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    The Founding Fathers left one legacy not celebrated on Independence Day but which affects us all. It's the national debt.

  • Government officials claim the refi plan has been extremely successful, far moreso, they admit, than the modification program. But clearly it wasn't doing enough, or they wouldn't have widened the parameters of elligibility.

  • Despite the anxiety around the June employment report Friday, traders say the market's reaction could be muted.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer, and National Economic Council Chair Lawrence Summers.

    In the weeks just before President Obama took office, his economic advisers made a mistake. They got a little carried away with hope.

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    Battered mortgage giant Freddie Mac received $6.1 billion in new funds from the Treasury Department to help offset its mounting liabilities, according to a regulatory filing submitted Wednesday.

  • The best quarter in 10 years is now history, as investors quickly shift their focus to the promise of a bumpy road for stocks in July.

  • The recovery in general is spotty. I believe it is underway, but "less-bad" news is losing its ability to inspire stock-buyers. The recession is over, in my mind, but the nature of the recovery is still to be determined.

  • 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.