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  • Markets Slip on Strong U.S. Jobs Report--Why? Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | 10:08 AM ET

    The Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 are down this morning after a better-than-expected jobs report. That’s right, healthy employment numbers have caused a dip in the market. Traders appear to be more concerned with the Fed these days, and the robust report could mean there's no rate cut in the near future. William O’Neil’s Stephen Porpora can’t understand why everyone is so surprised. He appeared on "Squawk on the Street."

  • Dollar Up Against Major Currencies Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | 1:12 PM ET

    The dollar built on Wednesday's gains versus most major currencies this morning, as investors bet that talk of nearer-term interest rate cuts in the U.S.  had been overdone.

  • Fed Minutes Show Inflation Remained A Major Concern Wednesday, 3 Jan 2007 | 4:16 PM ET

    U.S. Federal Reserve officials agreed at their December meeting inflation was the predominant concern, but some felt the "subdued tone" of economic data meant risks to growth had increased, minutes released on Wednesday show.

  • Fed Meeting Minutes: Growth A New Concern Wednesday, 3 Jan 2007 | 2:57 PM ET

    The Federal Open Market Committee released the minutes from its Dec. 12 meeting this afternoon. The language sounds about the same as the last Fed check-in, that inflation is still a concern. But the report notes that several members of the FOMC are worried about economic growth. Erin Burnett hosted two top analysts on “Street Signs” to debate the issue – is inflation inevitable?

  • Fed Minutes Take Dollar Lower Wednesday, 3 Jan 2007 | 2:32 PM ET

    The dollar slipped against the euro and yen after minutes of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on Dec. 12 indicated the central bank sees the downside risks to economic growth have increased.

  • Dollar Starts New Year on a Weak Note Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | 4:15 PM ET

    The dollar declined across the board on Tuesday, while the euro rallied as investors began  the new year hunting currencies with rising yields.

  • REITs: Analysts See Continued Profits in 2007 Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    As we've noted before--the U.S. housing market had its up and down in 2006. But when it comes to REITs (real estate investment trusts)--they did incredibly well--up on average of 35% for 2006. As we've been asking the question in other economic areas today--we ask if that kind of return will continue for REITs in 2007? Most say yes. John Wenker is portfolio manager for First American Real Estate and Michael Grupe is Executive VP of Research at NAREIT.

  • Analyst: No Soft Landing For U.S. Economy Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    Not everyone is predicting a rosy economic scenario for 2007. There are some who think we could have some hard times this year. One of those is Emanuel Balarie. He's senior market strategist at Wisdom Financial. On "Power Lunch," Balarie says the U.S. housing market is still a concern. In fact, he says that besides housing---recession and inflation are major concerns as well.

  • CNBC'S Domm: Our "Crystal Ball" For 2007 Saturday, 30 Dec 2006 | 7:14 AM ET

    Showing up for the first trading day of the New Year is a little like arriving for the first day of school. Good grades from last year no longer count, and the books are no longer relevant. That feeling is especially strong when the old year rang in some very comfortable double digit gains for stocks, and the path to the next year's profits is not so clear. The first week of 2007 is awash in data, including the Friday jobs report, auto sales, retailers'.....

  • No Stopping The Euro, No Relief For The Dollar Friday, 29 Dec 2006 | 3:36 PM ET

    The euro hit record highs against the yen for a second day Friday, supported by expectations the European Central Bank will keep raising nterest rates, while the dollar weakened in holiday-thinned trading.

  • Dollar Finishes Down But Above Early Lows Thursday, 28 Dec 2006 | 4:41 PM ET

    The dollar slipped Thursday but pared its losses after stronger-than-expected data suggested a far more resilient U.S. economy than a recent run of reports had indicated.

  • Don’t Fear Oil, Housing Prices: Economist Thursday, 28 Dec 2006 | 1:57 PM ET

    In an exclusive cnbc.com interview, Global Insight Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh tells CNBC’s Rebecca Jarvis why he thinks fears of a 2007 recession are “completely off the mark.”

  • Two Views On Market Drivers Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | 4:47 PM ET

    Bob Milliken of BB&T Asset Management and Jim Paulsen of Wells Capital Management gave CNBC’s Bob Pisani their predictions for the new year.

  • Dollar Down but Pares Losses Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | 2:04 PM ET

    The dollar was largely down against other major currencies, although a surprisingly strong rise in new home sales helped the dollar reverse some of its losses.

  • Market Maven: Dow Could Pass 15,000 in '07 Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | 1:32 PM ET

    There's been a lot of speculation in the market lately that we've come so far so fast a correction is inevitable. But not according to our "market maven" -- Hennessey Funds President Neil Hennessey. On "Power Lunch," he said the Dow could jump as much as 20% next year, surpassing 15,000 on the upside.

  • U.S. Dollar Strengthens Against Yen Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | 3:44 PM ET

    The dollar strengthened against the yen, hitting two-month highs Tuesday, on weak Japanese inflation and spending data, while the greenback remained flat against other major currencies in holiday-thinned trading.

  • Strong Consumer Data Rallies The Dollar Friday, 22 Dec 2006 | 10:26 AM ET

    The dollar moved higher against the major currencies after the University of Michigan's final December consumer sentiment reading beat forecasts. The dollar rallied to its highest level against the yen in nearly two months.

  • Dollar Flat Against Euro in Thin Pre-Holiday Trading Thursday, 21 Dec 2006 | 5:42 PM ET

    The dollar finished flat against the euro and little changed against the yen as trade thinned and investors wound up their books ahead of the holidays.

  • Dollar Gains In Light Trading Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 | 4:06 PM ET

    The dollar edged up amid light trading volume on Wednesday as dealers prepared for a possible rebound later in the week when U.S. economic data is released.

  • The Teflon Dow: Will Nothing Stick? Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 | 1:13 PM ET

    The market has shrugged off all kinds of bad news in the last 6 months setting 21 new highs since October. Can the Teflon Dow continue? On “Power Lunch” CNBC’s Bill Griffeth asked Hugh Johnson, Chairman and CIO at Johnson-Illington Advisors and Malcolm Polley, CIO at Stewart Capital Advisors.