Barack Obama


  • Futures Off To A Roaring Start Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    Despite deep skepticism on the Street, stock futures are having one of their best mornings in months as details of the Geithner plan are now available.

  • US Treasury to Detail Toxic Assets Plan Sunday, 22 Mar 2009 | 9:23 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is set to reveal details on Monday of a plan to set up public-private investment funds that could buy up to $1 trillion in troubled loans and securities at the heart of the financial crisis.

  • Geithner's Job at Treasury Safe, Obama Says Saturday, 21 Mar 2009 | 5:03 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

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  • Cramer: A Warren Commission for the Financial Crisis Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 7:32 PM ET

    It’s time for some show trials. But Congress shouldn’t be anywhere near them.

  • Game Plan: Be Cautious, Take Profits Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 7:18 PM ET

    Don’t get caught up in the market’s swift move higher, Cramer says. Pocket your winnings while you can.

  • TALF Off To A Slow Start Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 2:46 PM ET

    A very important program—the TALF—is off to a slow start due to political risks surrounding the program.

  • Obama Is Ratings Gold Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 1:02 PM ET
    Obama on Jay Leno

    President Obama is really the ultimate celebrity — up there with Jerry Seinfeld and Johnny Carson. His appearance on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" puts him up there with the biggest stars of all time, in terms of his effect on ratings.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 11:06 AM ET

    President Obama was alternately somber and light-hearted in an unusual appearance on America's top-rated late-night variety show Thursday, moving deftly from the economic crisis to the April arrival of a "First Dog" in the White House.

  • Busch: Our Talk Show Host President Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 10:41 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    Last night on the Jay Leno show, we had the first US President ever making an appearance on a late night comedy show. Jay Leno did his best to be a serious interviewer and asked questions about AIG and the economy.

  • The Street Distracted By Rage Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 9:22 AM ET

    It's a shame the House passage of a bill imposing a 90 percent tax on employee bonuses from any company taking at least $5 billion in bailout money is creating such a distraction.

  • The SEC’s Sins of Omission Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 9:29 PM ET

    Cramer explains how unenforced rules brought down Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers.

  • The TALF Begins, Brings Lift To Auto Suppliers Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    The reflation trade was very much in evidence today, as commodity stocks like steel, aluminum, copper and iron ore held their early gains, even if the broader market sold off not long after the open.

  • Homes

    As you might expect, the announcement that the Federal Reserve would buy $750 billion more of Fannie and Freddie mortgage backed securities sent mortgage rates lower immediately.

  • Schwarzenegger Helps Obama Answer GOP Critics Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 3:10 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is playing a bit of divide-and-onquer this week, pitting his Republican critics in Washington against GOP governors and mayors eager for the federal money.

  • FDIC's Bair: 'Too Big to Fail' Strategy Must End Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 11:47 AM ET
    Sheila Bair

    FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair told Congress a new system of supervision that prevents institutions from taking on excessive risk and becoming so large their failure would threaten the financial system is needed.

  • The Reflation Trade Gets Real Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    Is everyone listening to Ben Bernanke? He's made it clear that 1) in housing, he's buying mortgage backed securities to get rates down, 2) in the private credit markets, he's buying Treasuries, and 3) in consumer lending, he's helping out with the TALF program.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 11:07 AM ET

    President Barack Obama pressed his case for an expensive budget and broad financial reforms while anger over bonuses paid at bailed-out insurance giant AIG threatened to overshadow his economic agenda.

  • Maslansky: Combating The "OutrAIGe" Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 9:45 AM ET

    float: left;display: inline; font-size:11px; font-face:Arial; border: 1px solid #CCC; line-height:12px; margin-right: 15px; width:100px;/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/maslansky_m_100.jpg110010000truehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalsefalsefalse left/CNBC/Components/Images/spacer.gif1108500lefttruehttp://icnbc.msnbc.msn.comfalsePfalsefalsefalsefalse Michael Maslansky CEO of Luntz, Maslansky Strategic ResearchThe reasons to envy Edward Liddy, AIG Chairman and CEO, are few and far between these days.

  • Fratto: The Fed Surprise Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 8:47 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg1100100010lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalsefalsefalse While Washington was fully engaged in its ritualistic circular firing squad in the AIG bonus debacle, the Federal Reserve shocked markets yesterday by committing a badly needed act of competence.

  • Cramer: Hey Geithner, Don’t Blow It Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 7:49 PM ET

    The Mad Money host offers words of encouragement at this critical juncture in our country’s economic history.