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  • Obama Targets 'Earmarks' in New Spending Bill Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 11:37 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama agreed to sign an "imperfect" spending bill to keep the government running, but he called for a crackdown on lawmakers adding "earmarks"—or pet projects—to legislation.

  • Market Tips: Don't 'Buy-and-Hold' Stocks Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 7:26 AM ET

    Global stocks were down Friday as more bad news came out of the financial sector, heightening investors' fears about the health of the overall economy. As markets continue their volatile streak, experts tell CNBC where is best to put your money.

  • Market Tips: Don’t Be Tempted, Stick to Safe Havens Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 4:58 AM ET

    While Asian stocks were predominately lower Thursday on the back of Wall Street's overnight falls, European stocks rose on the back of the UK's government support for the banking sector.

  • Gates Foundation Raises Stakes in KO, MCD Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday increased its share stake in heavyweights like Coca Cola, McDonald's and Autonation.

  • With Congress passing Obama's much lauded stimulus package, trillions of dollars are headed towards the economy. But the markets' aren't liking what they see or hear. The truth is that while a stimulus package might help, it does not heal the fundamental ill -- we all spent too much for too long.

  • Stop Trading!: Geithner’s Live-or-Die Stress Test Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 3:50 PM ET

    As brutal as it sounds, Cramer says, not every bank will make it.

  • Obama's Stimulus Gamble Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 2:45 PM ET
    Stimulus Package

    The U.S. House of Representatives had passed the economic stimulus package. Now the measure goes to the Senate for a vote. 

  • Cramer Battles Barron’s – Again Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    We love the attention we get from this financial-news weekly, but they're wrong about Jim's track record.

  • Game Plan: Obama’s Second Honeymoon? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 9:23 PM ET

    Cramer has a few ideas on how to rectify the president’s less-than-stellar first few weeks in office.

  • Look East, Investors Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 10:40 PM ET

    Where’s that infrastructure build-out we were promised? What about the job creation? Why is the new president’s stimulus package such a disappointment? China got it right.

  • Caterpillar Options Spike on Share Movement Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 3:36 PM ET

    Caterpillar is seeing heavy options activity as its stock trades moderately higher Wednesday. Calls outnumber puts by a 3-1 ratio and are concentrated at the February 33 strike, where contracts were bought for $0.77, $0.80, and $0.81. Some May 40 calls also traded for $0.88, according to OptionMonster's real-time tracking systems.

  • A closer look at the huge package of spending measures and tax cuts shows that many special items still got inserted into the measure

  • North Dakota Senator: Obama Plan 'Misses the Mark' Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 9:00 PM ET

    Cramer isn't the only person finding fault with the new president's spending bill. Here is what Kent Conrad wants changed.

  • Yoshikami: Investing in Infrastructure --  Now or Later? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 11:53 PM ET
    Construction Highway

    China, the United States and many other countries have unveiled a slew of stimulus packages aimed at reviving their economies. These proposals should see a huge bump up in infrastructure spending. If that's the case, why are many of these companies doing so poorly in the stock markets? What's going on?

  • Sell Block: Does Infrastructure Still Work? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 10:36 PM ET

    The "roads and bridges" approach to economic recovery President Obama talked so much about seems to have disappeared. Or, in the very least, it's much smaller than we anticipated. So are the stocks worth buying anyway?

  • Cramer: Blame Washington for Your Troubles? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 9:35 PM ET

    Despite high hopes for President Barack Obama's stimulus package, Thursday's market action proved that investors should still be playing defense.

  • Stop Trading!: Cramer Hearts Rush Limbaugh? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    President Barack Obama's stimulus plan makes strange bedfellows.

  • 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.

  • Who Are the Real Protectionists? Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 7:49 PM ET

    Nucor's Dan DiMicco answered that question in an interview with Cramer. Find out what the CEO had to say about Obama's stimulus, the new president's plans for infrastructure spending and more.

  • Pros Say: Potential Rebound in China this Quarter Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 6:19 AM ET

    Global governments, like Japan, Sweden and possibly Russia, are stepping up aid to support ailing financial companies in order to re-instill economic growth.