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  • Who Will Be the Next Treasury Secretary? Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 4:53 PM ET

    Who will be the next Treasury Secretary? The debate and speculation continues.

  • Busch: With Faith Lacking, Fear Remains The Religion Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 9:57 AM ET
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    There is a void in government leadership in the United States. As we know, Congress doesn't fill it very well and outgoing Bush administration is hamstrung by a new incoming administration

  • Market Condition: Critical! Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 10:38 PM ET

    You could hear the screams on Wall Street (and perhaps a few sighs of relief that the bloodletting was over -- for today at least) when the Dow closed down 427 points -- to a level BELOW 8,000 for the first time in over five years. The market's in "critical condition," says Cramer, and likens it to a "hospital emergency room."

  • Dow Ends Below 8,000, More Than 5-Year Low Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks plunged to a more than five-year low amid worries about the fate of the auto industry — and the economy — as a bailout for the sector grows increasingly unlikely.

  • Daschle's Dollars From Lawyers, Not Pharma Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 4:21 PM ET
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    Over the course of his congressional career the CRP shows that not a single drug company ever broke onto Daschle's top-20 list of contributors. The only healthcare-related firm that pops up is Invacare.

  • left/CNBC/Components/Art/BioPhotos/USA/valliere_g2_100x100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse As the U.S. economy spirals into a deepening recession, you'd expect Washington to respond immediately with massive fiscal stimulus. Incredibly, it's not going to happen any time soon.

  • Stocks Tumble Amid Dim Prospects for Autos Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday amid worries about the fate of the auto industry as a bailout grows increasingly unlikely.

  • Obama's Election And Its Warning To Business Leaders Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 10:33 AM ET
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    The results of Election Day served as a warning from your twentysomething employees and future recruits; America’s educated young—that they are increasingly cognizant of, and proactive about—the urgent need to address global warming.

  • Stocks Idle Amid Focus on Auto Hearings Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 10:22 AM ET

    Stocks opened mixed Tuesday as a pop in commodities and sharp drop in consumer prices briefly offset worries that Congress won't bail out auto makers.

  • Futures Pare Losses as Consumer Prices Plunge Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 8:38 AM ET

    Stock index futures pared their losses Tuesday after a report showed consumer prices posted their biggest decline in 61 years.

  • Busch: We're Moving To A More Stable Market Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 9:34 AM ET

    Today in the NYT, US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson writes an op-ed on the current state of play for the economy and explains his actions to the American people. Let me address a few of his comments.

  • President-elect Barack Obama

    As President-elect Barack Obama rushes from secret job interviews with ex-primary rivals, to briefings on the global financial crisis, to discussions of saving the U.S. auto industry, the post-election period may feel frenetic.

  • Busch: The G20 Way Forward: Spend, Spend, Spend Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    After torturing myself by actually reading the entire G20 statement, my conclusion is that this group could now stage an "Up With People" show. The statement had enthusiastic prescriptions for generally what needed to be done, but none of the specifics.

  • The GM Gameplan Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 10:14 PM ET

    Another week of volatility is over: major declines Monday through Thursday morning, followed by a huge rally Thursday afternoon, ending with a failed rally today. What's ahead next week? Cramer thinks the downside may not be over and poses a major question: if you knew there was another Lehman Brothers ahead -- the collapse of LB being the instigator for most of the financial crisis that started early this Fall -- would you buy or sell?

  • Here's a bulletin I got from UC Berkeley on the massive threat to California real estate from...global warming. Forget no-doc liar loans. The state which loves its sunshine will get too hot to sustain...housing.

  • 'Obama Bounce' Is Crushed By Worries About Economy Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 3:01 PM ET
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    All of the warmth and enthusiasm generated by Barack Obama's election to the presidency hasn't spilled over into the stock market.

  • Don’t heed the hype. This weekend’s G20 Summit will not, and cannot live up the hopes that a new financial architecture will be unveiled. It will likely be little more than a photo opportunity for the political class to demonstrate to their people that they are doing some about the global crisis.

  • What the Pros Say: Oil at $300; Gold at $2,000 Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 6:42 AM ET
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    Asian markets were hit hard again on Thursday as gloom about the global economy deepened, sending oil to a 22-month low of $55 a barrel and gold near the $710-an-ounce level. But CNBC's experts believe these precious commodities could climb in the long term.

  • Cramer's Top Ethanol Pick Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    This stock should do well now that Barack Obama's won the White House.

  • Pros Say: S&P to Rally Until March 2009 Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 5:12 AM ET

    Asian markets closed lower on Wednesday as poor corporate earnings highlighted the damage on companies and consumers from the global economic slowdown. CNBC's experts believe the turmoil is far from over.