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  • New Home Sales Plummet -- But Prices Up?! Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 4:24 PM ET

    I've never claimed to be an economist (just play one on TV), but I have held a few yard sales in my time, so this I know: If something isn't selling, lower the price. So how can new home sales be reportedly dropping 9 percent while the price of a new home rose month-to-month from $229,500 to $239,100?!

  • Pakistan's Instability Poses Fresh Investment Risks Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 12:57 PM ET
    Benazir Bhutto

    Pakistan's brief period as a destination for adventurous investors seems over for now, as the killing of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto brings fresh instability to an already volatile nuclear-armed nation.

  • After-Christmas Sales? Not at Home Builders Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 12:06 PM ET
    KB Home Sales Center

    So I was clicking through all the sale spams in my inbox this morning -- from all the major retailers -- offering me 25 to 60 percent off on cashmere items, plasma TVs, sateen sheets and unwanted DVDs. Suddenly it occurred to me that one group of retailers was conspicuously absent: America’s big home builders.

  • Consumer Confidence Up Slightly in December Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 10:06 AM ET

    U.S. consumer confidence rose slightly in December with a marginal improvement in the outlook for business conditions, employment and inflation, according to a private report on Thursday.

  • US Mortgage Applications Sink to Year Low Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 7:12 AM ET

    U.S. mortgage applications sank last week to the lowest level since the end of last year despite falling borrowing costs, an industry trade group said Thursday.

  • Euro Shares Seen Rising with Commodities Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 1:22 AM ET

    European stocks were set to rise on Thursday, as higher commodity prices lend support to shares of mining and energy companies but volumes could remain thin as many investors stayed away for the holiday.

  • This is a transcript and video clip of the second part of Warren Buffett's live interview this morning on Squawk on the Street with CNBC's Becky Quick.  In this section, Buffett talks about the super-SIV proposal, the Bush administration's plan to encourage lenders to freeze some variable mortgage rates and about why he supports Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for president.

  • Home Prices Plummet: No Pain, No Gain? Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 1:02 PM ET

    The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices out today couldn’t be more telling of what’s going on in the housing market now -- and more importantly, where it’s headed: Prices are in free fall.

  • Out Of The Office Today Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 2:21 PM ET

    I'm out of the office today, but I'll be back -- and blogging -- on Wednesday. Happy Holidays!

  • One Shopping Day 'til Christmas... Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 9:34 AM ET
    Claire Vissichelli of South Setauket pushes a shopping cart inside of a Wal-Mart in South Setauket, N.Y., shortly after the store opened at 5 a.m., Friday, Nov. 25, 2005. The nation's retailers are set to usher in the 2005 holiday shopping season with the usual come-ons_deep discounts and expanded hours_ along with a slew of stores offering early bird specials for the first time. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)

    Down to the final 24 hours, more or less, of shopping before Christmas... We'll get the first reports on how "super" this Super Saturday's sales were when ShopperTrak releases its initial numbers by 3pm ET today

  • Euro Shares Seen Rising in Shortened Session Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 1:29 AM ET

    European stocks were seen edging higher on Monday in a shortened session before the Christmas break, adding to Friday's lofty gains after stronger-than-expected U.S. consumer spending data eased worries over the outlook for the world's biggest economy.

  • Japan's Cabinet Approves New Budget, Spending Sunday, 23 Dec 2007 | 11:57 PM ET

    Japan's cabinet approved an 83.06 trillion yen budget on Monday for the fiscal year from April, featuring an increase in social security spending as the population ages and a modest cut in new debt issuance.

  • Government Faces Mortgage Crisis Sunday, 23 Dec 2007 | 12:58 PM ET

    After a slow and stumbling start, official Washington is scrambling to try to prevent the unfolding mortgage crisis from pushing the country into recession during an election year. There is a strong feeling, though, that the government will need to do more to avert a financial disaster.

  • HUD's Reply to My 'Fuzzy Math' Query Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    The folks at HUD felt that my blog of yesterday left out some key points, namely, their side of the story, so I am happy to post a reply directly from them.

  • As we spend the end of the year debating the merits of the various plans to save the subprime borrower, I need to add a dose of reality to the Realty Check: On December 6th, when President Bush announced the brand new Paulson Plan to freeze certain subprime mortgages at their “teaser” rates, a little factoid got lost in the shuffle, and the trouble with this factoid is that it’s not exactly a fact.

  • Economy Is Showing More Weakness--And Inflation Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 10:10 AM ET

    The economy is continuing to show further signs of weakness and rising inflation, according to the latest government reports.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 10:32 PM ET

    Oracle's strong earnings could give some tech names a bounce Thursday though markets are again being haunted by credit worries, and another Wall Street firm is set to report earnings before the bell.

  • Japan November Exports Rise, But US Worries Linger Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 8:40 PM ET

    Japan's exports rose steadily in November from a year earlier but shipments to the United States fell for the third straight month, reinforcing worries that slower U.S. growth will have a broader impact on Japan's economy next year.

  • Two news items that have me scratching my new hair: An apparent drop in foreclosure filings in November and some truly dismal earnings from New Jersey-based home builder Hovnanian. First to the foreclosure report, which comes from RealtyTrac.

  • Cash-Starved Banks Jam The Fed's First Auction Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 11:10 AM ET

    Cash-strapped banks took the Federal Reserve up on its offer of $20 billion in short-term loans to help them overcome credit problems, but the interest rate wasn't as low as some had hoped.

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