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  • SEC's Schapiro Objects to Financial Watchdog Plan Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 2:22 PM ET

    The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is objecting to a plan being considered by the Obama administration to create a new financial watchdog to protect consumers.

  • Repaying Bailouts May Undercut Benefit for Taxpayers Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 5:05 AM ET
    Financial Woes

    Americans were promised a reward for rescuing the nation’s banks. In return for all those bailouts, the banks essentially granted stock options to the government — a potential jackpot for taxpayers once the crisis blew over, the New York Times reported.

  • Cramer's New Favorite Bank Stocks Monday, 18 May 2009 | 8:24 PM ET

    Sure, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are top-notch firms, but they don’t hold the most potential upside. Here are the three that do.

  • Stocks End Down Week With a Flop Friday, 15 May 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks flopped Friday, capping a dismal week, as bank stocks pulled back after recent gains.

  • From TARP To Obama To Command-And-Control Friday, 15 May 2009 | 4:31 PM ET

    Speaking near Albuquerque, New Mexico, at a town-hall meeting on Thursday, Pres. Obama said the federal debt load is unsustainable and warned of skyrocketing interest rates. He neglected to say that his massive spending-and-borrowing policies are directly causing this problem.

  • Stocks Struggle Despite Shot of Confidence Friday, 15 May 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Factory Reports Friday, 15 May 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    Futures pared losses Friday after a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak as Techs Rise Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks opened higher after Wal-Mart hit its earnings target but a pair of economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains.

  • Slow Start to U.S. Plan for Modifying Mortgages Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 10:47 AM ET

    The Obama administration’s plan to help millions of troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure by reducing the size of their mortgage payments is just getting off the ground.

  • Stocks Open Higher as Techs Bounce Back Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher after Wal-Mart hit its earnings target but a pair of economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains.

  • Busch: Repeating The Mistakes Of The Past Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 9:58 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    As more and more Americans lose their jobs, the US government is following a path of policy decisions similar to those of FDR.

  • Futures Retreat After Jobless, PPI Reports Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures pointed lower after a pair of economic reports came in worse than expected. Wal-Mart Stores reported earnings in line with expectations.

  • Stocks Shed Over 2% as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks lost more than 2% Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Finally, Transparency For OTC Derivatives? Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 3:40 PM ET

    Treasury is to make an announcement after the close to establish a regulatory framework for over the counter (OTC) derivatives. It's about time. These derivatives are exempt from regulation, and they ought not to be.

  • Stocks Slide as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 2:25 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month. A brief reprieve after the business-inventories report and comments from President Obama fizzled.

  • Inventories, Obama Help Stocks Pare Losses Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a report showed business inventories shrunk at a slower pace and remarks from President Obama on health-care reform.  Still, stocks remained under pressure as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Futures Slip Before Retail Sales; Banks Lower Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 7:35 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a lower opening for Wall Street Monday, as bank shares continued to struggle and investors looked for guidance on the strength of the economy from retail sales numbers.

  • Funds To Learn They Will Take Part in PPIP Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    The Treasury will likely notify a group of asset managers later on Wednesday that they were chosen to take part in the first wave of the Public-Private Investment Program funds, CNBC has learned.

  • Farrell: A Julia Roberts Movie Becomes Real Life Monday, 11 May 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    I like Julia Roberts. I also like Clive Owen. I didn't like their movie "Duplicity." I couldn't follow the whole thing and I figured why should I bother to spend $11 on a movie ticket when I can turn on the news and watch the real thing come out of Washington on a daily basis.

  • Cramer: This Rally Isn’t Over Friday, 8 May 2009 | 6:23 PM ET

    For the past two months, the market has seen week after week of gains. Cramer thinks we still go higher.