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  • Fed Is Hoping to Talk Down Inflation, Not Boost Rates Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 2:54 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve hopes tough talk on inflation will do the job of moderating price increases, giving it room to avoid raising interest rates.

  • Stocks Struggle to Hold Gains; Coke Leads Dow Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 2:38 PM ET

    Stocks ticked higher Tuesday as the rally started in bank stocks and then filtered into the broader market.

  • Dow Attempts Gains as Banks Rally Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    Blue chips tried to muster an advance Tuesday, encouraged by a rally in bank stocks, but comments from Bernanke hung over the market like a cloud.

  • Bernanke Inflation Warning Fans Worries of Rate Hike Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 1:10 PM ET

    World stocks hit their lowest in almost two months, major government bonds tumbled and the dollar jumped after the Fed chief fired another warning on inflation.

  • Pending Home Sales Rise, But Prices Fall Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Yes, it's good news that people appear to be buying homes again, but even the NAR admits they're buying homes in the areas where prices have fallen the most. More houses are becoming affordable, but prices are still in a downward spiral.

  • NAR’s Pending Home Sales: Something’s Amiss Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    Back in 2006 the Pending Home Sales Index tracked closely with the real Existing Home Sales numbers, showing that contracts signed did in fact jibe with real closed sales. But come summer of last year (and the start of the credit crisis), you can see those lines diverge, and they’re still going.

  • Bernanke Crimps Stocks; Banks Rally Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    Stocks opoened lower Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said late Monday high energy prices risk increasing inflation.

  • Fed's Fisher: Weak Dollar Feeds Inflation Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:17 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve will not allow inflation to get out of control and is aware of the danger that a weaker dollar could feed into higher prices, one of its top policy-makers said.

  • 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.