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Politics Barack Obama

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    The White House and its Democratic allies on Sunday tried to play down the role of a government insurance option in health care legislation as the party in power worked to reclaim momentum on President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

  • New York Stock Exchange

    Halting the financial sector's death plunge is arguably the government's most measurable achievement this year. Yet as President Barack Obama observes the one-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers' collapse, his administration's increasingly sunny assessment of Wall Street's rebound faces a hard sell.

  • Thousands of people marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, carrying signs with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" as they protested the president's health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.

  • On Monday President Barack Obama will deliver a speech on Wall Street. What will he reveal?

  • Presidential speech pedistal

    The day after President Obama’s impassioned speech for big-government health care, Wall Street bet heavily that the so-called government-insurance option he supports is dead.

  • The Crisis: 1 Year Later - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Stocks edged up Thursday, with a brighter outlook from Procter & Gamble and a better-than-expected jobless claims report, countering a dim forecast from Monsanto.

  • Geithner Townhall meeting

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner offered a spirited defense of the government's efforts to forestall another Great Depression but cautioned that the recovery would be slow and painful.

  • If today's gains hold, we're looking at a 5-day advance in stocks. How should you trade?

  • Health care experts reacted Thursday to President Obama's Speech to Congress on health care reform. The following are video highlights from CNBC.

  • The Crisis: 1 Year Later - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    The stock market appeared to head for a higher open Thursday on weekly jobless claim reports that showed workers filing new claims for benefits fell more than expected last week.

  • Barack Obama

    After a summer of setbacks, President Barack Obama summoned Congress to enact sweeping health care legislation, declaring the "time for bickering is over" and the moment has arrived to help millions who have insurance and many more without it.

  • President Obama will attempt to reshape the bitter debate about health care reform. How will you know if his speech is a success?

  • Stocks closed higher after faltering for awhile on a Federal Reserve report that the economy will remain weak due largely to unemployment.

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    “I think it’s unraveling,’ says former FDIC Chairman William Isaac. “It is hard for me to see how this legislation gets done this year.”

  • Alternative Investing - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks are rising modestly midday, and have now erased last week’s losses with their current 4-day winning streak. Cyclical and financial stocks are leading the way, while more defensive sectors like consumer staples, utilities and telecom stocks have lagged all day

  • Although Wednesday's market action appears bullish, technical analysts are starting to see a ‘head and shoulders' pattern emerging and that's worrisome.

  • Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors paused ahead of key U.S. data, having pushed markets to 11-month highs the previous day,

  • Presidential speech pedistal

    Tonight, President Obama goes before Congress in what many are calling a 'Game Changer' to make a rare address to lawmakers and to the country in an effort to reenergize his embattled health care plan. Here are two opposing views on the challenges facing the president .

  • Yesterday, the Senate Finance committee released their plan for health care overhaul that Sen. Max Baucus provided to the "Gang of Six" bipartisan negotiators. The biggest thing excluded was President Obama's "public option" plank that will be included in the US House version of the bill.