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  • 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
  • Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson

    There's a lot of talk on the Hill today about raising the conforming loan limit for Fannie and Freddie from its current $417,000. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said, "There is little question that allowing the GSEs to securitize jumbo mortgages would give a short term lift, which would be helpful to a segment of the housing market that has shown some recent improvement but is not functioning as normal."

  • Bernanke: Fed Will Act To Curb Fallout of Credit Ills Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 1:54 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress the credit crisis has created "significant market stress" and offered fresh assurances that regulators would take steps to curb fallout from the mortgage mess.

  • Greenback at 30-Year Low vs. Canadian Dollar Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 1:00 PM ET
    American Dollar and Canadian Dollar

    The Canadian dollar hit parity with the U.S. dollar for the first time in 31 years Thursday, capping a 62 percent rise from 2002 on the back of booming commodity prices and a deepening disenchantment with the greenback.

  • Old Ma Bell Just Got Sexy Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 11:35 AM ET

    Thanks to iPhone mania and a hefty yield, AT&T is just the kind of stock investors want in this environment.

  • Inside Ben Bernanke's Brain Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    Is Ben Bernanke more aggressive than Greenspan by nature? Does inflation still worry him? In Wednesday’s Face 2 Face go inside Ben's brain with someone who knows Bernanke well.

  • King Denies Policy U-Turn in Northern Rock Case Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 10:11 AM ET

    The Bank of England denied on Thursday it had performed a U-turn over its stance on not bailing out markets in the Northern Rock case.

  • Full Text of Ben Bernanke's Speech on Subprime Lending Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 9:31 AM ET

    The following is the full transcript of the speech made by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Sept. 20, 2007, before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Financial Services,  on the subject of subprime mortgage lending and mitigating foreclosures.

  • U.K. August Retail Sales Beat Forecasts Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 4:54 AM ET

    British retail sales volumes rose more strongly than expected in August but retailers had to slash prices for a second consecutive month to lure in  customers, official data showed on Thursday.

  • Bernanke Back in the Hot Seat Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 10:12 PM ET

    Two days after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke got a vote of confidence from the markets for the Fed's half point rate cut, he and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson head to Capital Hill for a hearing on the mortgage mess. They appear before the House Financial Services Committee starting at 10 a.m. Thursday.

  • Wall Street Gets a Shot of Confidence Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 10:01 PM ET

    The stock market's got some of its swagger back. Flush with a new infusion of confidence, investors will carry that into Wednesday. Before the opening bell on Wall Street, we'll get a look at consumer inflation data, August housing starts and  another big broker's earnings. But there certainly should be some afterglow from Tuesday's Fed-fired rally cooked into the start of trading.

  • Golden Goldman and Greenspan "Unplugged" Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 7:26 PM ET

    Chatter on the street is that Goldman Sachs can't help but beat Wall Street's estimates when it reports earnings tomorrow. For that reason, it's one of the few in the brokerage group still holding onto gains at the close. Goldman stock closed up 2.5%. Bear Stearns, also reporting tomorrow, fell 3%. Morgan Stanley was down 2% after a disappointing report this morning, and Lehman was down a half a percent. Merrill Lynch though was 1% higher.