Politics Barack Obama

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    The bill is expected to be  signed into law by the President in the next few days.

  • Stocks are off their highs but a global commodity rally sucks in more buyers on weaker dollar, China stimulus, less fear; S&P 500 approaches May highs.

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    We all know that the biggest barrier to meaningful recovery in the housing market is the glut of foreclosed inventory on the markets. So finally some good news. A new survey from online real estate sale sites Trulia.com and RealtyTrac.com shows increased buyer interest in foreclosed properties.

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    Over the last two days, as I've blogged about new fuel efficiency rules President Obama laid out at the White House, I've been struck by the opposition to these changes.

  • A panel of President Barack Obama's economic advisors stepped into the public view on Wednesday at a meeting to discuss energy issues and job creation.

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    The Obama administration, trying to crack down on abuses exposed by the financial crisis, is considering creation of a regulatory commission to protect consumers of financial products such as credit cards and mortgages, according to administration and industry officials.

  • Credit card legislation has just passed the Senate: good news for consumers, bad news for credit card companies.

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    The House is expected to approve the legislation later this week and then send it on to the President so he can sign it into law.

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    With the new mandate from Washington, this efficiency movement in the auto industry will pick up momentum, and several companies are positioned to profit.

  • Most of the large retailers have reported, and the results are better than expected, at least on the bottom line.

  • President Obama is being hailed this morning in news reports for cutting a deal with the state of California and automakers to raise fuel economy standards for cars - so called CAFE standards - reportedly in opposition to Bush Administration policy, writes Tony Fratto former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for the Bush Administration.

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    For years, we've heard Detroit and other auto makers lobby against higher fuel economy standards because it would drive up costs and ultimately hurt sales of SUV's and pick-ups- vehicles Americans want.

  • I have never bought a car in my life. My wife has bought a lot of them. I'm just not that into cars. I have usually referred to the cars we own by their color.

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    President Barack Obama wants drivers to go farther on a gallon of gas and cause less damage to the environment—and be willing to pick up the tab.

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    Auto sales continue to be week this month as consumers struggle with lack of confidence and lack of credit, General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson said Tuesday.

  • Financial Woes

    Americans were promised a reward for rescuing the nation’s banks. In return for all those bailouts, the banks essentially granted stock options to the government — a potential jackpot for taxpayers once the crisis blew over, the New York Times reported.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    "UNCLE!!!!!!!!!" That's the cry you'll hear from Detroit to Washington as President Barack Obama announces a new tailpipe emission standard that mirrors the tough measures California has been trying to impose for years.

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    President Barack Obama will issue new vehicle emission standards and pair them with a broader goal of reducing pollution, marking the first time limits on greenhouse gases will be linked to federal standards for cars and trucks.

  • The NAHB home buying survey for May is out, and is again showing some improvement, but not much. Present and Future expectations of sales-essentially a survey of builder sentiment-rose. But traffic in prospective buyers, which is what counts, was unchanged.

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