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  • Market Tips: Oil to $70, Agriculture Hot Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 4:32 AM ET

    Global stocks were down Wednesday, weighed down by grim economic data and tech results from Infosys and ASML. Experts tell CNBC they see long-term potential in commodities and agriculture stocks, but not much in airline stocks.

  • Fed's Fisher Says 'Stimulus Is Kicking In' Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 3:28 AM ET

    In a highly anticipated press conference, President Obama said that though the U.S. economy is not "out of the woods" just yet, there are "glimmers of hope" for a recovery in the future. Richard Fisher, President and CEO of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas shares Obama's view.

  • Retail Miss, Bank Worries Rattle Market Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 5:23 PM ET

    Stocks ended near their session lows Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped in March and as worries about banks simmered ahead of some key earnings.

  • Is Tom Hicks On The Ropes? Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 1:22 PM ET
    Tom Hicks

    You probably saw the news last week. Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars owner Tom Hicks, who also owns part of the Liverpool soccer club, defaulted on a $10 million payment connected to $525 million in loans.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 1:18 PM ET
    Crowd of people on the street

    More US workers are worried about getting laid off from their jobs now than at the end of 2008, according to a recent survey.

  • Farr: Let The Bull Times Roll! Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 11:34 AM ET

    The Stock Market is up over 23% in 35 days. If someone had told you on March 9th as the Dow was trading at 6,547 that ‘you should put your money in the market right now if you want to make 23%,’ what would you have done?

  • Stocks Slide as Retail Sales Disappoint Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 10:41 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped — and dropped sharply — in March. But Citigroup, Bank of America and General Motors advanced.

  • Play the Recession with This Bargain Stock Fund Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    Investors can capitalize on America's national demand for values and bargains with an ETF that holds the top discount stocks.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    President Barack Obama is juggling a glass-half-full take on the economy with a determination to not be seen as naive about problems still washing over the business landscape.

  • Major Concerns Over Micro Car Safety? Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    Crash Test

    The video is dramatic. Especially if you've ever asked yourself how the smallest cars on the road would protect you in an accident. According to the latest head-to-head crash tests by the non-profit group Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, people riding in these "micro" cars would be at risk of a serious injury.

  • Busch: President Obama's Economic Update Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    Today at 11:30 AM ET, President Barack Obama is going to give a "major" speech on the economy. Not waiting for the speech, President Obama's economic adviser Christina Romer already is hitting the morning talk shows and lowering expectations for any "major" improvements in the economy any time soon.

  • Pros Say: How to Play Asian Currencies Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 9:54 AM ET

    The Singaporean dollar gained against its American counterpart Tuesday after the country's central bank announced it was effectively devaluing its currency after posting its worst quarterly economic contraction ever. Experts tell CNBC the gain is unlikely to last.

  • Market Tips: Caution on Commodities Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 9:52 AM ET

    Banks soared in global markets Tuesday after Goldman Sachs reported a strong first-quarter profit. But investors remained cautious on concerns over the fate of General Motors and the impact the economic slowdown has had on companies.

  • Futures Slide as Retail Sales Disappoint Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 8:57 AM ET

    Stock futures retreated Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped -- and dropped sharply in March.

  • Economy May Bottom in '09: White House's Romer Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 8:06 AM ET
    Street crowd

    The US economy is not out of the woods yet, but the worst of the downturn will probably pass this year, as various components of the stimulus thrown at it will start to show results, White House adviser Christina Romer told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Obama to Tap Fannie Mae's Allison to Head TARP Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 8:14 PM ET

    President Barack Obama will tap Fannie Mae Chief Executive Herb Allison to head the government's $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, an administration official told CNBC.

  • All the government borrowing programs aimed at increasing liquidity have some economists worried that there could be a steep price to pay down the road.

  • One Big Bear Is Not Running With The Bulls Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 2:05 PM ET

    "It's still scary out there." That's what billionaire Jeff Greene told me as we sat inside one of his Southern California mansions. Greene has made a killing going against conventional wisdom.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 12:31 PM ET

    King Abdullah II will meet US President Barack Obama on 21 April in Washington DC. The meeting will focus on efforts to reach a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and achieve a comprehensive peace in the region. Talks will also address Jordan-US ties.

  • Wells Fargo Still Facing Credit Losses: Analysts Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    Shares of Wells Fargo gave up some of their recent gains on Monday but are off morning lows, after analysts warned that the bank still could be facing mounting credit losses and need more capital.

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