• Obama Routs Clinton in S.C., Regaining Momentum Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 | 10:47 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Barack Obama trounced Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially charged South Carolina primary Saturday night.

  • Stimulus Plan May Be a Boon to Higher-Priced Housing Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    Congressional leaders announced a deal with the White House Thursday on an economic stimulus package that would give most tax filers refunds of $600 to $1,200, and more if they have children.

  • Clinton, McCain Win New York Times Endorsement Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 11:32 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

    The New York Times endorsed Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton and Republican Sen. John McCain for their party's nominations to contest the U.S. presidential in November.

  • Markets Ready To Bounce Off A Bottom? Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    There's lots of talk out there about whether the stock market hit bottom yesterday. You could turn to any number of market gurus, but a theory we've heard from a few is that yesterday's lows may be the bottom for now, and what happens next will be decided in part by the strength of the economy and of course, the Fed.

  • Congress Unveils Deal for Tax Rebates Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 4:48 PM ET
    Tax Refund Check

    Congressional leaders announced a deal with the White House Thursday on an economic stimulus package that would give most tax filers refunds of $600 to $1,200, and more if they have children.

  • GSE Limit Correction: Good News For Re-Fi Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    House Financial Services Committee says Pelosi press release had an error in the GSE limits. It would NOT be $625,000 blanket limit, but what Barney Frank had been advocating earlier: loan limits for GSEs AND FHA would be 125 percent of the local median home price to a maximum cap of $730,000.

  • Stimulus Package Debate: Not Over By A Long Shot Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    I woke up Wednesday morning in Washington DC, where economic crisis, which in turn means political crisis, was in the air. Fed Chairman Bernanke had cut rates the day before and helped calm financial markets. But the White House and Congress wanted to do more. Republican and Democratic leaders, who normally have guns drawn on each other, were huddling behind closed door.

  • Stimulus Plan: What's In and What's Out Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Congressional leaders have a tentative deal for a bipartisan economic stimulus package that could move swiftly through Congress.  What's in it and what's out?

  • Jack Welch Grills Obama, Romney on Policy Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Jack Welch, former chairman and chief executive of General Electric, grilled presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about their economic and business policies. The author of "Winning" and "Straight from the Gut," also offered his own "checklist" for America's next chief executive.

  • Who's to Blame for the Credit Crisis? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 10:11 AM ET
    Fed Cut and Mortgage

    The turmoil in the mortgage markets has incited a wave of legal tangles, as homeowners are suing lenders, lenders are suing banks, banks are suing loan specialists. And investors are suing everyone.

  • Market Reaction: Traders Want MORE Cuts From Fed Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 8:54 AM ET

    If the market got what they wanted with a 75 bp cut by the Fed, why hasn't there been a stronger reaction? Futures initially rallied 40 points, but have fallen back again. There's two separate issues here:

  • The Past Economic Three Crises: What We've Learned Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 8:19 AM ET

    I've been with CNBC since 1990, and have lived through and reported several financial crises. Each time, the economy recovered, but each one was a little different. A brief synopsis of three of these crises and what we learned.

  • Clinton Scores Nevada Win Aided by Women's Vote Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton won the vote in the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday, giving her a second consecutive victory in what is shaping up as a protracted battle with Senator Barack Obama.

  • McCain Takes Another Win, but No Clear Knockouts Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    With his victory in South Carolina on Saturday, Senator John McCain of Arizona has accomplished what no other Republican presidential candidate has been able to do this year: he has captured two competitive contests. Not incidentally, this one was in the state that effectively sank his campaign in 2000.

  • Mitt Romney: His Stimulus Package For The Economy Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 4:50 PM ET
    Mitt Romney (R)

    Bidding to seize control of the accelerating debate over economic stimulus, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is proposing a package with something for everyone. In an interview this afternoon, Mr. Romney said he will propose:

  • Dendreon's Provenge: No Congressional Decision-YET Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 4:04 PM ET

    I blogged recently that a spokesperson for the House Energy and Commerce Committee had told me a decision could be made by the end of this week regarding the Dendreon saga.

  • Housing: Buy? Re-Fi? Question Is, Who Can Qualify? Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 1:06 PM ET

    We’re talking today about what will get buyers back into the market, especially when all the so-called experts we put on the air say that prices are going to continue to fall through the rest of 2008 in the bulk of the nation’s housing markets.

  • Weak Markets: Bernanke Not Total Reason (Hedged Exposure) Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 12:54 PM ET

    If you are wondering why the markets are weak, you cannot blame it all on Mr. Bernanke's somewhat downbeat testimony. The initial comments from Bernanke, on top of a very poor Philly Fed, down 20.1, the lowest since October 2001, set the tone early on.

  • Wall Street Chuckles Over Kaptur/Bernanke "Confusion" Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    Uh, no, you must mean the other bald guy who's always around: desk traders on the Street are cracking up over this faux-pas by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur during an exchange with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke:

  • Economic Stimulus Package: What Might Actually Get Done Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

    A stimulus package is a big topic on the Street today after House Majority leader Steny Hoyer said a stimulus package could be law within a month. Senator Charles Schumer, speaking with our Erin Burnett, said it could involve:

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