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  • President-elect Obama Now Sports Wear Endorser? Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    President-elect Barack Obama is suddenly the most powerful man in America. And that means that people are listening to what he does or says—or endorses, for that matter.

  • Stimulus Stock Plays Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    On Friday, President-elect Barack Obama said that his top priority was to get a new economic stimulus plan passed.  Yesterday, China announced its own $600 billion stimulus plan with an emphasis on infrastructure and public works.  With all this money pouring in, which stocks might be poised for a jump?

  • Obama Won't Name Any Cabinet Posts This Week Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 11:50 AM ET

    President-elect Barack Obama will not make any Cabinet announcements this week, a spokeswoman said Monday.

  • Busch: Audacity of Redesign? Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 10:30 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    Ahead of next weekends meeting, the G20 group of advanced and big emerging economies issued a communiqué indicating the direction and scope of their interests. From stabilizing the financial markets to supporting global growth to minimizing the “negative social impact” of the crisis, their goals are lofty and their ambition extraordinary.

  • Tiger Woods On Golf, Obama And The Economy Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 10:22 AM ET
    Tiger Woods

    I managed to land an interview with Tiger Woods this weekend in Asheville, North Carolina. Fabulous assignment, until I fell flat on my face, literally—more on that later. Woods was in Asheville to promote his first designed golf course for the US, The Cliffs at High Carolina, opening in 2010.

  • What the Pros Say: 70% Chance of a 'Massive Rally' Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    Global stocks got a boost after the announcement of China's near-$600 billion stimulus package. After last week's rollercoaster ride, CNBC's experts believe there is a strong chance that this is the beginning of a major year-end rally.

  • Cramer's Outrage: NY Fed Prez Tim Geithner Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 9:37 PM ET

    How could Obama tap someone for Treasury that is so close to the present market mess?

  • Eric Schmidt on Microsoft-Verizon Talks Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 9:00 PM ET

    The so-called Evil Empire is making its move into the mobile space. So what's that mean for Google?

  • UPDATE: Do Markets Like Obama? Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 7:11 PM ET

    On Friday, for the first time since being elected, Barack Obama held a press conference. Immediately afterward the market started to pull back. What didn't the market like?

  • Q&A With Obama Transition Team Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 7:02 PM ET

    Former Secretary of Commerce William Daley is currently a member of Barrack Obama’s transition team. Find out what he's telling the President-elect!

  • Washington: The Way Forward - Transition Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Even if you’re not a politics person, you’re probably closely monitoring the transition from Bush to Obama. After all, your future depends on it.

  • The Treasury/Taxes Guessing Game Continues Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 4:47 PM ET

    President-elect Obama gave a news conference today after meeting with his economic-advisor transition team. Wall Street was hoping to hear a Treasury-secretary designate and an Obama decision not to raise investor taxes next year (meaning capital gains). Unfortunately, neither announcement was made.

  • Obama Does What Traders Expected: Avoids Specifics Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    He did talk about an extension of unemployment benefits, and that a fiscal stimulus plan that will jumpstart economic growth "is long overdue."

  • Do Markets Like Obama? Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 3:53 PM ET

    On Friday, for the first time since being elected, Barack Obama held a press conference. Immediately afterward the market started to pull back. What didn't the market like?

  • Habitat For Humanity Volunteers

    Putting aside the question of the educational value of community service, there's simply nothing voluntary about forcing middle and high school students to do 50 hours of community service a year.

  • Mortgage

    President-elect Obama is meeting with economic advisors today, and you have to believe that the housing crisis will be pretty high on the agenda.

  • Warren Buffett will participate in today's high-profile meeting of President-Elect Barack Obama and his team of economic advisers, "via speakerphone."

  • Asian markets ended the week mixed Friday, while European markets opened higher after two days of selloffs. CNBC's experts say sit tight and wait -- maybe a long time -- for a stock comeback.

  • Where Obama Needs To Act First Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 6:51 PM ET

    On Friday Barack Obama will hold his first news conference since winning the White House and the country awaits signs of how he might tackle the economic crisis.

  • After Huge Two-Day Selloff, Stocks Near Recent Lows Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    Forget a post-election rally. Stocks now appear likely to retest their most recent lows—and  possibly head even lower.

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