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  • Paying Cash for a Home: Why It Will Ruin You Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:59 PM ET

    I understand the desire to not have a mortgage bill hanging over you, but paying in cash is just like putting all your money into a single stock.

  • Rates are down and home sales are up – what does it mean for your mortgage?

  • Stop Trading!: 'Irresponsible' to Not Take Profits Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 4:42 PM ET

    Cramer extols the virtues of cautious investing, and makes calls on Apple, Google, Hershey, Deere and more.

  • Economic Deterioration Starting to Slow: Geithner Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 3:28 PM ET

    The pace of economic deterioration has started to slowdown in some areas, said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday.

  • Norway Has World's Best Currency: Strategist Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    The Norwegian kroner is "the best currency in the world" and certainly preferable to the US dollar, UK pound and other currencies where governments are practicing quantitative easing, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange at HSBC, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Why Europe Resists Printing Euros Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 4:53 AM ET

    With other central banks acting to create money out of thin air because they cannot lower short-term interest rates any further, the ECB remains wary of the specter of inflation.

  • Credit card swipe

    Key Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation that would block creditors charging high interest rates on credit cards from collecting from consumers in bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Stocks Get Policy Boost, But Economy Lags: Experts Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 11:22 AM ET

    Positive developments out of Washington have stocks on a slow road to recovery even as the economy may continue to struggle, a panel said on CNBC.

  • Big Obstacles For Jumbo Loan Customers Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 9:20 AM ET

    While most mortgage rates head lower, buying or refinancing a more expensive house is getting harder. "I don't see the situation for jumbo rates improving for more than a year or two," says one economist.

  • Vacation Home Concept Still Works For Some Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

    Interest rates are at rock bottom. Housing affordability is at a record high and the glut of available properties on the market has left buyers holding all the cards. If your long-term financial plan includes the purchase of a second home, or vacation property, now may be the time to make your move.

  • Making Your Way Through The Mortgage Maze Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 1:13 PM ET
    Mortgage

    Throw out everything you may remember about the good old days. Here’s the information you need now to get a home loan. It starts with good credit.

  • Finding a Job Now: What It Takes In This Economy Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    "Most high-earning execs will find their next job through networking," says one expert. "The old tricks are not working anymore. You can't just shop your resume around."

  • Homes

    As you might expect, the announcement that the Federal Reserve would buy $750 billion more of Fannie and Freddie mortgage backed securities sent mortgage rates lower immediately.

  • FDIC's Bair: 'Too Big to Fail' Strategy Must End Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 11:47 AM ET
    Sheila Bair

    FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair told Congress a new system of supervision that prevents institutions from taking on excessive risk and becoming so large their failure would threaten the financial system is needed.

  • Bernanke: Buy a House Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 7:42 PM ET

    Well, the Federal Reserve chairman didn’t say that exactly. But the central bank’s announcement Wednesday sure seemed to imply it.

  • Will The Fed Move Move The Housing Market? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 4:06 PM ET
    Home For Sale - Reduced Priced

    The Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would buy $750 billion more in agency mortgage backed securities to "provide greater support to the mortgage lending and housing market,”  -so what does that mean down in the trenches of the housing market?

  • Stop Trading!: Time to Refinance! Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 3:15 PM ET

    The Federal Reserves recent bold moves are just what the market needs, Cramer says.

  • 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: