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  • Geithner's Confirmation Postponed Until Next Week Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 1:53 PM ET

    The top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee said Wednesday the panel delayed a hearing on the nomination of Timothy Geithner to head the U.S. Treasury to give senators more time to reflect on Geithner's failure to pay payroll taxes.

  • In Michigan, Bank Lends Little of Its Bailout Funds Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 12:32 PM ET

    The Treasury Department has invested $72 million out of the $700 billion in federal bailout funds to help prop up the Independent Bank of Michigan, which traces its roots back 144 years. It is a small chunk of the giant rescue fund being wagered by Washington to encourage banks like Independent to resume lending and jump-start the frozen economy, says the New York Times.

  • New York Fed Considering Its Next Chief Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 10:16 AM ET

    The board members of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York weighed who will become its next president over the weekend, interviewing candidates and meeting to discuss them, people briefed on the conversations said.

  • BoJ Starts $13 Billion Emergency Lending Program Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 8:57 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan said Thursday it will provide 1.22 trillion yen ($13 billion) in emergency loans to financial institutions as part of a new program to spur lending to the country's businesses.

  • More Pain for US Borrowers as China Hangs on to Cash Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 6:28 AM ET

    China has bought more than $1 trillion of American debt, but as the global downturn has intensified, Beijing is starting to keep more of its money at home, a move that could have painful effects for American borrowers, the New York Times reported.

  • US Treasurys Losing Favor As Investors Seek Profits Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 12:46 PM ET

    After fleeing to the safety of US Treasurys, investors are moving back into stocks and corporate bonds in search of something else—profits.

  • Crescenzi: My Top 10 Investment Themes for '09 Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 5:09 PM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    If you haven’t been able to tell by now, I like to write. Look no further than my three books for proof. I seek to raise awareness of important issues, always trying to strike themes that investors can act on. I do this from a macro perspective, from the top-down — the subject of my latest book, Investing from the Top Down. Here are my top 10 'Top-Down' investing themes for 2009.

  • Paulson Makes Fast Money Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    If you’re among the millions worried that the government is squandering your money with the TARP – CNBC's Steve Liesman says think again.

  • White House Wants Auto Bailout by Christmas: Report Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 7:18 AM ET
    Bailout Decision

    The White House and the Treasury are deep into negotiations with General Motors and Chrysler over reorganization plans that could result in more than $14 billion in emergency loans, the New York Times reported.

  • Market Insider: Fed Gets Mixed Reviews Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 8:56 PM ET

    Investors are still sorting out what the Fed's moves this week mean, but if you look at some corners of the credit markets, there are signs of thaw.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 8:03 PM ET

    The Fed's historic assault on the financial crises cheered stock investors Tuesday and could carry the market higher Wednesday.

  • Think Recession, Not Great Depression Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 7:16 PM ET

    Cramer explains why he's no longer worried about a total market meltdown.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 6:54 PM ET

    The Fed is the big focus Tuesday, but Goldman Sachs earnings will help set the tone ahead of the open.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Sunday, 14 Dec 2008 | 1:23 PM ET
    An interior view of the 2008 Cadillac CTS is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007. Whether on luxury cars or entry-level vehicles, consumers want to be delighted by an interior's extras, automotive industry executives and designers said this week at the auto show. The inside extras can run the gamut, from ambient or LED lighting to music-storing hard drives and USB ports in sound systems to pop-up navigation screens and cup holders that can heat o

    Stocks could chug higher this week, delivering that evasive Santa Claus rally, but it will all depend on whether investors are comfortable with the status of the auto-industry bailout. Plus, let's hope the Fed doesn't deliver any holiday surprises.

  • We Need More Than 4.5 Percent Rate To Save Housing Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    There seems to be some renewed energy behind a housing proposal leaked early last week. It’s the plan to have the Treasury buy home loans from Fannie and Freddie if the loans are given at 4.5 percent interest rates.

  • Cramer's Changing Mind Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 1:43 PM ET

    Who knew reassessment based upon fact was a radical concept?

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 12:33 AM ET

    Some days, the bad news is just plain bad. Senate's failure to reach an agreement on the auto bailout package looks set to drive markets lower Friday and that could most certainly mean a bankrupt General Motors.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 7:15 PM ET

    The auto industry bailout will drive the market again Thursday as lawmakers haggle over the details of a temporary rescue plan for the big three.

  • Wake up, No Such Thing as a Screaming Buy: CIO Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 6:08 AM ET

    Bonds look more attractive than stocks in the current climate, as share prices may take another dive, and investors should worry about preserving the money they have rather than making any more, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at Eclectica told CNBC.

  • Market Insider: US Gets Money for Nothing Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 6:58 PM ET

    The stock market's Santa rally has been temporarily grounded as a winter chill continues to swirl around credit markets.

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