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Stocks are swooning again — down seven straight days — and threatening to break below a November 20 bottom. Part of this stems from bad economic data, including today’s announced plunge in December retail sales. This of course follows last Friday’s outsized drop in payroll employment.
The top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee said Wednesday the panel delayed a hearing on the nomination of Timothy Geithner to head the U.S. Treasury to give senators more time to reflect on Geithner's failure to pay payroll taxes.
The Treasury Department has invested $72 million out of the $700 billion in federal bailout funds to help prop up the Independent Bank of Michigan, which traces its roots back 144 years. It is a small chunk of the giant rescue fund being wagered by Washington to encourage banks like Independent to resume lending and jump-start the frozen economy, says the New York Times.
The board members of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York weighed who will become its next president over the weekend, interviewing candidates and meeting to discuss them, people briefed on the conversations said.
The Bank of Japan said Thursday it will provide 1.22 trillion yen ($13 billion) in emergency loans to financial institutions as part of a new program to spur lending to the country's businesses.
China has bought more than $1 trillion of American debt, but as the global downturn has intensified, Beijing is starting to keep more of its money at home, a move that could have painful effects for American borrowers, the New York Times reported.
After fleeing to the safety of US Treasurys, investors are moving back into stocks and corporate bonds in search of something else—profits.
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If you’re among the millions worried that the government is squandering your money with the TARP – CNBC's Steve Liesman says think again.
The White House and the Treasury are deep into negotiations with General Motors and Chrysler over reorganization plans that could result in more than $14 billion in emergency loans, the New York Times reported.
Investors are still sorting out what the Fed's moves this week mean, but if you look at some corners of the credit markets, there are signs of thaw.
The Fed's historic assault on the financial crises cheered stock investors Tuesday and could carry the market higher Wednesday.
Cramer explains why he's no longer worried about a total market meltdown.
The Fed is the big focus Tuesday, but Goldman Sachs earnings will help set the tone ahead of the open.
Stocks could chug higher this week, delivering that evasive Santa Claus rally, but it will all depend on whether investors are comfortable with the status of the auto-industry bailout. Plus, let's hope the Fed doesn't deliver any holiday surprises.
There seems to be some renewed energy behind a housing proposal leaked early last week. It’s the plan to have the Treasury buy home loans from Fannie and Freddie if the loans are given at 4.5 percent interest rates.
Who knew reassessment based upon fact was a radical concept?
Some days, the bad news is just plain bad. Senate's failure to reach an agreement on the auto bailout package looks set to drive markets lower Friday and that could most certainly mean a bankrupt General Motors.
The auto industry bailout will drive the market again Thursday as lawmakers haggle over the details of a temporary rescue plan for the big three.
Bonds look more attractive than stocks in the current climate, as share prices may take another dive, and investors should worry about preserving the money they have rather than making any more, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at Eclectica told CNBC.