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  • Keep Qualified Workers, No Matter Where They're From Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 1:02 AM ET

    Where does the government get off telling a private company they should fire hardworking, qualified employees, solely because of where they're from?

  • Obama Officials Struggle Over 'Bad Bank' Plan Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 5:59 PM ET

    The Obama administration is still struggling with the details of a bad bank concept that is expected to be part of a package of industry and consumer measures to be unveiled next week.

  • For Sale: Manuscript of Lincoln's Victory Speech Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 6:28 PM ET

    On February 12th, on bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, Christie's will be auctioning an original handwritten manuscript of his victory speech from the election of 1864.

  • Daschle Suddenly Withdraws From HHS Post Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 12:40 PM ET
    Tom Daschle

    Former Senator Tom Daschle has withdrawn his name for Secretary of Health and Human Services. The action comes after Daschle admitted failure to pay past taxes.

  • Despite Layoffs, Government Work Force Growing Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | 10:40 AM ET
    Downsizing

    Companies are cutting jobs by the tens of thousands. State and local governments are penny-pinching, too. So what about Uncle Sam?

  • A $3 Trillion Government Overdose Must Be Stopped Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:51 AM ET

    Wednesday night’s House tally on the Democratic stimulus package, where not a single Republican voted in favor, was another shot across the bow for this incredibly unmanageable $900 billion behemoth of a program that truly will not stimulate the economy.

  • Obama Officials, Wall Street Talk Bad Bank Plans Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 3:36 AM ET

    Officials from the Obama administration are holding around the clock meetings with senior Wall Street executives on how to create a new government bank to buy bad assets from major financial firms, people with direct knowledge of the talks tell CNBC .

  • Stimulus Criticism Mounts Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 4:33 PM ET

    Last night’s House vote on the Democratic stimulus package, where not a single Republican voted in favor, was another shot across the bow for this incredibly unmanageable $900 billion behemoth of a program that truly will not stimulate the economy.

  • Biden On Banking System, China Trade Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 3:11 PM ET
    Vice President Joseph Biden

    Vice President Joseph Biden said  in an interview on CNBC, that "all alternatives" are under consideration to stabilize the shattered banking system if the  rescue fund is not adequate.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    President Barack Obama will keep seeking bipartisan support in Congress despite being rebuffed by House Republicans who voted against a $825 billion economic stimulus package, his spokesman said Thursday.

  • Components of Stimulus Vary in Speed and Efficiency Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 11:01 AM ET
    Stimulus Package

    Estimating how effective the huge program of tax cuts and spending will be in getting America’s economic engines humming again is a far more complex calculation requiring almost line-by-line scrutiny of the 647-page bill, lawmakers, the New York Times reports.

  • Busch: FDR And Obama: Be Very Careful Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    The New Deal was actually a combination of socialism and cartelization of industry with price controls and failed to stimulate growth and helped plunge the economy into the "Depression within a Depression" in 1937, says Andrew Busch.

  • The Fed was very gloomy in its Open Market Committee statement today. It suggested a gradual recovery could begin later this year, although there are plenty of downside risks.

  • Stimulus Package

    The longer Congress deliberates, the worse things get and the harder they become to fix. That means, all else equal, every day we wait, the stimulus plan becomes worse.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 10:06 AM ET

    President Barack Obama's $825 billion package is headed toward passing in a sharply divided House of Representatives on Wednesday.

  • What Should Obama Do With The Auto Makers – Your Emails Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 9:37 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    I asked the questions, and you told me in no uncertain terms what you think the President should do with the auto makers. Your reasons for each answer varied, and there were some you disagreed on more than others. With that said, let me give you a sense of some answers.

  • Housing's Front Lines Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    I know many of you think I'm the angel of housing doom, but we need to face some cold hard facts. One month-to-month increase in sales, percentage-wise, from a huge drop the previous month, means absolutely nothing.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:09 AM ET

    President Barack Obama visits  Capitol Hill Tuesday to try to build momentum for an $825 billion package he says is urgently needed to keep the U.S. economy from sinking into an even deeper recession.

  • Obama’s Wounded Treasury Man Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 8:45 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Since Geithner is something of a wounded warrior from the tax non-payment controversy, Team Obama’s economic policy is shifting toward a Larry Summers power-center right now.

  • Are CEOs Stupid Or Spoiled? Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 1:27 PM ET

    You know what's worse than finding out that Citigroup is buying a $50 million top-of-the-line corporate jet? Finding out that Citi actually owns a whole subsidiary called CitiFlight that manages its fleet of corporate jets.

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