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  • Fed's Yellen Says Growth Outlook Uncertain Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

    San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that economic prospects for the United States are "unusually uncertain," with growth "at best" at a crawl.

  • PIMCO's Gross: Food, Energy Are Key to Inflation Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 10:57 AM ET

    Measuring inflation without including food and energy costs no longer makes sense, PIMCO Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • Intel Boosts Nasdaq; Earnings Lift Mood Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher on optimism triggered by Intel's positive outlook, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq showing strong gains, and two major banks posted results that were better than expected, casting some hope that battered financials may be turning the corner.

  • Inflation Heating Up Despite A Modest Gain in March Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    Over the past 12 months, consumer inflation is up by 4%, reflecting a 17% surge in energy costs and a 4.4% rise in food prices.

  • Consumer Prices Rise Less than Forecast in March Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 8:53 AM ET

    US consumer prices rose 0.3% in March, slightly less than expected as cheaper clothing helped hold down overall prices despite a modest rebound in energy prices, a Labor Department report showed.

  • Most Americans Say Now Is Good Time to Buy a House Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 8:24 AM ET

    A majority of Americans think now is a good time to buy a home, although few believe the U.S. economy can escape a recession, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll.

  • Euro Zone Inflation Rises, Euro Hits Record High Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 6:47 AM ET

    Surging energy and food prices pushed euro zone inflation to a new high of 3.6 percent in March, boosting the euro to a record high against the dollar on fading chances of a ECB rate cut in the near term.

  • China Inflation Eases, Economic Growth Slower Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 4:30 AM ET
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    China's surging inflation and rapid economic growth have eased slightly amid government efforts to end food shortages and cool an investment boom, according to data reported Wednesday.

  • Inflation Fears to Focus on Consumer Price Report Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 5:02 PM ET

    Strong U.S. producer price growth in March may bode ill for Wednesday's reading on inflation at the broader consumer level, even though the two measures do not always move in lock-step.

  • A home is advertised for sale at a foreclosure auction in Pasadena, California.

    An interesting tidbit from this month's RealtyTrac foreclosure report. The online service provides data on default notices, auction notices and bank reposessions, as well as lists foreclosed properties for a fee.

  • Inflation Is Becoming a Big Problem For Economy, Fed Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    The growing inflation pressures are occurring at a time when the overall economy is slowing and many analysts believe may have toppled into a recession.

  • Wholesale Prices Soar 1.1% on Food, Energy Costs Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 10:22 AM ET

    Producer prices advanced by a more-than-expected 1.1% in March after energy costs jumped, Labor Department data showed, but core inflation at the producer level was more subdued.

  • With Sky-High Rates, Is Iceland Worth a Gamble? Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 2:52 AM ET

    Investors looking for high returns and not afraid of volatility may want to look to Iceland for opportunities as the country starts to rebound from a sharp correction.

  • Foreclosure Crisis: Now I know Why There Is One Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:41 PM ET

    I'm always asking myself the same question as I cover this seemingly endless housing crisis: if so many programs with so many lenders are working their darndest to save troubled borrowers, then why do we even have a foreclosure crisis?

  • Import Prices Rise More than Expected in March Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 8:38 AM ET
    Containers are loaded and unloaded Wednesday, April 11, 2007  at the New York Container Terminal in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Director of Homeland Security's  Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Vayl Oxford toured the Advanced Spectroscopic Portals installed at the New York Container Terminal on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    U.S. import prices rose by a more-than-expected 2.8 percent in March as petroleum prices jumped 9.1 percent, a Labor Department report showed Friday.

  • Japan Wants Clear G7 Message on Financial Stability Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    Japan wants the Group of Seven rich nations to show a clear determination to ensure financial system stability as global markets remain turbulent, Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Thursday.

  • Dow, S&P Snap Losing Streak, Helped by Techs Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P 500 snapped a two-day losing streak Thursday, led by technology stocks after an upgrade on the chip sector.

  • Intel, Wal-Mart Help Boost Stocks Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 3:02 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday, helped by an upgrade on the chip sector and increased forecasts from two Dow components.

  • Forget This House--It's NOT For Sale After All (Update) Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 2:25 PM ET

    Update: Oops..seems this isn't real after all. The email that got sent around has been exposed as a fraud according to an article in the New York Daily News. This house is in Toronto and NOT for sale.

  • CEOs Expect Lower US Growth This Year: Survey Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    U.S. chief executives have lowered their expectations for domestic growth this year, but held their overall business outlook steady.