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  • Don't Count On A Consumer-Led Recovery Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 8:44 AM ET
    Credit Crunch

    There’s growing concern in some  circles that the President’s economic policies are confusing massive stimulus with Big Government and will thus deliver a muted recovery in the next year.

  • Obama Plan for Bad Bank Assets Could Come This Week Sunday, 15 Mar 2009 | 11:58 AM ET

    The Obama administration's plan to purchase toxic assets from the banks in a public/private partnership could be made public as soon as this week, according to senior administration officials.

  • White House Changes Tune For Wall Street? Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    The Obama administration’s hope-and-change show hasn’t played well on Wall Street, but in the last week investors may finally be getting some of what they want and that could bring a happier ending than anyone imagined.

  • Consumers Start Spending Again Amid Grim Economy Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 10:55 AM ET

    Even as the economy sheds jobs at an alarming rate, there are early signs consumers are getting over the shock  of recession and  opening their wallets again. "There's pent up demand," says one economist. "Whether it is long lasting is another story.”

  • For all the US intervention into business and markets, there’s one thing it still can’t do to stop the bleeding in the financial system.

  • Market Meltdown Amplifies Baby Boomer Worries Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 8:10 AM ET
    Wall Street in Crisis

    If jobs weren’t enough to worry about in this recession, for many Americans there’s the added pressure of being able to afford retirement. The relentless decline in stock and home prices is destroying household wealth big time.

  • Dow Ends Below 8,000 as Banks Get Hammered Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    The Dow ended below 8,000 for the first time in two months as bank stocks took a beating over profit worries.

  • Stop Trading!: The Only Financials Worth Owning Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 3:27 PM ET

    If Obama can save the U.S. banking industry, then these are the stocks to buy.

  • Poll: Did Obama Set the Right Tone? Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 11:10 AM ET

    Share your opinion. Take our poll.

  • Outlook 09: Bad Or Worse For The Economy Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    The big questions for the coming year are how long and deep will the recession be  and how it will  compare to those  of the past.

  • Obviously what Governor Blagojevich did in Illinois is a crime, but let’s just take a step back and think about what you want in a politician who’s supposed to represent you. If Blagojevich had succeeded in his plan to auction off Illinois’ vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder, who would have won? The person who out-bribed the competition.

  • With the lame-duck Congress and Bush officials unable to agree on any action to ease the financial crisis,  the Dow has plunged 2,000 points since Election Day.

  • Dow Drops 5.1% as Financials Take a Hit Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply as a layer of uncertainty was removed with the presidential election complete, but anxiety over the economy returned to the market.

  • Stocks Skid as Focus Shifts to Economy Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as a layer of uncertainty was removed with the presidential election complete, leaving the market to return to worrying about the economy.

  • Stocks Slide as Election Fervor Fades Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    It was back to business for Wall Street Wednesday.  Stocks opened lower as the market got the certainty it craved with presidential election over and returned to the regularly scheduled program of worrying about the economy.

  • What Obama Is Inheriting—And What He Might Do Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 11:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Barack Obama's election victory comes with an albatross of a prize—an economy beset by a stubborn housing slump and the worst financial crisis in 70 years

  • Five Economic Challenges Ahead For Obama Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 11:12 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    In his run to win the presidency, Barack Obama spoke extensively of reversing the Bush administration's economic plans and taking the country out of recession.

  • Experts Discuss Health Care Policies Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 10:50 PM ET

    Where does the future of Health Care lie? In an Obama or a McCain administration? Which is the better option for Americans? Watch the accompanying videos to see what experts say...

  • Election Analysis: The Experts Weigh In Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 8:54 PM ET
    Analysis - Election 2008

    The Dow was up, the polls were full, and there's a lot at stake in this election. CNBC analysts weigh in on the election.

  • Stocks Burst With Election Relief; VIX Falls Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 5:13 PM ET

    Stocks popped like a champagne cork Tuesday as Wall Street breathed a gigantic sigh of relief that the presidential election — and the uncertainty that comes with it — is almost over.

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