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  • Paulson: Fannie, Freddie Need Stronger Regulator Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 11:49 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    Housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have the potential to pose systemic risks to the financial system and need a stronger regulator, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Tuesday.

  • Bernanke's Important Points On Solving Problems Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 11:31 AM ET

    We are seeing a modest rally, led by financials. Lehman, for example, has gone from $12 at its bottom shortly after 10 am ET to just about $14, up 11 percent, though most other financials remain in negative territory.

  • Bernanke/Paulson: Can They Pump Up The Dollar? Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    As the dollar trades near an all time low against the euro, the question is whether Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson can talk tough enough to pump up the sagging greenback.

  • Bush Urges Quick Action on Fannie, Freddie Rescue Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    President Bush urged lawmakers to move quickly in putting into force legislation designed to help prop up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while declaring the nation's financial system to be "basically sound."

  • Stucks Tumble on Bernanke Warning Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    Stocks fell sharply after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke issued a dour forecast ahead for the US economy, saying more hard times are on their way that will pose a major challenge to policy makers.

  • Bernanke Speak Sending Stocks Lower Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 10:16 AM ET

    The NASDAQ has also hit a new two year low. If this continues, we are heading toward a 90 percent downside day, where 90 percent of the volume is on the downside, one of several that have occurred in the past few months.

  • Fed Chief Gives Gloomier Outlook On US Economy Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 10:07 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    A weakening housing market, a strained banking system, and rising oil prices threaten the U.S. economy, and restoring financial market stability is a top priority, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said.

  • PPI and Retail Sales Disappoint, Weigh on Markets Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    With the Dow at levels not seen since July 2006, today's weak economic data is weighing further on the markets.

  • Bernanke Has Tough Job Today Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    Mr. Bernanke's job is to walk the fine line between acknowledging--and defending--the Fed's expanding role in the regulation of investment banking, and not appearing to be coddling excessive risk-takers.

  • Economy Shows New Signs Of Dreaded Stagflation Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 8:40 AM ET

    Dismal data on inflation and retail sales released on Tuesday flashed fresh signs of stagflation in the U.S. economy.

  • 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.

Most Popular Video

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

Loyalists around the world have embraced it as the cryptocurrency of the future, but some big names on the street differ widely in their beliefs about bitcoin. The Oracle of Omaha thinks it's a "joke." Tech entrepreneur Marc Andreessen counters that Buffett is out of touch, while bitcoin believers like Jonathan Rumion fully embrace the digital currency by buying groceries with bitcoin and even getting paid in bitcoin. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports.

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

European shares opened higher on Wednesday as better-than-expected Chinese growth data buoyed sentiment.

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, says the bank's fixed income business is "strong", while the investment banking arm has performed well.