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  • Harvard and Housing: A Silver Lining? Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 1:21 PM ET

    How about a silver lining in the housing crisis? According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ “State of the Nation’s Housing 2008,” things are bad now, but social trends will save the day. Here's why...

  • Surging Oil Prices Put Fed In a Bind on Interest Rates Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    The unrelenting rise in oil prices has put  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in the precarious position of trying to talk down inflation without raising interest rates.

  • No More Fed Rate Cuts, Says Moody's: Report Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 2:29 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve cannot lower interest rates at the moment, given high oil prices and the spectre of inflation, John Lonski, chief economist at Moody's rating agency, told La Repubblica newspaper.

  • UK House Prices Fall on Property Glut Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 1:35 AM ET

    The average asking price of a UK property fell in June as mortgage providers cherry-picked customers and competing properties outnumbered buyers by 15 to 1, property advertiser web site Rightmove, one of Britain's biggest, said.

  • Fast & Furious Trades: Oil, Nike, Fed Meeting... Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades. Now we bring you even more Fast ways to trade tomorrow's market moving events.

  • What Kind Of Bird Is Bernanke? Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 6:07 PM ET

    Dove or Hawk? How will the Fed set policy during the two-day meeting beginning Tuesday?

  • A Plus Side To The Housing Market After All Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 2:09 PM ET

    I like to think I know everything about home prices, but I learned a few things from Prof. Chip Case at a conference yesterday (one of the men behind the Case-Shiller Home Price Index).

  • Toll Brothers

    Bob Toll doesn't buy the numbers from Commerce. The CEO of Toll Bros. says there's no way new home sales are running as high as the census bean counters claim because they don't include cancellations which are still running around 30 percent.

  • Fed Talks Up Interest Rates—And Housing Gets Hit Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 3:16 PM ET
    Home Construction

    The Fed's recent tough talk on inflation has pushed up some longer-term interest rates, hitting the economy in one of its tenderest spots— housing.

  • CFO Bill Wheat says they want to sell $400 million worth of land, the bulk of it in Florida, California, Arizona and New Mexico. That would get them to a three year supply.

  • More BofA Builders Conference: Home Supply Discrepancy? Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 10:15 AM ET
    Home Construction

    Still here at the BofA homebuilders conference. I met with an analyst down in the lobby from a competing investment bank. He's here meeting with reps from the builders and just did Ryland. He says they told him, "We have nothing positive to say about the housing market."

  • Factories Languish as Costs Surge to 28-Year High Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    Factory activity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region slowed further in June, a survey showed Thursday.

  • Centex

    I'm working the Bank of America home building conference in New York today, moderating the lunch panel and sitting in on presentations by the major builders.

  • Deputy Governor Gieve Quits Bank of England Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 7:50 PM ET

    Bank of England Deputy Governor John Gieve announced on Wednesday he will quit prematurely next year just as the government unveiled the biggest shake-up of the central bank's financial stability remit in more than a decade.

  • Trump: Oil Companies 'Ripping Off This Country' Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 7:56 AM ET
    Donald Trump

    Oil companies are fixing the price of oil and should suffer penalties, according to developer Donald Trump.

  • Housing Starts Fall: Why That's A Good Thing Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

    With inventories of new homes at a record high, really nobody should be putting a shovel in the ground unless it’s already pre-ordered and pre-bought. I know that’s not exactly what a big public home builder wants to hear. They build homes for a living, I get that.

  • Core Inflation Slows, Even as Producer Prices Rise Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 8:39 AM ET

    US producer prices rose by a larger-than-expected 1.4% in May after another jump in energy prices, but core inflation at the producer level moderated as forecast.

  • UK Inflation Surges But BoE Cools Rate Rise Outlook Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 7:39 AM ET

    Britain's inflation rate rose in May to its highest since the Labour government came to power in 1997 but the Bank of England played down the risk of early interest rate rises by saying the path for rates was still "uncertain."

  • German Business Sentiment Falls Sharply in June Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 6:11 AM ET

    German investor sentiment about the outlook for Europe's largest economy fell by much more than expected in June, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Europeans Go Online to Stop ECB Rate Hike Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 3:25 AM ET

    An online petition urging the European Central Bank not to raise interest rates in July is gaining ground, with people from France, Spain, Italy but also from English-speaking countries adding their signatures.