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    As President-elect Barack Obama rushes from secret job interviews with ex-primary rivals, to briefings on the global financial crisis, to discussions of saving the U.S. auto industry, the post-election period may feel frenetic.

  • After torturing myself by actually reading the entire G20 statement, my conclusion is that this group could now stage an "Up With People" show. The statement had enthusiastic prescriptions for generally what needed to be done, but none of the specifics.

  • Another week of volatility is over: major declines Monday through Thursday morning, followed by a huge rally Thursday afternoon, ending with a failed rally today. What's ahead next week? Cramer thinks the downside may not be over and poses a major question: if you knew there was another Lehman Brothers ahead -- the collapse of LB being the instigator for most of the financial crisis that started early this Fall -- would you buy or sell?

  • Here's a bulletin I got from UC Berkeley on the massive threat to California real estate from...global warming. Forget no-doc liar loans. The state which loves its sunshine will get too hot to sustain...housing.

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    All of the warmth and enthusiasm generated by Barack Obama's election to the presidency hasn't spilled over into the stock market.

  • Don’t heed the hype. This weekend’s G20 Summit will not, and cannot live up the hopes that a new financial architecture will be unveiled. It will likely be little more than a photo opportunity for the political class to demonstrate to their people that they are doing some about the global crisis.

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    Asian markets were hit hard again on Thursday as gloom about the global economy deepened, sending oil to a 22-month low of $55 a barrel and gold near the $710-an-ounce level. But CNBC's experts believe these precious commodities could climb in the long term.

  • This stock should do well now that Barack Obama's won the White House.

  • Asian markets closed lower on Wednesday as poor corporate earnings highlighted the damage on companies and consumers from the global economic slowdown. CNBC's experts believe the turmoil is far from over.

  • Stocks fell to their lowest levels in two weeks as worries about a global slowdown spooked the market.

  • The Dow rallied over 250 points around the two o'clock hour, then sold right into it. It rallied back a bit in the last 15 minutes. This, despite several pieces of good news in the last two days:

  • Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as the positive effect of China's stimulus package gave way to renewed fears about the strength of the global economy.

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    President-elect Barack Obama is steering clear of this weekend's emergency global financial summit in Washington, a decision that gives him distance from his unpopular predecessor's policies and avoids any appearance of upstaging the current president.

  • Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as the positive effect of China's stimulus package gave way to renewed fears about the strength of the global economy.

  • More gloomy economic news heightened fears of a deep-set global recession and weighed on global stocks Tuesday. As a result, strategists are lowering their estimates for corporate earnings next year. When will the turmoil end? CNBC's experts have their say:

  • Stock index futures pointed a slightly weaker open Tuesday as the positive effect of China's stimulus package gave way to renewed fears about the strength of the global economy.

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    The struggling auto industry was thrust into the middle of a political standoff between the White House and Democrats on Monday as President-elect Barack Obama urged President Bush in a meeting at the White House to support immediate emergency aid.

  • Plus, Cramer offers stocks that work under an Obama administration.

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    President-elect Barack Obama is suddenly the most powerful man in America. And that means that people are listening to what he does or says—or endorses, for that matter.

  • On Friday, President-elect Barack Obama said that his top priority was to get a new economic stimulus plan passed.  Yesterday, China announced its own $600 billion stimulus plan with an emphasis on infrastructure and public works.  With all this money pouring in, which stocks might be poised for a jump?