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  • Stop Trading!: Cramer's #1 Tech Stock Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 3:38 PM ET

    There aren't many buys in tech right now, but this stock could have the best quarter in the sector.

  • See What People Are Saying About... Bernanke's Fed Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 12:54 PM ET

    The federal government’s policy of the last several years," writes Fast Money fan Mark C., "has given us the dot com bubble...

  • Bad Housing Price Numbers And Where They Come From Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

    S&P C-S looks at prices in the top ten and top twenty markets, and those indexes are down 16.3 percent and 15.3 percent respectively on an annual basis for April. The OFHEO index shows prices nationwide down 4.7 percent from a year ago.

  • Fed Preview: No Rate Hike, But Inflation a Big Worry Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 11:25 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Borrowing costs are likely to hold steady as the Federal Reserve tries to avoid both stirring inflation and stifling a fragile economy.

  • Consumer Confidence Tumbles to 16-Year Low Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    US consumer confidence fell in June to its lowest in 16 years as high inflation continued to sap confidence and pushed expectations for the future to a record low.

  • Ireland Set for Recession This Year: ESRI Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 6:25 AM ET

    Ireland will this year see its first recession since 1983, but recovery will be faster than when the economy shrank then, a government-funded research body said on Tuesday.

  • Confronting Inflation on Separate Continents Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 4:55 AM ET

    In the view of a central banker, the worst thing about skyrocketing food and energy prices is not their rise, but that most people think higher prices are here to stay, the New York Times reported.

  • Bernanke On Balance Beam Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 6:09 PM ET

    What's the trade ahead of Wednesday's Fed Decision? Find out from one of the most outspoken strategists on the Street!

  • Job Losses Likely to Grow, Fueling Economic Gloom Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    Unemployment, which has been relatively benign during the economic downturn, is expected to become a bigger problem.

  • Harvard and Housing: A Silver Lining? Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 1:21 PM ET

    How about a silver lining in the housing crisis? According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ “State of the Nation’s Housing 2008,” things are bad now, but social trends will save the day. Here's why...

  • Surging Oil Prices Put Fed In a Bind on Interest Rates Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    The unrelenting rise in oil prices has put  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in the precarious position of trying to talk down inflation without raising interest rates.

  • No More Fed Rate Cuts, Says Moody's: Report Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 2:29 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve cannot lower interest rates at the moment, given high oil prices and the spectre of inflation, John Lonski, chief economist at Moody's rating agency, told La Repubblica newspaper.

  • UK House Prices Fall on Property Glut Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 1:35 AM ET

    The average asking price of a UK property fell in June as mortgage providers cherry-picked customers and competing properties outnumbered buyers by 15 to 1, property advertiser web site Rightmove, one of Britain's biggest, said.

  • Fast & Furious Trades: Oil, Nike, Fed Meeting... Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

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  • What Kind Of Bird Is Bernanke? Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 6:07 PM ET

    Dove or Hawk? How will the Fed set policy during the two-day meeting beginning Tuesday?

  • A Plus Side To The Housing Market After All Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 2:09 PM ET

    I like to think I know everything about home prices, but I learned a few things from Prof. Chip Case at a conference yesterday (one of the men behind the Case-Shiller Home Price Index).

  • Toll Brothers

    Bob Toll doesn't buy the numbers from Commerce. The CEO of Toll Bros. says there's no way new home sales are running as high as the census bean counters claim because they don't include cancellations which are still running around 30 percent.

  • Fed Talks Up Interest Rates—And Housing Gets Hit Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 3:16 PM ET
    Home Construction

    The Fed's recent tough talk on inflation has pushed up some longer-term interest rates, hitting the economy in one of its tenderest spots— housing.

  • CFO Bill Wheat says they want to sell $400 million worth of land, the bulk of it in Florida, California, Arizona and New Mexico. That would get them to a three year supply.

  • More BofA Builders Conference: Home Supply Discrepancy? Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 10:15 AM ET
    Home Construction

    Still here at the BofA homebuilders conference. I met with an analyst down in the lobby from a competing investment bank. He's here meeting with reps from the builders and just did Ryland. He says they told him, "We have nothing positive to say about the housing market."