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  • Futures Rise; Economy, Geithner in Focus Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 7:57 AM ET

    US stocks index futures made a tentative push higher ahead of the open Wednesday as investors braced for the latest round of economic data and looked for direction from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

  • Ross: Nationalizing Banks Is a Slippery Slope Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 11:41 PM ET

    Nationalizing banks is a slippery slope which won't do the mired down economy any good, says Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co.

  • Ross: Obama's Team Doing Better Than Bush Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:21 PM ET

    The Obama administration is doing a much better job with regards to the dealing with the economic crisis than its predecessor says Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co.

  • Silver Shimmers in Otherwise Dark Market Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:12 PM ET

    Gold isn't the only precious metal. Cramer offers another way to protect your portfolio.

  • Cramer to White House: Wealth Destruction Is Real Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:11 PM ET

    If Press Secretary Robert Gibbs needs proof that President Obama's spending plans are hurting the markets, then he should look at the Dow. Or the S&P 500. Or the Nasdaq...

  • For all the US intervention into business and markets, there’s one thing it still can’t do to stop the bleeding in the financial system.

  • Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama enjoys robust support from the American public, but a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll suggests potential bumps ahead for his ambitious domestic agenda.

  • Earmarks Stay in Spending Bill With Senate Vote Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 6:28 PM ET

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to preserve thousands of earmarks in a $410 billion spending bill, brushing aside Sen. John McCain's claim that President Barack Obama and Congress are merely conducting business as usual in a time of economic hardship.

  • Obama Says Stocks Good Deal! Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 5:32 PM ET

    As investors grapple with the worst market since 1996, the President says stocks are a good deal.

  • GM Bondholders to Meet Obama Auto Task Force Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 3:44 PM ET

    Members of the General Motors bondholders committee will be meeting with President Barack Obama’s auto task force on Thursday in Washington, CNBC has confirmed.

  • UPDATE: BEHIND THE MONEY: Obama Says Buy Stocks Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 3:22 PM ET

    I can't ever remember a sitting President actually recommending buying stocks, but Obama did just that today.

  • Is The "Geithner Curse" Over? Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 2:34 PM ET

    Geithner's got a coach! hat's what a lot of traders are saying about his testimony. Remember the Geithner curse, a follow-up of the Paulson curse: every time they open their mouths, the market drops.

  • To Err Is Humana Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 1:21 PM ET

    Last Friday, in another memorable edition of the cable news sensation known simply as "Options Action," Mike Khouw of Cantor suggested selling Humana's March 22.5 puts for a short-term bullish to neutral play on a beaten sector.

  • Busch: Limits On Limits Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 11:13 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    While everyone applauds the openness of the new administration, there are serious unintended consequences to their policies, says Andrew Busch.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:58 AM ET

    The U.S. stimulus package may pack a big punch in the current crisis because households and businesses struggling to get credit are more likely to spend the money, a top White House adviser said Tuesday.

  • Talk Of TALF Dominates Morning Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    Hope that the TALF will finally get launched is the main story this morning. $200 Billion in initial financing from the Fed for private entities to purchase asset backed securities like credit card, auto, and student and small business loans.

  • Market Meltdown Amplifies Baby Boomer Worries Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 8:10 AM ET
    Wall Street in Crisis

    If jobs weren’t enough to worry about in this recession, for many Americans there’s the added pressure of being able to afford retirement. The relentless decline in stock and home prices is destroying household wealth big time.

  • Cramer’s S.O.S.: Obama, Save Our Stocks Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 7:45 PM ET

    No doubt the president’s hopes for this country are noble, but right now they’re killing the markets.

  • Rick Santelli: I Want to Set the Record Straight Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 6:19 PM ET

    If one doesn't agree with my opinions....I can respect that. It is very American to disagree. It is very UN-American to belittle or ignore the FACTS, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, or the voices of millions of Americans that demand better answers, more transparency, deeper accountability, and the simple idea that our elected officials represent all Americans.

  • Stocks Hit 12-Year Lows as AIG Rattles Market Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 5:16 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its lowest level in 12 years, slipping below 7,000, then 6,900 and then 6,800, as another bailout of insurance giant AIG stirred fear about the stability of the financial system.