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  • Global Markets

    Turnabouts in Europe and Asia, along with recent gains in the U.S., are raising hopes that that the global recession is drawing to a close.

  • Did America play it all wrong? Is the credit crisis the catalyst that changes the course of history?

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    Chinese stocks have unusually determined global market direction lately, bringing equities crashing down earlier this week, and talk about an end of the rally has intensified.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Looming in the future is a high-risk challenge for the economy's rescuer-in-chief: He will have to mop up that money without disrupting a nascent recovery.  And timing is vital.

  • The President is nearing a crossroads. Should he give Ben Bernanke a second term or appoint a new Fed chief? The decision could shake markets.

  • Warren Buffett: The Greenback Effect

    Warren Buffett is back with a new piece in the New York Times, but today he's not using the high-profile platform to explicitly urge us all to buy stocks as he did last October.  But there's still a big "buy" recommendation implicit in the dollar doomsday scenario he lays out in his latest op-ed.

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    The United States economy is out of the emergency room and appears to be on a slow path to recovery, Warren Buffett wrote in an opinion column in the New York Times.

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    Latvia will continue to intervene to defend its fixed-rate currency as it has sufficient foreign exchange reserves to do so, Bank of Latvia governor Ilmars Rimsevics told CNBC in an exclusive interview Wednesday.

  • Mark Hurd, HP's CEO told Maria Bartiromo exclusively, "HP is executing well in a challenging market.  We are investing for growth and are poised to be an early beneficiary of a turnaround in the economy.”

  • Customer satisfaction with products and services available to American consumers is high and increasing, according to the latest American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

  • In late February, we had long-time bear Robert Prechter, Founder & CEO of Elliott Wave International on the "Closing Bell," where he predicted a sharp rally. Prechter has been studying the charts for the past 30-years.

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    U.S. loan demand fell in the second quarter for every major category bar prime residential mortgages as banks tightened credit standards and borrowers remained cautious, central bank and government studies showed.

  • Reappointing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is the “right thing” to do, said Former Federal Reserve governor Frederic Mishkin on Monday.

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    The Federal Reserve said Monday it will extend its Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility another six months through it said conditions were improving in some areas.

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    Central bankers are to blame for the current financial crisis, according to Andrew Smithers, author of "Wall Street Revalued" and founder of Smithers & Company. He suggests they employ different policies so further crises will be prevented.

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    With Asia rising, the West struggling under massive debt, commodity consumption going through the roof, and the shadow of high inflation haunting developed countries, there is no way that your current investment strategy can remain the same as it has in the past.

  • Stocks skidded Friday after a disappointing report on consumer prices and as consumers' mood took a turn for the worse. The Dow finished down about 50 points on the week, snapping a four-week winning streak.That snapped the markets four-week winning streak:

  • Mohamed El-Erian, co-chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co.

    The stock market has gotten ahead of reality, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC Friday. The co-chief executive officer of the largest bond fund manager in the world, said the US has yet to see a durable and sustainable recovery.

  • The Consumer Price Index was unchanged for the month of July from June, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 2.1%, marking their sharpest decline since 1950.

  • Futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday after a report showed consumer prices posted their biggest year-over-year decline since 1950.