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  • Treasury to Monitor TARP Lending Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 1:15 PM ET
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    The Treasury Department is developing tools to measure whether banks that receive funds from the $700 billion financial industry rescue program are increasing lending.

  • Obama to Homeowners' Rescue Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 8:58 PM ET

    That's bad news for the banks, though. Cramer breaks down what the president-elect's new TARP rules mean for the financials.

  • Dow Falls For 4th Day Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 5:43 PM ET
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    The Dow fell for the fourth day in a row as concerns about massive losses at Citigroup knocked its shares 17 percent lower, dragging down bank stocks...

  • The Democrats wasted no time distinguishing themselves from President George W. Bush.

  • What Is Worse - Personal Bankruptcy Or Foreclosure? Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 2:55 PM ET
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    As the countdown to the Obama administration falls into single digit days, the rhetoric over how to reverse the housing crisis is heating up, and much of the chatter is focusing on bankruptcy and “walkaways”. All of this leads me to ask the question, which is worse to your financial future: personal bankruptcy or foreclosure?

  • If Only We Lived in China! Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 1:17 PM ET

    The Communist Party is pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into an economywide recovery plan. The U.S., suffering through its own recession, needs to do even more.

  • Busch: Irony of Ironies Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 11:00 AM ET

    As President Bush gets set to leave office, President-elect Obama has one more important task for him to complete. Obama and his Midwest Combine are requesting that the outgoing Republican leader send a message to Congress for the remaining $350 billion in TARP funds.

  • The High Security Risk Attached to Obama’s Belt Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 10:20 AM ET
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    President-elect Barack Obama, who will take the oath of office next week, has repeatedly acknowledged a strong attachment to his Verizon BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone, a.k.a the BarackBerry. But in an interview last week, Mr. Obama lamented that the Secret Service and his lawyers appeared to be winning the battle to deny him this electronic link to friends, family and news of the larger world.

  • Dow Logs Worst Week Since Late November Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 5:31 PM ET

    The Dow logged its worst week since late November, erasing all of last week's gains in a brutal week littered with layoffs and profit warnings, and capped with a surge in unemployment.

  • An unemployment rate of 7.2 percent is not the end of the world. It’s not a high point, but it’s also not the apocalypse.

  • Stocks Fall Sharply as Jobless Rate Soars Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 2:13 PM ET

    The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • Cramer's Dow Jones All-Stars Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    There's a method behind his Mad Money picks. Here's how you put that strategy to work yourself.

  • Dow Retreats After Quick Jobs-Relief Pop Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 11:38 AM ET

    The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • For BlackBerry, Obama’s Devotion Is Priceless Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 10:19 AM ET
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    President-elect Barack Obama has repeatedly said how much his BlackBerry means to him. If he wasn't a public servent, it could also mean a lot of money for him, reports the New York Times.

  • Pros Say: "No Solace" in Jobs Report Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    U.S. employers slashed payrolls by 524,000 in December, driving the unemployment rate to its highest level in almost 16 years,  suggesting that the year-long recession was deepening.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Jobs Report Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    The Dow turned higher after the December jobs report came in as expected, that is to say that more than half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • How Big-Government Is Obama? Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 8:48 AM ET

    Obama has offered an $800 billion package, with plenty of infrastructure spending that alleges to create three million jobs. Nobody really believes infrastructure spending will end the recession or create permanent new jobs. However, it’s interesting just how much the Obama plan has changed since the election.

  • Buy CAT – But Not Yet Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 7:07 PM ET

    This stock can't be owned right now for a few key reasons, Cramer says.

  • It Doesn't Pay To Be Single Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 4:55 PM ET
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    What is it with families? I was pretty thrilled with Obama's speech today about the need for swift, bloated stimulus, with one glaring exception. He said, "to get people spending again, 95 percent of working families will receive a $1,000 tax cut." Nothing wrong with that policy-wise, it's the verbiage that bothers me.

  • Traders Ask, "What Urgency?" Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 4:14 PM ET

    Despite tremendous fear that the nonfarm payroll report would be a complete disaster tomorrow, traders acted like there was little urgency. Volume was light, volatility was low and with the exception of one sector (retail) all S&P sectors were up or down less than one percent.