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  • Busch: We've Survived A "Near Death" Experience Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    The equity turn around Friday from disastrous employment numbers sends a signal to traders and investors that the markets had priced in that world coming to an end. For most Republicans, this happened in November.

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    Is the alternative energy boom long gone?  It seems the environment for ethanol stocks is gloomier than ever.  In 2005, the U.S. government ordered a mandate under the Energy Policy Act, requiring gasoline producers to quadruple the use of renewable fuel, in this case ethanol by 2022. The 2008 minimum mandate of 9 billion gallons of ethanol will significantly grow to 36 billion gallons of use by 2022.  With such high growth expectations, why are these stocks so depressed?

  • Futures Rally on Auto Bailout, Global Action Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 8:06 AM ET

    Growing hopes of a federal bailout for the auto industry and increased action by world governments to stem the global recession pushed stock index futures higher Monday.

  • Yoshikami: Investing & the Obama Presidency Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 12:40 AM ET
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    As we wait to see what Barack does in the new year, what can you do today to position your investment strategy for an Obama Administration?  Here are some ideas. 

  • Cramer to Geithner: Let FDIC Chair Keep Her Job Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 7:57 PM ET

    Sheila Bair got it right. Bernanke, Paulson and the NY Fed Prez have largely been wrong. Here's why she should be allowed to stay.

  • Which Industries Will Drive Growth? Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 6:11 PM ET

    Barack Obama has sworn to tackle economic issues head on. But what exactly does that mean, and can you trade it?

  • Stocks Rally Despite Economic News Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 5:09 PM ET
    NYSE traders

    Stocks overcame an array of dismal economic reports and rode hopes that the market may have achieved at least a temporary bottom to close higher Wednesday.

  • A CIA for Wall Street? Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    We need a Financial Intelligence Agency to do the work the SEC's Christopher Cox and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke should have.

  • An Alternative to Bailout Nation Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 1:39 PM ET

    At his news conference this morning, where he introduced New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as Commerce-secretary designate, President-elect Obama refused to play his hand on the Detroit/GM bailout story. That tells me he’s aware that the country is getting fed up with the thought of bailout nation.

  • Stocks Bounce Back as Biotech Booms Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 1:29 PM ET

    The stock market was far off its morning lows, coming close to turning positive, as investors shook off a handful of weak economic reports and snapped up biotech shares and other defensive plays.

  • Could Constitution Bar Clinton From Obama Cabinet? Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 12:06 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Senate Democrats were working Tuesday to put together legislation making it possible for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to become secretary of state despite a constitutional clause that some critics argue should bar her from joining the cabinet.

  • Futures Point Lower as Economy Weakens Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

    Stocks were set to give back some of their sharp gains from Tuesday's session but were off their morning lows after data showed a sharp increase in mortgage applications last week.

  • Cramer for SEC Chairman Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 6:09 PM ET

    Now that's change we can believe in.

  • Obama Names Richardson as Commerce Secretary Pick Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 3:25 PM ET
    Democratic presidential hopefuls gather on the stage prior to the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by the South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC., Thursday, April 26, 2007. From left: Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson., and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    President-elect Barack Obama named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his choice for Commerce Secretary Wednesday.

  • Obama: Tax Cuts, More Spending in Stimulus Plan Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 1:46 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President-elect Obama pledged quick work on an economic recovery plan to include tax cuts and increased federal spending.

  • States Seek Relief From Recession, Credit Crisis Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 12:29 PM ET

    Individual states across the country are being hit by the recession and credit crisis. President-elect Barack Obama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and other prominent political figures address the challenges facing individual states, as well as the country.

  • Predictions: 9 For '09 In Autos Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 11:30 AM ET
    General Motors world headquarters, Detroit, Michigan

    The Big Three will become two, Detroit will need more help from the government, SUVs will enjoy a modest rebound and electric cars will fire up the industry.

  • Trading Obama's Stimulus Plan Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 9:15 PM ET

    Cramer tells you which infrastructure stocks are worth owning.

  • Obama Will Need to Lead in Global Crisis: El-Erian Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 2:28 PM ET
    Mohamed El-Erian, co-chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co.

    Recent government intervention has helped boost the stock market, but more will need to be done both domestically and around the world, said Mohamed El-Erian, co-CEO of bond titan Pimco.

  • Predictions: 9 For '09 From Dennis Kneale Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 2:12 PM ET
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    Brace for the glimmerings of a comeback in confidence in 2009, if only because it can’t get much worse than this. So, look for a corporate smashup, a new look from Goldman Sachs, and, yes that's right, the next bubble.