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The Obama administration’s hope-and-change show hasn’t played well on Wall Street, but in the last week investors may finally be getting some of what they want and that could bring a happier ending than anyone imagined.
Today, General Motors announced it no longer needs a $2 Billion dollar loan from the Treasury Department this month.
Letting banks fail is not an option as it will cause a run on all the other banks of all forms of creditors, David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy told CNBC.
Even with tens of billions of dollars set aside for foreclosures, the government's efforts to prop up the ailing housing market don't go far enough and as a result are unlikely to yield a full-fledged turnaround.
I can't argue with President Obama's investment advice — a long-term strategy of investing is always wise, and confidence in the future is an important element of any recovery — but jawboning investors to buy won't fix what's ailing this market, says Tony Fratto
Nationalizing banks is a slippery slope which won't do the mired down economy any good, says Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co.
The Obama administration is doing a much better job with regards to the dealing with the economic crisis than its predecessor says Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co.
For all the US intervention into business and markets, there’s one thing it still can’t do to stop the bleeding in the financial system.
American International Group should be allowed to go bankrupt because keeping it and other sick financials alive on government support risks ruining the US economy, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.
If jobs weren’t enough to worry about in this recession, for many Americans there’s the added pressure of being able to afford retirement. The relentless decline in stock and home prices is destroying household wealth big time.
The Obama administration is trying to walk a public relations tightrope in aiding the banking industry.
Could it be? And if so, will it continue? Cramer says there’s reason to think it might.
With all the doom and gloom about the financial system, you'd think banks would be failing at a furious pace. They're not. Here's why and how that may be about to change.
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The man many thought would be "Car Czar" will now be leading the task force looking at how to fix General Motors and Chrysler. Steven Rattner is joining the Obama team as counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Plus, Cramer responds to the AIG news and offers China plays.
Surprise, surprise. Citigroup is not quite as healthy as they would have us believe. Turns out that their asset levels as measured by TCE, and maybe other measures for all we know, are lacking. The shoe is dropping as we speak.
Negotiations to have JP Morgan take over Bear Stearns in March of 2008 produced an avalanche of emails from government officials.
As brutal as it sounds, Cramer says, not every bank will make it.
As precious few details emerge from the Treasury department on the $50 billion housing rescue plan, the big banks are temporarily halting foreclosures.