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  • Today's Magic Number To Watch Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 9:37 AM ET

    While off the highs of the morning, futures are still indicating a slightly higher open ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Fratto: Clinton's Mis-Step In China Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 8:39 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/fratto_t_100_2.jpg110010000truehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse left/CNBC/Components/Images/spacer.gif1107500lefttruehttp://icnbc.msnbc.msn.comfalsePfalsefalse Tony FrattoFormer White House SpokesmanSecretary Clinton's unfortunate foray into economic policy in Beijing last week only served to highlight the weakness of her approach.

  • Pros Say: Gold to Spike to $3,000 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 7:12 AM ET
    Gold Bricks

    Safe haven plays like gold and the dollar were down again Tuesday, despite the fall in global stocks, as concerns grew about the financial system, scaring investors off. Experts expect the precious metal's rally to continue past the record $1,030.80 it hit last March.

  • Market Tips: Shorting Prospects in Western Banks Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 6:47 AM ET

    Global stocks were down Tuesday on heightened fears over the stability of the financial industry. Wall Street sank to an 11-year low overnight on reports the government may take a 40 percent stake in Citigroup.

  • Market Finds 11-Year Low Despite Bank Rally Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks fell flat as investors grew more confident that the government will stabilize the battered financial sector, but technology remained weak.

  • Steven Rattner: Not The Car Czar, But A Lead Advisor Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
    Obama Auto Team

    The man many thought would be "Car Czar" will now be leading the task force looking at how to fix General Motors and Chrysler. Steven Rattner is joining the Obama team as counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 3:33 PM ET

    Keep track of what Obama has been doing since taking office:

  • What You Can Expect From The Bank Plan Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 11:31 AM ET

    The joint government statement that banks are more than well capitalized and that banks that can't raise more private capital can tap government funds is helping banks but not lifting the overall market.

  • Busch: Extending the Banking Crisis Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 11:08 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    From US banking to US fiscal spending, the political theme for the week is responsibility, says Andrew Busch.

  • 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/chadwick_p_100.jpg110010000truehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse left/CNBC/Components/Images/spacer.gif1109500lefttruehttp://icnbc.msnbc.msn.comfalsePfalsefalse Patricia Chadwick Founder andPresidentRavengate Partners LLCThe stimulus package is a real disappointment because it could have provided a serious punch to shock the economy into action. Instead it is a typical – albeit much bigger than normal – spending bill, which means it is has more than the normal amount of pork and less of the incentives needed to stimulate capital investment, jobs and profits.

  • Obama Auto Team

    When I woke this morning and surveyed what the morning papers carried about the auto industry, one article in the Detroit News about what cars the Obama Auto Team members own caught my attention -- It brings up the question: Will the cars these members drive influence their decisions regarding GM and Chrysler?

  • Citi Stake Reports Buoy Futures Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 9:03 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday as shares of Citigroup soared over 25 percent in pre-market trading, following reports the government could up its stake in the Wall Street giant.

  • Pros Say: Don’t be Overenthusiastic on Banks Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 6:19 AM ET

    Despite the jumps in banks' shares in morning trade following reports the U.S. government may seek to get 40 percent in Citigroup, experts tell CNBC banks still have skeletons in their closets.

  • Rick Santelli's Shout Heard 'Round the World Sunday, 22 Feb 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli leads the trader mortgage revolt. Would you want to join his "Chicago Tea Party?" Let us know:

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli touched a nerve last week.  Here, he explains what led to that now-famous "shout heard 'round the world."

  • Plus, Cramer extends an invitation to Pepsi’s Indra Nooyi, talks technicals and makes a call on Dow Chemical.

  • Obama’s 30-Day Report Card Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | 8:07 PM ET

    The performance of certain companies will tell us how well the new president’s doing.

  • Washington Dithers, Dow Drops Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | 7:56 PM ET

    Hey Geithner, how ‘bout some leadership? Without it, the market’s slide will continue.

  • Is inflation Dead? While Ben Bernanke and most of the economics profession believes that it is, this is largely because of the Phillip’s curve — which argues a trade-off between unemployment and inflation, or recession and recovery.

  • Bank Rumors Dominate The Day Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | 4:13 PM ET

    We hit our lows as Senator Chris Dodd said nationalization of some banks may be necessary on a short term basis, then rallied midday as the White House downplayed bank nationalization rumors.