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  • Obama the Punisher Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 6:51 PM ET

    The president’s more concerned with retribution than recovery, Cramer says.

  • Housing Market Needs More Help Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 5:42 PM ET
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    Even with tens of billions of dollars set aside for foreclosures, the government's efforts to prop up the ailing housing market don't go far enough and as a result are unlikely to yield a full-fledged turnaround.

  • Dow Ends Below 6,600; Citi Dips Below $1 Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 4:32 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled 4 percent Thursday as investors were rattled by doubts about the survival of General Motors and Citigroup broke below $1.

  • Citi Speculation Leads To: Who's In The Dow Next? Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 2:13 PM ET

    As Citi trades below $1, speculation again heats up that Citi, Bank of America and GM will almost certainly be removed from the Dow Industrials. Lists are being circulated for likely candidates.

  • Stocks Slide as Citi Breaks Below $1 Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 2:00 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday, pressured by doubts about whether General Motors can survive and ahead of a hearing with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 12:18 PM ET
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    Debt-strapped homeowners unable to afford their mortgages could get their monthly payments lowered in bankruptcy court under a controversial element of President Barack Obama's housing rescue plan.

  • Stocks Slide as GM Falls Below $2 Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 11:20 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday, pressured by doubts about whether General Motors can survive and ahead of a hearing with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

  • Mortgage Bankruptcy Bill Headed for House Vote Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 11:01 AM ET
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    Debt-strapped homeowners unable to afford their mortgages could get their monthly payments lowered in bankruptcy court under a controversial element of President Barack Obama's housing rescue plan.

  • Obama Holds Summit On Health Care Reform Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 9:43 AM ET
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    President Barack Obama has invited to the White House more than 120 people who hold a wide range of views on how to fix the world's costliest health care system.

  • GM Dents Futures; Jobless Claims Help Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 9:28 AM ET

    US stocks headed for a lower open Thursday, having clawed back key ground in the previous session, ahead of a hearing with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England on interest rates.

  • Obama's Housing Plan: Will It Help You? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 9:16 PM ET

    Whether you're a responsible homeowner looking to refinance or just barely making your monthly payments, here's how the new program will help.

  • Obama Can’t Kill Coal Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 6:47 PM ET

    Strong demand from overseas will be enough to keep companies like Joy Global in business, says the CEO.

  • Dominion to Dominate? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 6:39 PM ET

    This company’s focus on clean energy makes it a utility that even President Obama could like.

  • Is Obama On Board Now? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 6:35 PM ET

    A possible nod from the president is a key ingredient in getting this market back on track.

  • New Mortgage Plan: Who Qualifies and How It Works Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 6:12 PM ET
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    The Obama administration's new housing plan can be split into two sections: help for those facing foreclosure and refinancing for those with homes "under water."

  • Will Obama Help Or Hamper Turnaround? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 5:43 PM ET
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    There seems to be a growing chorus that the Obama plan to save the economy might do more harm that good.

  • Stocks Claw Back in Sub-7,000 Terrain Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded off of 12-year lows Wednesday after the Obama administration launched its mortgage-rescue plan to help millions of struggling homeowners stay in their homes. The market shrugged off a bleak beige-book report and barreled higher in afternoon trading.

  • Recovery Indicators Are Being Ignored Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 4:51 PM ET
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    As Team Obama readies its nearly $300 billion mortgage bailout — a plan that at best will have only minor positive impact, and at worst will welfare-ize the housing sector even more — there are recovery indicators out there that are being ignored by the pessimistic administration and its media allies.

  • The "Reflation" Trade Gets Real Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 4:05 PM ET

    Today's rally is based on a combination of the reflation trade, dramatically oversold conditions, and late-day chatter that the House will hold hearings on mark-to-market.

  • Second Liens Forgiven: Are You Kidding Me? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    Amid the dozens of pages of details of the Obama mortgage modification plan, one new element will likely not make it into the headlines because it’s something of an afterthought, but...