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Politics Barack Obama

  • Will President Obama and the Democrats keep up their push for a government-run health care plan? We get some answers from House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia.

  • Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    The question most Americans want answered when President Obama speaks to a joint session of Congress next week is not, "Why we need to reform health care?" After scores of media appearances and town hall meetings in recent months they have a fair idea of the problem. Instead, their critical question is, "What reform is the President willing to fight for?"

  • Pick your data: stock futures drop, then rise on nonfarm payroll report. The headline number-and the initial reason futures dropped-was the was the Unemployment Rate of 9.7 percent (which is based on a telephone survey), higher than the 9.5 percent consensus.

  • Vice President Joseph Biden

    Defending a costly plan to revitalize the economy, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday said the government's sweeping stimulus effort "is in fact working" despite steady Republican criticism and public skepticism.

  • Traders are talking about: 1) FOMC minutes: sunnier outlook, but stocks little changed. The FOMC has released the minutes of its meeting held August 11 and 12. Plus....

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Commerce Secretary Gary Locke joined Maria Bartiromo in an exclusive interview after putting out his OpEd in The Wall Street Journal on Monday outlining why “Fixing Health Care Is Good For Business”.

  • Lots of technical talk this morning on yesterday's weakness. RBC Capital Markets, in a note to clients this morning, noted that "An inability to make new highs into late September would be a significant negative for stocks well into Q4."

  • Believe it or not, sometimes good news on the economy can be bad news for stocks.

  • Stocks sold off after 10 AM ET...even though economic news came in better than expected, government incentives continue to make it difficult to gauge true demand.

  • You might call it the trillion dollar question. Should the administration be more concerned with inflation or a double dip recession?

  • Time for rotation?  Stock market bifurcates in 2009, but some argue to look for big names with no action.

  • Is the rally over?  Lackluster trading has bulls worried, but the internals show no cause for concern.

  • Reading Betsy McCaughey’s op-ed article in today’s Wall Street Journal, I understand fully why the elderly are so scared about the possibility of a nationalized health care system.

  • Stocks ended flat Wednesday as investors shrugged off solid demand from today's five-year Treasury auction and some encouraging economic reports.

  • Stocks were flat Wednesday as investors shrugged off solid demand from today's five-year Treasury auction and some encouraging economic reports.

  • Stocks rebounded Wednesday after a sharp jump in new-home sales.

  • How do you write "glut" in Chinese? China stockpiles massive quantities of commodities.

  • Stock index futures extended losses after an initial uptick as data showed June orders for durable goods, excluding transportation, rose less than forecast despite overall orders posting their largest advance since July 2007.

  • There’s been a lot of speculation and chatter, but can Democrats really take a ‘public option’ off the table as they press ahead with health care reform?

  • The Dow rose for a sixth straight session Tuesday as stocks got a boost from an encouraging report on home prices and an unexpected jump in consumer confidence.