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  • Consumers Start Spending Again Amid Grim Economy Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 10:55 AM ET

    Even as the economy sheds jobs at an alarming rate, there are early signs consumers are getting over the shock  of recession and  opening their wallets again. "There's pent up demand," says one economist. "Whether it is long lasting is another story.”

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    Democrats who control the U.S. Senate were unable on Thursday to round up the votes to end debate and pass a $410 billion bill to fund many government operations through Sept. 30, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

  • GM's Bankruptcy Dance Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 9:19 AM ET
    General Motors

    After General Motors issued its 10K report yesterday casting doubt on whether it can survive, there have been plenty of questions about why GM doesn't just go into bankruptcy.

  • Central banks' efforts to introduce measures such as buying various assets and printing money as they bring their interest rates to zero will not work in countries with too high levels of debt, Hugh Hendry, Chief Investment Officer at Eclectica, told CNBC.

  • Pros Say: Quantitative Easing Will Help Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 6:51 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Friday, while the dollar fell, rolling back from 3-year highs as demand for euro zone government debt rose ahead of the US February jobs report. Experts tell CNBC that quantitative easing will help get the global economy back on track.

  • Charts Predict: 'Dangerous' S&P Could Hit 450 Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 6:49 AM ET

    The S&P 500 could slump to 450 points over the next year and half and investors should stay clear of this “dangerous market,” Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC.

  • Can Movies Signal The Dow? Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 6:57 PM ET

    People come up with all kinds of formulas to determine which way the stock market will go. Craig Forgrave says he's hit a winning formula by examining which movies do well at the box office.

  • Traders: What The "L" Is Going On? Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 4:50 PM ET

    "We haven't been this oversold since tomorrow." That line, heard on trading desks all over town late this afternoon, is indicative of the market fatigue that has set in.

  • What Is Good For GM & For America? Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 4:44 PM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    What's good for General Motors is not good for America, and vice versa. I  don't object to the government giving GM tens of billions of dollars so it can avoid bankruptcy, or at the very least liquidation.

  • Getting China And India Right Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 3:18 PM ET

    Companies looking for growth opportunities in the middle of the current financial crisis should note that 2008-2010 will actually see an acceleration in the pace of the ongoing shift in the world’s economic center of gravity from other major economies to China and India, write authors Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang.

  • Chronology: The Dow Chemical, Rohm & Haas Deal Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 3:17 PM ET

    Dow Chemical and Rohm & Haas are in "longshot talks" to settle their dispute over Dow's stalled takeover of Rohm, CNBC learned, citing sources familiar with the situation.

  • Dow Chemical and Rohm & Haas, which will face off in a Delaware court next Monday to determine Dow's $78 cash deal to acquire Rohm & Haas, are engaged in talks to find a resolution to their dispute, CNBC has learned.

  • "Bailout Nation" The Book Coming Soon Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 3:12 PM ET
    Financial Crisis Bailout

    Wiley just sent me a release announcing plans to publish the book "Bailout Nation: How Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy," by asset manager, economics blogger and media commentator, Barry Ritholtz.

  • Why a Lousy Jobs Report Could Actually Help Stocks Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 2:56 PM ET

    Investors have been searching for that vital capitulation point where stocks form a true bottom. A higher-than-expected jobless rate could set the stage for that.

  • Zimbabwe Will Be Our Financial White Knight Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    So you think we have deep economic troubles? Take the case of Zimbabwe where inflation is running at roughly 100 percent a day, which works out to 1 billion percent annually.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 12:18 PM ET

    Debt-strapped homeowners unable to afford their mortgages could get their monthly payments lowered in bankruptcy court under a controversial element of President Barack Obama's housing rescue plan.

  • Global Interest Rates Drop, US Dollar Rises Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 10:40 AM ET

    The Bank of England and European Central Bank slashed their interest rates to record lows today in an effort to bolster access to credit and contain the impact of a deepening recession.

  • Inside GM: Why It's So Bad Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    Admit it. When you see the headlines of GM warning it could be forced into chapter 7 bankruptcy and liquidate, you likely have two reactions. First, you say "Duh! These guys have been hanging on by a thread, of course they could go under."

  • Pros Say: Don't Hang Your Hopes on Chinese Stimulus Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 5:14 AM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    Global stocks were down again on Thursday on investors' disappointment China did not announce new stimulus plans. Experts interviewed by CNBC weigh in on governments' efforts to stabilize the economy.

  • China Ready For Solo Act? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 6:07 PM ET

    New signs suggest that China, and not the U.S., may be the global powerhouse that lifts the world out of recession.

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