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  • Mad Mail: What About Canadian Banks? Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 9:58 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer's plan for Obama and the conundrum of preferred shares.

  • 2 Things Obama Must Do Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 8:41 PM ET

    The president needs to address a few key issues in his speech to Congress Tuesday night, Cramer says, to help the markets get back on their feet.

  • Wall Street to Obama: Give Us a Little Bit of Hope Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 6:26 PM ET

    "We have enough bad news out there. We need the positives," says one market pro about Obama's speech to Congress Tuesday night.

  • Miller: Economy First Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 4:01 PM ET

    Now is not the time to push through narrow, costly special interest projects which at best don’t create jobs and at worst will cost them, says Bill Miller the National Political Director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • Commentary: Why Bernanke Moved Markets  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 3:41 PM ET

    We on Power Lunch were all transfixed during Sen. Corker’s questioning of Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke Tuesday.

  • What follows below is the transcript of my interview with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on last night's show. Mr. Harper is a trained economist and quite an impressive statesman. Our northern neighbors are lucky to have him at the helm. We covered a wide range of key topics including the ailing banking system, risks of protectionism, oil sands and autos.

  • "Call of Shame" — Your Emails Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 1:31 PM ET
    Call of Shame

    I reported, you voted, and the overwhelming winner of last week's "Call of Shame" is the SEC. You also emailed.

  • Commentary: Taking Issue with Bernanke's 'Fire' Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 1:00 PM ET

    Fed Chief Ben Bernanke used an analogy to justify President Obama’s housing plan even if it does promote “moral hazard” and reward people for poor behavior. He compared it to a neighbor who’s house is on fire because he was smoking in bed.

  • Kneale: Obama Speech Tonight—Feel the Dread! Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 12:57 PM ET

    Anybody out there got the super-secret e-mail address for President Obama, the Blackberry addict? How about a cell-phone number for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner?

  • Decoding Bernanke Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 11:07 AM ET

    Stocks fell off their highs of the morning while Treasuries and the dollar rallied following a horrendous consumer confidence report and downbeat comments by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • State of the Union: What the Experts Are Saying Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 10:53 AM ET

    As President Barack Obama prepares to outline his agenda to the nation on Tuesday, political and market insiders discuss what he is likely to say.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 10:48 AM ET

    Barreling ahead on a mammoth agenda, President Barack Obama is ready to offer a detailed sketch of the first year of his presidency, casting the nation's bleeding economy as a tangle of tough, neglected problems.

  • Busch: What's Really Behind The Doom And Gloom Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 9:48 AM ET

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  • Today's Magic Number To Watch Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 9:37 AM ET

    While off the highs of the morning, futures are still indicating a slightly higher open ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Fratto: Clinton's Mis-Step In China Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 8:39 AM ET

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  • Pros Say: Gold to Spike to $3,000 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 7:12 AM ET
    Gold Bricks

    Safe haven plays like gold and the dollar were down again Tuesday, despite the fall in global stocks, as concerns grew about the financial system, scaring investors off. Experts expect the precious metal's rally to continue past the record $1,030.80 it hit last March.

  • Market Tips: Shorting Prospects in Western Banks Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 6:47 AM ET

    Global stocks were down Tuesday on heightened fears over the stability of the financial industry. Wall Street sank to an 11-year low overnight on reports the government may take a 40 percent stake in Citigroup.

  • Market Finds 11-Year Low Despite Bank Rally Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks fell flat as investors grew more confident that the government will stabilize the battered financial sector, but technology remained weak.

  • Steven Rattner: Not The Car Czar, But A Lead Advisor Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
    Obama Auto Team

    The man many thought would be "Car Czar" will now be leading the task force looking at how to fix General Motors and Chrysler. Steven Rattner is joining the Obama team as counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 3:33 PM ET

    Keep track of what Obama has been doing since taking office: