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  • Mortgage

    The Obama administration's mortgage relief plan provided help to only 7 percent of borrowers who signed up last year, another black mark for the struggling program.

  • Expect banks to be under the microscope again Friday, as JPMorgan, kicks off bank earnings.

  • Renewed anger over Wall Street bonuses has led Congress to consider a tax on the U.S. financial firms that have tapped tax payer money under the U.S. Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to cover losses.

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    Asking customers to go “green” with online statements is no longer enough for many companies. Some are offering financial incentives to switch, while others are charging for hard copies.

  • Stocks closed higher, pushing the Dow average to a fresh 15-month closing high, as investors bought financial, technology and pharmaceutical shares.

  • I have a few thoughts concerning the burgeoning public backlash against big banker bonus announcements expected in the weeks ahead. This backlash of course stems from taxpayer fury over banks which were rescued by taxpayer-financed TARP money.

  • President Obama plans to impose a fee on banks, reportedly expected to raise about $120 billion in order to recoup the cost of the TARP. But how do you invest in financials when the rules of the game keep changing? Anton Schutz, president of Mendon Capital and Chris Mutascio, managing director and bank analyst at Stifel Nicolaus shared their insights.

  • Which financials will break out as leaders in 2010? Christopher Whalen, senior vice president and managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics, and Jack Ablin, executive VP and CIO of Harris Private Bank, shared their bank sector outlooks.

  • Foreclosure

    The $75 billion program to protect homeowners from foreclosure has been viewed as a disappointment, and some experts now contend it has done more harm than good,  the New York Times reports.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks looks set to start the last day of 2009 with a slight gain, although volume could be thin with many investors looking to pop the champagne corks early.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks looks set to start the last day of 2009 with a slight gain, although volume could be thin with many investors looking to pop the champagne corks early.

  • Foreclosure sign

    Ten months ago President Obama announced a $75 billion program to keep as many as four million Americans in their homes by persuading banks to renegotiate their mortgages. Lenders have accepted more than one million applications and cut three-month trial deals with 759,000 homeowners. But they have converted just 31,000 of those to the permanent new mortgages that are the plan’s goal.

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    Millions of Americans are paying a high price for a safe place to put their money: extremely low interest rates on savings accounts and certificates of deposit.

  • Cramer explains why poor coverage of the housing market could be costing you money.

  • Stocks are mixed Wednesday as the market absorbs disappointing housing data and the VIX volatility index hovers at lows unseen since August 2008. What does it mean going forward? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his insights

  • After breaking through the 1,115 resistance level Tuesday, the S&P 500 will rise toward 1,135 over the next few days, said Uri Landesman, head of Global Growth at ING Investment Management.

  • Stocks pushed higher on Tuesday, as investors weighed a big jump in home sales against weaker-than-expected economic growth. Will the gains continue into the new year? Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial, and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, weighed in.

  • Considering the Nasdaq hit a 2009 intra-day high on Monday, should you lock in gains or stay with the trade?

  • Stocks declined Thursday as the dollar gained. Financials took a hit after an analyst slashed her outlook and Citigroup's offering disappointed. A weak outlook from shipping giant FedEx also weighed on the market.

  • The action in financials makes Guy Adami keen to put on a pairs trade. Find out how he's trading Bank of America and Wells Fargo!