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As we enter earnings season, the big question is, how much topline growth is there? I probably read more analyst notes and commentary than almost anyone at CNBC.
For President Obama and his party, last week brought another stiff dose of pain: the announcement of 263,000 more jobs lost, while unemployment ticked up to 9.8 percent. And by all indications, Democrats must endure that form of political torture for at least several more months.
On the cusp of a key legislative push, President Barack Obama on Monday filled the Rose Garden with doctors supportive of his health care overhaul, saying "nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do."
Three new stories may offer hope for the class warfare that has run roughshod over our national psyche of late: a Cadbury descendant called Kraft that "American plastic cheese company", Michael Moore's "Capitalism" movie flopped, and the Louvre is opening a McDonald's.
Barack Obama has pushed closer than any president in generations to creating a basic health care safety net, yet the fate of legislation is far from certain.
The toughest economic problem that the Obama administration faces is figuring out how to create enough new jobs for America’s 27 million unemployed workers. Author Pat Choate offers up his ideas on how to jump-start the economy and get millions of Americans jobs.
Here's my view: Obama would only make the trip if he knew Chicago was going to get it. Since his HC/Energy/Fin Reg Reform has stalled, the President needs a victory.
I'll start by saying that trying to handicap what city will win the Olympic Games is an idiotic exercise. Not all of the 106 voting IOC vote with rationale and sometimes the winner is a product of the order in which cities get eliminated and how those votes are passed on.
In a hometown pitch for the world's biggest sporting event, President Barack Obama lobbied Olympic leaders to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago, saying the U.S. "is ready and eager to assume that sacred trust."
Stocks took another modest move downward right after 1 PM ET. Goldman Sachs John Hatzius has changed his forecast for the September change in nonfarm payrolls to a loss of 250,000 jobs, from the prior estimate of a loss of 200,000 jobs.
A new quarter begins with the markets in good shape. Still, the wall of worry never goes away. Big leadership stocks like Apple, Google, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, are struggling to hold on to their upper ranges.
Why off the lows? We were down almost 130 points right after the open on the disappointing Chicago PMI-what's moving stocks up?
Plus, a play on the cap-and-trade bill.
Stocks weaker on Chicago PMI, which came in at 46.1, well below expectations of 52 (anything above 50 shows expansion).
Opening a government meeting on auto safety, the Obama administration reported Wednesday that nearly 6,000 people were killed and a half-million injured last year in vehicle crashes connected to driver distraction, a striking indication of the dangers of using mobile devices behind the wheel.
That's the reason this group recently took such a big a hit, Cramer says.
Almost 10-million of stimulus money went toward revamping the Web site that monitors the spending. That's right. The government spending money on how it monitors how it spends money.
The Senate Finance Committee has rejected a government run public insurance option-this was expected but there was worry in the past week that a public proposal may gain momentum after some Senate Democrats said a public component may be included.
“I’m estimating carbon markets could be worth $2 trillion in transaction value – money changing hands – within five years of trading (starting),” says one federal regulator.
The US economy needs another cash infusion to kicksart consumption and longer term the US has to devalue the dollar to get out of the crisis, investor Wilbur Ross told CNBC Tuesday.