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    Let's face it. Nothing about Friday's employment report will be pretty, and the 7 percent decline in stocks this week has been signaling that.

  • Rep. Frank Pushes For Prosecutions Over Meltdown Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 1:52 PM ET
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    In an interview with CNBC, Representative Barney Frank says he wants to push for prosecution of the people who caused the country's financial meltdown.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 12:18 PM ET

    Debt-strapped homeowners unable to afford their mortgages could get their monthly payments lowered in bankruptcy court under a controversial element of President Barack Obama's housing rescue plan.

  • Mortgage Bankruptcy Bill Headed for House Vote Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 11:01 AM ET

    Debt-strapped homeowners unable to afford their mortgages could get their monthly payments lowered in bankruptcy court under a controversial element of President Barack Obama's housing rescue plan.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 10:06 PM ET

    Stocks Thursday will have to traverse weekly jobless claims, productivity data and a bunch of chain stores sales reports ahead of the opening, and any one of those could crimp Wednesday's rally as investors turn their focus back to the U.S. economy.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 3:11 PM ET

    The Obama administration Wednesday gave lenders the green light to begin modifying home mortgages under a new $75 billion program aimed primarily at people facing imminent financial hardship.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 10:13 PM ET

    Stocks head into Wednesday tentatively, as investors once more look to Washington for clarity on the Obama Administration's budget and policies.

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    President Barack Obama enjoys robust support from the American public, but a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll suggests potential bumps ahead for his ambitious domestic agenda.

  • Earmarks Stay in Spending Bill With Senate Vote Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 6:28 PM ET

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to preserve thousands of earmarks in a $410 billion spending bill, brushing aside Sen. John McCain's claim that President Barack Obama and Congress are merely conducting business as usual in a time of economic hardship.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 9:58 AM ET

    The U.S. stimulus package may pack a big punch in the current crisis because households and businesses struggling to get credit are more likely to spend the money, a top White House adviser said Tuesday.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 8:42 PM ET

    Investors are heading for their financial bunkers as confidence in the government's ability to turn around the financial crises dips to a new low.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 1:03 PM ET

    President Barack Obama named Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to lead his ambitious health reform effort on Monday, kicking off a week focused on revamping an inefficient healthcare system whose cost he fears is hurting the U.S. economy.

  • Stocks limp into March at 12-year lows, amid signs the market could still be heading south.

  • Is Barney Frank Hurting His Own Wallet? Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 4:08 PM ET

    This week, House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank has been the force pushing companies who've received TARP money out of the sports marketing business.

  • A Bold Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 11:07 AM ET

    The budget that President Obama proposed on Thursday is nothing less than an attempt to end a three-decade era of economic policy dominated by the ideas of Ronald Reagan and his supporters, the New York Times reports.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 8:47 PM ET

    Stocks enter the last trading day of the month with a near 10% decline and the promise that this will be the second worst February ever.

  • Fratto: Regulatory Reform Redux: Be very afraid... Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 4:19 PM ET

    float: left;display: inline; font-size:11px; font-face:Arial; border: 1px solid #CCC; line-height:12px; margin-right: 15px; width:100px;/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg110010000truehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse left/CNBC/Components/Images/spacer.gif1107500lefttruehttp://icnbc.msnbc.msn.comfalsePfalsefalse Tony FrattoFormer White House SpokesmanCongress has been asked to do some very painful and unpopular things in the current crisis — like approving $700 billion financial rescue package — and they'll be asked to do more. And if members of Congress are asked to do something painful, your can be sure they'll find a way to share that pain.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    President Barack Obama Thursday released an outline of his budget for fiscal year 2010 that begins Oct.1.

  • Obama's First Budget: Insiders Weigh In Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 10:21 AM ET

    As President Obama prepared to deliver his budget for fiscal year 2010 on Thursday morning, political insiders discussed the pros and cons.

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