Politics Barack Obama

  • Growing hopes of a federal bailout for the auto industry and increased action by world governments to stem the global recession pushed stock index futures higher Monday.

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    As we wait to see what Barack does in the new year, what can you do today to position your investment strategy for an Obama Administration?  Here are some ideas. 

  • Sheila Bair got it right. Bernanke, Paulson and the NY Fed Prez have largely been wrong. Here's why she should be allowed to stay.

  • Barack Obama has sworn to tackle economic issues head on. But what exactly does that mean, and can you trade it?

  • NYSE traders

    Stocks overcame an array of dismal economic reports and rode hopes that the market may have achieved at least a temporary bottom to close higher Wednesday.

  • We need a Financial Intelligence Agency to do the work the SEC's Christopher Cox and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke should have.

  • At his news conference this morning, where he introduced New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as Commerce-secretary designate, President-elect Obama refused to play his hand on the Detroit/GM bailout story. That tells me he’s aware that the country is getting fed up with the thought of bailout nation.

  • The stock market was far off its morning lows, coming close to turning positive, as investors shook off a handful of weak economic reports and snapped up biotech shares and other defensive plays.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Senate Democrats were working Tuesday to put together legislation making it possible for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to become secretary of state despite a constitutional clause that some critics argue should bar her from joining the cabinet.

  • Stocks were set to give back some of their sharp gains from Tuesday's session but were off their morning lows after data showed a sharp increase in mortgage applications last week.

  • Now that's change we can believe in.

  • Democratic presidential hopefuls gather on the stage prior to the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by the South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC., Thursday, April 26, 2007. From left: Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson., and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    President-elect Barack Obama named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his choice for Commerce Secretary Wednesday.

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    President-elect Obama pledged quick work on an economic recovery plan to include tax cuts and increased federal spending.

  • Individual states across the country are being hit by the recession and credit crisis. President-elect Barack Obama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and other prominent political figures address the challenges facing individual states, as well as the country.

  • General Motors world headquarters, Detroit, Michigan

    The Big Three will become two, Detroit will need more help from the government, SUVs will enjoy a modest rebound and electric cars will fire up the industry.

  • Cramer tells you which infrastructure stocks are worth owning.

  • Mohamed El-Erian, co-chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co.

    Recent government intervention has helped boost the stock market, but more will need to be done both domestically and around the world, said Mohamed El-Erian, co-CEO of bond titan Pimco.

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    Our first prediction is possibly the biggest one of all: There will still be a job market in 2009. Tough call to make right now, we know, but even a crisis spells opportunity of one kind or another.

  • Look for whatever stimulation proposal to come out of the Obama administration to be focused on infrastructure spending, expect banks to sell a lot of debt and the Fed to cut interest rates again, if necessary.

  • Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers rise again, Brett Favre stays in the game, the Olympic Committee makes a stunning move and more pro sports teams than ever go up for sale.