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    Let me be very clear on the economics of President Obama’s State of the Union speech and his budget. He is declaring war on investors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, large corporations, and private-equity and venture-capital funds.

  • Obama Walking Tightrope On Bailing Out US Banks Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 2:58 PM ET

    The Obama administration is trying to walk a public relations tightrope in aiding the banking industry.

  • With the news this bad and uncertainty this high, Joe Terranova is starting to think that maybe the bottom is near.

  • Is Biopharma A "Buy"? Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 11:46 AM ET

    Even though nearly every analyst this morning is saying Thursday's bloodbath was an overreaction, investors are continuing to sell biopharma stocks in the early going Friday.

  • A Bold Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 11:07 AM ET

    The budget that President Obama proposed on Thursday is nothing less than an attempt to end a three-decade era of economic policy dominated by the ideas of Ronald Reagan and his supporters, the New York Times reports.

  • President Obama Inspires London Musical Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 10:38 AM ET
    Obama Pizza

    In the latest sign that Obama-mania continues to grow, a musical based on the new US president will make its debut next week in London.

  • Obama’s Thousand-Yard Stare Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 10:25 AM ET

    The last thing companies need is the president eyeballing their industry. But that’s just what happened to health care. Who’s next? And how do you protect your portfolio? Cramer has an answer.

  • A Down Day In The Citi Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 9:47 AM ET

    Details of the government’s plan to convert its preferred shares to common shares in Citigroup have pushed stock futures sharply lower, with shares of Citi and other banks under pressure in pre-market trading.

  • Mad Mail: Problems With the Geithner Plan Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 8:35 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer makes the call on a health-care stock and explains how we can save housing.

  • Budget Director On $3.6 Trillion Plan Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 8:32 PM ET

    Pledging "a new era of responsibility," President Barack Obama unveiled a multi-trillion-dollar spending plan.

  • Dow Slides as Budget Rattles Health Stocks Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 5:24 PM ET

    It was another down day on Wall Street as health-care stocks tanked amid worries that President Obama's budget will clamp industry profits.

  • Fratto: Regulatory Reform Redux: Be very afraid... Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 4:19 PM 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/fratto_t_100_2.jpg110010000truehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse left/CNBC/Components/Images/spacer.gif1107500lefttruehttp://icnbc.msnbc.msn.comfalsePfalsefalse Tony FrattoFormer White House SpokesmanCongress has been asked to do some very painful and unpopular things in the current crisis — like approving $700 billion financial rescue package — and they'll be asked to do more. And if members of Congress are asked to do something painful, your can be sure they'll find a way to share that pain.

  • Stop Trading!: The Right Price for McDonald's Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer talks insurers, health care and President Obama's Medicare changes.

  • Commentary: Listen, Feds: Leave UBS Alone! Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 12:23 PM ET

    New Home Sales hit a record low this morning, yet President Obama wants to make it tougher to buy a home. What is he thinking?

  • Wilbur Ross On Mortgages: We Need A Safe Harbor Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    The original Obama plan to stabilize mortgages effectively left out the $4 trillion of loans, mostly sub-prime and ALT-A, that are in private securitizations rather than backed by Federal agencies. Of these borrowers, one million are already undergoing foreclosure and two million more have missed at least two monthly payments.

  • Farrell: Stress Test - It's Subtle, But I Hope Real Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 12:02 PM ET

    The Government put out its stress test guidelines yesterday and the market seemed to like the details.

  • GM Open to Alternatives from Government: CFO Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    General Motors is open to an alternative viability plan, said Ray Young, the company’s CFO ahead of meetings between executives and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House economic adviser Larry Summers on Thursday.

  • Commentary: War on Wealthy Will Cost Us All Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 11:53 AM ET
    Virginia Mayo and Ronald Reagan in the 1949 film "The Girl From Jones Beach."

    New Home Sales hit a record low this morning, yet President Obama wants to make it tougher to buy a home. What is he thinking?

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    President Barack Obama Thursday released an outline of his budget for fiscal year 2010 that begins Oct.1.

  • Newbos: The Rise of America’s New Black Overclass Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 11:29 AM ET

    Tonight on CNBC we have an amazing documentary premiering called, “Newbos: The Rise of America’s New Black Overclass.” It is reported and hosted by my colleague and friend, Lee Hawkins of the Wall Street Journal and a contributor here at CNBC. The documentary is based on some of the reporting Lee has done for his forthcoming book of the same title.

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