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  • Stocks End Higher After Another Wild Session Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 5:02 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher after another volatile session, helped by a rally among energy shares as oil soared to a record high close of $98 a barrel.

  • Exclusive: Treasury May Discuss National Sales Tax Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 1:51 PM ET

    A U.S. Treasury report on ways to cut corporate taxes will include discussion of a national sales tax, a senior Treasury official told CNBC.

  • I guess it shouldn’t be surprising, but the numbers for Freddie Mac's third quarter losses are really phenomenal. One analyst we called this morning said, “Freddie is a disaster,” and he said we could quote him on that. I won’t, but here’s what’s so striking to me.

  • Housing Outlook Still Gloomy Despite New Building Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 12:15 PM ET

    Groundbreaking for U.S. housing rebounded in October but permits for future building hit a 14-year low, indicating the grim market for home construction will likely continue to worsen.

  • Markets, Fed Still at Odds Over Outlook for Economy Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 8:01 AM ET
    Traders at SIG Specialists trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange talk among themselves shortly after the opening bell Monday, April 18, 2005, in New York.  Stocks regained some stability Monday following a three-day selloff as strong first-quarter earnings and a pair of merger announcements lent some support to a market battered by worries about economic growth.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    The  Fed and financial markets remain at odds over where the economy and interest rates are heading, and fresh Fed forecasts to be released Tuesday are unlikely to bridge that gap.

  • Market Insider/Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 4:49 PM ET

    One of my mother's favorite lines is the one about not saying anything if you can't think of something nice to say. Well that was the story of the markets Monday. What a day of angst. Look at this headline from a note sent by MF Global's Andy Brenner Monday afternoon: "The market has traded like a crazed man with no liquidity." Yikes.

  • Stocks Plunge on More Credit, Housing Woes Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 4:09 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower after a brokerage downgrade of Citigroup sparked concerns that there may be more mortgage losses to come, raising doubts about the outlook for the economy.

  • US Homebuilder Sentiment Remains at Record Low Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 2:10 PM ET

    The National Association of Home Builders said its preliminary NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market index was unchanged at 19 in November, the lowest reading since this gauge started in January 1985.

  • The painful collapse of the housing market along with the credit crunch will weigh down economic growth in the final three months of this year and cause economic activity to lag in 2008.

  • Fed Official Says Housing Market to Weaken Further Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 6:51 AM ET

    Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Gary Stern said on Monday he expected the U.S. housing market to weaken further because of a large pool of unsold homes.

  • Top Fed Officials Cast Doubt on Further Rate Cuts Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 1:16 PM ET

    Two top Federal Reserve officials on Friday suggested the U.S. economy is unlikely to need lower borrowing costs even as it navigates a possibly rocky stretch in the economy.

  • Dump the Dollar, China State TV Tells Viewers Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 1:10 PM ET

    Chinese lunchtime television on Friday gave ordinary people a basic tip on how to play the currency markets: sell the dollar!

  • Fed's Poole Casts Doubt on Rate Cut Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:57 AM ET

    A top Federal Reserve official said it would take sharper than expected slowdown in growth to change the Fed's monetary policy stance in a Dow Jones interview released on Friday, casting doubt on market expectations for more interest rate cuts.

  • Mortgage Crisis May Slash Lending Up to $2 Trillion Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    The mortgage crisis could have a "dramatic" impact on the  economy by forcing banks and other financial firms to cut lending up  to $2 trillion, a Goldman economist said.

  • Paulson Signals He Expects Dollar Rebound Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:14 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Friday Washington was following a strong dollar policy and indicated he expected it to rebound, emphasising the U.S. economy's long-term strength should help the currency.

  • Industrial Production Unexpectedly Falls 0.5% Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:13 AM ET

    U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in October, logging a 0.5 percent decrease, as output shrank at factories, mines and utilities, a Federal Reserve report on Friday showed.

  • Fed's Kroszner: Policy to Aid Economy in Rough Patch Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 8:59 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's current policy stance should be just right to help the U.S. economy weather a rough patch in months ahead without triggering inflation, Fed Governor Randall Kroszner said on Friday.

  • US Stocks Fall On Credit Worries Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 11:16 AM ET

    US stocks closed an uneasy session lower as investors, uncertain if the worst of the credit crisis is over, refrained from extending Tuesday's huge advance.

  • Consumer Inflation Remains Tame in October Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 9:33 AM ET
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    U.S. consumer prices rose a brisk 0.3 percent in October, which was in line with expectations and driven by the sharpest rise in energy costs in five months, the government reported on Thursday.

  • Retail Sales Rise Sluggish 0.2%; Inflation Is Tame Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 11:40 AM ET

    U.S. retail sales rose a sluggish 0.2 percent in October while an inflation measure grew less than expected, according to government data Wednesday that may give the Federal Reserve more leeway to prop up a slowing economy.