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  • Inflation Heating Up, But Some Think It Won't Last Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 8:38 AM ET

    Costlier energy and food helped push July prices up, but  oil prices have begun to decline and analysts hope that the worst might be over.

  • Euro Zone Economy Shrinks for First Time Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 6:56 AM ET

    The euro zone economy recorded its first ever contraction in the second quarter, pulled down by falling activity in its biggest economies, which could lead to a technical recession.

  • Chinese Factory Output Slows on Exports, Prices Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 11:42 PM ET
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    China's industrial output growth slowed to 14.7% in the year to July, a 19-month low, as manufacturers struggled with weakening export demand and rising input costs, the government said on Thursday.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 9:42 PM ET

    Stocks will be on inflation watch Thursday.  Volatile trading in oil and commodities promises to spill into the stock market again. On Wednesday, energy and other commodities rose, reversing a selling trend and worrying investors, who have been hoping for a reprieve from inflation.

  • Toll Brothers

    So how do you report a 34 percent drop in revenue, a 35% drop in net contracts and a nearly 20% cancellation rate and still come out as the darling of the home building analysts? Welcome to today’s housing market.

  • Is Now the Time to Buy Risky Corporate Bonds? Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 11:27 AM ET

    High-yield corporate bonds are set to make good returns and are a more attractive way of buying into the credit space than bank shares which remain very volatile, Charlie Morris, manager of global trend fund at HSBC Investments told CNBC Wednesday.

  • 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.