Politics Barack Obama

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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.

  • 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.

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    Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday. Ahead of Obama's inauguration, global stocks were mixed on investors' concerns about the economic difficulties confronting the incoming president. Experts on CNBC expect the dollar and U.S. stock market to fall on Obama's induction.

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    In this Web Extra the traders reveal how they're playing earnings from CSX, Johnson & Johnson, IBM and more.

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    Wall Street is keeping a watchful eye on the $825 billion economic recovery bill in Congress. Virtually everyone in this nation would be affected by it.

  • All eyes are on banks stocks this week after the Street learned that the Obama team plans to make changes to the TARP.

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    History shows the 100 days following inauguration can set the tone for an entire term and be a period of sweeping action.

  • UPDATED WITH VIDEO CLIPS.  Dateline NBC aired portions last night (Sunday) of an interview with Warren Buffett by Tom Brokaw.  Buffett tells Brokaw that Barack Obama is the right "commander in chief for the economy" but warns that no one should expect a "miracle" turnaround in the next few months.   The two men also covered many other topics, including Obama's leadership style, excessive executive compensation, the challenges facing Detroit's automakers, China, and the role of greed in good times and bad.  This is the second part of the complete transcript of that interview, as provided by NBC News.

  • UPDATED WITH VIDEO CLIPS.  Dateline NBC aired portions last night (Sunday) of an interview with Warren Buffett by Tom Brokaw.  Buffett tells Brokaw that Barack Obama is the right "commander in chief for the economy" but warns that no one should expect a "miracle" turnaround in the next few months.   The two men also covered many other topics, including Obama's leadership style, excessive executive compensation, the challenges facing Detroit's automakers, China, and the role of greed in good times and bad.  This is the first part of the complete transcript of that interview, as provided by NBC News.

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    The Obama team signaled that TARP money is going to be used differently by the new administration.

  • Dateline NBC aired portions tonight (Sunday) of an interview with Warren Buffett by Tom Brokaw. Buffett tells Brokaw that Barack Obama is the right "commander in chief for the economy" but warns that no one should expect a "miracle" turnaround in the next few months. The two men also covered many other topics, including Obama's leadership style, excessive executive compensation, the challenges facing Detroit's automakers, China, and the role of greed in good times and bad. This is the complete transcript of that interview, as provided by NBC News.

  • In the days leading to the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, the buzz is building about the inaugural balls. And what’s a party without a few cocktails?  Here’s a sampling of the special cocktails being served at the celebrations, along with their recipes.

    Here’s a sampling of the special cocktails being served at the inaugural celebrations, along with their recipes.

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    Turnover at the top, presents an unique opportunity and set of challenges for a new leader to deal with, and managing the transition is the first step to ensuring success in any executive role. Fortunately, there's one fairly high-profile transition going on right under our noses, with the new guy and his team set to finally take the reins on Tuesday.

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    Warren Buffett says "you couldn't have anybody better in charge" for the economy than Barack Obama, but warns "it's going to take time" before things get better.  In an interview with Tom Brokaw for Dateline NBC, Buffett says there's a lot of fear everywhere as the country faces "an economic Pearl Harbor .. something it hasn't faced since World War II."  Buffett predicts that Obama's plan for a massive stimulus program will help, but not right away.

  • Fields of corn surround the Golden Grain Energy ethanol plant, in Mason City, Iowa.

    Here in Abu Dhabi, exactly 7,095 miles from Washington D.C. where President Obama will be sworn in this week, the great and the good of the energy world will be discussing, amongst other things, the key issue surrounding future energy: who's going to pay for it?

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    There’s a global movement gaining strength to capture carbon around the world. Having engaged in the act of sequestration -- removing, separating or seizing it -- the carbon is then stored.

  • Stocks ended a dismal week on an up note as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.

  • The Bush Administration prepared to leave town.  Alcoa kicked off a decidedly ugly earnings season.  The Detroit auto show didn't have much horsepower, and December sales figures showed that for retailers, decking the halls didn't bring in much holly.

  • Stocks were back up in a yo-yo session as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.

  • House Republican Leader John Boehner told me last night that the GOP will come up with an alternative economic plan. Will it be a choice, not an echo?