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Politics Barack Obama

  • Dollar is stronger for a second day, and while the slightly stronger dollar did not hurt stocks yesterday, U.S. stocks are generally weaker Tuesday morning.

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    A man who ran naked at President Barack Obama's rally in Philadelphia in the weekend has likely won $1 million - but only if someone in the Obama camp confirms the man was close enough to the commander in chief.

  • FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair on CNBC'c Power Lunch

    Regulators are struggling to create a global mechanism that could wind down a big financial institution without the disruption caused by Lehman Brothers’ collapse in 2008, reports the Financial Times.

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    Fed easing and the wobbly dollar will again be the talk in Tuesday's markets, but Intel's after-the-bell earnings may shift the focus to corporate balance sheets and the heavy hitters reporting later this week.

  • Considering investors fear a government policy mistake far more than any other potential risk to the economy, how far will the S&P climb if the GOP wins big in November?

  • Chesapeake Energy said China's Cnooc is paying $1.08 billion for a one-third stake in the U.S. company's Eagle Ford shale project in Texas. Cnooc is just investing capital; the company will have control.

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    Despair grips the nation, as nearly 15 million are counted as jobless and many more languish in part-time employment. Free trade with China, flawed energy policies and pandering to Wall Street are destroying American prosperity.

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    Precisely because of the obvious failure of the Obama stimulus-spending program to adequately create jobs, the Federal Reserve is moving toward re-priming the pump. It’s the addition of yet another bad policy of dollar destruction to the first mistake of massive spending.

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    Despite the growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers calling for nationwide moratorium on foreclosures, the Obama administration is opposed to a freeze.

  • Financial Crisis Bailout

    In a Washington Post op-ed piece this week, Timothy Geithner makes the case that the Troubled Asset Relief Program was much more successful than most would believe. He outlines five myths about TARP and why the general disdain towards this program is without merit. The piece deals mostly with the prudence of TARP as a financial rescue program. Maybe; debate will rage on I’m quite sure as to its effectiveness.

  • The consensus is still with Mike Mayo at CLSA, who said that nonperforming assets will remain elevated and the suspensions "will only delay the housing recovery." UPDATED: Waddell & Reed respond to "exculpatory" Flash Crash report.

  • Bill Ackman, the noted activist investor with a noticeably mixed track record when it comes to investing in retail is at it again.

  • S&P futures dropped, then quickly recovered, the dollar weakened, commodities rallied, all on the disappointing Nonfarm Payroll reports, which showed a loss of 57,000 jobs versus consensus expectation of a gain of zero.

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    Business investment, not government stimulus, will create jobs, Frederick Smith, chairman and CEO of FedEx, told CNBC Friday.

  • Foreclosure

    As a scandal unfolds over shoddy preparation of foreclosure documents, the fallout is beginning to hammer the housing market, especially in states like Florida, the NY Times reports.

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    For graduating MBA students five years ago, the path may have been predictable: accept diploma, sign onto a six-figure income with a major investment banking firm, and begin 18-hour workdays.

  • Let the media come up with the negatives. Cramer? He’s focused on what’s going right.

  • Foreclosure

    The story broke quickly: A bill that made it more difficult for homeowners to challenge potentially faulty foreclosures had passed quickly and quietly through the congress. John Carney reported on the story this morning, noting that the White House was reviewing the legislation.

  • The big outperformers are up, but not by much...