President Barack Obama warned that destroying "a cancer" like the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham will not be easy, reports NBC News.» Read More
Plus, Cramer extends an invitation to Pepsi’s Indra Nooyi, talks technicals and makes a call on Dow Chemical.
The performance of certain companies will tell us how well the new president’s doing.
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.
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.
Will the Obama Administration's plan to save the U.S. economy actually help the markets? CNBC's Rick Santelli on Thursday sparked a revolution of sorts on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. His televised rebuke has been heard around the world. From The Chicago Tribune to TV Newser, read what others are saying about his rant...
The dismal housing market dragged down fourth-quarter profits at Lowe's by 60 percent, and executives at the home improvement chain said they see little hope of a substantive fix from a federal effort aimed at helping struggling homeowners.
We are trying to help people who have been "victims of the unforeseen circumstance," Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist to Vice President Joe Biden told CNBC.
An awful lot of you disagreed with my post yesterday that real estate investors should be included in the bailout and should not be reviled. I want to follow up with a little clarification of my point.
Stocks ticked up as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has thrown some cold water on the bank nationalization rumors by saying that the U.S. “will continue to have” a private banking system.
CNBC's Rick Santelli's impromptu and impassioned revolt against the Obama administration's housing bailout quickly spread to Europe, dividing popular opinion clean down the middle and igniting red-hot political debate.
Langone says he has faith the Obama team will turn things around, he's not crazy about the way the administration has gone about things so far.
The Presidential Automotive Task Force is meeting today, and there is no shortage of advice for them from the Street.
Words My Mom Taught Me To Fear: "We're From the Government and We're Here To Help," says Andrew Busch.
When President Obama’s Auto Team meets for the first time Friday morning, it will be off camera, behind closed doors, away from reporters. Maybe that's good. After all, fixing this industry could be messy, very messy.
European banks are notably weak, and several large U.S. banks like Citi and Bank of America are down 10 percent pre-open. Gold stocks are again trading up 2 to 5 percent.
President Obama’s massive mortgage-bailout plan is nothing more than a thinly disguised entitlement program that redistributes income from the responsible 92 percent of home-owning mortgage holders who pay their bills on time to the irresponsible defaulters who bought more than they could ever afford. This is Obama’s spread-the-wealth program in action.
Fairness will be the death of us. In all the discussions of Obama's new housing plan, the notion of fairness, or rather, the plan's fundamental unfairness, comes up again and again.
Global stocks ended the week in the red, near 6-year lows, as pessimism over the economy and banking sector set in, scaring investors away from stocks and back into bonds and gold.
Banks are again weak on concerns about the government's "stress test." The first worry is we don't know what this "stress test" consists of. Some are estimating that it may require 6 percent Tier One capital, and 3 percent tangible capital. Many banks may not pass that test.