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  • 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. 

  • Andrew Ross Sorkin says so. Cramer talks Wall Street meltdown with the author of “Too Big to Fail.”

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The Dow rose for a sixth straight session Wednesday as the dollar hit a new 15-month low after Fed comments and strong Chinese economic data. Financial, material and IT stocks were the biggest gainers.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Wednesday as the dollar fell to its lowest level in 15 months and economic data out of China was strong.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures pointed to another higher open on Wall Street Wednesday as the dollar hit a new 15-month low after Federal Reserve officials reinforced the view that rates will remain low for some time.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    The Dow eked out a gain Tuesday in light, choppy trading following Monday's rally.  Health-care, utilities and materials were the best-performing sectors.

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    Treasury secretaries have made "a strong dollar policy" the key part of their rhetoric, but the currency has lost nearly a fifth of its value.

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    I'm back on the foreclosure bandwagon again, especially after getting the Treasury's Home Affordable Modification Program status report this morning, and its glaring omission of any information as to how many borrowers are actually keeping up with the payments on their trial modifications.