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  • The $2 Million Dollar Retirement Question - Part II Friday, 8 May 2009 | 11:38 AM ET

    You can't predict the future, but you can plan to live comfortably in retirement if you start now.

  • Pros Say: This Jobs Report Will Be Better  Friday, 8 May 2009 | 7:22 AM ET

    The closely-watched US jobs report is due later on Friday, after results of stress tests late on Thursday revealed that ten banks need to raise up to $75 billion in fresh capital.

  • A Slightly Better April Jobs Report Is Expected Friday, 8 May 2009 | 3:55 AM ET

    Employers are letting up a bit on the mass layoffs they resorted to earlier this year to cope with the recession, but the unemployment rate is climbing.

  • Resist the Urge to Close Your Credit Card Accounts Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 9:38 PM ET

    No matter how badly you're being mistreated by the credit card companies, closing your accounts will only hurt your credit.

  • It's Like EBay For Manhattan Real Estate Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 4:17 PM ET
    Spring Real Estate Guide 2009 | A CNBC Special Report

    First Ebay and Etrade, now Erealestate in Manhattan, but they're calling it "Bid on the City" or: www.bidonthecity.com. This is a new auction site, launched in April that will hold its first online real estate auctions on May 14th and 17th. So far, on residential, they've got five properties up for sale, including one for $15 million!

  • Web Extra: 3 Steps to Lower Credit Card Interest Rates Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: How to prepare for a fight with the credit-card company – and win.

  • The $2 Million Dollar Retirement Question - Part I Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 12:59 PM ET

    What is the best way to determine what the interest on a $2 million IRA would be 20 years from now – will I have enough to live the lifestyle I am planning for?

  • Pros Say: Stay Cautious on Banks Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 8:51 AM ET

    Investors are eagerly anticipating the release of the U.S. government's stress test results Thursday where a number of the 19 banks reviewed are expected to require fresh capital.

  • Web Extra: Boost Your Chance to Refinance Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 3:18 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Mortgage lender Rodney Anderson tells you what you need to get the best rate.

  • Are Home Prices Really As Low As "Experts" Say? Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 2:21 PM ET
    Home Appraisal

    Is it just possible that the nationwide home price depreciation numbers are wildly skewed to the downside due to the fact that the only properties selling right now are either foreclosures, short sales, or people who really really have to move for some important reason?

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    It all depends on how long you are keeping a balance on the card, Carmen says.

  • Congress Takes Up 'Too-Big-To-Fail' Overhaul Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    While Wall Street obsesses over stress tests, Congress is moving on to the next hot-bottom issue—new authority over big financial firms.

  • Pros Say: Take Profits Now Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 4:27 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors became more cautious a day before the bank stress test results after reports that Bank of America may need to raise a substantial amount of capital.

  • Are Bulldozers Now The Best Neighbor? Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 2:47 PM ET

    So this is what it has come to. A bank in Texas is bulldozing four brand new homes and twelve nearly finished homes in Victorville city, California, about 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

  • Pros Say: Banks' Debt Will Delay Recovery Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 4:36 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Tuesday ahead of the release of the U.S. government's bank stress test results out later in the week as reports claim up to 10 banks will need to raise more capital.

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    While Wall Street obsesses over stress tests, Congress is moving on to the next hot-bottom issue—new authority over big financial firms.

  • Housing Numbers: Green Shoots or Red Flags? Monday, 4 May 2009 | 2:40 PM ET
    Home Construction

    Two new pieces of data out today suggest, at face value at least, an improvement in the housing market.

  • Pros Say: Stimulus Worthless Without Bank Fix Monday, 4 May 2009 | 5:02 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Monday ahead of the expected release of the U.S. government's bank stress test results. Experts tell CNBC if the banking system isn't fixed, governments' stimulus efforts are in vain.

  • Home Valuation Code of Conduct: Fix or Fraud? Friday, 1 May 2009 | 2:51 PM ET

    Today is the official start of a new policy at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to only buy loans that were appraised under the Home Valuation Code of Conduct. The HVCC was the outgrowth of a lawsuit filed by New York Sate Attorney General Andrew Cuomo against Washington Mutual and was designed to “improve the reliability of home appraisals,” according to FHFA, Fannie and Freddie’s regulator.

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    The Federal Reserve announced Friday that it will launch a much-awaited program in June to bolster commercial real-estate lending. And, to help make the program more attractive to investors, the Fed will provide longer, five-year loans