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  • The Vice Presidential debate tonight will likely be one of the most watched ever, often eclipsing the buzz of the presidential debates, Intrade has created a contract measuring which presidential candidate will receive more of a bump from tonight's debate (www.intrade.com).

  • The Senate's approval of the $700 billion financial markets bail out package should give stocks a short-term shot of confidence.

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    On Monday, one of the darkest days in Wall Street’s history, the actress who was supposed to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange decided not to push the button given the turmoil in the markets, reports the New York Stock Exchange.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    With Congress rejecting a Wall Street bailout, markets are turning towards central banks hoping they will stop the decline.

  • Once more, it's the noise coming from Washington Wednesday that could drive markets. Hope that the bill would be resuscitated before the end of the week is sending stocks higher.

  • Stocks rebounded Tuesday amid hope that Congress will regroup and pass a bailout bill this week. Financials rallied and Apple, one of the hardest hit techs on Monday, gained 8 percent. Still,

  • All major U.S. Indices end the third quarter on a historic note.  The Dow and S&P 500 had their fourth consecutive quarterly drop, tumbling 4.40% and 9.01% respectively.  The NASDAQ Composite fell the most among the major Indices for the quarter, down 9.19%.

  • Stocks rebounded Tuesday amid hope that Congress will regroup and find a way to approve a $700 billion bailout plan for banks which it rejected on Monday.  Financials rallied and Apple, one of the hardest hit techs on Monday, gained 4 percent.

  • Stocks rebounded Tuesday amid hope that Congress will regroup and find a way to approve a $700 billion bailout plan for banks which it rejected on Monday.  Financials rallied and Apple, one of the hardest hit techs on Monday, gained 4 percent.

  • Stocks opened higher Tuesday amid hope that Congress will regroup and find a way to approve a $700 billion bailout plan for banks which it rejected on Monday.

  • After taking into account Monday’s plunge, the Dow Industrials is now down 27% from its October 2007 high. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite have fared a bit worse, declining 29% and 31% from their respective highs last October. Take a look at how some of the other major U.S. indices and sectors have performed since their 52-week high (including Monday’s fall)It's been a rough twelve months.  The Dow and S&P are looking to have their 4th straight quarter of declines, something not seen in years.  Here is a preview of the quarter end stats and the winners and losers to date.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    With Congress rejecting a Wall Street bailout, markets are turning towards central banks hoping they will stop the decline.

  • Wall Street looked set to rally on Tuesday after having plunged the previous day, with investors still hoping Congress will find a way to approve a $700 billion bailout plan for banks which it rejected on Monday.

  • We talk about Main Street versus Wall Street, and I've been covering a lot of Main Street reaction to this financial crisis. But Scott Cohn was on Wall Street Monday, the actual physical location, as the market dove like never before.

  • Tuesday promises more treachery for investors as they navigate markets held captive by politicians and the promise of a rapidly faltering economy.

  • With volatility continuing to soar, the Dow and S&P are on track for their biggest point losses ever. 

  • Investors should expect the Dow Jones Industrial Average to fall below 10,000 points, as the current credit crisis is a repeat of the 'Rich Man's Panic' of 1907, Tom Hougaard, chief market strategist from City Index, told CNBC.

  • It's been a rough twelve months.  The Dow and S&P are looking to have their 4th straight quarter of declines, something not seen in years.  Here is a preview of the quarter end stats and the winners and losers to date.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The confidence crisis is spreading to Asia and Europe as financial markets are virtually shut, experts warn.

  • It was bailout or bust for the markets , but now that Congress has reached agreement on the $700 billion package the focus will shift to the weak economy.