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  • Japan Jobless Rate Rises, Spending Falls in June Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 8:59 PM ET
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    Japan's jobless rate rose in June to a near two-year high and household spending fell again from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday, in a sign of further trouble for an economy already battered by surging energy costs.

  • Economic Headwinds Increasing: Fed's Stern Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 4:14 AM ET
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    Inflation is a concern in the United States and headwinds to economic growth may be  picking up, Minneapolis Fed President Gary Stern said in a newspaper interview published on Monday.

  • China to Use Interest Rates to Steer Economy Sunday, 27 Jul 2008 | 9:08 PM ET
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    China will use a variety of tools, including interest rates, to stabilize growth and keep the world's fourth-largest economy on an even keel, the central bank said on Sunday.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 7:18 PM ET
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    Like a sailing ship waiting for the wind to shift, the stock market could drift as it focuses on oil, economic data and earnings reports in the week ahead.

  • Home prices continuing to drop.

    A curious report this morning from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce: New homes sales fell 0.6% in June from the month before. Why curious? Because all the numbers in the game changed.

  • Consumer Confidence Rebounds in July Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 10:06 AM ET
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    US consumer sentiment recovered from early 1980s lows in July as Americans received tax rebate checks, but remained pressured by high gasoline prices and falling home values.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 8:48 PM ET

    Stocks go into Friday facing important manufacturing and housing data and, of course, more turbulence.

  • South Korea's Economy Grows 0.8%, Beats Forecasts Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 8:32 PM ET
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    South Korea's economy grew slightly more than expected in the second quarter on robust exports, data showed on Friday, which analysts said cleared the central bank to hike interest rates next month to curb inflation.

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    While everyone busies themselves today parsing the existing homes data from the National Association of Realtors: sales down 2.6 percent in June, inventories spiking up again to an 11.1 month supply, and prices falling 6.1 percent, I need to focus on something that wasn’t in the table of this particular report.

  • SEC Plans to Broaden Curbs on Short Sales: Cox Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    The top U.S. securities regulator remains steadfast in a plan to broaden an emergency rule to curb abusive short selling despite opposition from the hedge fund industry and other short sellers.

  • European Economic Data Reveals Bleak Picture Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 5:30 AM ET

    The euro zone economy appears to be taking a hammering as a key business survey released on Thursday painted a deteriorating picture, coming in well below analysts' expectations.

  • Singapore's MAS Ups 2008 Inflation View to 6% - 7% Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 1:10 AM ET
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    Singapore's central bank on Thursday raised its 2008 consumer price inflation forecast to 6% - 7% from 5% - 6% and said it expected price pressures to remain elevated despite a slowdown this year in economic growth.

  • Japan Exports Fall for First Time in Nearly 5 Years Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 9:48 PM ET
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    Japan's exports unexpectedly fell in June for the first time in nearly five years, trade data showed on Thursday, in a sign that U.S. economic troubles ensuing from a mortgage market debacle are dampening demand in China and other emerging economies.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 9:25 PM ET

    Oil's move to a six-week low has been cheering the stock market, but the question is for how long?

  • Wednesday's Top Videos: Rates, Cramer & More Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    See what Beijing is doing to tackle its air pollution problems and listen to a CEO's comments on New York's real estate business. Following are today's top videos:

  • Fed Sees More Sluggish Growth, Rising Inflation Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 2:03 PM ET

    The pace of U.S. economic activity slowed somewhat through mid-July and price pressures were elevated or increasing across the country, the Federal Reserve said.

  • Housing Bill: The New And The Old Of It All Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    In a vote of no confidence in the housing market, President Bush this morning revoked his threat to veto the housing rescue bill, which is making its way to a vote on the House floor today.

  • Australia's Core Inflation Hits 17-Year High Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 11:32 PM ET
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    Core inflation in Australia accelerated to its fastest annual pace in 17 years last quarter as the cost of fuel, financing and rents all climbed, suggesting interest rates would have to stay high for some time to come.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 9:08 PM ET

    Oil's trend lower has whipped up buying in stocks and could do the same Wednesday, if a string of major blue chips' earnings don't disappoint before the opening bell.

  • Pickens: Not Pushing Energy Plan to Make Money Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Oilman T. Boone Pickens says he's pushing his alternative energy proposal to Congress not because he wants to make money through his own businesses, but because he knows how to solve the nation's energy problem.