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  • It's All About The Dollar....And Commodities Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 9:44 AM ET

    Futures trade in a fairly tight range this morning ahead of a key 10-year Treasury note auction around 1pm ET today and the earnings season kickoff this afternoon with Dow component Alcoa reporting results after the close.

  • Stocks Bounce Back; Alcoa Leads Dow Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 9:44 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded Wednesday after a major selloff in the previous session as earnings season gets into gear.

  • Futures Rise as Earnings Season Kicks Off Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 7:44 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Wednesday on profit taking after the major selloff the previous day.

  • Staggering Budget Gap and a Reluctance to Fill It Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 3:53 AM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    No one argues that the staggering deficits run up by the American government in a bid to rescue the economy are desirable, healthy or even sustainable — not if the national debt continues to swell at its current pace. But considerable debate centers on when and how vigorously to start easing off Washington’s borrowing habit, with substantial risks at both extremes, the New York Times reported.

  • Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Contrary to comments made this past weekend by Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama says that the administration did not misread the economic downturn.

  • Stocks Hit 10-Week Low; VIX Tops 30 Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. There were some pockets of gains in the banking and pharmaceutical sectors.

  • Cramer: 3 Obama-Blessed Health-Care Picks Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 3:43 PM ET

    Plus, the Mad Money host reacts to the Justice Department's probe into telecom.

  • Stocks Slide as Economic Worries Rattle Market Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 2:59 PM ET

    Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. There were some pockets of gains in the tech, banking and pharmaceutical sectors.

  • Stimulus Package

    A second round of economic stimulus would only steepen the government's debt problems and likely do little to boost the stock market, financial experts say.

  • How Economy Fares in Summer Is Crucial to Obama Agenda Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 11:43 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The pace of the economic recovery heading into the fall—electric smooth or diesel rough—will determine whether Obama can prod Congress on the key features of his agenda with momentum or from a defensive crouch.

  • Hospitals, Democrats Near Deal on Health Care Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 11:27 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed progress on health care overhaul as top Senate Democrats and the administration closed in on a deal with hospitals to help pay for the president's proposed expansion of medical coverage to the uninsured.

  • Busch: Expect More Cries for Government Stimulus Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 11:18 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    As the summer wears on and discontent grows, I expect calls will be louder and louder for additional stimulus from Congressional Democrats to put more Americans to work.

  • Economic Worries Dent Stocks; Techs Rise Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 10:48 AM ET

    Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. But techs and banks rose.

  • Stimulus Package 2.0? Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 9:42 AM ET

    The commodity/dollar trade continues today. Stock futures fell about 4 points pre-open as the dollar firmed and as commodities moved off their highs. Despite the move lower, commodities remain up on the day, rebounding from yesterday’s weakness. Subsequently, commodity stocks are slightly higher today, rising 1 percent-2 percent pre-open.

  • Stay Out of Russia Until They Fight Graft: Investor Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 9:16 AM ET

    Investors should stay out of Russia until the fight against corruption and the rule of law improve in that country, William Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, has been denied entry into Russia since 2006, told CNBC.

  • Futures Eke Up; Some Optimism Returns Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 6:04 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Tuesday as doubts about the sustainability of a global economic recovery dimmed.

  • France, Unlike US, Is Deep into Stimulus Projects Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 4:11 AM ET

    French workers normally take off much of the summer, but this month, there is something of a revolution going on here at this former royal chateau roughly 30 miles southeast of Paris. The throngs of tourists will be jostling alongside stonemasons, restoration experts and other artisans paid by the French government’s $37 billion economic stimulus program, the New York Times reported.

  • MedcoHealth: Apple’s Appeal, Google’s Growth? Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 9:17 PM ET

    Cramer thinks so. And the company could escape Washington’s scalpel. The CEO stopped by to tell us more.

  • Dow Ekes Out a Gain Amid Bargain Hunting Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday as a dismal jobs report last week and expectations for a gloomy earnings season nagged at the market. But the Dow eked out a gain amid some bargain hunting.

  • Dow Turns Positive Amid Bargain Hunting Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 3:06 PM ET

    Stocks were under pressure Monday as a dismal jobs report last week and expectations for a gloomy earnings season nagged at the market. But the Dow turned positive as investors took advantage of the selloff and did some bargain hunting.