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  • The Mad Money host goes head to head with five former Treasury secretaries.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    So the Federal Reserve announced yesterday this discount hike to open up a penalty against the overnight fed funds rate. But you know what? No one is really borrowing from the discount window anyway. So while this news is making headlines, it’s really not a huge policy change.

  • Treasury Building

    China's move to unload US debt is likely to continue in the long term while the "euro scare" may last a while, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on his re-nomination to the position.

    I’d like to take a brief moment to discuss Fed head Ben Bernanke’s recently released monetary-exit testimony.

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    A blizzard swept through the US East Coast, dumping heavy snow and disrupting travel and business through the region.

  • The proposed new banking rules here in the U.S. caught many international bankers off guard and were one of the most prominent topics of discussion at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • I was a bit surprised to read an excerpt from former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's new book, that depicted Lockhart as "nervous" in those crucial few days leading up to the takeover of Fannie and Freddie and very reluctant to put the two into conservatorship. Paulson called the FHFA a "weak regulator," and seemed to imply the same of Lockhart.

  • Tonight, we learn about Mr. Paulson's thinking behind all those decisions, taken in response to the financial crisis, and, ultimately, in the pursuit of long-run American prosperity.

  • Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) and ranking member Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)

    President Obama’s proposals to tax and curb the activities of Wall Street have thrown an unpredictable element into the debate over financial regulatory reform. They also have touched off an intensive new round of lobbying and raised questions in Congress over whether his plan will add urgency or merely bog things down.

  • Stimulus Scorecard

    From more than 160,000 reports, the Recovery Board reported late Saturday that from October through December, 599,108 jobs had been directly created by stimulus money.

  • The day after President Obama’s State of the Union, Congress went ahead and passed a $1.9 trillion—that's right—a $1.9 trillion increase in the federal government’s debt limit. Let me tell you why this bothers me.

  • Barney Frank

    The tax on banks proposed by President Barack Obama is likely to become law, while a proposal to set up a fund for unwinding troubled financial institutions has little chance of succeeding, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told CNBC Friday.

  • This Monday, Henry Paulson will be on CNBC as Larry's guest. The former head of the Treasury is coming on CNBC to talk with Larry about his new book and his role in the bailouts and AIG.

  • Unpopular as he may be, Treasury man Tim Geithner did a fine job yesterday defending the government rescues of last fall — including AIG.

  • Timothy Geithner

    What-did-they-know-and-when-did-they-know-it will be the over-arching theme of the questions. According to the US Treasury Department, Geithner was recused from "working on issues involving specific companies," including AIG after he was nominated on Nov. 24th, 2008, for the US Treasury Secretary.

  • Neil Barofsky

    A leading investigator will answer questions before a Congressional panel on how the government handled the bailout of A.I.G. Wednesday and will cite contradictions in the Treasury’s public statements about the bailout, according to The New York Times.

  • Behavioral scientists are having a field day with this behavior and one professor states these borrowers are suffering from "norm asymmetry.

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    Just as regulators, lawmakers and all forms of financial oversight boards are talking about new regulations to guard against mortgage fraud and another mortgage meltdown, there appears to be yet a new mortgage fraud out there today, allegedly perpetuated by agents of, yes, the big banks.

  • President Barack Obama

    U.S. banks are ensnared in a trap resembling the Hotel California — they can check-out any time they like, but they can never leave.

  • 'Bond vigilantes' are selling Eastern European, Dubai, Irish and Italian debt and at some point will go for bigger bait, Guy Monson, managing partner and CIO of Sarasin & Partners, told CNBC late Monday.