CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. St. Patrick's Day is Monday and spring arrives Thursday. The NCAAs begin this week and the Fed meets.» Read More
We need massive government invention to get out of the economic mess we're in. We don't want the next ten years to be called America's lost decade. That's why the American people, in their infinite wisdom, sent a huge Democratic majority to Congress and gave Obama the White House.
This is the time, after all, when most of us shrug off our 10-day hangover and buckle down to thoughts of self-improvement. There are opportunities aplenty, especially if you know where to look and have some—uh, pardon the expression—resolve.
This year, there’s something big you need to do. It was probably on your To Do list last year, but you ran out the clock. This year, you tell yourself, things will be different.
After a year-long hangover in 2008, the real estate industry is hoping for some strong, black coffee in the new year.
The market faces it's first big test in only a few days. What's likely to move stocks and how should you game it?
From mortgages to credit to jobs to investing, we all have some important choices to make with our money in 2009.
Once the shock of the past year wears off—and the economy shows signs of recovering—investors might find bargain-priced stocks attractive again.
In this Web Extra the traders talk oil. Just how low will it go? Also what to expect from employment numbers and more!
"We're assuming 2009 is going to be a poor year for stocks," says one investment pro. "At the same time, we're looking at investments in high-income vehicles yielding 8, 9 and 10 percent that have nowhere near the risk of common stocks."
As 2008 draws to a close, the competition for "Worst Exec of the Year" is probably the hottest it's been for… well… maybe ever.
Congressional Republicans said they would work with Democrats to craft a plan to stimulate the economy, but only if GOP ideas are considered for a bill that could cost as much as $1 trillion.
While the overall market is unlikely to stage a major turnaround any time soon, experts agree there are a handful of investments that are heating up and could help you recoup some gains.
The last week of 2008 began in the green for commodities as oil and gold prices surged following a flare up in violence in the Middle East.
The big questions for the coming year are how long and deep will the recession be and how it will compare to those of the past.
The strategies that help us manage holiday shopping also help us achieve our goals for the new year. Make a gift list prior to shopping. Spend only what you can afford.
As the credit crisis grips Wall Street, the Fast Money traders see opportunity amid the rubble.
Monday's market is still feeling last week's pain, as lowered earnings outlooks add to the downward pressure from big bank downgrades. And forensic analysts continue to sift through the alleged Bernie Madoff fraud, asking: Can investors get anything back? But CNBC heard from experts who are anticipating an annual Santa Claus rally — and think it's crucial to buy oil stocks and other selected equities now.
On Friday, the auto bailout was announced: General Motors and Chrysler will get up to $17.4 billion in short-term loans from the U.S. in return for deep concessions. Treasury boss Hank Paulson reversed himself, asking for the second half of the TARP fund. Who gets bailed out next — and where does it end? Strategists told CNBC the bailout is going to make things worse; but one airline CEO sees a healthy Darwinian process.
The US government could be entering a bottomless pit of bailouts if it starts propping up failing companies outside the financial sector—including the struggling auto industry, economists say.
Thursday: U.S. jobless claims eased from a 26-year peak but still showed weakness in the economy. After the Federal Reserve's moves this week, homeowners are scrambling to refinance; the dollar is sliding against the euro. And the second half of the $700 billion TARP bailout fund looks likely to go toward foreclosure relief and economic stimulus. CNBC heard from experts who say crude oil prices are finally correct — and oil, stocks and gold are going to soar.