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Archives: November 2008

Obama Names Volcker to Head New Oversight Panel

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 26, Categories:

Barack Obama rounded out his core economic team this morning, naming venerable former Fed chief Paul Volcker to head a new advisory board of outside-the-Beltway notables that he said would...

President (Elect) Obama Takes the Lead

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 25, Categories:

There may only be one president at a time, as Barack Obama said three days after winning the Nov. 4 presidential election. But for an outsider looking in, it might...

Obama Offers Glimpse of Policy as He Names Economic Team

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 24, Categories:

A somber President-Elect Barack Obama announced his economic team, largely as expected, and laid the groundwork for a "substantial" economic stimulus package in January to "jolt this economy back into...

Obama Economic Team Will Be Unveiled Monday

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 23, Categories:

President-Elect Barack Obama will announce his economic team Monday, unveiling a slate of senior advisers with a broad range of experience and years under their belt with the Clinton Administration...

Obama to Nominate New York Fed Chief Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 21, Categories:

President-Elect Barack Obama is likely to nominate New York Federal Reserve Bank chief Timothy Geithner as his Treasury secretary, proposing to put in the critical post a professional bureaucrat who...

The Three Treasury Secretaries: Paulson, Summers and Rubin

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 17, Categories:

As the Obama administration prepares for Jan. 20, there has been much debate about how it should approach the needs of the economy and financial crisis -- and the constraints...

Obama's Treasury, State & Defense Transition Teams

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 12, Categories:

This one's official: the top people on the transition's Agency Review Teams. Full press release after the jump....

Update: Possible Picks for Team Obama

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 12, Categories:

For those of you making -- or taking -- bets on the Obama Administration cabinet lineup, the latest list we've received is after the link. It's not from the horse's...

AIG's New Deal: Feds Ease Loan Terms, Provide Capital

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 10, Categories:

The Treasury Dept. and the Federal Reserve say they are restructuring the more than $100 billion in assistance provided to shaky insurance giant American International Group Inc., easing lending terms,...

A Taste of Deficits to Come?

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 07, Categories:

If there was any doubt that the economic crisis had serious implications for the federal deficit -- and therefore for President-Elect Barack Obama's nascent administration -- doubt no more: The...

It's Still the Economy: Obama's First Press Conference

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 07, Categories:

The economy is job one -- but for now, it's President Bush's job. So said Sen. Barack Obama at his first press conference as president-elect, with 18 heavyweight economic and...

Obama, Biden to Hold Economic Council Friday

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 06, Categories:

The president-elect seems to be wasting little time tackling thorny economic issues: He's called a meeting of more than a dozen key business and economic advisers for Friday in Chicago....

Obama's Victory: Mandate or Moderate?

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 05, Categories:

Last night's historic win by Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic party isn't yet a day old, and already we're getting conflicting views of its meaning for business and international...

The Other Election: State Ballot Measures

Posted by: Theo Francis on November 04, Categories:

No, we don't know who's president yet, or what the party split will be in Congress. Sit tight. But there are other ballot battles going on today: the state ballot...

Whither the Investing Class?

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 03, Categories:

No big surprise that investors are feeling battered. But is their portfolio pain enough to make them switch sides in the election? BusinessWeek's Moira Herbst writes about an interesting new...

Survey: Voters Fearful About Medical Bills

Posted by: Jane Sasseen on November 03, Categories:

By Catherine Arnst Among the many ticking time bombs that will drop on the next president, add health care. Despite the fact that there won’t be much money around for...

Election 2008

Washington Bureau Chief Jane Sasseen and other BusinessWeek writers cover the run-up to the Nov. 4 presidential election, paying close attention to how the candidates will handle issues such as housing, the economy, unemployment, and immigration.

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