Rappaport is a former markets columnist for TheStreet.com.
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Fed Chief Endorses Stimulus
In Capitol Hill testimony, Ben Bernanke says a stimulus package would not be 'window dressing.'
Beige Book Depicts Sluggish Economy
While falling short of forecasting a recession, the Fed's inter-meeting report notes slow growth.
Watch for a Different Kind of Merger in 2008
As tight credit dries up deals requiring leverage, corporate buyers may be able to find bargains.
Clarity Coming to Wall Street
As recession talk gains steam, the kickoff of earnings and a retail sales report should provide new clues.