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  • 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?

  • President-elect Barack Obama will not make any Cabinet announcements this week, a spokeswoman said Monday.

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    Ahead of next weekends meeting, the G20 group of advanced and big emerging economies issued a communiqué indicating the direction and scope of their interests. From stabilizing the financial markets to supporting global growth to minimizing the “negative social impact” of the crisis, their goals are lofty and their ambition extraordinary.

  • Tiger Woods

    I managed to land an interview with Tiger Woods this weekend in Asheville, North Carolina. Fabulous assignment, until I fell flat on my face, literally—more on that later. Woods was in Asheville to promote his first designed golf course for the US, The Cliffs at High Carolina, opening in 2010.

  • Global stocks got a boost after the announcement of China's near-$600 billion stimulus package. After last week's rollercoaster ride, CNBC's experts believe there is a strong chance that this is the beginning of a major year-end rally.

  • How could Obama tap someone for Treasury that is so close to the present market mess?

  • The so-called Evil Empire is making its move into the mobile space. So what's that mean for Google?

  • On Friday, for the first time since being elected, Barack Obama held a press conference. Immediately afterward the market started to pull back. What didn't the market like?

  • Former Secretary of Commerce William Daley is currently a member of Barrack Obama’s transition team. Find out what he's telling the President-elect!

  • Even if you’re not a politics person, you’re probably closely monitoring the transition from Bush to Obama. After all, your future depends on it.