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  • Why Traders Want Rate Cuts Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Despite a belief that lowering rates may not do much, most traders disagree. Cutting rates is an attempt at reflation, and at this point that has become a major concern. Paying interest on reserves--which the Fed is now doing--is also a form of lowering rates.

  • What the Pros Say: Coordinated Cuts Coming Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 8:40 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Australia's Central Bank stunned the markets by cutting interest rates by a full-point to 6 percent Tuesday, a reduction that was twice as big as economists predicted and the bank's biggest cut in 16 years.

  • Market Oversold, Short-Term Bottom Near: Dr. Doom Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 7:12 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The stock market is as oversold as it has been since the crash of 1987 and the broader market could be start to rebound until early next year, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the Gloom Boom and Doom Report, said Tuesday.

  • EU Won't Manage Unified Banking Plan Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 4:26 AM ET

    The European Union will not respond with a U.S.-style bailout package to the current crisis but it will probably decide to guarantee all private deposits in banks across its territory to boost citizens' confidence in financial institutions, analysts told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 10:26 PM ET

    The stock market is no longer like a falling knife. It's become a whole drawer full of flying cutlery.

  • Midwestern Town Feels Wall Street's Pain: Mayor Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 1:59 PM ET

    Franklin, Ind., an industrial-based town south of Indianapolis is starting to feel the effects of Wall Street’s pain, said Fred Paris, the town’s mayor on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

  • Home for sale - Coldwell

    I’m not quite sure what to make of Coldwell Bankers’ “National 10-Day Sales Event” which urges its clients to lower the price of their homes by 10 percent for ten days. In return the sellers get special promotions for the listings, through radio, print and web advertising.

  • Avoid Short-Term Thinking For Long-Term Needs Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Amid the market melee, you may be starting to question the investment strategy behind your battered portfolio, but before you attempt any knee-jerk moves to mitigate risk, consider the impact an uber conservative investment stance might have on your ability to feather your nest egg.

  • Shaky Economy May Last For a While Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    A growing number of economists believe the country is on the brink of—or already in—its first recession since 2001 and that it will be longer lasting.

  • Jobs Outlook Darkens As Financial Crisis Grows Sunday, 5 Oct 2008 | 11:19 AM ET

    The worsening credit crisis is creating even more worry about the labor market outlook and there was little consolation in the jobs report Friday.  All signs are pointing to further deterioration in the months ahead. The big question is how bad it will get and how quickly.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 7:51 PM ET
    Hundred Dollar

    The stumbling economy and the specter of a rough earnings season will pressure stocks in the week ahead.

  • Stop Trading!: Do Stocks Signal a Rate Cut? Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer speculates on where the shorts could hit next.

  • Greece Guarantees Deposits … Sort of Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 8:45 AM ET

    Greece's banking system "is totally safe and reliable" despite the world financial turmoil and all bank deposits in the country are guaranteed, Finance Minister George Alogoskoufis said on Friday, according to the Associated Press.

  • Jobs Outlook Murky As Financial Crisis Grows Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 8:35 AM ET

    The worsening credit crisis is creating even more worry about the labor market outlook and there was little consolation in the jobs report Friday.  All signs are pointing to further deterioration in the months ahead. The big question is how bad it will get and how quickly.

  • Market Insider: Bail Us Out -- But Will It Work? Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 8:18 PM ET

    The House's vote Friday on the $700 billion financial bail out package hangs over a market increasingly worried the credit crunch is stalling the economy.

  • Credit Freeze, Bailout Haggling Slam Stocks Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Stocks Fall as Congress Drags Its Feet Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Two very well-respected Columbia University business types are floating a plan today in the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal that they claim will fix the housing market and the greater economy.

  • Credit Crisis Hitting Home: 'Everybody Cries Together' Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    As the credit crisis spreads around the globe, it is reverberating back to Main Street in ways never seen before.  As such, stories similar to the Hendrick's Turf farm are being played out across America.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Economic Jitters Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.