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  • Forget Timing, Buy Blue Chips: Strategist Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    Now is a good time to be investing in U.S. stocks over a longer-term horizon, John Haynes, equity strategist at Rensburg Sheppards told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Pros Say: We're Only 2/3 Done Finding Bank Skeletons Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 8:26 AM ET

    Global stocks were down again Wednesday on continued signs of trouble in the financial sector. Experts tell CNBC that there is more bad news to come.

  • As Bank Crisis Deepens, Obama Has No Quick Fix Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 5:12 AM ET

    Even before they have settled into their new jobs, President Obama’s economic team faces an acute crisis in the nation’s banking system that has no easy answers and that they are not yet prepared to address, the New York Times reported.

  • Market Spites Obama's Big Day Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 7:15 PM ET

    All that pre-inauguration hope disappeared Tuesday, as the Dow plummeted in the triple digits on the new president's swearing in.

  • Cramer's 10 Tips for Obama Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 7:14 PM ET

    Here's what the new president needs to do if he wants to get the American economy back on track.

  • Obama's 'Hard Choices': Insiders Weigh In Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 5:02 PM ET

    In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama indicated tough times will call for sacrifice, and he warned that "hard choices" lie ahead. CNBC asked the experts what those hard choices will be and who will suffer.

  • Dow Ends Below 8,000 as Banks Get Hammered Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    The Dow ended below 8,000 for the first time in two months as bank stocks took a beating over profit worries.

  • Stop Trading!: The Only Financials Worth Owning Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 3:27 PM ET

    If Obama can save the U.S. banking industry, then these are the stocks to buy.

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    President Obama's inauguration speech hits on key themes  says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

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    Download a PDF transcript of Warren Buffett and Tom Brokaw's complete interview focusing on Barack Obama for Dateline NBC.

  • Winning Bet On Obama's Speech Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 2:13 PM ET
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    As previously mentioned, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power had odds on what phrase President Obama would say first in his speech. Turns out it wasn't "Change has come." Instead, the first sentence out of his mouth included the phrase "As I stand here today", which was tied for third at 12-1 odds.

  • Stocks Resume Decline After Obama Pause Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 1:24 PM ET

    Stocks paused briefly as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president but resumed their slide as banks took a beating over profit worries.

  • Change Begins Now: Your Money in the Age of Obama Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 1:14 PM ET

    On a very important day for our country, I ask you to take your own oaths. Oaths that will serve to protect you, build you and bring us back as a whole to prosperity.

  • What Should President Obama Do First? Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 12:41 PM ET
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    I've been standing on Constitution Avenue since about 4AM, thinking about what our new President will do for America's battered housing market once he moves into HIS new house. As I waded into the crowd, my first question to each reveler I stopped was: "What should President Obama do first?"

  • Hail To The Chief! Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 10:56 AM ET
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    After eight years of W, the nation is simply thrilled that the government will finally work again. People are hopeful about Obama not because of his soaring rhetoric, but because it seems like he's approaching the job as a President rather than an autocrat.

  • Bowyer: Proud Of My Country Today Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    No, Obama was not my choice. No, I don’t believe that he is at the present moment a centrist, though history may teach him to be. I’m proud because America showed that she really meant it when she said she want a color blind society.

  • Busch: A Modest Suggestion-Keep It In Perspective Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 10:20 AM ET

    Today is an historic day for the United States as we inaugurate our 44th president Barack Hussein Obama. To say that the world holds it's collective breath today is an understatement.

  • Chadwick: Thank You, Mr. President(s) Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 9:48 AM ET

    Thank you, President Bush. As you leave office, the polls may leave you somewhat disheartened and even a bit sad. AND - Thank you, President Obama. As you enter office, the polls must make you smile a bit, even though you hardly seem like the bragging type.

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    Where to begin on this auspicious day! First, the oddsmakers are out with what they expect to hear in Barack Obama's inaugural speech.

  • Futures Fall Ahead of Obama Inauguration  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures failed to match the buoyant mood across the country Tuesday as concerns over the weakening economy remained despite the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.