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    Fears about inflation and hyperinflation could create another economic downturn, bigger than the one the world went through, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer at hedge fund Eclectica, told CNBC Tuesday.

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    People who invested with Bernard Madoff were greedy and happy to accept high returns without probing too much in the way these were achieved, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer at hedge fund Eclectica, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • The markets are still struggling and consumers are saving more, causing concern that a recovery will be slow. Art Cashin, floor director at UBS, weighed in Friday with his thoughts.

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    It appears that almost every nation's central bank is engaged in supplying emergency funds or funding to their respective financial systems to stabilize the economy. It appears that almost every nation is engaged in re-regulating their economic and financial systems. It appears that every nation has enacted a stimulus program of tax cuts and government deficit spending.

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    Considering we just ended a week long sale of Treasurys totaling a record setting $104 billion in debt, how should you play the back of it?

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    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress he didn't pressure BofA into acquiring Merrill Lynch in a deal that cost taxpayers $20 billion.

  • Just which way are the markets headed? Art Cashin, floor director at UBS weighed in Thursday. "The market's staggering a bit here," said Cashin.

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    Download the full transcript of Warren Buffett's headline-generating live interview on June 24, 2009 with CNBC's Becky Quick.

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    The government says the number of people filing first-time claims for jobless benefits increased last week, partly due to layoffs related to the end of the school year.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke needs to explain whether the Fed kept the Securities and Exchange Commission in the dark about Bank of America's acquisition of Merrill Lynch before the central bank is given more power under financial reforms, Rep. Darrell Issa , R-Calif., told CNBC.

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    Facing an economy that is perking up slightly but still deep in recession, the Fed left its rescue policies unchanged and said that it would keep interest rates low for an extended period, the New York Times reports.

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    There were some minor tweaks to the Federal Reserve's statement today, but otherwise the major thrust of the Fed's extraordinary policy to combat the financial crisis remains in place: keeping interest rates "exceptionally low .... for an extended period" and continuing massive purchases of treasuries and mortgage-backed securities.

  • Steve Jobs

    Warren Buffett appeared live on CNBC with Becky Quick today, Wednesday, June 24, 2009.  Buffett told us the economy is in a "shambles" with no signs of a recovery anytime soon. He also criticized Apple for not disclosing earlier that CEO Steve Jobs had received a liver transplant.  This is a transcript of their conversation.

  • The recent rally in the euro is a positive sign for the S&P 500, because it shows appetite for risk is still strong and the S&P could hit 1,000 this summer, Kevin Cook, market analyst at PEAK6 Investments, told CNBC Wednesday.

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    With signs the economy is improving but still fragile, Federal Reserve policymakers are considering whether some programs intended to drive down rates on mortgages and other consumer debt should be slowed down.

  • That depends on the stock in question. But the Mad Money host has found a big reason to be positive.

  • Monday was the worst day for stocks in about two months. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS offered his insights Tuesday.

  • There is still a long way to go for the US economy before it gets better, and a long-term strategy to deal with the increasing budget deficit is needed for the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing policies to be successful, economists told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Since it looks like stocks could be heading for a major correction, the Fast Money traders suggest 6 picks for your radar, right now!

  • While the Obama administration’s financial overhaul plan is directionally correct, it requires refinement, said Gene Ludwig, CEO of Promontory Financial, a firm that tries to fix troubled banks.