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  • Dollar Hits Fourth New Low in Four Days vs. Euro Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 5:48 PM ET

    The dollar hit a new record low against the euro Tuesday as a surprise plunge in U.S. consumer confidence to nearly two-year lows raised expectations of another Federal Reserve interest rate cut next month.

  • Home Foreclosures: Only Thing 'Funny' Is The Money Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 5:15 PM ET

    There's nothing funny about today's post, other than the funny money that went into mortgages. I am on the ground on Henry Long Blvd. in Stockton, CA. This is truly the epicenter of the foreclosure earthquake. I would say one out of every eight homes in this neighborhood is for sale: and you know which ones are vacant because the lawns are dead.

  • How Much Worse Can Housing Slump Get? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 3:51 PM ET

    There was more bad news for the housing sector Tuesday. Both sales and prices of existing homes continued to fall, while inventories rose.

  • Credit Crisis: Causing Concern For Consumers? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 3:11 PM ET

    Consumer crisis or not, we're three months and counting until Christmas. Americans will still shop for the holidays but the question is just where they'll buy and how much they'll pay for this year's presents. Will we have a merry or mediocre Christmas?

  • Gloom Over Holiday Sales May Be Overdone Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 3:10 PM ET
    Shopper with Bloomingdales Bags

    High energy prices, the housing slump and worries about a recession may not have as much impact on holiday sales.

  • Dollar Hits New Low vs. Euro on Rate Cut Qualms Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 5:02 PM ET

    The dollar hit a record low against the euro for the third straight session Monday, amid fears that a deepening housing slump could rein in economic growth and trigger more cuts in U.S. interest rates

  • Bonds Close Slightly Up as Stocks Dip Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 4:08 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury prices finished mostly higher Monday, shaking off an early decline and benefiting from a downturn in the stock market. In general, stocks have risen while Treasurys have been driven lower in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision last week to reduce official rates by a full half percentage point.

  • Fisher: Fed Tiller Can Steer Either Way Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 2:57 PM ET
  • The text from a speech given by Ben Bernanke on "Education and Economic Competitiveness" in Washington D.C. on September 24, 2007.

  • GSE Loan Limit Exceptions: Are They Really Fair? Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 12:55 PM ET

    I was waiting to see who did it first. I figured it was between California and Florida, and I was right. California wins. Last Thursday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote a letter to Congressional leaders asking for a state exception to the GSE conforming loan limit ($417,000).

  • Credit Crunch Unlikely to Let Up Soon, IMF Warns Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 12:32 PM ET

    Turmoil in global credit and money markets will likely continue as investors worry about the size of financial losses and where they might appear, the International Monetary Fund warned Monday.

  • Not So Fast On Weak Dollar Concerns Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    There's a lot of concern about whether a weaker dollar could cause higher U.S. inflation, but CNBC’s Steve Liesman says not so fast.

  • U.S. Mortgage Default Rate Stabilizing Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 7:41 AM ET
    A home is advertised for sale at a foreclosure auction in Pasadena, California.

    The default rate on U.S. mortgages is stabilizing, an American housing official said Monday, adding she didn't expect last week's cut in U.S. interest rates to significantly affect the number of defaults.

  • The Fast Money Misfires Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 9:20 PM ET

    Sometimes a stock is hot and other time it just burns. Following are the Fast Money misfires.

  • Stocks, Housing And A 'Halo' Dominate Week Ahead Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 4:42 PM ET

    Like an orchestra tuning up, financial markets are trying to find the right pitch after the Fed's big rate move. The market moves have been dramatic, and for the time being, it's likely they'll continue that way.

  • Making Money Across America: Denver -- Video Roundup Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 2:18 PM ET

    “Power Lunch” is in Denver, looking at diverse Rocky Mountain success stories that range from real estate to air travel to a new breed of Mexican fast-food restaurants.

  • Dollar Remains Near Recent Lows; Euro Steadies Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 11:34 AM ET

    The dollar rose marginally from a 15-year low against a basket of currencies Friday, as investors debated whether the U.S. currency's decline has gone too far, too fast.

  • Gold Makes a 22-Year High; Manduca Says Buy More! Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 11:12 AM ET

    What is the retail equity investor to do? By most measures the retail investor in Europe has not participated in the bull market. This market isn't exhibiting classic signs of peaking and it doesn't look terribly expensive on traditional metrics. But who is stepping up to buy? The moderately risk-averse are reading daily Northern Rock headlines and are not keen to participate.

  • Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn, who has opposed setting inflation targets at the U.S. central bank, Friday said inflation goals can hold expectations steady and provide workers and businesses more certainty about the course of inflation.

  • Dollar Dips, Oil Boils, Metals Shine Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 4:56 PM ET