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  • Don't Bail Out Fannie, Freddie: Jim Rogers Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 5:02 AM ET

    The Treasury and the Federal Reserve should not bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as this would increase the already gaping U.S. public debt, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told "Worldwide Exchange."

  • Bernanke, Paulson to Testify on Financial Turmoil Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 3:22 AM ET

    Discussion of persistent financial market turmoil is seen as likely to overshadow the Federal Reserve's semi-annual monetary policy outlook when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress on Tuesday.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 8:56 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before a Senate committee takes on even greater importance for Tuesday's markets, now that the Fed and Treasury have promised to backstop mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • To give you an idea of how much trading went on today, Freddie Mac traded nearly 400 million shares--nearly two-thirds of the entire 646 million share float. Markets rose briefly in the middle of the day as Reuters reported that Fed Chairman Bernanke would open the Fed's discount window to Fannie and Freddie...

  • CNBC Top Five Videos: GM, Lehman & More Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    Volatility ruled the market Thursday because of oil prices, financial fears and an $18 billion acquisition. Following are the day's top five videos.

  • What follows below is an unofficial transcript of my interview on Kudlow & Company last night with investment banker and former Texas Senator Phil Gramm. Mr. Gramm is a top economic advisor to John McCain.

  • Fannie, Freddie, Ben, And The Dollar Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 1:31 PM ET

    As banking and financial stocks lead the overall indexes down into bear-market territory, Fed head Ben Bernanke and Treasury man Henry Paulson are testifying today on ways and means to reform all manner of bank and securities dealer supervision and regulation.

  • Bernanke, Paulson Push for New Bank Laws Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said financial market turbulence persists and that government officials are focused on helping the financial system regain stability.

  • US Heads for Recession, but Europe Fares Better: Fitch Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    The United States is heading for recession despite modest growth in the first half of the year, but strength in Germany is keeping European growth prospects a bit brighter, Fitch Ratings said on Thursday.

  • Initial Jobless Claims Show Surprising Drop Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits dropped by a much bigger-than-expected 58,000 last week to 346,000.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 8:18 PM ET

    Wall Street's bears roared back Wednesday, and stocks will have to face down tepid chain store sales and testimony from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in Thursday's session.

  • Conservation Having Little Effect on Gasoline Prices Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 2:04 PM ET

    Though they have finally begun using less gasoline, US consumers remain pretty much powerless to contain prices at the pump.

  • Pieces in Place to Reduce Oil Price: Schork Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    Fundamental pieces are in place for the lowering of oil's price, but until the dollar appreciates and speculators stop betting up the commodity it will remain at high levels, Stephen Schork, editor of The Schork Report, said on CNBC.

  • Banks, Techs Lead Rally; Oil Falls by $5 a Barrel Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    It was another wild trading day of ups and downs but stocks ran to the finish line and pulled off a decent gain as oil dropped more than $5 a barrel.

  • Stocks Tick Higher in Volatile Session Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks wavered in another volatile trading session Tuesday as existing-home sales fell more than expected, oil dropped $5 and Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • Ben Bernanke

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is making news for saying he may extend emergency lending to primary dealers, that came in the wake of Bear's downfall, past September and into next year.  And JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon is making news for trashing our lack of energy policy.

  • Stocks Sway as Oil Retreats, Alcoa Skids Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Stocks wavered in another volatile trading session Tuesday as existing-home sales fell more than expected, oil dropped $5 and Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • EIA: Gas Prices to Stay Above $4 For Rest of 2008 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    Gasoline prices will remain above $4 a gallon for the rest of the year, while oil prices will continued to be pressured by the tight market for crude, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday.

  • Stocks Waver as Home Sales Drop; Alcoa Skids Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell more than expected in May. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • Financials Are Market Focus--Again Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 9:06 AM ET

    Another issue weighing on financials is the gradual realization that the government is dead serious about additional regulation, particularly of brokerage firms. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, speaking at an FDIC forum, argued that the Fed should have broader power to monitor the financial system.