Barack Obama


  • Stocks Climb After Home-Sales Surprise Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a pair of better-than-expected economic numbers. New-home slaes rose more than expected and durable-goods orders unexpectedly rose, snapping a six-month slide.

  • What's Moving The Futures Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 9:30 AM ET

    Once again, a nugget of economic news came in better than expected: February durable goods came in up 3.4 percent, stronger than the decline of 2.5 percent expected. It was the first reading that wasn't negative since September, although January numbers were revised downward.

  • Futures Rise After Jump in Durable Orders Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 9:08 AM ET

    Futures advanced Wednesday after an unexpected rise in durable-goods orders snapped a six-month slide.

  • President Obama: Bad News For Primetime? Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 5:06 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama will talk about the economic stimulus plan in tonight's primetime news conference, but the very networks he's using to reach the American public are getting the opposite of a stimulus.

  • After Yesterday's Rocket Ride - Today's No Surprise Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    Today's action is perhaps not surprising. It was encouraging for most of the day because even though stocks were weak at the outset, there was no concerted selling effort, despite yesterday's huge rally.

  • Is There Seller Exhaustion? Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 1:38 PM ET

    Stocks came off their lows as the House hearings with Geithner and Bernanke began about 10:30 ET, and improved throughout the morning.

  • Obama Nudges Congress to Empower Regulatory Units Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 1:30 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama said Tuesday he hopes "it doesn't take too long to convince Congress" to approve new authority to oversee big, tottering financial firms.

  • Fratto: We're Suffering From Mommy Dearest Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 1:20 PM ET
    Faye Dunaway

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg1100100010lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse We've spent the better part of this financial crisis going Joan Crawford on our financial institutions. We've locked them in closets, taken away their dessert, and issued verbal spankings, writes Tony Fratto.

  • Farr: We Love A Rally - Do You Want To Pay Up? Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 1:05 PM ET

    The S&P 500 rose 6.6% yesterday in reaction to the details of Treasury's plan, called the Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP), to help banks rid their balance sheets of problem assets.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    President Barack Obama urged fellow G20 leaders on Tuesday to agree immediate action to boost the global economy at a London summit next month.

  • A Morning For Profit Taking Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    Not a big surprise we are seeing modest profit-taking this morning. Big European banks are down mid single-digits.

  • Praise for the President Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 7:45 PM ET

    Cramer applauds Obama for taking much-needed action – actions the Mad Money host has been cheerleading for some time.

  • Cramer: 10 Stocks to Watch Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 7:33 PM ET

    These companies will tell us whether or not Monday’s rally was real.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Tuesday Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 6:04 PM ET

    In this Web Extra, the traders talk President Obama's primetime's news conference, as well as Carnival earnings, Williams Sonoma earnings and more!

  • The Federal Reserve should play a "central role" in preventing future financial crises like the one now gripping the country.

  • Behind Today's Huge Rally Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    Stocks pop on news that investors can get a sweet deal with the public/private partnership, and Goldman Sachs pops when the WSJ says it might pay back all or part of the TARP money by selling part of its $7.5 billion stake in Chinese bank ICBC!

  • Geithner: New Plan Will Help Get Credit Flowing Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 2:03 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC that the government's highly-anticipated plan to deal with troubled mortgage loans and assets is just the latest effort to stem the financial crisis.

  • Geithner: New Plan Will Help Get Credit Flowing Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 12:43 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Geithner told CNBC that the government's highly-anticipated plan to deal with troubled loans and assets is just the latest effort to stem the financial crisis.

  • CNBC's Erin Burnett interviews Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

  • US Unveils Complex Plan To Deal With Toxic Assets Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 11:52 AM ET
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    The government's latest effort to stabilize the financial system centers on public-private investment funds that will buy up to $1 trillion in troubled loans and securities at the heart of the crisis.