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  • Stocks Fall On Bailout Uncertainty Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    The Dow closed lower on Wednesday as nervous investors found it difficult to muster enthusiasm ahead of the Senate’s vote on a revamped $700 billion rescue plan.

  • Credit Worries Damp Stocks; Banks Rally Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday amid concerns about strained credit markets and the economic slowdown.  Banks rallied as investors were encouraged by progress on bailout talks on Capitol Hill.  GE got a vote of confidence -- to the tune of $3 billion -- from Warren Buffett.

  • Credit, Bailout Worries Drag on Stocks Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 1:40 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.

  • Stocks Slide as ISM Report Adds to Anxiety Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 11:01 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Wednesday, with investors at the mercy of progress on the proposed government financial bailout package.

  • Futures Fall as Bailout Remains Uncertain Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Stocks looked set to start Wednesday in the red with investors at the mercy of progress on the proposed government financial bailout package.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 9:22 PM ET

    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.

  • Today's Top Videos: Pickens, Bailout Bill & More... Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 8:15 PM ET

    A day after Congress fails to pass the bailout bill, economists gather to discuss what went wrong, the significance of the plan and its financial implications. Plus, car dealers face the heavy pressures of the credit crunch. Following are today's top videos:

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Wednesday Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 7:12 PM ET

    Time for a Web Extra edition of the Fast & Furious trades. Find out how to play oil, Micron earnings, the start of Q4 and more.

  • Strategist Says Small Caps Could Be a Place to Hide Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Small caps were dumped with everything else on Monday, but the fact they were not as battered as bigger stocks may be a sign they will continue to outperform. That's the view of Lori Calvasina, a Citigroup strategist who follows small- and mid-cap stocks.

  • Quick Market Stats: Quarter Ending 9/30 Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    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%.

  • Cold Winter, Hot Trade? Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    As the calendar flips over to October many traders become eager to get long nat gas ahead of winter. But lately this trade has been a widow maker...

  • CEO: Why I Want My Firm Off the 'No-Short' List Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    Rick Dillon wants his firm removed from the SEC's "no-short" list. He told CNBC why short sellers are healthy for his business—and offered his fund's favorite stock now.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 10:51 PM ET

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

  • Call it the Prius Principle. Toyota's Prius was not the first hybrid, nor, you could argue, was it the best gas-electric car in terms of performance. Still, ask 90% of America about hybrids and Prius is the first thing they mention.

  • Market Insider: Bail Out And Then What? Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | 9:17 PM ET

    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.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 8:05 PM ET

    The state of the financial markets' bailout and the credit crunch are dual concerns for investors in the week ahead.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 9/26 Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 5:33 PM ET

    On a week with mounting anxiety over a $700 billion financial bailout plan, following regulators' decision to seize Washington Mutual in the biggest bank closure in U.S. history; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ fell more than 2% for the week, but ended mixed on Friday.

  • For the week ending Friday, September 26, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices tumbled for the week as uncertainty lingered over the Congressional $700B bailout package.  We also witnessed a historic bank failure, unsatisfying housing data, a continued rise in jobless claims, and a record one-day gain in the price of crude.  The S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite shed more than 3% for the week. The NASDAQ had the worst weekly performance amongst the three major indices, losing 3.98%, followed by S&P 500 which lost 3.3%, marking their biggest weekly drops since the start of Sept. for the NASDAQ & since mid May for the S&P.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 8:43 PM ET

    Wall Street's wild ride promises to continue as Congress wrangles over details of a financial markets bailout, and investors assess the government-brokered deal for Washington Mutual.

  • Venezuela's Chavez Presses 'Alliance' with Russia Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 12:54 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was due in Moscow on Thursday, his second visit within months as Russia increases its ties with the U.S. foe after fighting a war against American-allied Georgia.

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