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  • US Benefits From Worries About the Global Economy Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    An August poll of fund managers  showed a shift in favor of U.S. assets with a more positive attitude towards the dollar.

  • BoE sees UK Inflation Peaking at 4.8% by Year End Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 6:13 AM ET

    The Bank of England signalled today that interest rates in the UK will remain on hold for the coming two years if it is to bring inflation back to target even though the economy will be teetering on the edge of recession.

  • Chinese Shoppers Go on Record Spending Spree Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 11:43 PM ET
    China Retail

    Chinese shoppers turned in a gold-medal performance in July as annual growth in retail sales accelerated to a record 23.3 percent on the back of rising incomes.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 10:05 PM ET

    Stocks should continue to take most of their cues from oil and the dollar Wednesday, but July retail sales data could also be key.

  • Japan's Economy Contracts, Adds to Recession Fears Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:17 PM ET
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    Japan's economy contracted 0.6% in the second quarter, reinforcing views that the world's No.2 economy has slipped into recession after its longest postwar expansion. 

  • Fed's Lacker: Inflation Bigger Risk than Recession Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 5:51 PM ET
    Federal Reserve

    The U.S. economy may yet slip into recession, but inflation is an even bigger risk given the "exceptionally'' stimulative stance of monetary policy, Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker said Tuesday.

  • Foreclosures in a Football Field Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
    New England Patriots' stadium

    It’s still pre-season for football, but on Tuesday in New England, the Patriots' stadium will be open. It’s not for football and it’s not for fans -- it’s for borrowers in danger of losing their homes and for the mortgage lenders and banks who hold or service their loans.

  • Credit Cards 101: Tips For Teens And Parents Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    Credit cards and college students are a dangerous combination.    And with the start of college just days away, it's not too late for a quick primer course.  By senior year, nine out of ten have at least one credit card with an avearge  outstanding balance of  $2,864.

  • Editor's Introduction: Credit Is Money, Debt Is Not Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    Many incomes are flat or down. The same goes for Investment portfolios. In many parts of the country, your house isn't worth what it used to be. People are losing their jobs, homes or both. Living with debt and credit has become a high-stakes, high anxiety balancing act. This special report will help you.

  • Debt Consolidation Has Its Pitfalls Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:49 PM ET

    With more Americans taking on more debt, debt consolidation may seem like a good way out. If so, do it sooner, rather than later and beware of these common mistakes.

  • Companies Want To Make Your Problem Their Business Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:42 PM ET

    If you’re one of the many American’s with bad credit, a credit repair service probably sound pretty appealing. But can they really fix your credit? The short answer is no. Here's why.

  • You Can Live Debt Free (Kind Of) Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    Is it practical or even possible in modern day America to eliminate debt entirely? It just takes discipline, sacrifice and a more liberal definition of what constitutes personal debt. Here's what we mean.

  • Six Steps To Restoring Your Credit Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:31 PM ET

    Luckily, if your credit rating is less than worthy, there are steps you can take to redeem yourself. First and foremost, start making payments on time.

  • Confidence in UK Housing Recovers Slightly: RICS Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 8:03 AM ET

    Confidence in the UK real-estate sector showed tentative signs of recovery in July, but the lack of mortgage liquidity is likely to cause further price declines as banks continue to protect their balance sheets, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors said Tuesday. 

  • UK Inflation Is an Illusion Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 6:40 AM ET

    Inflation in the UK rose 4.4 percent in July according to the latest consumer price index (CPI) data and the Bank of England's own inflation outlook released Wednesday is sure to paint a similar picture.

  • Australia Business Conditions Toughest in 7 Years Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:09 AM ET
    Austrailia, Austrailian Flag

    A key measure of Australian business conditions hit its lowest level in seven years in July as firms reported falling sales and profitability, adding to the case for an urgent cut in official interest rates.

  • China's July Consumer Inflation Falls to 10-Month Low Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 11:38 PM ET
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    China's consumer price inflation fell to a 10-month low of 6.3 percent in July from 7.1 percent in June as last year's surge in the cost of food continued to unwind, the government said on Tuesday.

  • Japan Wholesale Inflation Jumps to 7.1% Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 10:29 PM ET
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    Japanese annual wholesale price inflation jumped to 7.1 percent in July, a 27-year high and well above expectations, adding to fears that high energy and commodity costs are squeezing firms and pushing the economy into recession.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 9:00 PM ET

    Stocks are likely to follow the dollar, commodities trade again Tuesday, with little economic news to drive direction early.

  • Drop in Oil Prices May Not Boost US Economy Much Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 2:54 PM ET

    Oil inflicts heavy economic pain on the way up, but a slower and smaller benefit on the way down.