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  • Big Banks Seek Better Scores on Stress Tests Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 5:36 PM ET

    As executives of the nation's largest banks review their stress-test results, even the top performers are lobbying regulators to raise their scores before the numbers are finalized Friday.

  • GM Bondholders Should Take the Deal: Ross Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    Bondholders would be "nuts" not take General Motor's offer of 225 common shares for each $1,000 principal amount of notes, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross told CNBC.

  • Farrell: The Talk Is Upbeat, But... Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 10:29 AM ET

    There were any number of optimistic statements made last week. The G-7 finance ministers and central bankers said in a statement that "the pace of decline in our economies has slowed and some signs of stabilization are emerging." Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said, "There are signs that the pace of deterioration in economic activity and trade flows has eased." Both Geithner and the G-7 leaders warned that what they see are encouraging signs but warned downside risks are still present.

  • Stress Tests Show One Bank Would Need More Capital Saturday, 25 Apr 2009 | 6:48 PM ET

    At least one of the 19 financial institutions that received a government stress test would require additional capital, based on the initial findings, according to a source.

  • Follow the Money Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 6:52 PM ET

    Mutual funds and hedge funds hold two opposing views of the market right now. Cramer tells you who is right.

  • "Most banks" are currently well capitalized but need to hold a "substantial" amount above regulatory requirements in case the recession worsens, the Fed said in its eagerly awaited report on bank stress tests.

  • On last night’s Kudlow Report I asked Sen. Jon Kyl his thoughts on President Obama’s first one hundred days and whether he believes that government is taking over the economy.

  • Cramer: Bank Stress Tests Are 'Brilliant' Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 3:35 PM ET

    Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner have outdone themselves, the Mad Money host says. Here's why.

  • U.S. Is Said to Prepare Filing for Chrysler Bankruptcy Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 3:39 PM ET

    The Treasury Department is preparing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for Chrysler that could come as soon as next week, people with direct knowledge of the action said Thursday.

  • Can ETFs Help Solve The Toxic Mortgage Problem? Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 2:50 PM ET

    Toxic mortgage backed securities are a major problem-the issue is how to get private investors involved in buying the assets, mostly mortgage-backed securities.

  • Treasury Said to Raise Offer to Chrysler Lenders Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 10:31 AM ET

    The Treasury Department has increased its offer to repay Chrysler’s senior lenders as part of continuing talks on how to reduce the company’s debt, a person who had been briefed on the talks said on Wednesday.

  • Farrell: The Haze Lifts A Bit Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 9:56 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    It might just be my inability to see clearly, but the past two days have provided me some clarity on where the stress test is going.

  • Dunkelberg: Digging Deep Into Those Bank Profits Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

    It is good news that the big banks are reporting profits, though as some observers have noted, it’s not hard to make money with free funds (provided by thousands of smaller banks who cannot continuously roll over Federal Funds as a way to fund assets), writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.

  • On last night’s Kudlow Report I spoke with Rep. Jeb Hensarling about his thoughts on Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s TARP testimony and Team Obama’s overall handling of the banking system and economy.

  • Farrell: The Stress Test Has Me Stressed Out Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 12:44 PM ET

    The Fed plans to release results of the stress test on May 4. Nobody is going to "fail" the test, but some may need capital, private or otherwise. There should also be some word as to how much capital would be needed.

  • The Death of Democratic Capitalism? Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    How far will the Obama administration move to assert regulatory control over key sectors of the economy? Are we moving away from democratic capitalism, and toward some sort of corporatist state-directed economy? That could be the biggest stock market and economic-growth issue facing us today.

  • TARP Inspector General Calls For Greater Transparency Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 11:11 AM ET

    Requiring banks to account for their use of funds remains a top complaint, said Neil Barofsky, special inspector general to the TARP.

  • Backdoor Path To Bank Nationalization Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 5:52 PM ET

    White House and Treasury officials are now talking about turning government TARP loans into common stock for the 19 biggest banks. It’s clearly a backdoor path to nationalization, as Uncle Sam would be the largest shareholder in these institutions. What’s more, it’s not at all clear that the administration will even let certain banks pay down their TARP loans.

  • US May Not Need More TARP Funds to Shore Up Banks Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    President Obama’s top economic advisers have determined that they can shore up the nation’s banking system without having to ask Congress for more money any time soon, , the New York Times reported.

  • Stress-Test Uncertainty Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 3:13 PM ET

    Big news today for the banks: The White House and Treasury announced that the economic stress-test results for the 19 largest banks will in fact be made public on May 4.