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  • 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.

  • Treasury to Monitor TARP Lending Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

    The Treasury Department is developing tools to measure whether banks that receive funds from the $700 billion financial industry rescue program are increasing lending.

  • TARP, TARP: What Did We Learn? Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    So here's what I learned from angry Nevadans at today's hearing in Las Vegas on whether the TARP funds are helping:

  • TARP "Gamble": What Does Vegas Think About It? Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 12:43 PM ET
    Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

    I'm in Las Vegas today where that panel is checking in with the public on whether TARP is having any impact. If you wanted to pick one town to provide feedback on how well the Treasury Department is gambling $330 billion (so far), why not ask Las Vegas?

  • Busch: Creative Financing With U.S. "Credit Card" Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 12:48 PM ET

    Wednesday, the US budget deficit came out and the monthly budget deficit was slightly better than expected at $164.4 billion for November. The erosion in the fiscal situation is being generated by increases in outlays due to the recession and the US Treasury recording TARP outlays on a cash basis.

  • Stocks Snap Two-Day Rally Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 8:00 PM ET

    Dylan and Karen start Tuesday's show by agreeing that it looks like "anything goes" with the current market, as the Dow spacer snapped its recent rally to end the day almost 3% down. This drop was not a surprise to those who are in the business and watch for such things -- Dylan says it was "anticipatable" and is just "the market behaving as markets do."

  • Chandler: Fed Facilities Cut Dollar Recovery Short Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/chandler_marc_100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalsefalsefalse The dollar was continuing to recover from yesterday's slide until details of the Fed's new facilities cut it short.

  • Optimistic For A Change Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 7:33 PM ET

    Do you want to know why the stock market was up 396 points today (this on top of Friday's 494 point rally)? Cramer says it's simple.

  • Dow Rallies Nearly 400 as Citigroup Soars Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday as investors welcomed news the government had stepped in to backstop troubled bank Citigroup. Shares of Citigroup jumped nearly 60 percent, ending just shy of $6 a share. 

  • Stocks Rally as Investors Cheer Citigroup Rescue Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday as investors welcomed news the government had stepped in to backstop troubled bank Citigroup. Shares of Citigroup jumped 60 percent, trading above $6 a share. 

  • Stocks Get Boost From Citigroup, Home Sales Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday as investors welcomed news the government had stepped in to backstop troubled bank Citigroup. Shares of Citigroup jumped 60 percent, trading above $6 a share. 

  • Citi Rescue Boosts Futures, Bank Stocks Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 7:57 AM ET

    U.S. stocks looked set for a positive start to the week Monday as investors welcomed news the government had stepped in to backstop troubled bank Citigroup. 

  • What to Expect From a Geithner-led Treasury Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 8:41 PM ET

    With the market appearing to pop right after the news of Timothy Geithner taking over for Hank Paulson as Treasury Secretary in the upcoming Obama administration, what exactly does the market like about the pick.