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  • Merck Drags on Dow; Airline Stocks Rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday amid concerns about interest rates and a slide in consumer confidence. Merck dragged on the Dow industrials after the FDA rejected a key cholesterol drug.

  • Reader Poll: How Are You Spending Stimulus Check? Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 1:05 PM ET

    Depending on how much of the economic stimulus check is promptly spent -- and on what -- it could mean the difference between the U.S. economy eking out marginal growth in the coming months or slipping into a deep recession.

  • Foreclosure Time Bomb

    I want to bring your attention to a disturbing little sub-number in today’s quarterly foreclosure report from California-based RealtyTrac. RealtyTrac reports “foreclosure activity,” which covers default notices, auctions sale notices and bank repossessions.

  • Higher Gas Prices Eat Up Much of Stimulus Check Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 10:49 AM ET
    Gas station in San Francisco.

    As the U.S. Treasury races to get rebate checks to households, higher gasoline prices are  blunting the economic impact of the $152 billion stimulus package.

  • Stocks Resume Descent After Confidence Drop Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 10:33 AM ET

    Stocks were indicated to open slightly lower Tuesday, but big moves are unlikely until the Federal Reserve announces its decision on interest rates on Wednesday.

  • Fed Expected to Make Small Rate Cut, Then Pause Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 10:21 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve looks set to deliver a small interest rate cut on Wednesday, though the central bank could signal that this is the last in a cycle.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: Fed Countdown Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 8:34 PM ET

    Tuesday could be another wait-and-see day in the markets as investors count down to the Fed's Wednesday afternoon interest rate announcement. But it may be earnings news that has the biggest sway over stocks.

  • Forget Fed Watch Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    Wall Street’s on the edge of its seat ahead of Wednesday’s interest-rate announcement. You should be on the phone with your broker.

  • Stocks End Flat Amid Fed Jitters Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat Monday as concerns about the Federal Reserve's rate decision in a couple of days kept a lid on activity generated by merger buzz.

  • Dollar's Strength Tied to Economy, Not Fed Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 4:18 PM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The U.S. dollar may lurch higher on Wednesday if the Federal Reserve signals an end to its campaign of slashing interest rates, but a rally would soon fizzle if April's jobs report comes in well below forecasts.

  • The Fed Needs To Stop Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    The Fed needs to stop cutting interest rates and halt the run on the dollar. They can do this by announcing a lengthy pause in their interest rate statement due out this Wednesday at 2:15 pm.

  • Fed Jitters Keep a Lid on Index Gains Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks ticked higher Monday amid merger buzz but index gains were modest as the market awaits the Federal Reserve's rate decision later this week.

  • Massachusetts home

    Tomorrow the folks at S&P/Case Shiller will report the monthly prices in the nation’s top ten and top twenty metro markets. Every time I report these numbers I get any number of critics arguing that the fall in home prices is really concentrated in only a few large cities in the nation, most of them in California and Florida.

  • French Finance Minister Puts Pressure on ECB Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    The disparity between U.S. and euro zone interest rates is starting to cause problems, French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC Monday, adding that Europe’s rampant inflation will ease.

  • Financials Skid After 'Sell' Note; Wrigley Rises Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Stocks retreated after an early pop Monday as the early market buzz was all about deals and deal makers.

  • Buffett: Recession Is Here For People on Main Street Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 10:34 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    The US economy indeed has entered into a recession, even if the traditional indicators aren't showing it yet, billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett said.

  • Interest Rates Uncertainty Hangs Over US Stocks Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 | 6:37 PM ET

    The stock market will likely start the week on a hesitant note with Wall Street facing the first Federal Reserve interest-rate decision in many months not knowing that a cut is likely guaranteed.

  • The Case For Ending Interest Rate Cuts Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    If the U.S. Federal Reserve wants to restrain oil and food prices and help downtrodden consumers, the best thing it can do is stop cutting interest rates.

  • My Work Is Done Here Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 6:04 PM ET

    If Bernanke cuts rates one more time as expected on Wednesday, what will it mean for stocks?

  • Stocks Up for the Week as Dollar Gains Ground Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 5:45 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher for the week, helping major indexes transcend recent highs, as financials gained and the dollar showed signs of recovery.