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    President Obama promised to rewrite the "monstrous" U.S. tax code as protesters marked April 15 with so-called "tea parties" to criticize Obama's tax policies.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday as Intel's after-hours earnings report the day before dragged down tech stocks and a warning from Wal-Mart hit the broader indexes.

  • Vince Farrell

    I'm just on the shuttle coming back from Boston having spent the day visiting clients. I find it so helpful to have a day being questioned about my views by very smart people. It makes you think and come away more sure of opinions or, as often, get some additional insight as to other viewpoints.

  • left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg1100100010lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse I can't stress this enough: the idea of publicly releasing big bank stress test results — in any form — is, well... distressing.

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    President Barack Obama seized the opportunity on tax-filing day to assert that his administration is easing the tax burden of working people.

  • Stock futures indicated a mixed open Wednesday as Intel's after-hours earnings report the day before dragged down tech stocks.

  • Don’t look now, but those battered banks may just survive after all—if only our federal government would let them get out of jail.

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    Some of the largest mortgage companies in the US are stepping up foreclosures on delinquent homeowners, and will likely lead to more Americans losing their homes, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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    The Obama administration is drawing up plans to disclose  conditions of the 19 biggest banks in the country, according to senior administration officials.

  • Stocks ended near their session lows Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped in March and as worries about banks simmered ahead of some key earnings.

  • The Stock Market is up over 23% in 35 days. If someone had told you on March 9th as the Dow was trading at 6,547 that ‘you should put your money in the market right now if you want to make 23%,’ what would you have done?

  • Stocks opened lower Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped — and dropped sharply — in March. But Citigroup, Bank of America and General Motors advanced.

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    President Barack Obama is juggling a glass-half-full take on the economy with a determination to not be seen as naive about problems still washing over the business landscape.

  • Today at 11:30 AM ET, President Barack Obama is going to give a "major" speech on the economy. Not waiting for the speech, President Obama's economic adviser Christina Romer already is hitting the morning talk shows and lowering expectations for any "major" improvements in the economy any time soon.

  • A little bit of economic cold water: Retail sales for March was a disappointment, Producer Price Index saw a big downtick, all of which cost us about 10 points on futures at 8:30 AM ET.

  • Stock futures retreated Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped -- and dropped sharply in March.

  • President Barack Obama will tap Fannie Mae Chief Executive Herb Allison to head the government's $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, an administration official told CNBC.

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    On Monday President Obama eased the way for U.S. telecommunications firms to do business with Cuba. How does emerging markets trader Tim Seymour suggest playing it?

  • That’s the heartland tea-party message to Washington. Is bailout nation about to strike again? Sure looks like it. According to a bunch of front-page news stories, life-insurance companies are about to get TARPed. This is nuts.

  • We saw 3 separate rallies today: 1) Early morning bank rally 2) Midday announcement on Obama economy speech tomorrow 3) Move up in the last hour that brought the major indices into positive territory.