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  • Tarp Tumults Market Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 6:34 PM ET

    If you're confused over changes in the TARP program CNBC's Steve Liesman thinks you could be missing something vital.

  • Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson backed away from buying troubled mortgage assets with the $700 billion bailout fund, favoring instead a broader use of the money...

  • Crisis Timeline: Fed Actions to Combat Credit Crunch Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 1:57 PM ET

    The U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve on Monday eased the terms of official aid to battered insurance giant American International Group.  The following is a chronology of Fed actions to counter a global credit crisis sparked by the collapse of U.S. housing

  • Treasury Prices Fall Ahead of $55 Billion Auction Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 11:21 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Monday as traders cut prices ahead of billions of dollars of new supply and as stock market gains and a restructured bailout package for American International Group damped investors' appetite for safe-haven government debt.

  • Bonds Slip Lower With Attention on Election Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    U.S. short-term Treasurys dipped Tuesday in thin volume as climbing stocks cut off any safe-haven bid while Americans headed to the polls to elect a new president.

  • Busch: Arresting Developments Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 11:19 AM ET

    The weekend was extremely busy in the world of finance. Starting in South Korea, this nation cut its overnight interest rates by 75 basis points to 4.25%. Genuflecting at the altar of low rates/high liquidity, the Bank of Korea cut rates for the 2nd time this month and by the most ever in one move as the country is experiencing drastically lower growth (0.6% GDP) and a shut off of lending to smaller firms.

  • Struggling to Keep Up as the Crisis Raced On Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 10:33 AM ET

    In nearly a century, no Treasury secretary has faced a more difficult financial crisis than the one Henry Paulson is contending with. For months, he and his team have been working around the clock, often seven days a week, trying — in vain — to keep it from deepening, according to the New York Times.

  • Paulson To Blame For Late Sell-Off? Read This First Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Late in the day Treasury Secretary Paulson did disappoint traders by saying it would take several weeks before Treasury would buy assets, but he also mentioned the powers to inject capital into financial institutions that the Treasury now has.

  • Forget Logic; Fear Appears to Have Edge Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 7:12 AM ET

    How else to explain yet another plunge in the stock market Tuesday that sent the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index to its lowest level in five years — particularly in the absence of another nasty surprise? If anything, the markets should have been buoyed by the Federal Reserve saying it would shore up another troubled corner of finance by lending money directly to companies, the New York Times reported.

  • Bond ETFs: Hidden Dangers? Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 8:59 AM ET

    Can you trust bond ETFs? Investors are turning to bonds and exchange-traded funds for stability and safety. But in this installment of CNBC 101, Trader Talk blogger Bob Pisani tells why bond ETFs may be hiding more than meets the eye.

  • Gross: Bailout of Wall Street Will Help Main Street Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 3:27 PM ET

    The Treasury’s bailout plan for Wall Street will also benefit Main Street, Bill Gross, founder and chief investment officer of investment management firm Pimco, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Crescenzi: Patience Will Win With Credit Spreads Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 10:55 AM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    Investors with steadier nerves than the consensus will win. Substantial strains continue to exist in the money market, as evidenced by Libor and Treasury bill rates. It's the widest spread to the fed funds target since 1987, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

  • Commodities Prices Soar as Safe Haven From Stocks Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 2:51 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    As investors bail out of stocks and other types of  "paper" assets, they're pouring into tangible investments—namely oil, gold and other metals.

  • Credit Markets Seizing Up Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    What do Big Foot, a pink Cadillac and Wednesday’s yield on one-month T-bills all have in common. They’re all something rarely seen!

  • Bonds Regain Favor After Fannie & Freddie Takeover Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    Investors are snapping up mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds and Treasuries , which are offering better yields than stocks.

  • Dow Gains Nearly 300 Points; Techs Drag Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 5:02 PM ET

    Financials helped the Dow pull off a nearly 300-point gain Monday but techs limped to the finish line as nagging worries about a global economic slump found their way back into the market.

  • Rally Loses Steam, Tech Stocks Drag Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    The air started to come out the Fannie-Freddie-inspired rally as the market started to float back to Earth.

  • Rally Loses Steam as Skepticism Creeps In Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 1:59 PM ET

    The air started to come out the Fannie-Freddie-inspired rally as the market started to float back to Earth.

  • Stocks Rally but Fannie, Freddie Plunge Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 10:54 AM ET

    Stocks rallied, with the Dow up more than 300 points in the first few minutes of trading, as Wall Street cheered the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Few Stand to Gain on This Bailout, and Many Lose Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 10:19 AM ET

    Over the years, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac showered riches on many winners: their executives, Wall Street bankers and Washington lobbyists. Now the foundering mortgage giants are leaving some losers in their wake, notably their shareholders, rank-and-file employees and, in the worst case, American taxpayers, the New York Times reports.