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  • Stocks Shed Over 2% as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks lost more than 2% Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Finally, Transparency For OTC Derivatives? Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 3:40 PM ET

    Treasury is to make an announcement after the close to establish a regulatory framework for over the counter (OTC) derivatives. It's about time. These derivatives are exempt from regulation, and they ought not to be.

  • Stocks Slide as Retail Sales Disappoint Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 2:25 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month. A brief reprieve after the business-inventories report and comments from President Obama fizzled.

  • Inventories, Obama Help Stocks Pare Losses Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a report showed business inventories shrunk at a slower pace and remarks from President Obama on health-care reform.  Still, stocks remained under pressure as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Futures Slip Before Retail Sales; Banks Lower Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 7:35 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a lower opening for Wall Street Monday, as bank shares continued to struggle and investors looked for guidance on the strength of the economy from retail sales numbers.

  • Funds To Learn They Will Take Part in PPIP Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    The Treasury will likely notify a group of asset managers later on Wednesday that they were chosen to take part in the first wave of the Public-Private Investment Program funds, CNBC has learned.

  • Farrell: A Julia Roberts Movie Becomes Real Life Monday, 11 May 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    I like Julia Roberts. I also like Clive Owen. I didn't like their movie "Duplicity." I couldn't follow the whole thing and I figured why should I bother to spend $11 on a movie ticket when I can turn on the news and watch the real thing come out of Washington on a daily basis.

  • Cramer: This Rally Isn’t Over Friday, 8 May 2009 | 6:23 PM ET

    For the past two months, the market has seen week after week of gains. Cramer thinks we still go higher.

  • Businessman

    As the government pours billions of dollars into the struggling U.S. banking system, it's  apparently coming up with another type of rescue—jobs for financial professionals..

  • Cramer: Stay Bullish on Tech, Oils & Banks Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 7:16 PM ET

    The bears will tell you that Thursday’s declines were reasons for worry. Here’s why they are wrong.

  • Tony Fratto: Stress Test Proof - TARP 1 Worked Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 11:02 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg1100100010lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse With the "formal" release of the government's stress tests today - only a formality after weeks of leaks - an overlooked conclusion is this: TARP 1 worked, writes Tony Fratto former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for the Bush Administration.

  • Cramer: Banking Problem Is Solved Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 6:55 PM ET

    You know that theory that financial Armageddon was upon us and that another Great Depression was on the way? Not anymore.

  • Cramer: Stress Test Results 'Surprised' Street Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 3:38 PM ET

    The financials were up on Wednesday after Washington seemed to take the market's worst-case scenario off the table.

  • GM May Seek 1-For-100 Reverse Stock Split Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 5:38 PM ET
    General Motors logo

    General Motors says it may offer current shareholders a reverse stock split that would give them one share of new stock for every 100 shares they currently own.

  • Worries Rise on the Size of U.S. Debt Monday, 4 May 2009 | 10:32 AM ET

    The nation’s debt clock is ticking faster than ever — and Wall Street is getting worried.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve announced Friday that it will launch a much-awaited program in June to bolster commercial real-estate lending. And, to help make the program more attractive to investors, the Fed will provide longer, five-year loans

  • Obama’s Housing Rescue: Second Lien Plan Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 11:59 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Yesterday the Treasury Department announced another element to the Home Affordable Modification Program (one part of the Making Home Affordable Program). It addresses what has been a big impediment to loan modifications so far, that is, second liens. Of the $12 trillion mortgage market, about $1 trillion are second liens (often called “piggyback loans”). According to the NY Times, 70 percent of those are held by banks.

  • Big Banks Seek Better Scores on Stress Tests Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 5:36 PM ET

    As executives of the nation's largest banks review their stress-test results, even the top performers are lobbying regulators to raise their scores before the numbers are finalized Friday.

  • GM Bondholders Should Take the Deal: Ross Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    Bondholders would be "nuts" not take General Motor's offer of 225 common shares for each $1,000 principal amount of notes, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross told CNBC.

  • Farrell: The Talk Is Upbeat, But... Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 10:29 AM ET

    There were any number of optimistic statements made last week. The G-7 finance ministers and central bankers said in a statement that "the pace of decline in our economies has slowed and some signs of stabilization are emerging." Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said, "There are signs that the pace of deterioration in economic activity and trade flows has eased." Both Geithner and the G-7 leaders warned that what they see are encouraging signs but warned downside risks are still present.