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  • A little follow up to my post yesterday. I knew I'd probably upset the folks at Treasury, and I did.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks clawed higher Wednesday after a report showed new-home sales rose more than expected.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    US stock index futures climbed further Wednesday after a batch of data signaling that the US economy was building on strength but also that the recovery would be gradual.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks declined Tuesday but ended off their lows for the day after the Fed raised its forecast for 2010.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks declined Tuesday, after soaring to new 2009 highs on Monday, as a report showed the economy grew less than expected in the third quarter and HP issued a cautious outlook.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday, after soaring to new 2009 highs on Monday, as a report showed the economy grew less than expected in the third quarter.

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    Big banks are roaring back. At crisis' edge last year, they are repaying billions of dollars dumped into their vaults to rescue them. Dividend checks are accumulating at the Treasury. Taxpayers won't recoup the full sum of the government's unprecedented infusion to the financial sector, but the returns are ahead of schedule.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U..S. stock index futures were mixed Tuesday after Monday's gains which gave the U.S. stock market a positive start towards continuing a historical trend.

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    The ultralow interest rates the U.S. has been paying on its colossal debt may not last much longer, and the White House estimates that the tab will exceed $700 billion a year in 2019, the New York Times reported.

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    Investors will take in a heavy helping of economic reports in the shortened holiday week, but the main course remains the dollar.

  • Stimulus Scorecard

    The Obama administration is promising to change the way it counts the number of jobs saved or created by the economic stimulus program, after the Government Accounting Office revealed measurement flaws in the current system.

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    A British charity is pioneering the idea of reducing the country's bulging debt by encouraging people to buy gift vouchers that will be sent to the Treasury.

  • Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, in testimony before the Joint Economic Committee Thursday, will argue that "recovery alone is not enough" and that Congress must pass comprehensive regulatory reform to ensure the strength and stability of the economy, according to an excerpt of the speech obtained by CNBC.

  • Stimulus Scorecard

    On Thursday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will issue its bimonthly report on the Recovery Act, and the focus will be squarely on jobs, addressing the accuracy criticisms, while offering recommendations on how to improve the system of reporting. The GAO has determined that the overall number of jobs created or saved is not valid.

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    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York gave up much of its power in high-pressure negotiations with the American International Group’s trading partners last year, according to a government report made public on Monday.

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    More than 15 million taxpayers could unexpectedly owe taxes when they file their federal returns next spring because the government was too generous with their new Making Work Pay tax credit.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher, with huge gains in JDS Uniphase and AMD.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher, with huge gains in JDS Uniphase and AMD.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher after some big news out of the sector.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U.S. futures remained slightly lower ahead of the open Thursday after Wal-Mart posted a 1.1 percent rise in third-quarter U.S. sales, compared to the same quarter last year, and U.S. mortgage applications pushed higher last week.