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  • Stocks opened higher after Wal-Mart hit its earnings target but a pair of economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains.

  • Andrew Busch

    As more and more Americans lose their jobs, the US government is following a path of policy decisions similar to those of FDR.

  • Futures pointed lower after a pair of economic reports came in worse than expected. Wal-Mart Stores reported earnings in line with expectations.

  • Stocks lost more than 2% Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Treasury is to make an announcement after the close to establish a regulatory framework for over the counter (OTC) derivatives. It's about time. These derivatives are exempt from regulation, and they ought not to be.

  • Stocks declined Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month. A brief reprieve after the business-inventories report and comments from President Obama fizzled.

  • Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a report showed business inventories shrunk at a slower pace and remarks from President Obama on health-care reform.  Still, stocks remained under pressure as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.

  • Stock index futures indicated a lower opening for Wall Street Monday, as bank shares continued to struggle and investors looked for guidance on the strength of the economy from retail sales numbers.

  • The Treasury will likely notify a group of asset managers later on Wednesday that they were chosen to take part in the first wave of the Public-Private Investment Program funds, CNBC has learned.

  • I like Julia Roberts. I also like Clive Owen. I didn't like their movie "Duplicity." I couldn't follow the whole thing and I figured why should I bother to spend $11 on a movie ticket when I can turn on the news and watch the real thing come out of Washington on a daily basis.

  • For the past two months, the market has seen week after week of gains. Cramer thinks we still go higher.

  • Businessman

    As the government pours billions of dollars into the struggling U.S. banking system, it's  apparently coming up with another type of rescue—jobs for financial professionals..

  • The bears will tell you that Thursday’s declines were reasons for worry. Here’s why they are wrong.

  • left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg1100100010lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse With the "formal" release of the government's stress tests today - only a formality after weeks of leaks - an overlooked conclusion is this: TARP 1 worked, writes Tony Fratto former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for the Bush Administration.

  • You know that theory that financial Armageddon was upon us and that another Great Depression was on the way? Not anymore.

  • The financials were up on Wednesday after Washington seemed to take the market's worst-case scenario off the table.

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    General Motors says it may offer current shareholders a reverse stock split that would give them one share of new stock for every 100 shares they currently own.

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    The nation’s debt clock is ticking faster than ever — and Wall Street is getting worried.

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    The Federal Reserve announced Friday that it will launch a much-awaited program in June to bolster commercial real-estate lending. And, to help make the program more attractive to investors, the Fed will provide longer, five-year loans

  • Barack Obama

    Yesterday the Treasury Department announced another element to the Home Affordable Modification Program (one part of the Making Home Affordable Program). It addresses what has been a big impediment to loan modifications so far, that is, second liens. Of the $12 trillion mortgage market, about $1 trillion are second liens (often called “piggyback loans”). According to the NY Times, 70 percent of those are held by banks.