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  • Farrell: He's Just Not That Into You Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 8:42 AM ET

    I have never bought a car in my life. My wife has bought a lot of them. I'm just not that into cars. I have usually referred to the cars we own by their color.

  • Automakers, Obama Announce Mileage, Pollution Plan Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 8:20 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama wants drivers to go farther on a gallon of gas and cause less damage to the environment—and be willing to pick up the tab.

  • Auto Sales Will Remain Weak in May: GM CEO Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 7:45 AM ET
    GM auto dealership with sign.

    Auto sales continue to be week this month as consumers struggle with lack of confidence and lack of credit, General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson said Tuesday.

  • Repaying Bailouts May Undercut Benefit for Taxpayers Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 5:05 AM ET
    Financial Woes

    Americans were promised a reward for rescuing the nation’s banks. In return for all those bailouts, the banks essentially granted stock options to the government — a potential jackpot for taxpayers once the crisis blew over, the New York Times reported.

  • "Governator" Arnold Wins Fuel Efficiency Battle Monday, 18 May 2009 | 3:41 PM ET
    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    "UNCLE!!!!!!!!!" That's the cry you'll hear from Detroit to Washington as President Barack Obama announces a new tailpipe emission standard that mirrors the tough measures California has been trying to impose for years.

  • Obama to Unveil New Vehicle Emission Standards Monday, 18 May 2009 | 2:46 PM ET
    Car Emissions

    President Barack Obama will issue new vehicle emission standards and pair them with a broader goal of reducing pollution, marking the first time limits on greenhouse gases will be linked to federal standards for cars and trucks.

  • Most-Talked About On The Floor Monday, 18 May 2009 | 2:08 PM ET

    The NAHB home buying survey for May is out, and is again showing some improvement, but not much. Present and Future expectations of sales-essentially a survey of builder sentiment-rose. But traffic in prospective buyers, which is what counts, was unchanged.

  • Tony Fratto: Monday, 18 May 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

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  • The Victims of a Credit Card Industry Gone Wild Saturday, 16 May 2009 | 2:47 PM ET

    Chris Lardner had her interest rate tripled after a payment accidentally charged to her card took her over her credit limit.

  • From TARP To Obama To Command-And-Control Friday, 15 May 2009 | 4:31 PM ET

    Speaking near Albuquerque, New Mexico, at a town-hall meeting on Thursday, Pres. Obama said the federal debt load is unsustainable and warned of skyrocketing interest rates. He neglected to say that his massive spending-and-borrowing policies are directly causing this problem.

  • Senate Vote on Credit-Card Bill Slated for Tuesday Friday, 15 May 2009 | 10:12 AM ET

    With President Obama banging the drum for legislation to sign into law, the Senate is under some pressure to vote on its reform measures as soon as possible.

  • Government's Scary Grip on Economy Tightens: Welch Friday, 15 May 2009 | 8:19 AM ET

    The government has taken advantage of the economic crisis to get a tighter grip on the US economy, and this does not bode well for business, Jack Welch, former GE CEO and author of "Straight from the Gut," told CNBC Friday.

  • Cramer: Buy This Bank's Secondary Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 3:19 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer talks tech, restaurants, retail, IPOs and more.

  • How To Play The Inflation Trade Using ETFs Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    I've been asked frequently how to play the inflation trade using ETFs. Let me show you how to do it, with the warning that you are likely early in this trade. The simplest way to play the inflation trade is to buy gold-and that's easy with ETFs.

  • Does anybody really believe that adding 50 million people to the public health-care rolls will not cost the government more money? About $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion more? At least.

  • Credit-Card Bill Delayed in Senate Until Next Week Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 12:23 PM ET

    A vote on the legislation, which some hoped for today, is now not likely until early next week.

  • Why Is The White House Worrying About Executive Pay? Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

    Of all the possible things that Congress and the Obama administration could waste their time fiddling with, why did they have to pick executive pay?

  • Cramer: Prepare for Sector Rotation? Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 7:49 PM ET

    Wall Street looks ready to transfer funds from bullish to bearish names, the Mad Money host says.

  • Administration Weighs Pay Standards for Banks Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 1:49 PM ET

    The Obama administration wants government to have a say in how financial institutions pay their employees and is working to change Wall Street practices so that compensation is more closely tied to performance over time.

  • Busch: Not Following The Golden Rule Of Sales Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 12:13 PM ET
    Andrew Busch

    I spoke to the annual meeting of the Central Fabricators Association in Chicago which is a trade association serving structural steel fabricators across 13 states. This is smart, tough group that is the backbone of construction in the United States from buildings to bridges. They generally lag the downturns in the economy due to large backorders, but they are critical indicators of returning growth when they see their orders rise.