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  • It Takes a 'Macho Man' to Stimulate This Economy Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

    Everybody's a critic when it comes to fixing this economy. But it takes a real "Macho Man" to get this economy humming again. Well, a "Macho Man" impersonator, anyway.

  • Why More US Banks Aren't Being Allowed to Fail Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
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    With all the doom and gloom about the financial system, you'd think banks would be failing at a furious pace. They're not. Here's why and how  that may be about to change.

  • Futures Off Lows as AT&T Shows Gain Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 9:20 AM ET

    US stocks looked set to give back some the gains from the previous session at the open Wednesday, after Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke soothed investors by stepping back from bank nationalization plans and saying the recession may end this year.

  • To Nationalization, "Just Say No!" Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 5:31 PM ET
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    You know about the growing call for nationalization. Now find out why someone who’s been through nationalization says it’s the wrong move.

  • S&P 500 Jumps 4% Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 5:30 PM ET
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    Stocks jumped on Tuesday after Ben Bernanke delivered a big dose of relief when he signaled that nationalization of big banks was not at hand.

  • Stocks Soar as Bernanke Calms Jitters Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 4:17 PM ET

    Investors enjoyed a Fat Tuesday of their own, reclaiming most of the prior session's losses, after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that all-out bank nationalization wasn't part of the goverment plan.

  • Suspend 'Mark-to-Market' Accounting Rule? Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 3:57 PM ET

    We've noticed some recent chatter about "mark-to-market." That's the 2-year-old accounting rule requiring companies to value an asset for its immediate sale price on the open market.

  • Commentary: Why Bernanke Moved Markets  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 3:41 PM ET

    We on Power Lunch were all transfixed during Sen. Corker’s questioning of Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke Tuesday.

  • US Tries to Quell Worries About Bank Nationalization Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 2:08 PM ET
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    The U.S. government on Tuesday sought to quell concerns that the administration is moving toward nationalization of the country's ailing financial system, but said it would provide additional support to banks.

  • Pros Say: Eye of Recession Storm is Near Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 1:50 PM ET

    Tuesday: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warned the "severe" U.S. recession may drag into 2010 unless the government succeeds in stabilizing the banking system and financial markets. Debate continues on bank "nationalization," with Bank of America insisting it won't need a bigger U.S. stake; and analysts wondering if Citigroup actually needs the government to pick up more than 40 percent. Experts told CNBC that fears of nationalization are overdone — and we're now entering the epicenter of the recession.

  • Kneale: Obama Speech Tonight—Feel the Dread! Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 12:57 PM ET

    Anybody out there got the super-secret e-mail address for President Obama, the Blackberry addict? How about a cell-phone number for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner?

  • Today's Magic Number To Watch Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 9:37 AM ET

    While off the highs of the morning, futures are still indicating a slightly higher open ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Futures Edge Higher Ahead of Bernanke Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 8:01 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Tuesday, having slumped to a 12-year closing low in the previous session, as investors braced for economic data and a testimony from Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke.

  • Will Mardi Gras Bring a Tuesday with Fat Gains? Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 7:42 AM ET
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    The Dow is now down nearly 50% from its peak in October 2007.  So will Mardi Gras help break the losing streak and be a Fat Tuesday for the Markets?  Unfortunately in this case, the glass is half empty and history is not on our side.  Here are the historical averages for the major indices.

  • Nationalization, Bit By Bit Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 6:31 PM ET

    Whispers on the Street suggest Citigroup is on the brink of giving the U.S. government a larger stake in its business.

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    Former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain was ordered by a New York court to testify on Tuesday about bonuses paid out to Merrill executives just before the brokerage giant merged with Bank of America.

  • Market Finds 11-Year Low Despite Bank Rally Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks fell flat as investors grew more confident that the government will stabilize the battered financial sector, but technology remained weak.

  • What it Takes to Move the Dow Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 3:42 PM ET

    As the Dow now contains five stocks under $10 (GM, C, BAC, AA, & GE), the Dow Industrials index has come under greater scrutiny on whether it is still a good gauge of the overall market.

  • Citigroup May Agree Soon To Give US Bigger Stake Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 2:09 PM ET
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    Citigroup could reach a deal to give the government a bigger stake in the troubled banking giant either later today or tomorrow, sources close to the company told CNBC.

  • CNBC Portfolio Challenge: The Contest Winners Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 1:42 PM ET
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    CNBC’s Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge once again saw contestants trading on earnings news and currencies as well as taking some risks, but our latest contest had a new twist - ETFs.  CNBC asked the three winners of the challenge about their strategies, top trades and anything else that helped them profit in a down market.