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  • Commentary: No 'Compassionate Lending' Please Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 9:04 PM ET
    Vikram Pandit testifying before House Financial Services Committee

    Did you watch the the hearings held on Wednesday? Isn’t Congress stupid?

  • Stocks Rise As Wall Street CEOs Face Grilling Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 5:41 PM ET
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    The Dow closed higher as Wall Street bank executives squirmed before Congress over how they used $176 billion in bailout money.

  • Stop Trading!: Cramer's Fave Nat Gas Stock Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 4:03 PM ET

    Plus, the Mad Money host reacts to bank CEOs' congressional testimony.

  • Stocks Close Higher, Lifted by Stimulus Pact Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Stocks closed slightly higher as Wall Street welcomed news that House-Senate negotiators had reached agreement on an economic stimulus bill.

  • New TARP Reporting Form May Shed Light On Lending Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 2:02 PM ET

    The Treasury Department will soon release documents providing information about the lending activities of the biggest 20 financial firms receiving government aid under the controversial program.

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    Wall Street bank executives found themselves eating a little humble pie on Wednesday, after being called before Congress.

  • Rep. Frank: Unhappy Banks Can Pay TARP Back Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 11:14 AM ET

    Bank CEOs who received federal bailout money will be grilled on Capitol Hill today about how they put their TARP money to use, and Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, will be running the show. He told CNBC the past mistakes of the financial services industry must be avoided.

  • Futures Flat After Fall; RIM Moves Lower Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated just a small rise at the open following Tuesday's sharp selloff, as investors continued to sift through the details of the governments new bank bailout plan.

  • Did Sell-Off Create Trading Opportunity? Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 5:39 PM ET
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    Considering the steep drop in financials Tuesday, should you buy bank stocks on the dip?

  • Is This What They Call Transparency? Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 12:22 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    As the markets listened in on Treasury Secretary Geithner's plan to restore financial stability, one thing became increasingly clear.  This time around, the Treasury was committed to "increase transparency and accountability to protect taxpayers."  If their website is an indication, so far "transparency" is far from here.

  • Geithner Unveils New Plan To Bail Out US Banks Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 11:45 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Geithner unveiled a revamped financial rescue plan to clean up to $500 billion in bad assets and support $1 trillion in new lending

  • Financial Plan To Focus on Consumer, Business Aid Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 10:20 AM ET
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    The Treasury's latest financial-rescue plan is expected to use a variety of methods to take bad assets off of banks' books, including encouraging private firms to buy up the toxic debt, sources told CNBC.

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    The financial-rescue plan is now expected to include a new form of "bad bank" that would  take bad assets off of banks' books. Earlier, CNBC.com reported that the "bad bank" concept had been dropped, but sources said a new version of that plan has emerged instead

  • Bad Bank 2.0 Now in Treasury Plan Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 8:56 PM ET
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    The Obama Administration's new bank bailout plan is expected to include a new form of "bad bank" that would essentially combine public and private resources to take bad assets from banks' books.

  • Tim Geithner's Arch-Nemesis? Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 7:28 PM ET

    The Treasury secretary should be careful. This analyst could easily undo his big announcement Tuesday.

  • Wall Street Waits On Washington Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 5:31 PM ET
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    The Dow finished modestly lower Monday as anxious traders await news of the government's bank rescue plan.

  • Dow Slides; Banks Get Bailout Boost Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 5:05 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday as the much-anticipated bank-rescue plan was delayed for another day. Banks jumped amid hopes the bailout will save the stocks.

  • Stop Trading!: What Will Geithner Do? Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 3:39 PM ET

    Cramer talks TARP, bad banks and rescue plans. Plus, new stock calls.

  • Stocks Fall as Bank Bailout is Delayed  Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 12:22 PM ET

    US stocks opened lower Monday as the much-anticipated bank rescue plan was delayed for another day.

  • Why Analysts Keep Telling Investors to Buy Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 10:41 AM ET

    Even now, with the recession deepening and markets on edge, Wall Street analysts say it is a good time to buy. Do analysts ever tell their clients to sell? The New York Times asks.