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  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 8:16 PM ET

    The Obama Administration's plan to stem foreclosures and the Fed's latest view on the economy are two powerful catalysts for markets Wednesday.

  • White House Wants Changes in Executive Pay Rules Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | 4:21 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

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  • Stimulus Plan Places New Limits on Wall St. Bonuses Saturday, 14 Feb 2009 | 3:45 PM ET

    A provision buried deep inside the $787 billion economic stimulus bill would impose restrictions on executive bonuses at financial institutions that are much tougher than those proposed 10 days ago by the Treasury Department, the New York Times reports.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 8:01 PM ET

    Stocks are locked in a trading range that could be put to the test in the week ahead.

  • Obama's Stimulus Gamble Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 2:45 PM ET
    Stimulus Package

    The U.S. House of Representatives had passed the economic stimulus package. Now the measure goes to the Senate for a vote. 

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    The U.S. Congress was expected to pass a $789 billion economic stimulus package aimed at unleashing large spending and tax cuts to help yank the economy out of a 14-month recession.

  • Sen. Gregg: Obama on the Right Economic Track Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 7:51 AM ET

    Judd Gregg, the Republican senator who suddenly withdrew himself as a nominee for Commerce Secretary, "feels very strongly" that President Obama is on the right economic track.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 7:24 PM ET

    Markets will hang on every move out of Washington Friday, but trading could get quiet late in the day as investors leave for the long weekend.

  • Is Today's "Good" Foreclosure News Really "Good?" Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 11:11 AM ET

    A new report from online foreclosure sale site, RealtyTrac, shows a 10 percent decrease in foreclosures from the previous month. Foreclosures are still up 18 percent from January of 2008. Good news, no? No.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 11:03 AM ET

    US lawmakers prepared Thursday to pass a $789 billion stimulus package to revive the struggling economy in a victory for President Barack Obama that some warned may have costly consequences.

  • The Stimulus Plan: The Good, The Bad & The Very Ugly Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 8:56 AM ET
    Economic Stimulus Package

    Late yesterday, the US House and Senate conferees came to an agreement on the Obama stimulus plan - the decision to cut back the spending was a great idea, says Andrew Busch.

  • Chadwick: Credit Cards - The Next Crisis Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 8:47 AM ET
    Credit cards

    I keep looking for signs of economic light at the end of the tunnel, and yet this credit card crisis scares me too much to get hopeful yet, says Patricia Chadwick, founder & president of Ravengate Partners.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 8:56 PM ET

    The action Thursday is again in Washington. There are several key economic reports early in the day, but traders will also focus on the progress of the economic stimulus package and look for any new details on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's financial bailout plan.

  • Senators Skeptical on Bank Rescue's Price Tag Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 2:57 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Lawmakers on Wednesday urged Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to provide more details on how much taxpayer money the Obama administration's bank rescue plan ultimately will cost.

  • It's a little frustrating to listen to Congresspeople grill the bank CEOs with variations on the question, "What did you do with all the money we gave you?"

  • Facing Foreclosure: Get Your Head Out Of The Sand Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 12:33 PM ET
    Vikram Pandit testifying before House Financial Services Committee

    I'm on Capitol Hill today at the greatest political theater imaginable—sorry the House Financial Services Committee hearing with the CEOs of eight major banks, from Citi to JP Morgan, Bank of America to Goldman Sachs.

  • Geithner's Flop, Obama's Fault Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 12:06 PM ET

    Timothy Geithner's debut performance as the new Treasury secretary got him booed offstage yesterday by Wall Street traders. Not for what he said but for all the things he needed to say—and didn't.

  • Rep. Frank: Unhappy Banks Can Pay TARP Back Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 11:14 AM ET

    Bank CEOs who received federal bailout money will be grilled on Capitol Hill today about how they put their TARP money to use, and Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, will be running the show. He told CNBC the past mistakes of the financial services industry must be avoided.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 10:27 AM ET

    Banking leaders who benefited from a federal bailout are bringing a message of accommodation and gratitude to Congress, hoping for a better reception than the one given Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

  • Farrell: 'Timmy' Geithner Doesn't Need Lassie Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 9:29 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    Lassie was a gorgeous Collie that was Timmy's constant companion. Trouble would befall Timmy in the first half of the show and Lassie would spend the second half saving him. Well, Timmy Geithner is on his own and there ain't no rescue coming.

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