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Politics Barack Obama

  • Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Thursdayas a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.

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    The Department of Education has selected student lender Sallie Mae and three other companies to service the $550 billion in outstanding federal student loans and future loans owned by the government.

  • Healthcare stocks rebound, so is significant reform dead? Healthcare stocks have been moving off their lows since Tuesday and are up significantly today after moving almost straight down in June.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday as a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday after an encouraging report on manufacturing from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.

  • Stocks post modest midday rally. Stocks moved up modestly after the open, led by two of the weakest sectors in the past week: financials and commodities.

  • The latest polls reveal a growing public revolt against massive deficits and massive government intervention, especially among independent voters. We sorely need limits on spending, borrowing, debt creation, TARP-ing, bailing-out and government expansion.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced on Thursday after a trio of encouraging economic reports: The Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims. But tech stocks continued to retreat, pulling the Nasdaq into negative territory while the Dow and S&P ticked higher. Read and listen to what the experts had to say…

  • Janice Dickinson on NBC's "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!"

    Reality TV has become big business by bringing viewers extremes--extremes in talent, cunning, self-absorption, and outrageous behavior. But one show reveals America's secret weapon: Janice Dickinson.

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    The economy will recover this year but at a slow enough place to cause challenges for investors, a panel of financial experts told CNBC.

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    What is good for consumers may not always square with what is good for banks. And the banking industry is bracing for a fight as the plan to overhaul the industry heads to Capitol Hill.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deserves to be reappointed, because he did a great job in saving the US banking system from collapsing, Jack Welch, author of "Winning" and "Straight from the Gut," told CNBC Thursday.

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    In the overhaul of financial regulation proposed by the Obama administration on Wednesday, rating services will avoid the radical changes their detractors have urged.

  • Futures popped a few points as continuing claims for unemployment recorded its first weekly drop since January. While last week was a record high (about 6.8 m), this at least is a step in the right direction.

  • US stock index futures were flat Thursday as investors digested the Obama Administration’s changes to financial regulation and looked toward key economic reports including jobless claims.

  • Market manipulators are bound to find a way around sweeping reforms proposed for the financial services system, hedge fund manager James Chanos told CNBC.

  • One stock in particular should benefit now that Washington’s plans are coming into focus.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama's approval rating eased by five points this spring as Americans worried  about unemployment and the federal budget deficit, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Federal Reserve

    The big winner of the Obama financial-regulation plan appears to be the Federal Reserve, which becomes the consolidated supervisor of large, systemically important banks.

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    US banks could become less competitive—and less profitable—from President Obama's proposed financial overhaul, analysts say