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  • The U.S. Treasury is plans to roll out its long-awaited Public-Private Investment Program plan.  CNBC has confirmed that two firms will be Wilbur Ross's Distressed Real Estate/debt fund and a joint venture between GE Capital and private investor Angelo Gordon & Co.

  • Stocks had their best day in three weeks as markets enter the home stretch to the quarter end.

  • Stocks are now searching for the next catalyst, after a routine Fed announcement left the market mixed and little changed on the day.

  • Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is calling for an inquiry into $300 billion government guarantee extended to Citigroup.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    During the debate over financial regulation, the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, has been surprisingly quiet. But behind the scenes, he has been a forceful proponent of giving the Fed more power, both defending his management of the economic crisis and arguing that more authority would help the agency act more decisively to reduce the chances of a recurrence, according to interviews with lawmakers and officials from the Fed, the Treasury and the White House.

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    Markets hang on the Fed's every word, and already investors have been handicapping the outcome of possible changes in the Fed's statement Wednesday afternoon.

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    Markets hang on the Fed's every word, and already investors have been handicapping the outcome of possible changes in the Fed's statement Wednesday afternoon.

  • Incoming auctions of government bonds and the recent retreat in the stock markets are crowding investors into bonds, and maybe this is a good choice for a while, David Keeble, head of fixed-income strategy at Calyon, told CNBC.

  • It seems next week’s Fed meeting will likely move the markets. But which way?

  • Traders are preparing for the next major market catalyst and it's only days away. Will you be ready?

  • Vince Farrell

    There is a sentence in the new financial regulatory proposal that has me out of my seat. It says, "We also propose that the Federal Reserve Board receive prior written approval from the Secretary of the Treasury for emergency lending under its 'unusual and exigent circumstances' authority."

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    The  financial overhaul expands the Fed's powers but also restricts them, underscoring the central bank's awkward role in bank  regulation and the economy.

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    The Treasury Department says the value of loans held by the 21 largest institutions getting federal bailout support fell in April, the fifth decline in six months.

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    The Federal Reserve should stop buying government debt and instead focus on kick-starting areas of the credit markets having to do with consumers, Steve Forbes, Forbes CEO, told CNBC Monday.

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    As green shoots continue to pop up and give hope that a depression has been avoided, it's important to recognize that there still are significant headwinds facing the U.S. and global economy. There's a real chance that we may face a menace that proved to be destructive for investors portfolios decades ago: Stagflation

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is ready to roll out an overhaul of the intricate rules and systems that govern America's troubled financial institutions, proposing the most ambitious revision since the Great Depression.

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    The long-running and personal feud between Mr. Dugan and Ms. Bair is now helping to shape President Obama ’s attempt to revamp financial regulation aimed at preventing the regulatory lapses that contributed to the economic crisis.

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    In answers to questions about the deal in the days following its announcement, Lewis defended the price BofA agreed to by saying the firm viewed Merrill as a world class asset that competitors might try to swoop in and buy and so BofA needed to pay a sufficient price to lock it up.

  • European credit spreads edged wider and gilts and bunds prices tumbled Thursday, after the US Treasury's 'sloppy' auction which reinforced investors' expectations that the Federal Reserve will have to raise rates sooner rather than later.