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  • Techs Gain Ahead of Apple, TI Earnings Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 2:16 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March, as worries about Bernanke's confirmation subsided and investors scooped up bargains. Techs advanced ahead of earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments after the bell.

  • Busch: US Housing—Walk Away? Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 10:41 AM ET

    Behavioral scientists are having a field day with this behavior and one professor states these borrowers are suffering from "norm asymmetry.

  • Techs Gain Ahead of Apple, TI Earnings Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 10:39 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March, as worries about Bernanke's confirmation subsided and investors scooped up bargains. Techs advanced ahead of earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments after the bell.

  • Bernanke: Capitol Hill Sounds Off on Fed Chairman Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 10:31 AM ET

    As the vote on Ben Bernanke's reconfirmation nears, two congressmen and two senators offered their insights on the Fed chief's performance on CNBC Monday.

  • Farrell: Political Panic Has Seized the White House Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 10:01 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Now the President's legislative agenda is in pieces. He had delayed this week's State of the Union address so he could highlight the health care program he hoped to have passed.

  • Wall Street Set to Stage Strong Rebound Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 6:08 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a strong rebound Monday after Wall Street recorded its biggest losses since the end of October on Friday.

  • Two Senior Senators Predict Bernanke Will Be Confirmed Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 | 5:16 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

    A Democrat and a Republican issued a statement predicting the Senate will confirm Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve, hoping to quell doubts that have shaken markets.

  • Prepare For Tech Earnings Deluge Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 5:32 PM ET

    Amid next week’s earnings deluge, which tech names will the Fast Money traders be watching closely?

  • Bernanke Jitters Rattle Markets Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 5:02 PM ET

    Already jittery investors are growing ever more nervous about new developments in Washington. Opposition to a second term for Bernanke is growing.

  • Obamanomics is a Chilling Experiment Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    President Barack Obama’s pledge to impose business line restrictions on banks appeared to catch the market by surprise yesterday, judging from the 200 point tumble in the Dow. Whether or not one supports these measures in concept, the announcements themselves were ill-advised.

  • Obama Bank Bashing Isn’t the Answer Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 1:43 PM ET

    Taxing and bashing banks is no way to run an economic recovery plan. Sure, banks made mistakes. And I still believe that no bank bonuses should be paid while the banks were under TARP. But they have paid TARP down. Right now we need the banks to service customers and expand loans when economic recovery moves into the credit-demand, loan-demand phase.

  • Poll: Should Bernanke be Reappointed? Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    Amid growing opposition in the Senate to Bernanke winning a second term, CNBC has learned that the Democratic leadership is still gauging support for the beleaguered central bank chief.

  • Busch: The Obama Redirect To Uncertainty Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:30 AM ET

    After a stunning loss in the Massachusetts Senate race and loss of the critical 60-40 split in the US Senate, President Barack Obama did not wait long to change tactics and go on the offensive.

  • Mohammed El-Erian in a NY Jets jacket on Squawk Box this morning.

    US efforts to clamp down on big banks are likely the first in a line of global moves to curb risk-taking in the financial sector, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian said.

  • In the upcoming book, "13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown" authors Simon Johnson and James Kwak say the nation’s biggest banks are indeed way too big (spectacularly big) and that reform is needed now to prevent a second financial crisis.

  • Obama Rewards Losers, Punishes Winners Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 5:26 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama’s misbegotten bank tax is precisely the wrong policy at precisely the wrong time. It will wind up backfiring across the board.

  • S&P Calif. Downgrade Is 'Wakeup Call': Governor's Advisor Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 11:12 AM ET

    The S&P's downgrade of California's debt rating is a wakeup call to the state legislature, David Crane, special adviser for jobs and economic growth to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Farr: Even The Hawks Are Dovish Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 11:25 AM ET
    Charlie Plosser

    If we agree that transition to end-user demand is the critical turning point, then the next question becomes when?

  • Jobs Growth Talk About Spin, Not Substance: Lindsey Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 11:17 AM ET

    Government news on employment is more about spin than actual substance, Lawrence Lindsey, former director of the National Economic Council and CEO of the Lindsey Group told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Busch: Currency Boulevard of Broken Themes Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 11:12 AM ET
    Currency Signs

    Today, we get the Beige Book and a glimpse into what the Fed sees to make monetary policy decisions. The key for the Fed is not only economic growth, but the subsequent employment growth.

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