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  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 10:51 AM ET
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    The Democratic-led Senate will try again to pass a $937 billion stimulus package aimed at boosting the battered economy as some of the worst unemployment data in decades boosted political pressure for a deal.

  • BofA CEO Lewis Buys Nearly $1 Million More Shares Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 9:35 AM ET
    Kenneth Lewis

    In his latest move to show support of his bank, Bank of America Chief Executive Ken Lewis spent almost a million dollars this week to buy additional shares of his struggling bank.

  • Look East, Investors Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 10:40 PM ET

    Where’s that infrastructure build-out we were promised? What about the job creation? Why is the new president’s stimulus package such a disappointment? China got it right.

  • White House Now Plans Limited Bank Aid Package Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 6:56 PM ET

    The Obama administration plan to be announced Monday envisions a smaller, secondary role for the bad bank concept and will also involve less money than first thought.

  • Clarity From DC Moves Stocks Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 4:35 PM ET

    Hope for clarity on government programs moved stocks today. Several key events made it clear we are starting to approach the endgame on government programs.

  • Talking Stimulus With Jared Bernstein Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 3:11 PM ET

    Here's the unofficial transcript of my interview with my old friend, Jared Bernstein, on Team Obama's stimulus plan. Jared recently accepted a position as Vice President Biden's top economic adviser.

  • I Repeat: Time To Go, Mr. Geithner Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 2:20 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Timothy Geithner stood alongside President Obama yesterday. Obama talked about bank compensation limits and Geithner spoke about the need for trust, confidence, and faith in our leaders to get the job done. However, Mr. Geithner is guilty of a double standard.

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    Which kind of stimulus plan do you think will get our economy going again?

  • Is Risk-Taking Making A Comeback? Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 12:34 PM ET

    Last week I told you about an upcoming PowerShares Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) called the Alt-A Non-Agency RMBS Opportunity Fund.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 10:46 AM ET
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    President Barack Obama warned that failure to act on an economic recovery package could plunge the nation into a long-lasting recession that might prove irreversible, a fresh call to a recalcitrant Congress to move quickly.

  • Capping CEO Pay, Only The First Step Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 6:10 PM ET
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    Obama's move to cap executive pay is getting all the attention, but did you know it’s just the first step in a much larger plan to reign in compensation?

  • Stocks Slide as Earnings Woes Clip Gains Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as some disappointing earnings reports cast a pall over a pair of better-than-expected readings on the economy.

  • Commerce Nominee: Ex-staffer In Corruption Probe Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 4:08 PM ET
    Commerce Secretary Judd Gregg

    An ex-aide to Commerce Secretary nominee Judd Gregg is under investigation for allegedly taking baseball and hockey tickets from a lobbyist in exchange for legislative favors.

  • All Eyes On Bank Of America Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 2:23 PM ET

    Banks are again weakening midday, with all eyes on Bank of America. What's up?

  • Stocks Turn Mixed Amid Earnings Gloom Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 1:31 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as some disappointing earnings reports cast a pall over a pair of better-than-expected readings on the economy.

  • Stimulus Bill Dumps Movie Industry Tax Breaks Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 1:17 PM ET
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    Tuesday the House dropped a provision from the stimulus bill that would allow film projects in 2009 to qualify for 50 percent write-offs, worth some $250 million in tax breaks.

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    The President just imposed $500,000 caps on senior executive pay for the most distressed financial institutions receiving federal bailout money.

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    It's today's hot topic on the Street - time for you to weigh in.

  • New Restrictions On Executive Compensation Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    President Obama launched a campaign to rein in corporate compensation with rules limiting executive pay. Below are the new rules and restrictions on executive compensation issued by the Treasury Department.

  • Obama's Speech on Executive Compensation Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 11:12 AM ET
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    President Obama kicked off a campaign to rein in corporate compensation with rules limiting executive pay to $500,000 a year for firms getting bailout funds .The following is Obama's speech on executive compensation.