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  • New Measure Of Debt, A Countrywide Employee Speaks Out Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 5:36 PM ET

    How much debt do you have? If it makes you feel any better, your debt pile, no matter how high, is but a speck of red lint compared to the national debt. Our national debt is, gulp, $9,191,881,476,023 and change. (Keep the change). Bob Kerstein at Scripophily apparently had a little time on his hands, because he put that eye-popping figure into dollars and cents.

  • Bush Says He's Optimistic About Stimulus Plan Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 4:23 PM ET
    President Bush ocomments on the US Economy from the White House, with Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right.

    President Bush said he is confident that Congress and the administration will be able to approve a stimulus package to jump-start the economy and calm fears of recession that have shaken financial markets worldwide.

  • Recession Worries Persist Despite Surprise Rate Cut Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 4:18 PM ET
    A container ship from Korea sits at a loading dock at Seattle's Harbor Island near downtown, Thursday, May 11, 2006. The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly declined in March for a second consecutive month, something that hasn't happened in more than two years. The improvement reflected record U.S. exports and a big drop in the country's foreign oil bill. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    There is no quick cure for what ails the U.S. economy, but if the Fed's surprise rate cut instills confidence, it may speed a recovery.

  • On Recession Watching And Fed Watchers Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    How avoiding a US recession may be a slippery slope, what a PricewatershouseCoopers survey says about CEO confidence and why one economist expects to be in big demand at Davos this year.

  • Fed's Rate Cut May Speed Recovery by U.S. Economy Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 3:55 PM ET
    Manufacturing Cars

    There is no quick cure for what ails the U.S. economy, but if the Fed's surprise rate cut instills confidence, it may speed a recovery.

  • Vote: Global Recession? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    Fears of a U.S. recession are nothing new, but is the slowdown spreading overseas? Tell us what you think.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Fed's Surprise Rate Cut Draws Mixed Response Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 1:32 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Fed's emergency rate cut drew a mixed response on Wall Street, though the move increased the odds of more reductions.

  • Oil Still Has Worries: Slowdown In Demand Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 12:40 PM ET

    It’s easy to see why oil prices saw a dramatic plunge to nearly $86 a barrel overnight as equities slumped around the globe. A major player was absent and that’s why traders here at the NYMEX say the reaction in the oil market, with the U.S. market closed yesterday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, may have been overdone.

  • Cramer on Fed: It's a Start Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 12:30 PM ET

    Tuesday's emergency rate cut shows that Bernanke has a pulse, Cramer says, but it won't be enough to stop the bleeding in the financial markets. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Fed Cut: What It Means For Your Mortgage Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
    Fed Cut and Mortgage

    On days like this I think it’s important to go back to the ol’ mortgage primer and figure out exactly what all this news means to you, to your mortgage, to your home equity line and to your home’s financial future. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the 30-year fixed is not tied to short-term treasuries.

  • CNBC.com Live Poll: Fed Rate Cut Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    The Fed slashed U.S. interest rates by three-quarters of a point, the biggest rate cut in more than 23 years, in an emergency bid to support the U.S. economy.

  • Tools to Help You Navigate the Market Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

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  • I'm On Market Duty For Today Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 9:43 AM ET

    The consumer, spending and just where this market is headed right now are the main focus of everyone on the street. I'm down at the COMEX today watching how metals trade in reaction to the selloff we saw overnight in Asia.

  • Market Reaction: Traders Want MORE Cuts From Fed Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 8:54 AM ET

    If the market got what they wanted with a 75 bp cut by the Fed, why hasn't there been a stronger reaction? Futures initially rallied 40 points, but have fallen back again. There's two separate issues here:

  • Despite Rate Cut, Sell On Rally Still Prevails Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 8:37 AM ET

    While futures are at their lows, you would think that traders would have been in for hours, trading heavily. But volume is not that heavy; Chinese stocks down 10 percent-20 percent, and energy and material stocks are down 5 percent to 10 percent--but on light volume.

  • Paulson: Economy Is Resilient, but Fed Cut Helps Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 8:33 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Tuesday he was confident the U.S. and global economies were resilient but welcomed an emergency rate rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve as a helpful move.

  • BOJ Keeps Rates on Hold, Seen Warning of Risks Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | 9:57 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan left interest rates unchanged as expected on Tuesday, as fear of a U.S. recession sent stocks tumbling around the world, with the central bank poised to warn of slower growth in an economic review due out in a few hours.

  • Unity on Need for Stimulus, but Still Room for Debate Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    President Bush ocomments on the US Economy from the White House, with Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right.

    Agreement between the White House and Congress that the stumbling U.S. economy needs help was a big first step but it was clear Saturday there was room for sparring over crafting a rescue package.

  • Bear Market Looms As Major Indexes Keep Falling Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Major U.S. indexes have broken key technical support levels, leaving the stock market vulnerable to further declines and the turbulence could get worse, according to chart watchers.

  • Why Stock Market's Selloff Is Likely to Continue Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Forget rate cuts and stimulus packages. In Wall Street's eyes, the recession is already here and the credit crunch is far from over.