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Economic Measures Inflation

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    The dollar eased Monday as persistent worries over the financial sector cast a pall over the health of the U.S. economy despite last week's upbeat housing and consumer sentiment data.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    The U.S. dollar rose against the Japanese yen on Friday, after a trio of better-than-expected data injected a dose of optimism aboutthe U.S. economy.

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    Of all the talk about a market bottom, one area that may well have found its turnaround point is the dollar.

  • Durable goods advanced .8% when expectations were for much less. Without the highly volatile transportation figures, the number was even better at a +2% reading. New home sales were better than hoped for at a 530,000 rate and the prior month was revised upwards.

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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.

  • Japan's core annual inflation accelerated to a new decade-high in June on continued rises in energy costs, adding to the Bank of Japan's policy dilemma as it juggles the risks of inflation and slowing economic growth. 1st paragraph of story should go here

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

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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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    The dollar dropped against the yen Thursday, dragged down by disappointing news in the U.S. housing sector and steep losses on Wall Street.

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    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.

  • The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped 34,000 last week,  overnment data on Thursday showed, reflecting seasonal volatility typical at this time of year.

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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.

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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.

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

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    The Fed's beige book (so called for the color of its cover) reported that economic activity slowed in June and July and that all 12 districts showed increasing price pressures.

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    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.