Barack Obama


  • Bank Execs Talk After Meeting With Obama Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 2:15 PM ET

    Our Erin Burnett spoke with several bank CEOs as they emerged from a meeting with the President. While no hard news was made, the level of contentiousness seems to be much lower.

  • Fratto: White House-CEO Meeting is Smart Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 11:32 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg1100100010lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalsefalsefalse The Obama Administration is ending a positive week for them by bringing to the White House a group of big bank CEOs and today's meeting is a smart and powerful tool for the White House in trying to achieve their policy and message goals.

  • That Bull/Bear Thing Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    As we approach the end of a tumultuous quarter, it's time to do the bull-bear thing. First, a quick stat: Laszlo Birinyi noted this morning that the S&P 500's gain of more than 20 percent in a few days in March was the quickest 20% gains since 1938!

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    President Barack Obama will quiz top U.S. bankers Friday about developments in the economy and their businesses as his administration seeks broader authority to regulate the financial system.

  • The Three Things That Mattered Most Today Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks moved on three events today: 1) better than expected earnings from Best Buy, ConAgra, and Dr. Pepper, 2) a better than expected 7-year note auction has alleviate demand concerns, and 3) continued pressure on short sellers.

  • Restoring Trust: How To Fix America's Economy Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 4:28 PM ET
    Restoring Trust: How to Fix America's Economy

    How in the world do Wall Street and Washington restore trust with the American public? It's a question both sides have wrestled with for months. But we're tackling it tonight on our CNBC special, "Restoring Trust: How to Fix America's Economy."

  • Congress Shows Geithner A Little Love Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    Did someone give the House of Representatives reasonableness pills? Treasury Secretary Geithner is testifiying in front of the House Financial Services Committee...his primary topic is tougher oversight of the financial system, but he is also touching on hedge fund regulation and the need to get credit default swaps on a regulated exchange.

  • The Twisting Road to Saving GM and Chrysler Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:03 PM ET

    If you thought March 31 would be the day the government would make a final pronouncement on GM and Chrysler, it's time to think again.

  • The Obama administration’s economic recovery plan and proposed budget has lots of things for small and closely-held businesses – almost all of them bad, writes author Wayne Rivers.

  • Busch: Rookies Making Rookie Mistakes Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 11:12 AM ET

    Yesterday, we had some questionable reporting on US Treasury Secretary Geithner's comments on the US dollar.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 11:02 AM ET

    The Obama administration has unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the financial system designed to impose greater regulation on major players like hedge funds.

  • TARP: Thanks, But No Thanks Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 9:25 AM ET

    The desire of many banks to give back TARP money—and the lack of a process to do so—is again a topic of converstation on trading desks this morning.

  • Regulatory Reform Plan Calls for Increased Oversight Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 11:33 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will unveil a four part plan to reform financial regulation when he testifies before the House Financial Services Committee Thursday.

  • Meet the Man Pres. Obama Credits With Creating New Jobs Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 9:11 PM ET

    A real-life example of the stimulus bill at work, putting people back to work.

  • Dow Gains 90 Points After Late Surge Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Wednesday as a surge in the final minutes of trading pushed all three indexes in positive territory.

  • Obama Embraces Evil ... It's About Time! Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 4:00 PM ET

    President Obama has spent much of his first 65 days in the White House all but inciting a riot on Main Street by torching its abundant anger at Wall Street.

  • Economic Deterioration Starting to Slow: Geithner Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 3:28 PM ET

    The pace of economic deterioration has started to slowdown in some areas, said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday.

  • A Day Full Of Mixed Messages Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 3:19 PM ET

    There are a lot of mixed signals in the markets today. Stocks have sold off midday on some disappointing over the 5-year auction, and comments from Moody’s on Wells Fargo.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 1:47 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday said he will soon outline proposals for new, tougher requirements on major financial firms to protect the financial system and new rules to prevent financial fraud and abuse against consumers and investors.

  • Take The Money - And Give It Back? Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 1:14 PM ET

    So traders were again buzzing this morning over word that Ken Lewis, in an interview with the LA Times, said he wanted to repay the $45 billion Bank of America got in TARP money beginning next month.