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  • Inflation backlash?! That's what Rob Lutts predicts. So the founder and CIO of Cabot Money Management suggests preparing an anti-inflation strategy: gold ETFs and stocks.

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    Below are the minutes released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Sept. 16 meeting on interest rate policy:

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    Cries for a rate cuts from central banks across the world are growing, but the arguments against such a move aren't going away.

  • The stock market is no longer like a falling knife. It's become a whole drawer full of flying cutlery.

  • Franklin, Ind., an industrial-based town south of Indianapolis is starting to feel the effects of Wall Street’s pain, said Fred Paris, the town’s mayor on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

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    A growing number of economists believe the country is on the brink of—or already in—its first recession since 2001 and that it will be longer lasting.

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    The worsening credit crisis is creating even more worry about the labor market outlook and there was little consolation in the jobs report Friday.  All signs are pointing to further deterioration in the months ahead. The big question is how bad it will get and how quickly.

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    The stumbling economy and the specter of a rough earnings season will pressure stocks in the week ahead.

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    The worsening credit crisis is creating even more worry about the labor market outlook and there was little consolation in the jobs report Friday.  All signs are pointing to further deterioration in the months ahead. The big question is how bad it will get and how quickly.

  • The House's vote Friday on the $700 billion financial bail out package hangs over a market increasingly worried the credit crunch is stalling the economy.

  • Ireland's decision to guarantee all bank deposits will contribute to the demise of the single European currency, because it will erode the euro's credibility if it's allowed to go ahead, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and Partner at Eclectica Fund, told CNBC on Thursday.

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    As the credit crisis spreads around the globe, it is reverberating back to Main Street in ways never seen before.  As such, stories similar to the Hendrick's Turf farm are being played out across America.

  • The Senate's approval of the $700 billion financial markets bail out package should give stocks a short-term shot of confidence.

  • Once more, it's the noise coming from Washington Wednesday that could drive markets. Hope that the bill would be resuscitated before the end of the week is sending stocks higher.

  • Tuesday promises more treachery for investors as they navigate markets held captive by politicians and the promise of a rapidly faltering economy.

  • It was bailout or bust for the markets , but now that Congress has reached agreement on the $700 billion package the focus will shift to the weak economy.

  • The state of the financial markets' bailout and the credit crunch are dual concerns for investors in the week ahead.

  • Wall Street's wild ride promises to continue as Congress wrangles over details of a financial markets bailout, and investors assess the government-brokered deal for Washington Mutual.

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    Now, with a deal on the financial bailout expected soon, let's get back to the real economy—and the recession already in progress.

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    The number of workers filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped 32,000 last week,while new orders for durable goods dropped by a sharper-than-expected 4.5 percent in August.