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  • AIG: Too Big to Fail Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    If Washington doesn't want to see the Dow lose another 1,000 points, it better help this company.

  • Hard-Money Week Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 4:24 PM ET

    Treasury man Paulson refused to bail out Lehman Brothers and talked about the need to respect moral hazard. In other words, no more government goodies to reward bad corporate behavior. Of course, stocks got killed yesterday. But interestingly, today they are up about 100 points.

  • Fed Leaves Rates Alone But Is Monitoring Credit Crisis Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve, meeting during an unprecendented crisis on Wall Street, decided to leave interest rates unchanged but expressed concern about the crisis escalating.

  • Fed Stands Pat on Rates: Experts Sound Off Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve left rates unchanged on Tuesday, giving little relief for Wall Street one day after the Dow's 500 drop. What follows are video highlights of the experts' reactions.

  • TEXT: FOMC Statement Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 2:20 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its September 16 meeting on interest rate policy:

  • Fed Needs to Cut by Half a Point: Gartman Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve needs to slash interest rates by half a percentage point to show the public that it is taking steps to avert a financial crisis, Dennis Gartman, founder of the Gartman letter, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Markets Push for Rate Cut But Might Not Get One Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 10:43 AM ET

    Financial markets are widely expecting the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates today, but they may not get their wish.

  • Fed To Cut Interest Rates: Take Our Poll Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 10:20 AM ET

    Financial markets are widely expecting the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates today, but they may not get their wish. Take our Poll:

  • Paulson’s Courageous Action Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 8:55 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is the man of the hour. This weekend he drew a clear line in the sand: no more federal bailouts. Not for Lehman Brother. Not for global insurer AIG. Not for Merrill Lynch. Not for anyone, at least as of this writing.

  • Fed's Strategy Has Moved Beyond Rate Cuts Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 8:19 AM ET
    Federal Reserve

    Don't expect the central bank to cut interest rates on Tuesday at its regularly scheduled FMOC meeting following the Lehman Brothers-Merrill Lynch-AIG developments, even though that's the action it took in March when Bear Stearns was on the ropes.

  • More Fed Relief Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Could wreckage from the massive crisis on Wall Street prompt the Federal Reserve to do an about face and once again cut interest rates?

  • Dow Plunges 500 Points as AIG Rattles Market Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks had their worst selloff since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, with the Dow plummeting more than 500 points amid escalating fear about a collapse of AIG.

  • Bargain Hunting Helps Keep Losses in Check Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.

  • POLL: What Should the Fed Do? Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    More and more voices call on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates in the aftermath of Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy. What do you think the Fed should do? Vote in the poll below:

  • Stocks Plunge as Wall Street Writhes Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 10:43 AM ET

    Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.

  • Stocks Set to Plunge on Wall Street Pain Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Stocks looked set to plummet Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.

  • Game Plan: Why We Absolutely Need a Rate Cut Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 7:48 PM ET

    Investors should prepare for the worst just in case it turns out that Ben Bernanke knows nothing yet again.

  • Can Ben "Relax" A Bit? Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 7:01 PM ET

    Is it possible? Might the Fed be thinking about cutting interest rates?

  • Attention Wall Street: Add the precipitous slowdown in consumer spending to the list of worries and reasons to think a recession is underway or imminent. 

  • Fed Rate Cut Could Be In The Cards Later This Year Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 8:35 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Fed may start considering  another interest rate cut at the end of this year or early 2009, which was widely considered out of the question a week ago.