For all the US intervention into business and markets, there’s one thing it still can’t do to stop the bleeding in the financial system.
American International Group should be allowed to go bankrupt because keeping it and other sick financials alive on government support risks ruining the US economy, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.
If jobs weren’t enough to worry about in this recession, for many Americans there’s the added pressure of being able to afford retirement. The relentless decline in stock and home prices is destroying household wealth big time.
The Obama administration is trying to walk a public relations tightrope in aiding the banking industry.
Could it be? And if so, will it continue? Cramer says there’s reason to think it might.
With all the doom and gloom about the financial system, you'd think banks would be failing at a furious pace. They're not. Here's why and how that may be about to change.
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The man many thought would be "Car Czar" will now be leading the task force looking at how to fix General Motors and Chrysler. Steven Rattner is joining the Obama team as counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Plus, Cramer responds to the AIG news and offers China plays.
Surprise, surprise. Citigroup is not quite as healthy as they would have us believe. Turns out that their asset levels as measured by TCE, and maybe other measures for all we know, are lacking. The shoe is dropping as we speak.
Negotiations to have JP Morgan take over Bear Stearns in March of 2008 produced an avalanche of emails from government officials.
As brutal as it sounds, Cramer says, not every bank will make it.
As precious few details emerge from the Treasury department on the $50 billion housing rescue plan, the big banks are temporarily halting foreclosures.
Yesterday's late-day spike as Mr. Lockhart floated a trial balloon of help for home owners is, according to the few bulls around, a sign that there is just as much risk on the upside as the downside.
Some of the nation’s large banks, according to economists and other finance experts, are like dead men walking, the New York Times reported.
Friday the 13th proved lucky for global stocks as the spent the day in the green. Financials lead the gains on news of a US subsidy plan for mortgage payments. The improved mood among investors comes ahead of this weekend's G7 meeting of financial leaders.
Global stocks spent another day in the red Thursday as investors questioned whether the $789 billion US stimulus package will restart the economy.
It appears investors are fairly under whelmed by the new plan to bailout banks. And we spoke with one of Geithner’s toughest critics.
The Treasury Department will soon release documents providing information about the lending activities of the biggest 20 financial firms receiving government aid under the controversial program.
CNBC has obtained a letter signed by six house Representatives from New York State sent to Timothy Geithner, asking the Treasury Secretary to disregard the call for Citigroup to break its 20-year, $400 million investment for the naming rights to the New York Mets stadium.