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  • 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.

  • Stocks Tumble as Profit Taking Kicks In Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 12:45 PM ET

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

  • Components of Stimulus Vary in Speed and Efficiency Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 11:01 AM ET
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    Estimating how effective the huge program of tax cuts and spending will be in getting America’s economic engines humming again is a far more complex calculation requiring almost line-by-line scrutiny of the 647-page bill, lawmakers, the New York Times reports.

  • Busch: FDR And Obama: Be Very Careful Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    The New Deal was actually a combination of socialism and cartelization of industry with price controls and failed to stimulate growth and helped plunge the economy into the "Depression within a Depression" in 1937, says Andrew Busch.

  • Futures Fall Despite Stimulus Victory  Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 8:38 AM ET

    US stocks looked set to reverse the week’s winning streak at the open Thursday, despite the progress of the $825 billion stimulus package and optimism over the “bad bank" plan.

  • Too Bad Jet Li Can't Whip Economy into Shape Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 7:36 AM ET
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    What's the remedy for Bono-fatigue? The world's foremost martial arts action movie star--Jet Li.