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  • Obama, McCain Turn Sights To Wall Street "Clean-Up" Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    The crisis on Wall Street has suddenly shifted the focus of the 2008 presidential race.

  • Stocks Gain 1.8% for Week Despite Bank Rout Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    Increasing optimism about loans to the U.S. auto industry helped drive major indexes out of negative territory. General Motors was the top gainer on the  Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, while Ford was among the top gainers on the Nasdaq.

  • For the week ending Friday, September 2, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices finished up for a week marked with the demise of more financial stocks, sluggish Retail Sales data, a steeper than expected decline in Pending Home Sales, and a looming hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico.  Volatility continues to dominate the markets as the Dow posted a 2 day consecutive up/down point move of 569 points on Monday and Tuesday (up 289 and then down 280), its largest 2-day up/down point swing since June 6. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) which measures market uncertainty reached an intraday high of 26.67 on Friday.

  • AIG Worries Drag on Dow; Autos Gain Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 3:59 PM ET

    Increasing optimism about loans to the U.S. auto industry helped drive major indexes out of negative territory. General Motors was the top gainer on the  Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, while Ford was among the top gainers on the Nasdaq.

  • 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. 

  • Auto Gains Help Offset Drag of Financials Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 1:54 PM ET

    Increasing optimism about loans to the U.S. auto industry helped drive major indexes out of negative territory. General Motors was the top gainer on the  Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, while Ford was among the top gainers on the Nasdaq.

  • CEOs Speak Out on The Economy Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    CEOs from various industries gathered to talk about the recent events in the economy and its affects on their companies. Watch the following videos for what each had to say.

  • Stocks Decline Amid Lehman Jitters Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Friday amid uncertainty surrounding Lehman Brothers and were dragged down further after the government's reading on retail sales fell well short of its mark.

  • Disappointing Retail Sales Drag on Stocks Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 9:25 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower amid uncertainty surrounding Lehman Brothers and were dragged down further after the government's reading on retail sales fell well short of its mark.

  • 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.

  • Today's Top Videos: Sept. 11, RIM's 'Bold' & More... Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 7:28 PM ET

    Today marks the seventh year since the September 11 terrorist attacks—the Nymex and the White House obeserve a moment of silence to remember when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Research in Motion's CEO talks about the company's new Blackberry—Bold. Following are today's top videos:

  • Bailouts Will Push US into Depression: Manager Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

    The end result of the global economic slowdown may be the U.S. announcing national bankruptcy as the government cannot afford the bailouts that it promised and the market will not bail out the government, Martin Hennecke, senior manager of private clients at Tyche, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Jobless Claims Expected to Dip Slightly Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 7:21 AM ET

    Government data is expected to show that the number of newly laid-off people filing jobless benefit claims dipped slightly last week but remains at elevated levels due to the sluggish economy.

  • History Points to a New Bull in London Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 6:16 AM ET

    If history is any guide, the FTSE may be in for a bull run as the index seems to have largely ignored the bad news over the past two months, market historian David Schwartz told "Squawk Box Europe."

  • Today's Top Videos: Lehman, Pimco's Gross & More... Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 7:22 PM ET

    Lehman Brothers reported a record $3.93 billion quarterly loss, while top economists debated over the GSE takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Following are today's top videos:

  • Former Finance Ministers Speak Their Minds at Summit Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    Global financial leaders convened at an economic summit held at the University of Virginia to discuss the world's economic concerns. The conference tried to design a blueprint for how to solve some shared economic problems, such as the subprime mortgage crisis and rising fuel and food costs.

  • Get Ready for the Last Bang Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 1:26 PM ET

    Achtung! Attention! Attenzione! ..... TIME´s UP! ... well, maybe. Or haven't you heard of the "Big Bang" re-enactment? The Bang to end it all? Well, here goes: Tomorrow in Switzerland, the scientists of European Organisation for Nuclear Research are preparing to start a small-scale re-enactment of the "Big Bang" that created the universe (or some are claiming the end of the world!).

  • GM Volt Images "Leaked" As The Countdown Begins Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 9:33 AM ET
    New Chevy Volt

    Already I've read some blog comments saying the Volt looks "boring" and "too much like a Toyota Prius." While the Volt's design is more conventional, the public forgets that there is a reason for that "softer", "less edgy" design.

  • US May Be Running Out Of Options To Stop Recession Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 7:41 AM ET

    Despite a Fannie-Freddie takeover, a $168-billion stimulus measure, a housing rescue package and Fed rate cuts, the economy is still struggling.  Now what?

  • Feeling Left Out? France Calls for More Intervention Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 4:12 AM ET

    The government takeover of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shows the need for more government intervention in the financial sector, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC Europe in an interview.

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