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  • Dow Slides; Banks Get Bailout Boost Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday as the much-anticipated bank-rescue plan was delayed for another day. Banks jumped amid hopes the bailout will save the stocks.

  • GE's Beautiful Day Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    A beautiful day for our parent company. General Electric up nearly 14 percent, its best one-day gain since at least 1962.

  • Whatever They're Doing Isn't Working Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 3:30 PM ET

    $700 billion in TARP. Billions more in TALF. The federal government has stabilized the banking system. So why can't you get a car loan?

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    If Fast Money readers are any indication, America is both concerned and confused about the stimulus. 

  • Stocks Fall as Bank Bailout is Delayed  Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 12:22 PM ET

    US stocks opened lower Monday as the much-anticipated bank rescue plan was delayed for another day.

  • This Week's Mantra: Buy The Rumor, Sell The News Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 12:03 PM ET

    The big issue this week is 1) how much of the "stew" of TALF, TARP, stimulus, aggregator bank actually becomes real, and 2) how many traders will end up believing that this creates some kind of bottom in the economy, so it's safer to buy stocks, or at least stop shorting them?

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 10:52 AM ET

    The Obama administration pushed back the announcement of a keenly awaited bank rescue plan until Tuesday as it pressed lawmakers to settle their differences over a huge economic stimulus package.

  • Busch: Financial Stability And Recovery Plan Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 10:22 AM ET

    Geithner's stimulus plan has four components and lots of questions, says Andrew Busch.

  • Day One Of A Critical Week Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 9:37 AM ET

    I said last week that a small but persistent group was starting to believe that the "stew" of TARP, TALF, stimulus and other Treasury action would help create a bottom in the economy, and that if that was the case shorting of banks and consumer discretionary would be riskier in the near future.

  • Futures Fall as Bank Bailout is Delayed  Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 8:21 AM ET

    US stocks looked set to hand back some of last week’s gains at the open Monday as the much-anticipated bank rescue plan was delayed for another day.

  • Treasury Plan Includes Mortgage Security Loans Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 7:12 AM ET

    The sweeping financial plan to be announced by the Treasury will include an expanded loan facility that will purchase newly issued and newly rated Commercial and private-label Mortgage Backed Securities.

  • Treasury Hashing Out Plan; Grants Access to Insurers Saturday, 7 Feb 2009 | 3:11 PM ET

    A wide range of measures to ease the credit crunch will be announced Tuesday and they may now include financial aid to several insurance companies, according to a source.

  • Game Plan: Obama’s Second Honeymoon? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 9:23 PM ET

    Cramer has a few ideas on how to rectify the president’s less-than-stellar first few weeks in office.

  • Treasury's Geithner To Unveil Financial Plan Monday Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 8:10 PM ET

    The plan will get "credit flowing again to families and businesses", the government says, and is also expected to include measures to aid financial firms.

  • Jobs Down, Stocks Up? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 5:39 PM ET

    How do you explain it when jobs plunge and stocks surge? That’s what happened Friday as the January employment report revealed a disastrous 598,000 drop in payrolls.

  • A New University For Today's Tough Times Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 4:26 PM ET

    If there's anything CEOs need right now, it's more education about how to deal with the unprecedented changes that are occurring in the world.

  • A Short Covering Rally Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 4:12 PM ET

    Stocks rallied on the hopes that the "stew" of TARP, TALF, Geithner, stimulus and mark-to-market talk might gel into something palatable, something that will help stabilize the economy.

  • Stocks Rally On Geithner's Stimulus "Stew" Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 3:14 PM ET

    Some traders are starting to think that the "stew" of stimulus, TALF, TARP, and Geithner might stabilize the economy, or at least convince more that the bottom is somewhere in sight.

  • Obama To Visit Florida, Indiana To Push Stimulus Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 2:46 PM ET
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    President Barack Obama plans to participate in town hall-style meetings next week in two cities that have struggled amid the crumbling economy.

  • BofA CEO Lewis: Bank Will Not Need More TARP Funds Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 1:15 PM ET
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    Bank of America won't need any more government bailout money and hopes to pay back the $45 billion it's received in three years, CEO Ken Lewis told CNBC.