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  • Busch: Everything's Coming Up Roses Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 10:00 AM ET

    Like snow in Chicago, the good news just keeps falling today for the equity markets. That's right, I said good news, says Andrew Busch.

  • What Should Obama Do With The Auto Makers – Your Emails Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 9:37 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    I asked the questions, and you told me in no uncertain terms what you think the President should do with the auto makers. Your reasons for each answer varied, and there were some you disagreed on more than others. With that said, let me give you a sense of some answers.

  • Futures Surge as Banks Poised for Gains Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 8:18 AM ET

    US stocks were poised to continue their positive start to the week Wednesday, as investors looked to a key policy meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee for more action to stem the credit crisis.

  • Russia Offers Obama Olive Branch on Missiles: Report Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 7:34 AM ET

    Russia has halted a plan to retaliate against a proposed U.S. missile defense shield by stationing its own missiles near Europe's borders, a Russian news agency quoted the military as saying on Wednesday.

  • "The US Banking System is Insolvent": Dr. Doom Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 4:36 AM ET

    That was the opinion of economist Nouriel Roubini, of RGE Monitor, who was one of the first people to predict the housing crisis, speaking to "Squawk Box Europe" this morning.

  • Breaking News: Bad Bank By Next Week? Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 6:11 PM ET

    In late breaking news Steve Liesman reveals that the Treasury could set up a bad bank -- as soon as next week!

  • It's Time To Nationalize Everything Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 5:02 PM ET

    We need a coherent plan for dealing with troubled companies, not just the financials but also the automakers that have borrowed federal money like General Motors and Chrysler. If you ask me, we should nationalize everything we can get our hands on.

  • Dow Ends Higher After AmEx Surprise Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks pulled off a gain — barely — as investors cheered earnings surprises from American Express and others amid an underlying buzz of anxiety about the economy.

  • Housing's Front Lines Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    I know many of you think I'm the angel of housing doom, but we need to face some cold hard facts. One month-to-month increase in sales, percentage-wise, from a huge drop the previous month, means absolutely nothing.

  • Faces Of Davos: Martin Sorrell Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    We caught up with the head of WPP on his way to dinner. Check out his hat.

  • Stocks Chug Higher as AmEx Tops Forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    Stocks turned flat Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence continues to fade and an early rally fizzled.

  • Geography Is Dividing Democrats Over Energy Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:26 AM ET
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    President Obama is moving quickly to act on the environmental promises that were a centerpiece of his campaign. But tackling global warming will be far more difficult — and more costly — than the new emissions standards for automobiles he ordered with the stroke of a pen on Monday, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Turn Flat as Confidence Sags Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:18 AM ET

    Stocks turned flat Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence continues to fade and an early rally fizzled.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:09 AM ET
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    President Barack Obama visits  Capitol Hill Tuesday to try to build momentum for an $825 billion package he says is urgently needed to keep the U.S. economy from sinking into an even deeper recession.

  • More Miles, Less Pollution: Hope Versus Reality Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    I hear it all the time. "Those guys know how to build a car that can get 50 MPG, but they just don't want to."

  • Obama’s Wounded Treasury Man Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 8:45 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Since Geithner is something of a wounded warrior from the tax non-payment controversy, Team Obama’s economic policy is shifting toward a Larry Summers power-center right now.

  • Futures Rise, Obama Heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 8:23 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a positive open Tuesday as investors hoped for the next round of stimulus from Washington and braced for a flurry of corporate earnings.

  • Cramer: How to Save Housing Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 7:05 PM ET

    We'll never get the sustained marketwide rally we need until President Obama steps in to save this sector.

  • Thain Saw Smaller Loss in Early Dec.: BofA Officials Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 5:26 PM ET

    Former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain's estimate of losses in early December was only a fraction of the $15.3 billion loss that the brokerage giant later reported, Bank of America senior executives told CNBC.

  • U.S. Investors Gloomy, But Obama Provides Some Cheer Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 4:42 PM ET
    Wall Street Trader

    U.S. investors remained pessimistic in January about the economic outlook for the next 12 months, but the change in administration lifted spirits somewhat, a Gallup survey showed Monday.