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  • A Defining Moment for Treasury Secretary Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 9:34 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    All three of President Obama’s top economic advisers were on message when they appeared Sunday on separate television talk shows. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, they said, had concluded, based on lawyers’ advice, that he could not stop the $165 million in bonuses that the American International Group was even then doling out to hundreds of employees.

  • UK Motor Show Cancelled as Auto Industry Stalls Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    The UK’s flagship auto event has been cancelled for 2010 as the ongoing economic slump continues to hammer the industry globally.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 9:07 AM ET

    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. MeadWestvaco, Graco and Caterpillar were among the latest names to announce job cuts.

  • Fratto: The Fed Surprise Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 8:47 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg1100100010lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalsefalsefalse While Washington was fully engaged in its ritualistic circular firing squad in the AIG bonus debacle, the Federal Reserve shocked markets yesterday by committing a badly needed act of competence.

  • Futures Off Lows as Citigroup Gets Bounce Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 8:37 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower opening Thursday, a characteristic pattern following the previous session's rally.

  • Experts Says Asia Needs to Rely Less on Exports Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 12:57 AM ET

    A panel of Asian researchers said Thursday the global financial crisis has underlined the critical need for the region to grow less export-dependent and instead foster domestic demand.

  • Finding the Right Job-Search Tools Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 10:11 PM ET

    With the nation in the throes of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and an unemployment rate at its highest level in a quarter century, fear has become palpable. Even for the 90-plus percent of us still employed, job safety is now a relative term.

  • Hirschhorn: Fighting the Fear of Re-Injury Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 5:05 PM ET
  • GM And Ford Rev Up Stocks Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 5:05 PM ET

    What a difference a week makes. The combination of a market bounce, favorable news from GM, and reports of Ford planning to offer a $2.95 Billion in TALF-related bonds have sent shares of Ford and GM surging in the last week.

  • Pros Say: Bears Are Losing Ground Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 3:04 PM ET

    Wednesday: AIG CEO Edward Liddy cited the "cold realities of competition," and insists the controversial bonuses must be paid. David Friehling, accountant for confessed super-swindler Bernard Madoff, was arrested on fraud charges. Sunnier notes: Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis said BofA could repay its $45 billion TARP loan this year. And Sun Microsystems shares jumped on IBM deal talk. CNBC heard from experts who predicted that the Fed meeting today will not please Wall Street.

  • Wednesday: AIG CEO Edward Liddy cited the "cold realities of competition," and insists the controversial bonuses must be paid. David Friehling, accountant for confessed super-swindler Bernard Madoff, was arrested on fraud charges. Sunnier notes: Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis said BofA could repay its $45 billion TARP loan this year. And Sun Microsystems shares jumped on IBM deal talk. CNBC heard from experts who predicted that the Fed meeting today will not please Wall Street.

  • Text: FOMC Statement Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 2:19 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Mar. 17-18 meeting on interest rate policy:

  • Cash For Clunkers A Win/Win/Win? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 11:58 AM ET
    Gas-guzzlers

    Congress is once again kicking around the idea of giving people an incentive to trade in their old car or truck for a newer, more fuel efficient model. It's an idea that has sparked demand for new cars in other countries around the world. And frankly, it is one of the few incentive programs that is a win/win situation.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 11:10 AM ET

    In a new Web video, President Barack Obama is asking Americans to help him pass his $3.6 trillion budget.

  • Charts 101: Why Double Tops May Shout 'Sell' Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 10:06 AM ET

    Investors should watch out for double and triple tops in market charts as they can signal a fresh wave of selling or a range-bound market, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at ODL Securities, told CNBC.

  • Obama Calls On Americans to Support Budget Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 9:05 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    In a new Web video, President Barack Obama is asking Americans to help him pass his $3.6 trillion budget.

  • AIG Gets Points For Chutzpah Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 8:42 AM ET

    You have to admit, AIG gets points for chutzpah. You could learn a lot from the people calling the shots at this company. Seriously.

  • Charts: Banking Stocks Could Bounce 100% or More Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 8:33 AM ET

    The US banking index jumped 55 percent in the last six trading sessions, but could jump another 100 percent after a short period of consolidation, Chris Locke, technical analyst from Oytsertrade.com, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • FSA Calls for Big Hikes in Banks' Capital Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 8:28 AM ET

    The UK's banking sector watchdog said minimum capital requirements for banks should be much higher than the current ones to avoid a repetition of the financial crisis which has shaken the world over the past year and a half.

  • Pros Say: We're Stuck with the Bear Until 2010 Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 8:23 AM ET

    After the IMF forecast the UK economy will be one of the last major economies to come out of a recession in 2011, experts interviewed by CNBC were torn on which country would lead the economic recovery.

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