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  • Euro Zone Economy Slows, Inflation Jumps Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 10:33 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Quarterly euro zone economic growth almost halved in the last three months of 2007 and prices at factory gates jumped in January, data showed, highlighting the diverging growth and inflation trends faced by the ECB.

  • Dollar Turns Positive Vs. Yen as Stocks Cut Losses Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 9:38 AM ET
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    The dollar turned higher against the yen on Tuesday as U.S. stocks trimmed losses late in the afternoon on talk of a bail-out for bond insurer Ambac.

  • TEXT: Bernanke's Speech Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 9:19 AM ET

    The text of a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Reducing Preventable Mortgage Foreclosures given on March 4, 2008 in Orlando, Florida.

  • Australia's Central Bank Lifts Rates to 12-Year High Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 11:39 PM ET
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    Australia's central bank on Tuesday raised interest rates to a 12-year peak of 7.25 percent as it fought to keep inflation under control, but noted tentative signs the red-hot economy might be cooling.

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    The combined punch of subprime mortgage defaults and heavy debt remains the biggest risk to the health of the U.S. economy, a panel of business economists said Monday.

  • US Dollar Halts Slide In Late Trading Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 12:03 PM ET

    The dollar halted a sharp sell-off against the euro and a basket of major currencies on relief that U.S. manufacturing had not deteriorated as much as expected.

  • Euro Zone Inflation Steady, but Still High Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 5:56 AM ET

    Euro zone inflation remained at a record high in February, the European Union's statistics office estimated on Monday, ahead of the European Central Bank's rate meeting and new growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday.

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    Japan's government may be forced by opposition lawmakers to change its candidate to head the central bank, with former Deputy Governor Yutaka Yamaguchi a possible alternative, local media reported on Sunday.

  • Dollar Spirals, Hits Another Low Against Euro Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 1:48 PM ET

    The dollar spiraled lower as worries about the US economy depressed the currency and raised thorny issues in Europe about how to cope with the growing gap.

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    Inflation is in the air and everyone--including our own Jim Cramer--is talking about whether ethanol is causing higher food prices. But let's talk about a food price that's very important--one that touches my life every week when I go. No, not to the grocery store but to the movie theater!

  • Paulson Slams Mortgage Relief Plans Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 1:45 PM ET
    United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    Plans for sweeping federal programs that would aid troubled mortgage borrowers would bring unfair relief to speculators and reward investors who made bad bets, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Thursday.

  • Chances of Aggressive Fed Cut in March Jump Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 8:23 AM ET

    The chance of an aggressive 75 basis points cut in the Federal Reserve's benchmark interest rate shot up to 62 percent on Friday, as U.S. equity futures pointed to a lower open and Treasury prices surged.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Falls, Jan. Inflation Confirmed Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 7:49 AM ET

    Euro zone economic sentiment fell more than expected in February to its lowest in over two years, highlighting risks to growth and boosting the chances of an ECB rate cut, despite a confirmed surge in January inflation.

  • Inflation in Japan at Decade High, Eyes on Europe, US Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 10:11 PM ET
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    Japan's industrial production fell twice as much as expected in January, sending stock prices lower on heightening concern that the country's economy may slow down or even contract in the first quarter of 2008.

  • Dollar Falls to Record Low vs Euro for Third Day Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 2:14 PM ET
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    The dollar dropped to record lows against the Swiss franc Thursday as U.S. stocks fell following comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggesting the possibility of more U.S. bank failures.

  • California Suburb Vallejo Faces Bankruptcy Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    A Bay Area suburb grappling with declining revenue and ballooning employee expenses may become the first city in the state to declare bankruptcy.

  • Fed Chairman: Some Small US Banks May Go Under Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Fed Chairman Bernanke said some small U.S. banks might go under during the current housing market problems, but the U.S. bank system overall remained solid.

  • US Distressed Debt Level Highest Since 2003: S&P Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 10:58 AM ET
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    The portion of U.S. junk bonds trading at distressed levels rose to 16.9 percent in February, up from 11.1 percent in January in a sign that defaults are headed higher, Standard & Poor's said on Wednesday.

  • French Consumer Morale Lowest in More than 20 Years Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 4:41 AM ET

    French consumer confidence fell to its lowest in more than two decades in February as accelerating inflation made households less inclined to make big-ticket purchases, national statistics office INSEE said on Thursday.

  • Japan Industrial Output Slides, Slowdown Feared Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 8:43 PM ET
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    Japan's industrial production fell twice as much as expected in January, sending stock prices lower on heightening concern that the country's economy may slow down or even contract in the first quarter of 2008.