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  • 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.

  • Senators Weigh Tax Hikes, Spending Cuts for Healthcare Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 4:00 PM ET
    Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Senators are considering limiting—but not eliminating—the tax-free status of employer-provided health benefits to help pay for President Barack Obama's overhaul plan and provide coverage to 50 million uninsured Americans.

  • It appears the White House may be facing a serious clash – but this hot spot is nowhere near the Middle East.

  • Stimulus Stock Plays Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    Since President Barack Obama's election in November, followed by the passage of a new U.S. economic stimulus package, and China's own stimulus plan, the tech, consumer discretionary, materials and telecom sectors have all had positive gains.  Here are some of the biggest winners.

  • Consumers behind on their credit-card payments could regain their older, lower interest rates if they pay their bills on time for six months, according to a compromise reached by lawmakers seeking changes in federal law governing the credit card industry.

  • Obama Praises Industry Offer to Contain Health Costs Monday, 11 May 2009 | 1:38 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President  Obama portrayed the health care industry's promise to cut $2 trillion in costs over 10 years as "a watershed event" in the search to help  millions of uninsured.

  • Halftime Report: Did We Go Too Far Too Fast? Monday, 11 May 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

    The S&P 500 slipped down into negative territory by midday Monday driven by heavy profit taking in the financial services sector. How should you be trading?

  • Even Non Stress Test Banks Raising Money Monday, 11 May 2009 | 9:11 AM ET

    Futures are weak as commodities and commodity stocks are down, along with some financials which have announced secondary offerings today.

  • Administration Plans to Strengthen Antitrust Rules Monday, 11 May 2009 | 6:52 AM ET

    President Obama’s top antitrust official this week plans to restore an aggressive enforcement policy against corporations that use their market dominance to elbow out competitors or to keep them from gaining market share.

  • President Obama's plan to provide medical insurance for all Americans got a boost Sunday after the health care industry offered to trim rate increases by $2 trillion over 10 years to help pay for the program.