• Stock-Market Winners & Losers In The Obama Years Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 11:24 AM ET
    Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    With five weeks until the 2010 midterm elections, Americans will soon be casting their ballots in Congressional and Gubernatorial races across the country.  Here's how key indices have performed since President Obama took office, following the 2008 election.

  • Election Results Will Yield Happy Ending To Tax Battle Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    An eventual deal will be cut in the lame-duck session, extending the Bush tax cuts—for everyone—for another two years, says Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at the Potomac Research Group.

  • NYSE traders

    It appears the "less-bad trade"—when the market gets a lift from things not being as bad as investors had expected—has returned to Wall Street.

  • Despite all the worry about the sluggish US economy, businesses and investors are finding an even bigger reason to be cautious these days: the political mess in Washington.

  • Economy Caught in Depression, Not Recession: Rosenberg Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 11:23 AM ET

    Positive gross domestic product readings and other mildly hopeful signs are masking an ugly truth: The US economy is in a 1930s-style Depression, economist David Rosenberg said Tuesday.

  • NYSE Trader

    Investors withdrew a staggering $33.12 billion from domestic stock market mutual funds in the first seven months of this year. Now many are choosing investments they deem safer, like bonds. The New York Times reports.

  • A Green Payoff To Offshore Drilling Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 10:22 AM ET
    off shore oil rig

    A new bill in the House of Representatives would use a reverse auction process to allocate future federal oil royalties to the best renewable energy projects and technologies. 

  • Editor's Introduction: Now What? Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 1:07 PM ET

    Hard times mean hard choices, so our special report takes a look at various asset classes and investment scenarios to help you with your decisions.

  • Commodities: If You Can't Eat It, Don't Buy It Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 1:06 PM ET

    If you're looking for action, try grains, but even that may be iffy. It all depends on the weather.

  • US Stocks: That Sinking Feeling Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 12:58 PM ET

    While investment strategists generally expect US equities to close out 2010 in negative territory, most also say the market between now and December 31 remains too unpredictable to forecast with any confidence.

  • Thursday's weekly jobless claims only reinforced what Wall Street already knew—that despite halting signs of improvement, there is no robust recovery.

  • The next few weeks could be critical for the US dollar, which has fallen lately after rallying earlier in the year. At stake could be not merely the currency trade but the direction of stocks and the stumbling economic recovery.

  • Fed Chairman Bernanke Talks Tough and Bluffs Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 1:07 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on his re-nomination to the position.

    "It's not a question of whether you have bullets, but that people think he has bullets," says one economist, referring to the famous scene in the Clint Eastwood cop drama, 'Dirty Harry.'

  • Things Looking Up For U.S. Airline Industry Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 | 6:07 PM ET

    After two dreadful years, including a $4 billion loss in 2009, 2010 will should solid profits, starting with second-quarter earnings due out next week.

  • A Market Forecast That Says ‘Take Cover’ Sunday, 4 Jul 2010 | 4:51 PM ET
    A concerned trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Robert Prechter is convinced that we have entered a market decline of staggering proportions, perhaps the biggest of the last 300 years, the NY Times reports.

  • Emotional Finish to Wall Street Reform Marathon Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 7:51 AM ET

    At 5.06am lawmakers voted to name the financial reform bill after Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the chairmen of the House financial services and Senate banking committees.

  • Trust Private Sector to Create Jobs: RNC Chairman Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 3:04 PM ET

    Despite the recent financial crisis that brought the U.S. economy to its knees, Americans should trust the private sector, not the government, if they want a lasting jobs recovery, Michael Steele, Republican National Committee, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Sen. Corker Unlikely to Back Financial Reform Bill Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 9:25 AM ET
    U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

    Republican Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC that he's prepared to improve the sweeping reform bill but probably won't vote for it just the same.

  • Working Draft of Compromise Reform Bill Is Released Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 1:20 PM ET
    Columns and steps

    A draft version of the House-Senate compromise bill on financial reform contains 12 major sections and offers a broad idea of where legislators are headed.

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