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  • Futures Take Strength from Global Gains Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a substantial gain at the open Tuesday, following Monday's late selloff, as international markets rebounded and investors pondered the effect of an upcoming expected interest-rate cut.

  • Laddering CDs to Increase Your Returns Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 9:23 PM ET

    How this approach could pay off for your investments.

  • Yes, New Home Sales Rise, But Watch Out For The Spin Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    Every time a new report is issued in the housing market these days, I get at least a dozen interpretations in my In box within a matter of minutes.

  • Nervous Investors Awaiting Two Big Events Next Week Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    Next week is expected to mark the start of the US economy’s entry into recession and the end of the Fed’s conventional monetary policy.

  • Existing Home Sales—Don't Trust The 'Bounce' Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 1:13 PM ET
    Homes

    I won’t deny today’s existing home sales numbers from the National Association of Realtors were a bright spot in an otherwise, dare I say, ridiculous economy, but I also won’t deny the fact that these numbers are likely unsustainable.

  • Crescenzi: Fed Help Coming For Commercial Paper Market Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 4:52 PM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    For a sixth week, the total amount of commercial paper outstanding plunged, falling $61.5 billion to $1.449 trillion in the week ended Wednesday. Three weeks ago, the commercial paper market contracted a record $94.9 billion. Cumulative declines for the six weeks total about $365 billion.

  • How to Stop Foreclosures--Try A Little TV! Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 12:29 PM ET
    Foreclosed Home

    So I was going to write more today about foreclosures, given that we’ve got more numbers showing just how much worse things are getting, but then I got an email that I just had to share, well, a string of emails.

  • Greenspan, Others Face Grilling Over Financial Crisis Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 4:30 AM ET
    On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Lawmakers have called key players from the past and present to congressional hearings in an effort to find out what caused the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s and determine how the government plans to get the nation out of the mess.

  • Housing Forecasts Too Cloudy...Even To Forecast Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 2:37 PM ET

    I've spent much of my week at conferences. First at the Mortgage Bankers Association and today at the National Association of Home Builders Construction Forecast Conference. I'm struck with the similarities: first that attendance appears to be pretty low at both.

  • If Recession Is Now Here, Just How Bad Can It Get? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    The big debate now is how deep and how long the recession will be. The short answer is bad enough and probably the worst in 25 years.

  • Layoffs Keep Growing: Merck, Yahoo Slash Jobs Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    The cruel earnings season for the American worker intensified Wednesday as more companies announced layoffs.

  • Recession Will Last At Least Two Years: Roubini Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    The US economy is entering a two-year recession that will be longer and deeper than previously feared, said Nouriel Roubini, a well-known economist and professor at New York University.

  • Web Extra: Is Now the Time to Refinance? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 9:27 PM ET

    Watch the exclusive video to see what Carmen has to say.

  • New Life for Stimulus Bill, But What Would Be In It? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 11:46 AM ET

    Democrats in Congress say any new economic stimulus bill would probably include road and bridge construction, help for state budgets and maybe new tax rebates.

  • Fed May Tap $540 Billion To Help Out Money Funds Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 10:46 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The Fed could lend up to $540 billion in a new facility aimed at restoring liquidity for money market funds,  Fed officials said.

  • Housing Bailout Will Be Next on Agenda Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 2:24 PM ET

    Economists say the best bang for the buck will come from helping housing,  not another tax cut or extended unemployment benefits.

  • NY & NJ Governors See Tough Times Ahead Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    New York Governor David Patterson and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine sounded off on the economy, Wall Street and regulation on Monday.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 7:18 PM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange executes a trade with his NYSE E-Broker.

    A slight thaw in the credit freeze could warm up some cautious buying in battered stocks in the week ahead.

  • Fannie Fires Back On Not Helping Home Owners Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 10:22 AM ET

    Yesterday, on TV, I did a few stories about how the big government bailout (TARP) is having some unfortunate and unintended consequences on troubled borrowers.

  • Market Insider: No Two Bears are the Same Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 10:49 PM ET

    We've all been searching for road maps from the past to help guide us through these current, scary market conditions.