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Politics Barack Obama

  • Plus, Lehman Brothers one year later -- Cramer gives you the biggest takeaway.

  • Stocks pared their losses Monday as President Obama's speech on financial reform had little impact on the market.

  • The President's speech on financial reform across the street from the New York Stock Exchange elicited little interest from the trading community, as important as it was.

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    The Obama administration's plan to make it easier to wind down a big financial firm that gets into trouble is not clear and must exclude the use of taxpayer money, a top Federal Reserve official said Monday.

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    They're really unanswerable questions, but they seem to be on everyone's minds this morning as we review the financial crisis that struck with such ferocity a year ago: Should the government have saved Lehman Brothers? What would have happened if it did?

  • Barney Frank

    Congress will enact changes in financial regulation that will be "fair" and "pro-market," Rep. Barney Frank, (D-Mass.) told CNBC Monday.

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    When President Obama travels to Wall Street's Federal Hall on Monday,  where the founders once argued bitterly over how much the government should control the national economy, he is likely to cast himself as a “reluctant shareholder” in America’s biggest industries and financial institutions.

  • Stocks declined Monday as investors worried about a trade dispute between the US and China and reflected on the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse.

  • Anyone know why futures are weaker...anyone? Futures are weaker as President Obama's imposition of a 35 percent tariff on auto and light truck tires from China has traders worried about a potential trade war. China has responded by probing the alleged dumping of American auto and chicken products.

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    Nine months into his presidency, Obama is demonstrating neglect - if not outright hostility - to trade expansion.

  • Investors were in a reflective mood Monday as the anniversary of the collapse of Wall Street titan Lehman Brothers brought back memories of the financial crisis and raised fresh doubts over the recovery.

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    The White House and its Democratic allies on Sunday tried to play down the role of a government insurance option in health care legislation as the party in power worked to reclaim momentum on President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

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    Halting the financial sector's death plunge is arguably the government's most measurable achievement this year. Yet as President Barack Obama observes the one-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers' collapse, his administration's increasingly sunny assessment of Wall Street's rebound faces a hard sell.

  • Thousands of people marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, carrying signs with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" as they protested the president's health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.

  • On Monday President Barack Obama will deliver a speech on Wall Street. What will he reveal?

  • Presidential speech pedistal

    The day after President Obama’s impassioned speech for big-government health care, Wall Street bet heavily that the so-called government-insurance option he supports is dead.

  • The Crisis: 1 Year Later - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Geithner Townhall meeting

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner offered a spirited defense of the government's efforts to forestall another Great Depression but cautioned that the recovery would be slow and painful.

  • If today's gains hold, we're looking at a 5-day advance in stocks. How should you trade?