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  • Rate Cut Hopes Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Traders believe it’s all but certain the Fed will cut rates for the second time this month. The big question is, just how low will the Fed go?

  • Struggling to Keep Up as the Crisis Raced On Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 10:33 AM ET

    In nearly a century, no Treasury secretary has faced a more difficult financial crisis than the one Henry Paulson is contending with. For months, he and his team have been working around the clock, often seven days a week, trying — in vain — to keep it from deepening, according to the New York Times.

  • Busch: Official Wrong Thing At the Wrong Time Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 9:49 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    It seems there is a global effort to exacerbate the problems and worries of the world. Let's start in Japan where Prime Minister Taro Aso said today that people should not be over-concerned about daily movements in Japanese share prices, after the benchmark Nikkei average fell to a 5-year low.

  • Greenspan, Others Face Grilling Over Financial Crisis Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 4:30 AM ET
    On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Lawmakers have called key players from the past and present to congressional hearings in an effort to find out what caused the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s and determine how the government plans to get the nation out of the mess.

  • If Recession Is Now Here, Just How Bad Can It Get? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    The big debate now is how deep and how long the recession will be. The short answer is bad enough and probably the worst in 25 years.

  • Layoffs Keep Growing: Merck, Yahoo Slash Jobs Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    The cruel earnings season for the American worker intensified Wednesday as more companies announced layoffs.

  • Recession Will Last At Least Two Years: Roubini Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    The US economy is entering a two-year recession that will be longer and deeper than previously feared, said Nouriel Roubini, a well-known economist and professor at New York University.

  • In Times of 'Zombie Banks,' Buy Commodities: Jim Rogers Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 5:51 AM ET

    The fundamentals for commodities were not affected by government policies that are propagating inflation, Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • All Press Is Good Press? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 2:27 PM ET

    Why does the media hold a cable-television host to a higher standard than CEOs and top federal policy makers?

  • New Life for Stimulus Bill, But What Would Be In It? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 11:46 AM ET

    Democrats in Congress say any new economic stimulus bill would probably include road and bridge construction, help for state budgets and maybe new tax rebates.

  • Fed May Tap $540 Billion To Help Out Money Funds Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 10:46 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The Fed could lend up to $540 billion in a new facility aimed at restoring liquidity for money market funds,  Fed officials said.

  • Today's Top Videos: Stimulus II, Weak Euro & More... Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 5:54 PM ET

    The possibility of a second economic stimulus package gained momentum after Fed chairman Bernanke urged Congress to consider a new plan, while Treasury secretary Paulson said in a briefing that giving money to banks won't hurt taxpayers. Following are today's top videos:

  • Housing Bailout Will Be Next on Agenda Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 2:24 PM ET

    Economists say the best bang for the buck will come from helping housing,  not another tax cut or extended unemployment benefits.

  • A second economic stimulus package gained sudden momentum after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke came out in support of the idea...

  • Poll: Should Government Pass New Stimulus Plan? Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 10:37 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Monday that a fresh round of government stimulus is a good idea because there's a risk the country's economic weakness could last for some time. Tell us what you think.

  • NY & NJ Governors See Tough Times Ahead Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    New York Governor David Patterson and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine sounded off on the economy, Wall Street and regulation on Monday.

  • Katrina Again? US Gets Poor Grades For Credit Crisis Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 8:30 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, left, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    The US government mishandled the credit crisis, much as it did Hurricane Katrina three years ago, say crisis management experts.

  • Fears Of Global Recession Continue to Rattle Markets Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:27 PM ET
    Global Markets

    Investors continued to be rattled by worries that the prolonged credit crisis has already pushed the global economy into a recession.

  • US Economy Continues To Give Off Mixed Signals Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    The latest inflation and jobs data were somewhat better than expected, but the industrial sector showed continued weakness.

  • Paulson: Immediate Lending Guarantee Starts Now Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 8:43 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the U.S. government's banking rescue plan is designed to spur private investment in financial institutions, and told CNBC that the FDIC interbank lending guarantee that's part of the plan will kick in immediately.