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  • The Financial Crisis: This Day—One Year Ago, Sept. 10 Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 3:49 AM ET
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    Lehman Brothers moves closer to taking center stage in the crisis, but storm clouds also build over AIG and Washington Mutual.

  • On Tuesday, Lehman Brothers starts playing defense. Reports say Lehman management is considering moving up the release of its third-quarter earnings, which had been scheduled for next Thursday. Opinion is split on fannie and Freddie — with on builder calling a bottom.

  • Monday sees a dawn for markets...a false dawn. Investors rejoiced that the U.S. Treasury will take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, seeing a sign that housing troubles are over. Stock markets all over the world rocket upward. But not everyone shares the . Lehman Brothers  ends the day down 13 percent. Why?

  • This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    The U.S. markets may be closed Sunday, but that doesn't stop rumblings and news on the financial front. Lehman Brothers officials are hoping to finalize plans to raise capital and sell off bad debts sometime this coming week. And U.S. Treasury officials expect to buy $5 billion of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities within the next month, as part of the takeover of the mortgage finance giants.

  • This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    For the troubled financial sector, Saturday brings no rest. The U.S. plans to bring mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under Federal control, according to reports. The move could constitute the biggest financial bailout in American history. And shareholders are facing the prospect of a wipeout.

  • This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    It's a pretty black Friday. Another bleak unemployment report shows the August joblessness rate shot up to its highest level since summer of 2003. And the glum news seems to rattle every spoke on the financial hub.

  • Latvia Will Continue to Defend Currency: C. Banker Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 5:01 AM ET

    Latvia will continue to intervene to defend its fixed-rate currency as it has sufficient foreign exchange reserves to do so, Bank of Latvia governor Ilmars Rimsevics told CNBC in an exclusive interview Wednesday.

  • Central Bankers to Blame for Crisis: Author Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 7:25 AM ET

    Central bankers are to blame for the current financial crisis, according to Andrew Smithers, author of "Wall Street Revalued" and founder of Smithers & Company. He suggests they employ different policies so further crises will be prevented.

  • We Are in a Semi-Depression: Nightingale Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 2:55 AM ET

    The surprise rise in German and French gross domestic product does not mean the world recession is over, and central banks are likely to make mistakes that would bring about a second recession, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC Friday.

  • Farrell:  We Like What We See Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 10:02 AM ET
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    If they say it, it must be so ... On Thursday Goldman Sachs said that since inventory liquidation has been so pervasive, the second half of 2009 will see stronger growth as that liquidation process is reversed...We have been feeling the same for some time.

  • Busch: Central Bank Surprise! Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 11:31 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    The Bank of England surprised the market today by increasing the supply of liquidity for it's quantitative easing program instead of announcing it would end the program.

  • Stocks End Week With Thud After Jobs Report Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 5:53 PM ET

    Stocks capped their third straight down week with a sharp drop Thursday as a weak jobs report muzzled all the green-shoots talk and investors hunkered down. The Dow lost 1.9 percent this week.

  • Futures Skid After Jobs Report Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock futures slid deeper into the red Thursday after a report showed more jobs were lost last month than expected.

  • Why the Euro Shows the S&P Will Hit 1,000 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 7:05 AM ET

    The recent rally in the euro is a positive sign for the S&P 500, because it shows appetite for risk is still strong and the S&P could hit 1,000 this summer, Kevin Cook, market analyst at PEAK6 Investments, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The price of oil, which is rising too fast, and long-term interest rates that are beginning to creep up are likely to suppress a budding recovery, famous economist Nouriel Roubini, also dubbed "Dr. Doom," told CNBC Monday.

  • Gold is the safest asset to buy in these times as, despite reassurance from central banks, inflation is likely to crop up again next year or in 2011, Philip Manduca, investment manager at ECU Group, told CNBC Thursday.

  • ECB's Trichet to Germany's Merkel: Back Off Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 12:21 PM ET

    The head of the European Central Bank refused to bullied into changing policy Thursday following comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding her concerns that the central bank's loose monetary policy could lead the global economy into another, bigger crisis over the next decade.

  • Another Bottom for Stocks Coming: Rogers Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 8:32 AM ET
    False bottom

    The stock market may hit new lows this year or the next as the current rally has been largely caused by the money printed by central banks and fundamental problems remain unsolved, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Next Crisis Will Be in Currencies: Jim Rogers Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 3:09 AM ET

    The next financial meltdown will be in the currency markets, as central banks around the world have been printing money, giving the appearance of massive government intervention to weaken their currencies, legendary investor Jim Rogers, chairman, Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Euro May Bring Europe Down: EU Parliament Member Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 4:47 AM ET

    The singe European currency may bring the end of the whole European Union, because its one-size-fits-all approach means countries on the "wrong" side of the economic cycle lose out, European MP Nigel Farage said.

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