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  • 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.

  • House Democrats Plan $825 Billion Stimulus Bill Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 2:22 PM ET

    Working closely with President-elect Barack Obama, House Democrats on Thursday called for $825 billion in federal spending and tax cuts to revive the moribund economy, with strong emphasis on energy, education, health care and jobs-producing highway construction.

  • Citi, BofA Problems Seen Spreading to Other Banks Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 2:14 PM ET

    The selloff in Bank of America and Citigroup may just be the beginning. Analysts now are predicting that the same problems hitting those two big banks will soon spread to the entire industry.

  • Is Financial Crisis Growing Worse—Or Is It Just Us? Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 2:06 PM ET

    What a difference three months doesn't make. Though the current financial situation isn't  as dire as late September, Happy New Year has quickly turned into deja vu.

  • For Major Banks, Trouble Is Just Getting Started Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 1:20 PM ET

    Troubles at some of biggest US banks is merely setting the tone for what is likely to be another disastrous year for the industry.

  • Crescenzi: Is Another Credit Crunch Here? Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 1:17 PM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    Libor could rise in the short-run in response to worries about financial companies and weakening asset prices, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

  • Why Is The Street So Bummed Out? Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 12:02 PM ET

    Why is the Street so bummed out about a report that Bank of America will be seeking more TARP money to cover losses in Merrill Lynch?

  • Congress And Its Cash For Clunkers Bill Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 10:25 AM ET
    Gas-guzzlers

    If there was ever a time to take the plunge and by that new, or at least newer car, this could be it. Congress is considering a "Cash for Clunkers" bill and in my opinion this is the ultimate win/win for buyers, dealers, and the auto makers.

  • 'Messy Healing' Process For U.S. Economy: El-Erian Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 10:10 AM ET

    The United States is currently going through a “sequential healing process,” Pimco co-CEO Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • 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.

  • Does The Street Have Consumption? Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 9:41 AM ET

    I was talking with one of the traders at the NYSE Commissary this morning, and we agreed that last year's fourth quarter was like dying by being thrown out of a plane: it was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. This year is like dying of consumption.

  • Charts: Get Protected – Stocks to Retest Lows Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 7:36 AM ET

    The S&P 500 could be set for another sharp decline as the bullish technical indicators have all but disappeared and the trend is heading lower, Edward Loef, technical analyst from Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers, told CNBC.

  • For Apple's Jobs, What a Difference a Week Makes Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 8:23 PM ET

    When Intel pre-released its worse-than-expected earnings last Wednesday there had to be a collective sigh of relief for so many tech companies looking at the same kind of thing on their books, and who didn't want to be the first to deal with the wrath of the market.

  • Poll: Americans Like Obama, Not Stimulus Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 6:28 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President-elect Barack Obama approaches his inauguration with exceptional goodwill from the American people, but faces some political challenges in selling his economic stimulus package.

  • Dow Has Worst Start to a Year Ever Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 5:11 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated. The Dow and S&P logged their worst starts to the year ever.

  • Fed: Economy Starts '09 Weaker; Outlook Dim Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 4:09 PM ET

    The U.S. economy started the new year on weaker footing as recession-shocked Americans retrenched further, forcing retailers to ring up fewer sales and factories to cut back production.

  • Stocks Tumble as Bank Worries Escalate Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 1:56 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated.

  • Stocks Tumble as Bank Worries Escalate Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 12:53 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated.

  • Barnes & Noble Slashes Corporate Jobs Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 12:12 PM ET

    The world’s largest bookseller Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced it’s eliminating about 100 jobs in its corporate headquarters.

  • Nonresidential Construction Seen Falling 11% in 2009 Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 10:32 AM ET
    Construction worker in New York City.

    Spending on U.S. nonresidential construction projects will fall both this year and next as builders delay or cancel plans for hotels, office buildings and retail facilities, an architects' group predicted Wednesday.

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