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  • These bonds have wreaked havoc in the market for well over a year. Here's how we clean up the mess – and make some money in the process.

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    The Treasury Department is considering a plan to boost the depressed housing market by easing mortgage rates on new home loans, reports CNBC’s Steve Liesman.

  • What Bailouts? Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 9:12 PM ET

    Washington’s been a lot harder on Wall Street than you might think. Here’s why the Citi rescue is a signal to buy.

  • Charts Predict Treasurys' Yield Will Sink to Zero Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 2:33 AM ET

    Investors looking for safe places for their capital are fast running out of options as US government bonds are set to see their yield sink to practically zero, Nicole Elliott, technical analyst from Mizuho Corporate Bank, told CNBC.

  • Washington Spends Money On Main Street Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 6:07 PM ET

    Two new sweeping programs could make it easier to buy a car or house or go to college. Get details now!

  • US Housing May Get a Lift From Latest Credit Easing Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 5:17 PM ET
    For Sale By Owner

    The government’s latest effort to unfreeze credit markets may have some success, but it still raises questions about the overall US strategy in the financial crisis.

  • Government Plans Program to Aid Credit Issuers Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 8:34 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The government is working on a new loan program to help companies that issue credit cards, make student loans and finance car purchases, people familiar with the plan said Tuesday.

  • Googling Obama's Economic Team Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 9:18 PM ET

    Cramer spoke with Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google who is part of Obama’s transition economic advisory board about this new team and what they’ll do.

  • Bargains in Bonds, Retail and Infrastructure Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 8:05 PM ET

    Prices have fallen so far, so fast., and it seems that everyone has become as gloomy as Jim was when he made those sell calls.

  • Optimistic For A Change Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 7:33 PM ET

    Do you want to know why the stock market was up 396 points today (this on top of Friday's 494 point rally)? Cramer says it's simple.

  • Citigroup Bailout May Not Be Model for Other Banks Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 5:09 PM ET
    The Citibank logo is shown on a branch office Wednesday, April 11, 2007 in New York. Citigroup Inc., which includes Citibank, announced Wednesday that it will eliminate about 17,000 jobs as part of a companywide restructuring to reduce costs and improve profits. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    The bailout of Citigroup may have resolved that bank's problem with toxic mortgage debt. But the rest of the banking industry is still struggling with an estimated $2 trillion of such debt.

  • Out with Cox, in with Uptick Rule Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 11:29 PM ET

    There's one specific decision, Cramer believes, that President-elect Obama can make that would have immediate positive effects and "restore stability and credibility to our stock market" -- without costing a dime! It could even stop the "endless incredible pummeling of stocks." What's this miracle move, you ask? Simple: he should replace SEC Chairman Chris Cox.

  • What to Expect From a Geithner-led Treasury Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 8:41 PM ET

    With the market appearing to pop right after the news of Timothy Geithner taking over for Hank Paulson as Treasury Secretary in the upcoming Obama administration, what exactly does the market like about the pick.