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  • Obama's 'Bad Bank' Plans Exposed? Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

    The new president's jab at Wall Street CEOs may have given their investors a hint of what's to come.

  • Stocks Down Over 1%; Amazon Soars Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 1:36 PM ET

    Stocks retreated after an early pop from a better-than-expected GDP report as anxiety over the foggy forecast got the best of the market.

  • Few Ways to Recover Bonuses to Bankers Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 11:09 AM ET
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    President Obama had some harsh words on Thursday for bankers who paid themselves billions of dollars in bonuses despite the sweeping government rescue of the nation’s financial industry. Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut said “every possible legal means” should be used to claw back the money.

  • Futures Yo-Yo After GDP Report Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:58 AM ET

    Futures bounced up and down Friday as investors tried to make sense of a report that showed the economy shrunk less than expected in the fourth quarter.

  • A $3 Trillion Government Overdose Must Be Stopped Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:51 AM ET

    Wednesday night’s House tally on the Democratic stimulus package, where not a single Republican voted in favor, was another shot across the bow for this incredibly unmanageable $900 billion behemoth of a program that truly will not stimulate the economy.

  • Obama Officials, Wall Street Talk Bad Bank Plans Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 3:36 AM ET
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    Officials from the Obama administration are holding around the clock meetings with senior Wall Street executives on how to create a new government bank to buy bad assets from major financial firms, people with direct knowledge of the talks tell CNBC .

  • Yoshikami: Investing in Infrastructure --  Now or Later? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 11:53 PM ET
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    China, the United States and many other countries have unveiled a slew of stimulus packages aimed at reviving their economies. These proposals should see a huge bump up in infrastructure spending. If that's the case, why are many of these companies doing so poorly in the stock markets? What's going on?

  • Sell Block: Does Infrastructure Still Work? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:36 PM ET

    The "roads and bridges" approach to economic recovery President Obama talked so much about seems to have disappeared. Or, in the very least, it's much smaller than we anticipated. So are the stocks worth buying anyway?

  • Web Extra: 3 Ways the Stimulus Can Boost Your Career Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:35 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor explains how the economic stimulus bill might save your job or help you find a new one.

  • Cramer: Blame Washington for Your Troubles? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 9:35 PM ET

    Despite high hopes for President Barack Obama's stimulus package, Thursday's market action proved that investors should still be playing defense.

  • Worst GDP In 26 Years? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 6:07 PM ET

    Investors are bracing themselves for Friday’s market action. It could be nasty after the government releases GDP.

  • POLL: The Stimulus & Your Wallet Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 5:29 PM ET

    Do you expect the stimulus bill to help your own personal economy? Vote in our poll now.

  • Stocks Snap Winning Streak as Banks Retreat Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks snapped their winning streak Thursday, sliding at the open as investors cashed in their bank chips.

  • Stimulus Criticism Mounts Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 4:33 PM ET
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    Last night’s House vote on the Democratic stimulus package, where not a single Republican voted in favor, was another shot across the bow for this incredibly unmanageable $900 billion behemoth of a program that truly will not stimulate the economy.

  • Today's Drop, Why We Saw It Coming Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 4:18 PM ET

    Traders may be disappointed by today's declines, but there is no way they could be surprised. Not when you have companies like Black and Decker and Illinois Tool Works giving first quarter guidance well below expectations.

  • Obama: Wall Street Bonuses 'Outrageous' Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 3:57 PM ET
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    President Barack Obama says it is irresponsible and shameful for Wall Street bankers to be paid huge bonuses at a time when the American public is dealing with economic hardship.

  • Stop Trading!: Cramer Hearts Rush Limbaugh? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    President Barack Obama's stimulus plan makes strange bedfellows.

  • Stocks Slide as Banks, Insurers Retreat Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 2:35 PM ET

    Stocks snapped their winning streak Thursday, sliding at the open as investors cashed in their bank chips.

  • Jack Welch Likes Obama, GE and The Second Half Recovery Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    Jack Welch, former charman and chief executive of General Electric, gave CNBC his outlook on the economy, U.S. innovation and current GE leadership.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 12:54 PM ET
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    President Barack Obama will keep seeking bipartisan support in Congress despite being rebuffed by House Republicans who voted against a $825 billion economic stimulus package, his spokesman said Thursday.