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  • Obama's Housing Rescue Plan: Two Sides Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 3:42 PM ET
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    After much ado on the international stage, President Obama decided to shift attention back to the domestic issues at hand, and where better to start than housing.

  • US Economy Could Recover Much Sooner Than Expected Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 11:55 AM ET
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    You've heard all the gloom and doom. Now here's some good news: the economic recovery could happen much sooner—and be much stronger—than anyone thought possible.

  • How to Avoid a Jumbo Mortgage (And Its Jumbo Rate) Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 10:32 AM ET

    Assuming you can find one, how do you avoid paying a jumbo’s higher interest rate? You have three options.

  • Money Myth: Refinancing Will Always Save You Money Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 10:17 AM ET

    Two of our top money advisors debunk this financial falsehood.

  • Pros Say: Don’t Bet on Economy Just Yet Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 5:28 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Thursday, ahead of the long Easter weekend, as governments and central banks take concerted efforts to restore economic growth.

  • The Housing Bottom? We're Close, But... Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 3:21 PM ET
    Spring Real Estate Guide 2009 | A CNBC Special Report

    Pulte Homes' purchase of Centex certainly gave volume to the buzz that there is a housing recovery right 'round the corner.

  • Text: FOMC Minutes Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 2:13 PM ET
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    Below are the minutes released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Mar. 17-18 meeting:

  • Threat of Oil Price Spike Remains: Former Shell Exec Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 11:24 AM ET

    Although oil prices should remain low for the next three to six months, the threat of surging prices remains, according to John Hofmeister, former Shell president and CEO of U.S. operations.

  • Pros Say: Huge Returns for a Kamikaze Portfolio Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 8:02 AM ET
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    Global stocks fell Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's overnight slide, as poor earnings from Alcoa sparked concerns about other corporates. Experts tell CNBC that despite the volatility, there are still "amazing" opportunities out there.

  • Foreclosures Worsen, Blocking Recovery Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 11:34 AM ET
    Spring Real Estate Guide 2009 | A CNBC Special Report

    I said it yesterday, and I’ll say it every day: Until the number of foreclosures in this country starts to go down instead of up, we will not see a full recovery in the housing market; I don’t care how upbeat you are about buyer traffic this spring.

  • Pros Say: Prepare for Disappointing Earnings Season Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 4:45 AM ET

    Global stocks eked out small gains Tuesday ahead of the start of the U.S. corporate earnings season, which aluminum producer Alcoa kicks off later. Experts expects the first-quarter earnings to be a doozy for most American companies.

  • Signs Of A Housing Bottom? Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 12:35 PM ET
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    Before the spring season began, most housing analysts called it over. With foreclosure numbers still climbing and prices still falling, how could it be anything else?

  • Fresh Signs of Economic Bottom May Take More Time Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    Optimists looking for fresh signs of a recessionary bottom will have to wait until next week to find out if  the worst is over.

  • Treasury Extends Deadline for Toxic Asset Program Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    The government is extending the deadline for private fund managers to apply to participate in the administration's program to purchase distressed assets from banks.

  • Global stocks and the euro gained Monday as hopes that the economic downturn is nearing its bottom spurred demand for riskier assets. Experts tell CNBC they see long-term value in the euro and gold, while they see short-term value in the dollar and stocks.

  • Dollar Rises vs. Yen After Nonfarm Jobs Report Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 2:56 PM ET
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    The U.S. dollar rose against the yenFriday after the key U.S. nonfarm payrolls report came in not as bad as many had feared, bolstering investors' appetite for riskier assets.

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    There’s little dispute that allowing  flexibility in valuing toxic assets will be good for the banking industry. The  big question is whether it's good for anyone else—including the US government.

  • Job Losses Peak, Recession Hits Bottom Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 11:54 AM ET
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    When it comes to job losses, March will be the cruelest month.  “It almost can’t get any worse,” says one economist.

  • Pros Say: US Jobless Rate Could Hit 10.2% in '09 Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 7:11 AM ET

    While most Asian markets closed higher Friday on the back of the G20 summit optimism and a rally in tech stocks, European markets were lower ahead of the March U.S. jobs report. Economists polled by Reuters expect a decline of 650,000 jobs.

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    When it comes to job losses, March will be the cruelest month, while April may be the beginning of the end.  “It almost can’t get any worse,” says one economist.