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  • Fed May Tap $540 Billion To Help Out Money Funds Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 10:46 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The Fed could lend up to $540 billion in a new facility aimed at restoring liquidity for money market funds,  Fed officials said.

  • Housing Bailout Will Be Next on Agenda Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 2:24 PM ET

    Economists say the best bang for the buck will come from helping housing,  not another tax cut or extended unemployment benefits.

  • NY & NJ Governors See Tough Times Ahead Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    New York Governor David Patterson and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine sounded off on the economy, Wall Street and regulation on Monday.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 7:18 PM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange executes a trade with his NYSE E-Broker.

    A slight thaw in the credit freeze could warm up some cautious buying in battered stocks in the week ahead.

  • Fannie Fires Back On Not Helping Home Owners Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 10:22 AM ET

    Yesterday, on TV, I did a few stories about how the big government bailout (TARP) is having some unfortunate and unintended consequences on troubled borrowers.

  • Market Insider: No Two Bears are the Same Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 10:49 PM ET

    We've all been searching for road maps from the past to help guide us through these current, scary market conditions.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 9:35 PM ET

    The stock market is on its own wild ride these days, but if investors were to step off the roller coaster for a minute, they might see signs of life in the credit markets.

  • Home Builders Feeling "Bearish" Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
    Home Construction

    It’s not exactly a shocker, but the nation’s home builders are in dire need of Xanax. The confidence index for October came out today, and it’s hit another record low.

  • Fears Of Global Recession Continue to Rattle Markets Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:27 PM ET
    Global Markets

    Investors continued to be rattled by worries that the prolonged credit crisis has already pushed the global economy into a recession.

  • US Economy Continues To Give Off Mixed Signals Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    The latest inflation and jobs data were somewhat better than expected, but the industrial sector showed continued weakness.

  • Market Insider: Scaredy Cat Market Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 9:37 PM ET

    The screeching volatility that took stocks to the worst decline since October, 1987 wiped out much of Monday's gains and leaves traders afraid that investors will shy away from stocks for a very long time.

  • Paulson: Immediate Lending Guarantee Starts Now Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 8:43 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the U.S. government's banking rescue plan is designed to spur private investment in financial institutions, and told CNBC that the FDIC interbank lending guarantee that's part of the plan will kick in immediately.

  • As Recession Looms, Fed Faces Pressure to Cut More Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Now that the US consumer has finally hit the wall, there’s growing speculation that the Federal Reserve will push its interest-rate pedal to the floor.

  • Behind All The Problems, It's Still About Foreclosures Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    Mortgage rates are climbing, which could make things even tougher for those troubled borrowers still trying to get help on their loans. Why are they rising? All has to do with fear and treasury spreads.

  • Credit Continues to Thaw, But Recession Jitters Grow Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 1:22 PM ET

    Global credit markets continued to show signs of thawing, but worries about a world-wide recession loomed over markets.

  • See What People Are Saying About... More Rate Cuts Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 1:04 PM ET

    The turmoil in credit markets poses a "significant threat'' to an already slowing U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday...

  • Wholesale Inflation Jumps, While Retail Sales Slump Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 11:59 AM ET

    Inflation took an unexpected turn for the worse, while retail sales slumped again in September, complicating the Fed's  interest rate policy in the coming months.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 11:47 PM ET

    While still wildly volatile, the stock market may be ready to start paying attention to what normally drives it - earnings and economic news.

  • Default filings in California fell a whopping 62 percent in September from the month before, according to ForeclosureRadar.com, a California foreclosure search and data site.

  • Krugman: Revised Rescue Plan 'Looks Much Better' Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    Paul Krugman, Princeton University professor and winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Economics, told CNBC that the new rescue plan, which will inject $250 billion into U.S. banks, “looks much better.”