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  • So-Called Stimulus Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 2:16 PM ET

    “Only in the upside-down world of Washington do people think that making government bigger is a recipe for economic growth.” So begins Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute in his latest mini-documentary discussing Obama’s stimulus plan. As you may have guessed, I agree.

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    US President Barack Obama won't be there, but many other major world leaders will be on hand, and policy experts say they'll have to do more than just show up if they want to jumpstart the global economy.

  • What Are Obama's Next Moves on Environment? Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 1:05 PM ET
    Global Warming

    President Barack Obama's decision Monday to reverse a pair of Bush administration environmental policies could be an sign of other decisions the new White House team could take to combat climate change.

  • Obama Moves To Reverse Bush Climate Policies Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:54 AM ET
    Car Emissions

    U.S. President Barack Obama told the Environmental Protection Agency Monday to reconsider California's request to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars, reversing the climate policies of former President George W. Bush.

  • Timothy Geithner's tax controversy won't cost him his confirmation as U.S. Treasury Secretary on Monday but it could prove a source of friction when he seeks new powers from Congress to fight recession. Tell us what you think:

  • Reigniting Growth Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:39 AM ET

    Instead of nationalizing the banking system, or making our big financial institutions wards of the state, or interfering with real estate markets through foreclosure bailouts, or expanding any other aspects of Bailout Nation, let’s have some pro-growth tax policies.

  • Busch: The Stimulating Pork Plan.... Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:23 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    I continue to be concerned over this effectiveness of this spending plan and the timing of the stimulus, says Andrew Busch.

  • President Obama, Taxes, Bailouts, And Class War Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 9:49 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama has wasted no time since taking the oath less than one week ago. The President has gathered congressional leaders to lobby for an aggressive economic stimulus package and he’s selling an ambitious agenda of economic overhaul straight to the American people.

  • Fast Action to Tighten Financial Rules Planned Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | 9:33 AM ET
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    Officials say they will make wide-ranging changes, including stricter federal rules for hedge funds, credit rating agencies and mortgage brokers, and greater oversight of the complex financial instruments that contributed to the economic crisis.

  • Obama Presses for Quick Jolt to the Economy Saturday, 24 Jan 2009 | 10:28 AM ET
    President Barack Obama in an Economic Stimulus meeting

    President Obama on Friday stepped squarely into the fractious effort in Congress to assemble an $825 billion economic recovery package, seeking to quell criticism from both parties and to retain leadership on an initiative that could define his term.

  • Cramer's Outrage: Geithner and Thain Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 7:29 PM ET

    These two guys got away with murder, but no one seems to care.

  • $800 Billion Far Too Little Stimulus, Says Duran Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 6:21 PM ET

    Lawmakers spent Friday fighting over ways to stimulate the economy. But our guest says it probably doesn't matter.

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    Now that people are making wish-lists for the new administration, lowering the drinking age keeps popping up as one of the most common suggestions. I think our national drinking age is an absolute travesty of justice.

  • Techs, Banks Rally, Capping a Dismal Week Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks ended a topsy-turvy week mixed as techs and banks rallied but about half of the Dow finished the day in negative territory.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 5:03 PM ET
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    President Barack Obama said it appears Congress is "on target" to approve a massive new stimulus package by Feb. 16th, President's Day.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Techs Rebound Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 3:52 PM ET

    U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday as worries about earnings continued to rattle the market.

  • The Politics And Science Of Geron Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 2:57 PM ET
    Geron

    A few days into his term, President Obama appears to have begun to undo another Bush-era policy. He hasn't yet formally lifted the Bush-imposed ban on federal funding of new embryonic stem cell research, but Obama's Food and Drug Administration has already set the stage for it.

  • Fixing Foreclosures: 'How Far Are We Going to Go?' Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 1:44 PM ET
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    Most agree home foreclosures are a major problem.  But the severity of the issue, mechanics of tackling it and amount of money needed are very much under debate.

  • Bowyer: I Was Wrong About Geithner Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 12:57 PM ET
    Jerry Bowyer

    The last thing we need is another master of the universe who feels like the rules of the moral code do not apply to him, says Jerry Bowyer.

  • Busch: You Know Things Are Bad When.... Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 10:57 AM ET

    With rumors swirling over a nationalization of Citigroup and serious questions being raised about the Geithner nomination, the US is in for a tough weekend, says Andrew Busch.