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  • Small Business Confidence at Lowest Since 1980 Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 8:51 AM ET

    Small business owner confidence in the U.S. economy deteriorated to its lowest in 28 years, according to a survey released Tuesday.

  • Fed's Rosengren: Impact of Energy Costs Not Yet Seen Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 8:26 AM ET

    Rising food and energy costs are still trickling through the economy, complicating the outlook for inflation, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said on Tuesday.

  • Doll: Fed Doesn't Want to Raise Rates Any Time Soon Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 7:44 AM ET

    The worst of the credit crunch is over, but the Federal Reserve is likely to keep interest rates on hold for a long time despite a surge in oil prices, as the U.S. economy still has to prove it is stabilizing, money manager Bob Doll said on Tuesday.

  • Bernanke: Energy Prices Raise Inflation Risks Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 8:15 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Monday sounded a warning over soaring energy costs and said the central bank would "strongly resist" any tendency for an inflationary psychology to take hold.

  • Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson  declined to rule out intervening in currency markets to stabilize the dollar, but said strong economic fundamentals would "shine through."

  • Bush: Strong Dollar is in U.S. Interest Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 8:13 AM ET

    President Bush said Monday a strong dollar was in the interest of the United States and the global economy, and that energy prices were high.

  • Lehman Downgrades Euro Stocks, Raises US Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 3:43 AM ET

    Lehman Brothers downgraded continental European stocks to "underweight" from "overweight," while raising U.S. equities to "overweight" from "underweight."

  • Japan Firms Borrow More to Cover Materials Costs Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 12:02 AM ET
    Japanese Flag

    Japanese bank lending in May rose at its fastest annual pace in more than a year, as firms borrowed more to cover rising energy and material costs, but economists said the rise did not signal a stronger economy.

  • Celebrity Foreclosures: Enough Already! Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 12:36 PM ET
    Celebrity Foreclosures

    It seems like over the past few months, the media just can’t get enough of showing swanky celeb estates in foreclosure. "Look! They're in trouble just like everybody else!" They are not everybody else.

  • Silvia's Blog ... Trichet's Bunnies Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 7:55 PM ET

    Not an ENTIRELY serious blog about the ECB, monetary policy and Eurozone rate prospects. Correction: an entirely UNserious blog in vague connection with the ECB and no connection with monetary policy at all. Although... you never know. (And, sorry: no juicy tales about Playgirl of the Month being introduced to spice up ECB monthly reports, either.)

  • Home Foreclosures: How Many People Are Beyond Help? Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:07 PM ET
    Foreclosed California home

    I'm sitting outside an abandoned foreclosure in Manassas,VA today, and honestly I don't know what to make of this neighborhood. There are for sale and foreclosure signs literally on every block.

  • Euro Stocks End Lower on Hawkish Trichet Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 11:46 AM ET

    European stocks ended lower on Thursday, falling for a second day in a row after ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet left the door open to an interest rate hike in July.

  • Lacker: Fed May Have Made Financial Markets Worse Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
    Jeffrey Lacker

    Fed intervention to calm financial market panic runs a risk of encouraging more reckless behavior and may make matters worse in the future, a top Fed policy-maker said

  • Europe Preview: Why a Rate Hike Is a Good Idea Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 6:14 AM ET

    A cut, given inflation rates, would simply make it more likely that we would enter recession at some point. If prices keep rising significantly, then the fiscal and monetary response will have to be more drastic somewhere down the road.

  • US Won't Match Japan's '90s Slump: Fed's Lockhart Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 5:42 AM ET

    The United States will not experience a protracted period of economic weakness like Japan did in the 1990s, but the U.S. financial system is hurt by a lack of clear information about banks, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said Wednesday.

  • Bank of England 'Caught' Not 'Paralyzed' Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 5:24 AM ET

    The recent downturn in the UK economy is likely keeping Bank of England hawks at bay, according to former Monetary Policy Committee member Charles Goodhart, CBE.

  • Poll: Should Britain Adopt the Euro? Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 2:31 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's 10th anniversary may have been marred by high inflation, but the euro's show of strength over the past nine months has been impressive.

  • Mad Mail: Will the Fed Raise Rates? Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 6:33 PM ET

    Plus, concerns about First Solar, and oil's affect on natural gas prices.

  • Bernanke: Inflation a Problem But Not a 1970s Spiral Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 3:09 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Fed Chairman Bernanke said policy-makers were concerned by signs of rising long-term inflation expectations but did not see a dangerous wage-price inflation spiral developing.

  • My Day At A Foreclosure Call-In Center Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 1:10 PM ET
    Ed McMahon

    I know everyone is gasping today over news that Ed McMahon is over a half a million dollars behind on his mortgage, but he's really not all that different from these callers, give or take a few million dollars in income.