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  • Dow Ends Higher After AmEx Surprise Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks pulled off a gain — barely — as investors cheered earnings surprises from American Express and others amid an underlying buzz of anxiety about the economy.

  • Housing's Front Lines Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    I know many of you think I'm the angel of housing doom, but we need to face some cold hard facts. One month-to-month increase in sales, percentage-wise, from a huge drop the previous month, means absolutely nothing.

  • Faces Of Davos: Martin Sorrell Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    We caught up with the head of WPP on his way to dinner. Check out his hat.

  • Stocks Chug Higher as AmEx Tops Forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    Stocks turned flat Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence continues to fade and an early rally fizzled.

  • Geography Is Dividing Democrats Over Energy Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:26 AM ET

    President Obama is moving quickly to act on the environmental promises that were a centerpiece of his campaign. But tackling global warming will be far more difficult — and more costly — than the new emissions standards for automobiles he ordered with the stroke of a pen on Monday, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Turn Flat as Confidence Sags Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:18 AM ET

    Stocks turned flat Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence continues to fade and an early rally fizzled.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:09 AM ET

    President Barack Obama visits  Capitol Hill Tuesday to try to build momentum for an $825 billion package he says is urgently needed to keep the U.S. economy from sinking into an even deeper recession.

  • More Miles, Less Pollution: Hope Versus Reality Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    I hear it all the time. "Those guys know how to build a car that can get 50 MPG, but they just don't want to."

  • Obama’s Wounded Treasury Man Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 8:45 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Since Geithner is something of a wounded warrior from the tax non-payment controversy, Team Obama’s economic policy is shifting toward a Larry Summers power-center right now.

  • Futures Rise, Obama Heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 8:23 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a positive open Tuesday as investors hoped for the next round of stimulus from Washington and braced for a flurry of corporate earnings.

  • Cramer: How to Save Housing Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 7:05 PM ET

    We'll never get the sustained marketwide rally we need until President Obama steps in to save this sector.

  • Thain Saw Smaller Loss in Early Dec.: BofA Officials Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 5:26 PM ET

    Former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain's estimate of losses in early December was only a fraction of the $15.3 billion loss that the brokerage giant later reported, Bank of America senior executives told CNBC.

  • U.S. Investors Gloomy, But Obama Provides Some Cheer Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 4:42 PM ET
    Wall Street Trader

    U.S. investors remained pessimistic in January about the economic outlook for the next 12 months, but the change in administration lifted spirits somewhat, a Gallup survey showed Monday.

  • So-Called Stimulus Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 2:16 PM ET

    “Only in the upside-down world of Washington do people think that making government bigger is a recipe for economic growth.” So begins Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute in his latest mini-documentary discussing Obama’s stimulus plan. As you may have guessed, I agree.

  • US President Barack Obama won't be there, but many other major world leaders will be on hand, and policy experts say they'll have to do more than just show up if they want to jumpstart the global economy.

  • What Are Obama's Next Moves on Environment? Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 1:05 PM ET
    Global Warming

    President Barack Obama's decision Monday to reverse a pair of Bush administration environmental policies could be an sign of other decisions the new White House team could take to combat climate change.

  • Obama Moves To Reverse Bush Climate Policies Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:54 AM ET
    Car Emissions

    U.S. President Barack Obama told the Environmental Protection Agency Monday to reconsider California's request to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars, reversing the climate policies of former President George W. Bush.

  • Timothy Geithner's tax controversy won't cost him his confirmation as U.S. Treasury Secretary on Monday but it could prove a source of friction when he seeks new powers from Congress to fight recession. Tell us what you think:

  • Reigniting Growth Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:39 AM ET

    Instead of nationalizing the banking system, or making our big financial institutions wards of the state, or interfering with real estate markets through foreclosure bailouts, or expanding any other aspects of Bailout Nation, let’s have some pro-growth tax policies.

  • Busch: The Stimulating Pork Plan.... Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:23 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    I continue to be concerned over this effectiveness of this spending plan and the timing of the stimulus, says Andrew Busch.