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  • This may be apocryphal, but when FDR was running for President for the first time in 1932, he said something along the lines of "What America needs now is a good, stiff drink." Then he won and went on to help end prohibition. Well, now we've got a new Democratic President coming into office, we're in similarly dire economic straits, and maybe what America needs is a nice toke?

  • Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated. The Dow and S&P logged their worst starts to the year ever.

  • Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated.

  • Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated.

  • Futures were lower after the drop in retail sales came in about double what was expected and as earnings worries escalated.

  • No matter if you’re single, married, rich, poor, with children or without, these documents will help protect your family and your assets.

  • The investigations into Bernard L. Madoff are expanding into offshore tax havens, the New York Times reported.

  • The Bernie Madoff story is making us all re-evaluate where we have our money. Let's make sure, if nothing else, it teaches us to be wary of potential cons.

  • It's a dream for many and a reality for more everyday. Here's your guide for making sure you do it right.

  • Sometimes, it's the only option you've got left if you're being taken advantage of. But you better be prepared for a long, hard slog.

  • Family and money don’t always mix. But when they inevitably do, here’s how to plan for it.

  • Cramer spoke with Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google who is part of Obama’s transition economic advisory board about this new team and what they’ll do.

  • Do you want to know why the stock market was up 396 points today (this on top of Friday's 494 point rally)? Cramer says it's simple.

  • There's one specific decision, Cramer believes, that President-elect Obama can make that would have immediate positive effects and "restore stability and credibility to our stock market" -- without costing a dime! It could even stop the "endless incredible pummeling of stocks." What's this miracle move, you ask? Simple: he should replace SEC Chairman Chris Cox.

  • Watch out for so-called "credit repair" companies that claim to be able to work miracles with your credit rating by removing all of the negative items. Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is!

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    Under the stewardship of Chief Justice John Roberts, whose own background is largely in appellate litigation on behalf of corporate interests, business cases are a “growth area” of the Court’s docket.

  • On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Lawmakers have called key players from the past and present to congressional hearings in an effort to find out what caused the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s and determine how the government plans to get the nation out of the mess.

  • Prosecutors have subpoenaed a dozen executives of Lehman Brothers Holdings including Chief Executive Dick Fuld in connection with three grand jury probes investigating the fall of the investment bank.

  • Under the new "bailout" — "rescue" — legislation, Treasury will be purchasing billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities — mostly backed by subprime mortgages.

  • Prospects for a financial rescue plan improved in Congress as the Senate prepared to vote tonight and two House leadrs said headway is being made. But the debate continues to rage about what the most effective solution is. What do you think?