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  • Drilling Down on the G20’s $1 Trillion Pledge Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 6:56 AM ET

    It is an extraordinary number for extraordinary times: $1.1 trillion in aid, to be pumped into the world’s financial bloodstream. For the leaders gathered in London last week, it was tangible evidence that their economic summit meeting had yielded impressive results.

  • Stocks Pare Losses; Banks Down, Airlines Up Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks fell Monday amid doubts over the health of the banking industry and the apparent collapse of a major deal in the technology sector.

  • Cramer: April Showers Bring May Flowers Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 3:27 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer highlights why Obama could be good for defense stocks and why Goldman Sachs had the right idea for balance sheet management.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 11:03 AM ET

    President Barack Obama sought on Monday to rebuild ties with Turkey, a Muslim country with growing clout whose help Washington needs to solve confrontations from Iran to Afghanistan.

  • Chadwick: Why Obama's Right On Cuba Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 11:02 AM ET
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Thank you, Mr. President, for doing what should have been done long ago, by moving forward to open up diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba.

  • Futures Drop as Sun Tumbles, Banks Slip Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday, following a bumper week for the major indexes, as investors looked to the next batch of corporate earnings results.

  • North Korea Throws Temper Tantrum: Analyst Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 1:40 AM ET

    North Korea's launch of a multi-stage rocket Sunday, which flew over Japan before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, was effectively a test of a ballistic missile designed to carry a warhead as far as the U.S. state of Alaska.

  • Obama & Co Have Got It All Wrong: Analyst Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 12:01 AM ET

    Prospects for banks have improved significantly and one analyst is says now is a good time to buy into selected financials

  • Financial Industry Paid Millions to Obama Aide Saturday, 4 Apr 2009 | 8:57 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Nominee Lawrence Summers

    Lawrence H. Summers, the top economic adviser to President Obama, earned more than $5 million last year from the hedge fund D. E. Shaw and collected $2.7 million in speaking fees from Wall Street companies that received government bailout money, the White House disclosed Friday in releasing financial information about top officials.

  • Cramer: Rally Latecomers Should Sit Tight Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 3:48 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer explains the unusual trading taking place in tech and apparel and grades President Obama's economy work.

  • The Two Things That Matter Most Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 3:18 PM ET

    Two issues will matter in the next two weeks: the bank stress tests, and earnings. The stress test: a primer.

  • How To Read Ben Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 1:46 PM ET

    Ben Bernanke just gave a speech where he made it clear that he will use all tools available to him to stabilize markets and to promote the extension of credit.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 11:53 AM ET

    The Democratic-controlled Congress Thursday approved budget blueprints embracing President Barack Obama's agenda but leaving many hard choices until later and a government deeply in the red.

  • What's Driving RIM's Strong Results? Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 10:01 AM ET
    A Blackberry devise is used

    From the "Obama effect" to a rebound in consumer confidence, Research in Motion is tapping into several trends besides the technology inherent in its products in order to drive its stronger-than-expected earnings performance.

  • Fratto: London Calling - G20 And The Clash Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 9:43 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg1100100010lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse Thirty years after release of the album, London called again – this time by gathering leaders of the Group of 20 economies. But no one feared the same inflated expectations Clash fans might have had in advance of "London Calling."

  • Farrell: The G-20 Bounce & Beyond Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 9:35 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    It's been a long time since we had our President speak and the market rally, but we saw it on Thursday when President Obama had a news conference at the G-20 meeting and the market went up 50 or so points on the Dow Jones average.

  • The Depression Is Over Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 8:48 PM ET

    Luckily for investors, the news isn’t yet priced into stocks. That means it is time to buy.

  • This Rally Will Be Tested Tomorrow Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 3:21 PM ET

    There is generally good news today. The soft news is that President Obama has acquitted himself well in his first real foray onto the international stage, including a press conference where he simply charmed reporters.

  • McCain Blasts Obama's Budget Plan Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 11:01 AM ET

    Calling it "general theft," Sen. John McCain blasted the Obama administration's budget proposal on CNBC Thursday.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 10:18 AM ET

    Leaders from around the globe made headway Thursday on tackling the world's worst financial crisis since the 1930s, with signs of agreements to give more money to the International Monetary Fund, clamp down on tax havens and tighten regulation over freewheeling hedge funds.