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  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 10:27 AM ET

    Banking leaders who benefited from a federal bailout are bringing a message of accommodation and gratitude to Congress, hoping for a better reception than the one given Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 12:29 PM ET

    The Obama administration's financial-rescue plan contains a number of measures meant to ease the credit crunch, including a public-private initiative to take bad assets off of banks' balance sheets.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 10:52 AM ET

    The Obama administration pushed back the announcement of a keenly awaited bank rescue plan until Tuesday as it pressed lawmakers to settle their differences over a huge economic stimulus package.

  • Obama To Visit Florida, Indiana To Push Stimulus Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 2:46 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama plans to participate in town hall-style meetings next week in two cities that have struggled amid the crumbling economy.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 10:51 AM ET

    The Democratic-led Senate will try again to pass a $937 billion stimulus package aimed at boosting the battered economy as some of the worst unemployment data in decades boosted political pressure for a deal.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    President Barack Obama warned that failure to act on an economic recovery package could plunge the nation into a long-lasting recession that might prove irreversible, a fresh call to a recalcitrant Congress to move quickly.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 10:47 AM ET

    President Obama kicks off a campaign to rein in corporate compensation with rules limiting executive pay to $500,000 a year for companies getting taxpayer bailout funds in the future.

  • A $3 Trillion Government Overdose Must Be Stopped Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:51 AM ET

    Wednesday night’s House tally on the Democratic stimulus package, where not a single Republican voted in favor, was another shot across the bow for this incredibly unmanageable $900 billion behemoth of a program that truly will not stimulate the economy.

  • Place Your Nobel Prize in the Tray for X-Ray Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 5:20 PM ET
    The Hotel Steigenberger 'Bellvedere' in Davos, Switzerland,

    It's not just what's heard, it's what's seen at the security check lines at Davos.

  • Components of Stimulus Vary in Speed and Efficiency Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 11:01 AM ET
    Stimulus Package

    Estimating how effective the huge program of tax cuts and spending will be in getting America’s economic engines humming again is a far more complex calculation requiring almost line-by-line scrutiny of the 647-page bill, lawmakers, the New York Times reports.

  • Busch: FDR And Obama: Be Very Careful Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    The New Deal was actually a combination of socialism and cartelization of industry with price controls and failed to stimulate growth and helped plunge the economy into the "Depression within a Depression" in 1937, says Andrew Busch.

  • Obama's Stimulus Package Passes Vote in House Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 6:16 PM ET

    Moving with remarkable speed, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved $819 billion in spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of President Barack Obama's economic recovery program.

  • Obama Meets With Business Leaders on Economy Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 11:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama used his talks with business leaders to keep up a lobbying campaign for passage of his economic plan, which could be the signature domestic initiative of his first term as he struggles to deal with the worst financial crisis in decades.

  • Geography Is Dividing Democrats Over Energy Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:26 AM ET

    President Obama is moving quickly to act on the environmental promises that were a centerpiece of his campaign. But tackling global warming will be far more difficult — and more costly — than the new emissions standards for automobiles he ordered with the stroke of a pen on Monday, the New York Times reports.

  • Obama’s Wounded Treasury Man Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 8:45 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Since Geithner is something of a wounded warrior from the tax non-payment controversy, Team Obama’s economic policy is shifting toward a Larry Summers power-center right now.

  • Busch: The Stimulating Pork Plan.... Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:23 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    I continue to be concerned over this effectiveness of this spending plan and the timing of the stimulus, says Andrew Busch.

  • Bowyer: I Was Wrong About Geithner Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 12:57 PM ET
    Jerry Bowyer

    The last thing we need is another master of the universe who feels like the rules of the moral code do not apply to him, says Jerry Bowyer.

  • Busch: You Know Things Are Bad When.... Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 10:57 AM ET

    With rumors swirling over a nationalization of Citigroup and serious questions being raised about the Geithner nomination, the US is in for a tough weekend, says Andrew Busch.

  • Team Obama has gotten its way on the Tim Geithner nomination for Treasury Secretary - but the Democrats may rue the day, since Geithner’s lack of character and truth-telling will surely take its toll and sully President Obama’s new era of responsibility.

  • Stimulus Package: GOP Upset As It Moves To House Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 4:00 PM ET

    The House hopes to vote next week on the $825 billion package sought by President Barack Obama to help the struggling economy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.