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  • Fed Rate-Cut Rally Could Recede Quickly Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 7:41 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers the board's Monetary Policy Report to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington Wednesday, July 19, 2006. "The recent rise in inflation is of concern," and possible increases in the prices of oil as well as other raw materials "remain a risk to the inflation outlook," Bernanke said. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

    Like the tides, the wave of good feelings that swept over Wall Street and Main Street with the Federal Reserve's big rate cut could ebb just as quickly.

  • BoE Unanimous on Steady Rates at September Meeting Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 6:35 AM ET

    All nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep interest rates at 5.75% earlier this month, judging it was too soon to tell how financial market troubles would play out.

  • Brighter Mood Spurs BASF, Schering-Plough Bond Plans Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 5:44 AM ET

    German chemical company BASF plans to sell a 7-year euro benchmark bond, one of the banks managing the sale said on Wednesday, as the outlook for credit markets brightened.

  • Bank of Japan Leaves Rates Unchanged After Fed's Easing Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 1:32 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan kept interest rates unchanged as expected on Wednesday, hours after the U.S. central bank slashed rates by a hefty half-percentage point to try to shield the U.S. economy from a housing slump and market turmoil.

  • Australia Government Warns Banks Not to Raise Home Rates Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 12:59 AM ET

    Australia's Treasurer Peter Costello on Wednesday warned the country's major banks not to raise their mortgage rates to maintain margins in the face of higher borrowing costs in markets.

  • Fed Rate Cut: Did The Move Create Fear? Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 4:37 PM ET

    The Fed's double-barreled rate cut was a surprise, even to traders who wanted a deep cut. But it is already igniting the back-of-mind fear that the Fed had to be very aggressive to head off some unknown economic problems.

  • Video Roundup: Rate Cut Verdict Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve acted Tuesday, cutting the fed funds rate and the discount rate by a half-percentage point each.  Oil jumped to a new high as the news was announced and immediately afterwards, stocks rallied in the strongest reaction to a Fed move since 2001. With the Fed funds rate now at 4.75 percent and the discount rate at 5.25 percent, where will the market go? CNBC's experts weighed in.

  • Fed Surprises Investors With Steep Rate Cuts Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 3:52 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, President Bush's top economic adviser, speaks in the Oval Office at the White House after Bush named him to take over the Federal Reserve from retiring Alan Greenspan, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 24, 2005. It was the third time in as many years the president has turned to the 51-year-old Bernanke for a sensitive post. Bush named him to the Fed board in 2002, then made him chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers earlier this year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    The Fed cut two key interest rates by half a point, seeking to prevent a steep housing slump and turbulent financial markets from triggering a recession.

  • Dollar Hits Record Low Against Euro After Fed Cut Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 3:23 PM ET

    The dollar touched a record low versus the euro on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve cut the U.S. benchmark lending rate by half a percentage point, the first cut in four years, in a bid to boost the U.S. economy.

  • Stop Trading!: Bernanke's Blessing Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 3:21 PM ET

    A month ago the Fed had no idea, Cramer said. But Tuesday's surprise rate cut has redeemed the central bank.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Treasury prices fell sharply Tuesday as investors celebrating the Federal Reserve's half-point cut in interest rates yanked their money out of bonds and shifted it to the stock market.

  • Federal Open Market Committee Statement Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 2:22 PM ET

    The statement released by the FOMC after lowering rates.

  • Warren Buffett tells CNBC that when it comes to stock investing, he "doesn't care" if the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates.  Read a transcript of his comments to Becky Quick about the Fed, his investing strategies, and the price of oil.

  • Northern Rock Says Customers Come Back Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 12:26 PM ET
    Customers line up to enter a Northern Rock branch in Bromley, in south-east London, 14 September 2007.

    Embattled British bank Northern Rock said a majority of customer calls it had received on Tuesday were to reinvest money in accounts, and queues for cash withdrawal were considerably down from past days.

  • European Stocks Rally, Close Higher on Fed Hopes Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 12:17 PM ET

    European stocks rallied Tuesday, closing higher, with investors cheered by the prospect of a U.S. Federal Reserve rate cut and encouraged by the British government's intervention to reassure Northern Rock bank depositors.

  • CNBC Survey: Fed to Cut Quarter-Point Today Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 12:05 PM ET

    The nation's top money managers, investment strategists and professional economists  overwhelmingly expect the Fed to lower the federal funds rate a quarter-point, to 5%.

  • Fed Speak And Your Mortgage: Some Expert Talk Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 10:58 AM ET
    Bill Seidman

    Since we’re all "Fed, Fed, Fed," it behooves me to weigh in on how a Fed rate cut would affect mortgage interest rates, not to mention the current mortgage despair spiral, as lenders run for cover and investors turn up their collective noses. From everything I hear, it’s not going to do much in the short term, but rather than hear it from me...

  • Video Roundup: Waiting On The Fed Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers are meeting today in one of the most closely watched central bank conferences in years. The Fed is slated to release its rate-cut decision at 2:15pm ET. CNBC asked the experts what they expect the Fed to do -- and what impact it will have on the economy and markets.

  • What's The Fed Trade? Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 10:09 AM ET

    Tuesday Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve will hold their most important meeting in seven years. The afternoon decision on interest rates will likely make for the biggest trading day of the year. Find out how our traders are playing it -  both ahead and after the news.

  • Wholesale Prices Tumble On Lower Energy Costs Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 10:05 AM ET
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    The Labor Department said it was the largest fall in producer prices since a 1.5 percent dip in October 2006.