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  • A Hidden Agenda Behind The 90 Percent Tax? Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 3:25 PM ET

    Taking advantage of the populist revolt against Wall Street and AIG bailouts, the House Democrats have passed a vengeance tax on TARPed financial firms that amounts to a 90 percent marginal tax rate on bonuses.

  • How Much Is Your Chrysler Or GM Car Worth? Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 1:56 PM ET
    Car dealership in Miami

    Life in limbo is costing GM and Chrysler. New numbers show the residual values of GM and Chrysler cars have taken a hit. Meanwhile, another survey of car buyers shows a sizable drop in the percentage of buyers who are considering buying a GM or Chrysler.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 11:06 AM ET

    President Obama was alternately somber and light-hearted in an unusual appearance on America's top-rated late-night variety show Thursday, moving deftly from the economic crisis to the April arrival of a "First Dog" in the White House.

  • Schwarzenegger Helps Obama Answer GOP Critics Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 3:10 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is playing a bit of divide-and-onquer this week, pitting his Republican critics in Washington against GOP governors and mayors eager for the federal money.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 11:07 AM ET

    President Barack Obama pressed his case for an expensive budget and broad financial reforms while anger over bonuses paid at bailed-out insurance giant AIG threatened to overshadow his economic agenda.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 9:28 PM ET

    Mortgage rates are already falling as a result of the Fed's plan to add another trillion dollars of fire power to its arsenal, but traders worry the move is a poor statement on the economy.

  • Obama: Didn't Create AIG Mess, But Problem Mine To Fix Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 1:59 PM ET
    President Obama and Tim Geithner

    President Barack Obama said no one in his administration created the mess at insurance giant AIG, including the much-maligned executive bonuses, but that "the buck stops with me" to fix it.

  • Cash For Clunkers A Win/Win/Win? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 11:58 AM ET
    Gas-guzzlers

    Congress is once again kicking around the idea of giving people an incentive to trade in their old car or truck for a newer, more fuel efficient model. It's an idea that has sparked demand for new cars in other countries around the world. And frankly, it is one of the few incentive programs that is a win/win situation.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 11:10 AM ET

    In a new Web video, President Barack Obama is asking Americans to help him pass his $3.6 trillion budget.

  • Busch: AIG Outrage vs Cooler Heads Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 9:46 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    The white-hot anger over AIG continues to radiate heat beyond any politician's worst nightmare. This is what happens when friends don't let friends go into bankruptcy.

  • The Problem With AIG's Credit Insurance Payouts Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 7:01 AM ET

    Every day, insurance companies sell policies to homeowners to cover the cost of damage in the case of fire. Why would those companies agree to pay out in full to a policyholder even if a fire had not occurred?

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 8:31 PM ET

    The stock market's surprising show of strength Tuesday is convincing traders the rally still has a ways to go.

  • AIG 'Retention' Bonus Paid To Execs Who Already Left Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 6:37 PM ET
    AIG Headquarters

    Eleven of the AIG employees who were received retention bonuses of $1 million or more are no longer with the company, according to a letter sent from New York Attorney General to Rep. Barney Frank.

  • Summers: We'll Be Creative In Recovering AIG Bonuses Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 1:14 PM ET
    Lawrence Summers, Director of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council

    President Obama's top economic adviser Larry Summers told CNBC that the administration will be "as creative as we can" to get back at least some of the $165 million in bonuses that AIG paid. 

  • Grassley: AIG Execs Should Quit or Commit Suicide Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 10:51 AM ET
    Aig Headquarters

    Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley suggested that AIG  executives should accept responsibility for the collapse of the insurance giant by resigning or killing themselves.

  • Obama Touts Budget as 'Economic Blueprint' Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 10:23 AM ET

    President Barack Obama is again asking Congress to pass his $3.6 trillion budget, saying it will "spark the transformation" the country needs to remain economically competitive.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 9:10 AM ET

    President Barack Obama and his economic team are taking a cheerier tone while making billions in federal loans available to the nation's struggling small businesses. 

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 7:27 PM ET

    Traders are hoping Monday's about face in the stock market is just a respite from its recent run.

  • White House May Add Millions in Bonuses to AIG Tab Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 4:46 PM ET
    AIG Headquarters

    With few legal options available, the White House may be forced to add millions of dollars in bonus payments to the outstanding debt owed by American International Group.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 9:25 AM ET

    President Barack Obama and his economic team are taking a cheerier tone while making billions in federal loans available to the nation's struggling small businesses. 

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