Tuesday and could continue to hang over the market Wednesday.