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  • The Depression Is Over Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 8:48 PM ET

    Luckily for investors, the news isn’t yet priced into stocks. That means it is time to buy.

  • Four Small Banks Are the First to Pay Back TARP Funds Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 10:21 AM ET

    Four small banks became the first to return millions of dollars of emergency aid, and more may soon follow as the industry tries to escape what it considers the onerous conditions attached to the government’s money.

  • Contracts Now Seen as Being Rewritable Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 10:02 AM ET
    Contract

    The depth of the recession and the use of taxpayer dollars to bail out companies have made it politically acceptable for overseers to tinker with employment agreements.

  • Geithner's Bank Rescue Plan Not A 'Cure-All': Roubini Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Economist Nouriel Roubini thinks Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plan to rescue America's banks is good, but not a cure-all.

  • The O Team Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    President Obama and Tim Geithner

    To really understand Washington’s new power structure, you need to look beyond the limelight to a group of below-the-radar appointees who will be implementing President Obama’s economic and business agendas.

  • Obama Announces 3 Treasury Dept. Nominees Saturday, 28 Mar 2009 | 3:14 PM ET
    Treasury Building

    President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would nominate three new people for positions at the Treasury Department.

  • Paulson Ready To Tell His Story In New Book Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 2:08 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson

    "This book will be my account of our challenges as first responders in dealing with a once- or twice-in-100 years global credit crisis, armed with imperfect information and limited powers," says Henry Paulson about the book he is planning to write for the Fall.

  • Regulatory Reform Plan Calls for Increased Oversight Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 11:33 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will unveil a four part plan to reform financial regulation when he testifies before the House Financial Services Committee Thursday.

  • Dow Gains 90 Points After Late Surge Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Wednesday as a surge in the final minutes of trading pushed all three indexes in positive territory.

  • Stocks Climb After Home-Sales Surprise Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a pair of better-than-expected economic numbers. New-home slaes rose more than expected and durable-goods orders unexpectedly rose, snapping a six-month slide.

  • Pros Say: Bank Plan 'Bribes' Buyers with Cheap Financing Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 10:20 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday as the enthusiasm over the U.S. Treasury's plan to rid banks of up to $1 trillion in toxic assets was tempered by investors' second thoughts over how successful it could be.

  • Futures Rise After Jump in Durable Orders Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 9:08 AM ET

    Futures advanced Wednesday after an unexpected rise in durable-goods orders snapped a six-month slide.

  • Obama Nudges Congress to Empower Regulatory Units Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 1:30 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama said Tuesday he hopes "it doesn't take too long to convince Congress" to approve new authority to oversee big, tottering financial firms.

  • Tim Geithner is looking to flex a little more muscle. On Tuesday he told Congress that he wants more authority.

  • Pros Say: US Economy Close to Bottom Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 5:35 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks soared again Tuesday after investors cheered the U.S. Treasury's plan to free banks of up to $1 trillion in toxic debt, part of an array of measures designed to jumpstart lending and the economy. Experts tell CNBC the U.S. economy may be close to a bottom.

  • Toxic Plan, Will It Work? Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 5:50 PM ET

    On Monday, the Obama administration made another aggressive move in their attempts to spark an economic recovery.

  • The Federal Reserve should play a "central role" in preventing future financial crises like the one now gripping the country.

  • On Monday the Treasury rolled out detailed plans to soak up $1 trillion in toxic assets  -- an initiative that's widely believed to be a key element to economic recovery.

  • Farrell: Time To Give Ben Credit Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 11:26 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    Plenty has gone wrong for Ben Bernanke lately, but give the man credit. He does not stop. When all of Washington wigged out about AIG bonuses and tried to figure out the politically expedient way to parley the hand into the next election, Ben went all in and kept trying to save the system.

  • Read the Treasury's Public-Private Investment Plan Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 8:44 AM ET

    The Treasury Department unveiled the details of its public-private investment program Monday, as part of its financial stability plan, which it says will help lay the foundations for economic recovery.