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  • Washington, Not Wall Street, Is in Control Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 2:22 PM ET

    Trust us, we'd rather be talking about profits than politics. But it seems the government will decide the market's fate.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 1:08 PM ET

    President Obama agreed to sign an "imperfect" spending bill to keep the government running, but he called for a crackdown on lawmakers adding "earmarks"—or pet projects—to legislation.

  • Obama Targets 'Earmarks' in New Spending Bill Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 11:37 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama agreed to sign an "imperfect" spending bill to keep the government running, but he called for a crackdown on lawmakers adding "earmarks"—or pet projects—to legislation.

  • Can The Rally Drive Another Rally? Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 9:28 AM ET

    Could we actually rally two days in a row? That hasn't happened in almost a month, believe it or not.

  • Bright Lights, Big Citi Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 4:16 PM ET

    Take drastically oversold conditions, throw in a few bullish headlines, and you have a broad market rally.

  • How Real Is This Rally? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 11:49 AM ET

    It's a broad rally today—many sub-sectors are up in the high single digits: banks, materials, energy, retailers. semis.

  • Fratto: Europe Striking Out Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 11:35 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg1100100010lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse Over the past year, European economic officials have swung late at a series of pitches. And this past week Europe stood at the plate, and rather than swing, they've decided to keep their bats on their shoulders.

  • Loews CEO: Obama Administration 'Anti-Business' Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 10:42 AM ET

    The Obama Administration has not instilled confidence in investors, said James Tisch, Loews  president & CEO.

  • Obama Marks First 50 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Today marks the first 50 days into the Barack Obama presidency, which has had plenty of ups and downs.

  • Warren Buffett's three-hour appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning generated headlines, moved bank stocks, and even caught the attention of the White House.   Now you can download a PDF of the complete transcript.

  • No Respect: Cramer Criticizes His Critics Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 8:36 PM ET

    Why the focus has been on Mad Money and not the possibility for another Great Depression is beyond us.

  • The White House was watching Warren Buffett this morning on CNBC.  Today Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded to Buffett's comment that both parties, but especially the Democrats, are trying to use the economic crisis to push partisan goals.

  • Raising taxes despite a recession? Changing the mortgage deduction during a housing crisis? Cramer finds fault with the White House's plans.

  • Options Point to Bounce in Defense Contractor Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 3:10 PM ET

    General Dynamics is drawing call activity as Wall Street analysts appear conflicted over the outlook for GD and other defense contractors. Options traders are playing a May 40-45 call spread that is looking for General Dynamics to bounce after dropping more than 30 percent in the last quarter.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 1:29 PM ET

    President Barack Obama lifted restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research Monday, angering abortion opponents but cheering those who believe the study could produce treatments for many diseases.

  • Recession on Track to Be Longest in Postwar Period Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 12:24 PM ET
    Woman filing for unemployment

    Factory jobs disappeared. Inflation soared. Unemployment climbed to alarming levels. The hungry lined up at soup kitchens. It wasn't the Great Depression. It was the 1981-82 recession, widely considered America's worst since the depression.

  • This is part one of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

  • Auto Task Force Road Trip Shows Long Road Ahead Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 8:36 AM ET
    Obama Auto Team

    When President Obama's Auto Task Force rolls into Detroit Monday it will spark another round of stories and speculation about when the Treasury Department will decide the fate of GM, and Chrysler. Don't hold your breath.

  • Letting banks fail is not an option as it will cause a run on all the other banks of all forms of creditors, David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy told CNBC.

  • Obama: Discover Opportunity in This Crisis Saturday, 7 Mar 2009 | 8:34 AM ET

    As the dreadful economic news piles up, President Barack Obama challenged the nation Saturday to not just hang in there but rather to see the hard times as a chance to "discover great opportunity in the midst of great crisis."

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