Politics Barack Obama

  • Cramer has a few ideas on how to rectify the president’s less-than-stellar first few weeks in office.

  • The plan will get "credit flowing again to families and businesses", the government says, and is also expected to include measures to aid financial firms.

  • How do you explain it when jobs plunge and stocks surge? That’s what happened Friday as the January employment report revealed a disastrous 598,000 drop in payrolls.

  • If there's anything CEOs need right now, it's more education about how to deal with the unprecedented changes that are occurring in the world.

  • Stocks rallied on the hopes that the "stew" of TARP, TALF, Geithner, stimulus and mark-to-market talk might gel into something palatable, something that will help stabilize the economy.

  • Some traders are starting to think that the "stew" of stimulus, TALF, TARP, and Geithner might stabilize the economy, or at least convince more that the bottom is somewhere in sight.

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    President Barack Obama plans to participate in town hall-style meetings next week in two cities that have struggled amid the crumbling economy.

  • Kenneth Lewis

    Bank of America won't need any more government bailout money and hopes to pay back the $45 billion it's received in three years, CEO Ken Lewis told CNBC.

  • It's buy the rumor on the stimulus package, the Geithner package, and hopes that mark-to-market will be modified.

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    The Democratic-led Senate will try again to pass a $937 billion stimulus package aimed at boosting the battered economy as some of the worst unemployment data in decades boosted political pressure for a deal.

  • Kenneth Lewis

    In his latest move to show support of his bank, Bank of America Chief Executive Ken Lewis spent almost a million dollars this week to buy additional shares of his struggling bank.

  • Where’s that infrastructure build-out we were promised? What about the job creation? Why is the new president’s stimulus package such a disappointment? China got it right.

  • The Obama administration plan to be announced Monday envisions a smaller, secondary role for the bad bank concept and will also involve less money than first thought.

  • Hope for clarity on government programs moved stocks today. Several key events made it clear we are starting to approach the endgame on government programs.

  • Here's the unofficial transcript of my interview with my old friend, Jared Bernstein, on Team Obama's stimulus plan. Jared recently accepted a position as Vice President Biden's top economic adviser.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Timothy Geithner stood alongside President Obama yesterday. Obama talked about bank compensation limits and Geithner spoke about the need for trust, confidence, and faith in our leaders to get the job done. However, Mr. Geithner is guilty of a double standard.

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    Which kind of stimulus plan do you think will get our economy going again?

  • Last week I told you about an upcoming PowerShares Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) called the Alt-A Non-Agency RMBS Opportunity Fund.

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    President Barack Obama warned that failure to act on an economic recovery package could plunge the nation into a long-lasting recession that might prove irreversible, a fresh call to a recalcitrant Congress to move quickly.

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    Obama's move to cap executive pay is getting all the attention, but did you know it’s just the first step in a much larger plan to reign in compensation?