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  • US Inflation Could Hit 200%: Dr. Doom Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 3:28 AM ET

    The Fed could cause Zimbabwe-like inflation making the US a 'banana republic,' famous bear Marc Faber said.

  • Stocks Rise as Bank Hopes Gain Traction Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain after a rough morning as banks got a boost from market chatter that the government may suspend a controversial accounting rule blamed for much of the contagion in the financial industry.

  • Pros Say: Executive Pay Caps are Bad Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 6:43 AM ET

    Top executives at companies taking government money from the TARP will likely see their pay slips capped at $500,000 under a new initiative to be announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama. But one analyst told CNBC that the move could have a negative effect.  

  • Stocks Could Drop 20%, No Safe Haven: Dr. Doom Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 5:18 AM ET
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    US and global stocks are still likely to fall because the corporate and economic news will be worse than expected, Nouriel Roubini, RGE Monitor Chairman, told CNBC in Davos.

  • They've Got an Uphill Battle Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 7:41 PM ET

    The theme for the World Economic Forum this year is "Restoring Trust, Rebuilding Confidence." It ain't gonna be an easy sell.

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    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.

  • At Davos, Crisis Culls the Guest List Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 9:37 AM ET
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    This year, politicians, not corporate titans, are poised to be the big draw, echoing the broader power shift away from the free market as one government after another tries to prop up its sinking economy.

  • Baccardax: Bonds Are Still a Screaming Buy Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 9:03 AM ET
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    The recent lull in the government bond market's bullish tone only enhances the arguments for ramping-up a portfolio of the heretofore dullards of the financial markets.

  • The Euro Won't Be around in 20 Years: Jim Rogers Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 3:24 AM ET

    The euro will not be around in the next 20 years, but Britain would have been better off had it joined the single European currency when it had a chance, legendary investor Jim Rogers told a British newspaper.

  • Pros Say: Hedge Funds the Best Crisis Fighter Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 4:43 AM ET

    Global stocks ended the week lower Friday on heightened economic fears. The dollar and government bonds gained as investors parked their money in safe havens.

  • Pros Say: Yen Rules, Pound for Fools Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 5:00 AM ET

    The yen rose toward a 13-1/2 year high against the dollar and a seven-year peak versus the euro on Thursday. While the sterling fell again against the greenback, nearing $1.3618, its lowest since September 1985.

  • Pros Say: We're Only 2/3 Done Finding Bank Skeletons Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 8:26 AM ET

    Global stocks were down again Wednesday on continued signs of trouble in the financial sector. Experts tell CNBC that there is more bad news to come.

  • Pros Say: Don't Bet on Inauguration Rally Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 4:21 AM ET
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    Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday. Ahead of Obama's inauguration, global stocks were mixed on investors' concerns about the economic difficulties confronting the incoming president. Experts on CNBC expect the dollar and U.S. stock market to fall on Obama's induction.

  • Stocks End Crazy Week on Up Note Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 6:20 PM ET

    Stocks ended a dismal week on an up note as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.

  • Stocks Advance as Investors Play Defense Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stocks were back up in a yo-yo session as investors took some defensive positions in stocks like McDonald's amid nagging worries about the health of banks.

  • Futures Rally on Bailout Optimism Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 8:14 AM ET

    Futures rallied on the back of the Bank of America bailout Friday, with investors hoping the government will do all in its power to save big institutions from collapsing.

  • Pros Say: The 4 Huge Financials Dangers of '09 Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 4:47 AM ET

    Global stocks were up Thursday after the U.S. said it would support Bank of America's purchase of Merrill Lynch with a $20 billion investment by the government and a promise to protect against losses on bad loans, removing a risk for investors. Experts highlight four perils that will dominate 2009.

  • Stocks Finish Up as Tech Offsets Banks Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 4:05 PM ET

    Major indexes declined Thursday as investors digested the latest round of earnings and layoff news.  Bank of America skidded amid news that the bank is going back to the government  for help, while JPMorgan ticked higher after beating earnings estimates.

  • Pros Say: Euro Zone Rates Likely to Bottom at 0.5% Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET

    The European Central Bank is widely expected to cut interest rates by 50 basis points Thursday, to a record low of 2 percent. But how low will the central bank go? Experts tell CNBC euro-zone rates could bottom at 0.5 percent.

  • Futures Pare Losses; JPMorgan Climbs Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    Stock futures pared their losses after a round of economic data came in more or less as expected. Bank of America skidded amid news that the bank is going back to the government  for help, while JPMorgan ticked higher after beating earnings estimates.