• Obama Talks Up Wind Power on Earth Day in Iowa Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 2:49 PM ET

    President Barack Obama says his administration is creating the first U.S. program to authorize offshore projects to generate electricity from wind and ocean currents.

  • Dunkelberg: Digging Deep Into Those Bank Profits Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

    It is good news that the big banks are reporting profits, though as some observers have noted, it’s not hard to make money with free funds (provided by thousands of smaller banks who cannot continuously roll over Federal Funds as a way to fund assets), writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.

  • Kneale: New Threat to Banks: Bad COP Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 11:58 AM ET

    A daunting litany of ills imperils U.S. banks, from toxic assets to rising loan defaults. After the irritating spectacle that played out in Washington yesterday, we can add a new threat: the Congressional Oversight Panel tracking TARP.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    President Barack Obama is going on the road to pitch his energy plan—as well as environmentally friendly jobs production—in a hard-hit Iowa town, while administration officials make a similar push back in Washington.

  • More Local Communities Are Turning Down Stimulus Aid Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    Governors have made headlines for refusing at least some of  the economic stimulus package. But cash-strapped cities and counties have also been turning down money.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 1:17 PM ET

    President Barack Obama meets today with a key Middle East ally. He'll have a one-on-one meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah of Jordan in the Personal Dining Room, followed by an expanded meeting in the Oval Office.

  • TARP Inspector General Calls For Greater Transparency Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 11:11 AM ET

    Requiring banks to account for their use of funds remains a top complaint, said Neil Barofsky, special inspector general to the TARP.

  • Treasury Must Boost TARP Transparency, Safeguards Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 1:38 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    Taxpayers are increasingly exposed to losses, and the government is more vulnerable to fraud, under initiatives that have created a federal bank bailout program of "unprecedented scope," a government report finds.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 1:27 PM ET

    President Obama’s top economic advisers have determined that they can shore up the nation’s banking system without having to ask Congress for more money any time soon, according to administration officials.

  • Gun and ammunition sales have been spiking, partly due to fears President Obama will reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 10:58 AM ET

    Top executives of credit card companies will meet Obama administration officials next Thursday at the White House, as the industry faces the possibility of legislation aimed at curbing deceptive practices, sources familiar with the plans said.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    The Obama administration will disclose details about its banking stress tests and what capital participants may need in a two-stage process beginning next week.

  • Market Insider: JPMorgan Could Rule Thursday Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 9:09 PM ET

    JPMorgan Chase could rule the day Thursday. Traders expect the stock and Treasury markets to take their cue from the bank's first quarter earnings report and forward comments.

  • In the Middle of a Rainy Day Tea Party Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 2:35 PM ET

    The most challenging venue for a tea party protest may have been in the nation’s capitol, Washington D.C.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    President Barack Obama seized the opportunity on tax-filing day to assert that his administration is easing the tax burden of working people.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 7:30 AM ET

    Stocks are struggling against a wave of economic and earnings news, but traders say it's not a bad thing that the market is giving up gains this week.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    President Barack Obama is juggling a glass-half-full take on the economy with a determination to not be seen as naive about problems still washing over the business landscape.

  • Cuban-Americans Optimistic, Wary of New Cuba Rules Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 9:04 AM ET
    Fidel Castro

    Delsa Bernardo was ready to pop rolls in the oven at Yiya's Gourmet Cuban Bakery when she heard the news: After years of separation, she could finally visit her 80-year-old aunt in Cuba, any time she wanted.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 12:31 PM ET

    King Abdullah II will meet US President Barack Obama on 21 April in Washington DC. The meeting will focus on efforts to reach a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and achieve a comprehensive peace in the region. Talks will also address Jordan-US ties.

  • After years of encouraging their customers to borrow beyond their means by extending credit beyond any reasonable ability to pay back, the banks are adding insult to injury by jacking up the interest rates seemingly ad nauseam.

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