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    Sharing an hour with a largely friendly crowd, Obama defended his record toward business while deriding his critics.

  • There were two issues in particular where traders were looking for some flexibility: extending the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000, and toning down the "class warfare card" that vilifies the financial industry.

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    Green energy, getting banks to start lending again and being an advocate for technology jobs—three issues that would have come up during President Obama's CNBC-sponsored town meeting but didn't.

  • The theme of “Investing in America” is a concept fully endorsed by Mad Money. Cramer ran a series with the same name back in December 2009, updated his list in September 2010 and is now  But aside of Ford, who else makes Cramer's list of top American companies? We're rerunning the story for you now, with one small but significant update, because while there's a ton of doom and gloom from analysts and the press about the U.S. economy, these manufacturers are thriving right now.“We are witnessing

    “Investing in America” is a concept fully endorsed by Mad Money. Cramer’s strategy? Start a position in any the following 10 names the next time you get a pullback in share price.

  • President Obama stayed on “pro-growth,” did not attack Wall Street but held his ground on the Bush tax cuts and other policies, CNBC guests said Monday, following a Town Hall meeting.

  • The traders are keeping a close eye on stocks Monday, after President Obama spoke on CNBC and the S&P held its ground.

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    This is the live blog from today's CNBC Town Hall Meeting with President Barack Obama. The most recent posts are at the top. To read the full blog from beginning to end, start at the bottom.

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    President Obama told a town-hall meeting that stimulus measures his administration has taken have "worked" but said they're considering additional incentives to spur hiring.

  • Apparently, the markets think so, too.

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    President Barack Obama strongly denied vilifying businesses at CNBC's Town Hall event on Monday.

  • America eventually needs to see a complete overhaul of the tax system in the U.S., said Diane Swonk, chief economist and senior managing director at Mesirow Financial. She shared her insights on the economy.

  • President Obama repeated his position that tax cuts should be extended for the middle class--"the people whose wages didn't rise"—but not the top earners because doing so would cost $700 billion.

  • Markets “hate uncertainty” and there’s still plenty of that going around, said Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock. He shared his insights on the economy.

  • The CNBC Town Hall Meeting with President Obama is generating discussion on the Street. In an informal poll of several dozen traders and and strategists, traders mentioned three issues they wanted the President to address more than any other...

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    President Obama will speak Monday to a cross-section of Main Street, Wall Street and Washington gathered at a CNBC-sponsored town hall, with the economy at a crossroads and the nation's precarious political structure hanging in the balance.

  • Stocks gained Monday as the S&P 500 broke through the top-end of a trading range ahead of a town hall session with President Barack Obama centered on the U.S. economy. American Express rose and Cisco fell.

  • With issues about the economy driving the debate in America, President Barack Obama goes face to face with his shareholders (you) from Wall Street to Main Street. Here are some behind-the-scenes images from the town hall event with the President live from Washington, DC.

    With the country's confidence shattered, and the American Dream slipping away, President Barack Obama goes face to face with his shareholders (you) from Wall Street to Main Street.

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    High deficits and a lack of job growth underpin Obama's  awful poll numbers, but the foul mood is buttressed by a fundamental disagreement with policies the president has pursued that should be winners.

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    President Obama will speak Monday to a cross-section of Main Street, Wall Street and Washington gathered at a CNBC-sponsored town hall, with the economy at a crossroads and the nation's precarious political structure hanging in the balance.

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    The arranged marriage between Uncle Sam and its unwilling bride, the private sector has never been more dysfunctional since the fall of the financial crisis.