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  • Nobody Really Wants To Buy A House Right Now Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    The Mortgage Bankers Association reports a 23 percent drop in overall volume from the previous week, a 35 percent drop in refis and an 11 percent drop in the purchase index.

  • What the Pros Say: Diversity & Dividends Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 8:38 AM ET

    With Congress rejecting a Wall Street bailout, markets are turning towards central banks hoping they will stop the decline.

  • Bailout Would Only Prolong Crisis: Jim Rogers Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 6:08 AM ET

    The $700 billion bailout package that Congress is scrambling to pass will only prolong economic woes, legendary investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 9:22 PM ET

    Once more, it's the noise coming from Washington Wednesday that could drive markets. Hope that the bill would be resuscitated before the end of the week is sending stocks higher.

  • What the Pros Say: We Need Rate Cuts Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 9:40 AM ET

    With Congress rejecting a Wall Street bailout, markets are turning towards central banks hoping they will stop the decline.

  • UK Economy at Stand Still in Second Quarter Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 5:23 AM ET

    The British economy stood still in the second quarter of 2008 and the current account gap widened to its highest level in nearly a year, official data showed on Tuesday.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 10:51 PM ET

    Tuesday promises more treachery for investors as they navigate markets held captive by politicians and the promise of a rapidly faltering economy.

  • Market Insider: Bail Out And Then What? Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | 9:17 PM ET

    It was bailout or bust for the markets , but now that Congress has reached agreement on the $700 billion package the focus will shift to the weak economy.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 8:05 PM ET

    The state of the financial markets' bailout and the credit crunch are dual concerns for investors in the week ahead.

  • Why Not Bail Out The Housing Speculators? Really! Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 2:54 PM ET
    Government Bailout

    In all the talk of all the differing bailout plans, one little mantra of all the lawmakers as well as the regulators and the President is, "Of course we won't bail out the speculators, those who made money investing in homes and then flipping them for a profit."

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 8:43 PM ET

    Wall Street's wild ride promises to continue as Congress wrangles over details of a financial markets bailout, and investors assess the government-brokered deal for Washington Mutual.

  • Real Economy In Real Trouble, Too Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 1:17 PM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Now, with a deal on the financial bailout expected soon, let's get back to the real economy—and the recession already in progress.

  • Hey--Take Some Of That Bailout And Buy New Home Inventory Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 12:13 PM ET
    Fixing Whats Broken

    It could make a nice return for the government in the long run and would put jobs back into one of America’s manufacturing sectors, not to mention pump a bit of stock price back into the public builders

  • Slowdown: Jobless Rate Jumps, Durable Goods Slip Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 9:31 AM ET

    The number of workers filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped 32,000 last week,while new orders for durable goods dropped by a sharper-than-expected 4.5 percent in August.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 10:39 PM ET

    It's never pretty on Wall Street when the action in Washington rules the markets. That's certainly been the case this week, while Congress wrestles with the merit and shape of the $700 billion financial markets rescue package, proposed by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson

  • 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.

  • Confidence in Housing: At What Price Can It Be Bought? Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    I am more convinced than ever today that the housing recession is fueled by a lack of confidence, and I am also more convinced than ever that restoring confidence in housing is going to take a lot more than just shoveling money at the banking industry.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 8:53 PM ET

    Warren Buffett is driving the latest ambulance to show up on Wall Street, and his first aid may in fact give a boost of confidence to the market and Washington's rescue process.

  • Hey Congress, You Already Passed Homeowner Bailout Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 3:46 PM ET

    In the debate over homeowner aid in the Wall Street bailout, both sides appear to have forgotten that Congress approved a $300 billion mortgage rescue in July.

  • Credit Crunch Crushing Private Student Loan Business Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 2:21 PM ET

    As the credit crunch deepens, it's  putting more private student loan companies out of business and leaving fewer students  able to qualify.