For more than seven years, Fed officials have touted their progress toward achieving "full employment." It was supposed to feel better than this.» Read More
Dr. Steven Nissen, the cardiology chief at the Cleveland Clinic, reportedly remains on the shortlist to possibly become the next FDA Commissioner. Some analysts believe if Dr. Nissen gets the nod there could be a negative knee-jerk reaction in the big pharma sector stocks.
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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.
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.
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.
All that pre-inauguration hope disappeared Tuesday, as the Dow plummeted in the triple digits on the new president's swearing in.
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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.
The Dow ended below 8,000 for the first time in two months as bank stocks took a beating over profit worries.
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President Obama's inauguration speech hits on key themes says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.
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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 paused briefly as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president but resumed their slide as banks took a beating over profit worries.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.