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  • Paulson, Mozilo And A Simple Wrist Slap Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    I have to admit I don’t know much about our nation’s Treasury Secretary. I do know that he followed orders from his boss today, and met with some of the country’s largest mortgage lenders. It’s all part of President Bush’s “Foreclosure Avoidance Initiative,” that he announced less than two weeks ago.

  • Home Loan Demand Rises For Second Straight Week Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 1:04 PM ET

    Market analysts, however, say data on mortgage applications may be artificially inflated because prospective borrowers have been filing multiple applications to obtain a single loan due to widespread tightening of lending standards resulting from a sharp rise in defaults in the subprime mortgage market, which caters to borrowers with poor credit histories.

  • Housing Woes May Push U.S. Near Recession: Forecast Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 12:46 PM ET

    Ongoing weakness in the housing market will push the national economy to the brink of recession, but growth in other areas should put the country back on a slow road to recovery by 2009, according to an economic forecast released Wednesday.

  • Bank of England's King Refuses to Bail Out Banks Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 9:28 AM ET

    Bank of England Governor Mervyn King stood firm against bailing out struggling banks on Wednesday, but hinted that interest rates had reached their peak as he made his first comments since the credit crisis swept global markets.

  • Bulls Or Bears: Who Has It Right? Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 8:41 AM ET

    I've often remarked that retailers and financials are trading like a recession is already on, but industrials, techs and materials are trading like the global economy may be slowing slightly but is still holding up...who's right? The odd thing is that both may have it right.

  • Forecast: Housing to Push U.S. to Brink of Recession Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 4:48 AM ET

    Ongoing weakness in the housing market will push the national economy to the brink of recession, but growth in other areas should put the country back on a slow road to recovery by 2009, according to an economic forecast released Wednesday.

  • ECB'S Trichet On State Of Economies Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 1:29 PM ET

    The markets found few immediate take aways in the comments of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke today which largely focused on the current account deficit and the global savings glut. But if you wanted to hear the thoughts of a top central banker on the state of the economy...

  • Bernanke Offers No Clues About Possible Rate Cut Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 11:27 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on monetary policy. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. and other countries must work together to correct the global imbalance of trade and investment, offering no clue about a rate cut at the Fed's Sept. 18 meeting.

  • Blitzing Bernanke Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 10:39 AM ET

    If the U.S. economy goes into a recession, investors are going to need some strong defensive stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Cramer’s Jock Stocks Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 10:37 AM ET

    Forget the nerds at the Fed. Investors are better off banking with these fantasy picks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Trade Gap Narrows in July to $59.2 Billion Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 9:48 AM ET

    The U.S. trade deficit narrowed slightly in July as exports continued to grow this year at a stronger pace than imports, even though both categories set records, a Commerce Department report showed on Tuesday.

  • Stocks Get a Lift, Street on Fed Watch Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Wall Street is counting down to next week's Fed meeting and not much else is influencing trading. Stocks are readying for a higher opening as investors wait for a speech from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke later this morning and watch the action at OPEC.

  • Housing Crisis: Lawyers Get Hired As Others 'Fired' Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 3:58 PM ET

    During the recent housing boom, which is broadly defined as starting in January of 2003 and taking a turn for the worst in April of 2006, the economy added 1.29 million housing-related jobs (according to Moody’s Economy.com). Since that April, the sector has so far lost about 300,000 jobs, but many fear the worst is yet to come.

  • Fed Can Help U.S. Avoid Recession: Economists Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 2:41 PM ET

    Economists are clearly worried about the U.S. falling into a recession, but they also believe the Federal Reserve can help prevent one by cutting interest rates.

  • Fed's Fisher: Economy Weathering Housing Troubles Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 1:30 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher on Monday said the U.S. economy appears to be weathering troubles in housing and financial markets, but it was uncertain how things will play out.

  • Janet Yellen's Speech to the NABE Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 11:10 AM ET

    The prepared text from Janet Yellen's speech to the National Association for Business Economics’ Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California

  • How Low Will Ben Go? Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    The horrid jobs report Friday gave The Fed every reason to lower rates at its next meeting on September 18, but how much relief is needed? Futures markets place a 75% chance that The Fed will cut by half a percentage point. How low will Ben go and what's the trade as he cuts?

  • Stocks Tentative, Dollar Tumbles Further Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 7:44 AM ET

    Stocks greet the new week with some trepidation and search for direction ahead of the open. European markets are slightly lower after an overnight selloff in most Asian markets, with Japan down 2.2%. Major exporting stocks led the decline in Tokyo.

  • Wall Street Awaits Fed Announcement Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 3:23 PM ET

    There are 6 1/2 trading sessions until the Federal Reserve says for certain whether it's lowering interest rates. They're apt to be some of the most anxiety-ridden times on Wall Street in years.

  • Video Roundup: What Investors Should Do Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 5:38 PM ET

    CNBC talks to the the experts about what investors should do in this market.