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  • Obama Proposes Ambitious Health Care Plan Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 1:31 PM ET

    President-elect Barack Obama has proposed an ambitious plan to reform U.S. health care and get insurance for at least some of the 46 million Americans who now lack it.

  • Swiss Re Reports Surprise Net Loss Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 1:55 AM ET

    Swiss Re, the world's second-biggest reinsurer, reported a surprise third-quarter net loss of 304 million Swiss francs ($263.2 million), hurt by investment losses.

  • AIG Already Running Through Government Loans Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 6:51 AM ET

    The American International Group is rapidly running through $123 billion in emergency lending provided by the Federal Reserve, raising questions about how a company claiming to be solvent in September could have developed such a big hole by October, the New York Times reports.

  • Sell Block: Hedge Funds Cash In on AIG Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 7:37 PM ET

    That means, if you own the stock, it's time to cash out.

  • Why Insurance Stocks Are Under Pressure Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:55 PM ET

    In general, traders and analysts agree that: 1) these insurers have very little short-term debt; 2) do not use much financial leverage; 3) they receive new dollars every day that need to be invested.

  • FDIC Chair Seeks Fee Increase For Insurance Fund Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 10:25 AM ET
    FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair

    The head of the FDIC on Tuesday asked for an increase in premiums that will double the average paid by U.S. banks and thrifts next year to replenish the deposit insurance fund.

  • Could The Credit Crisis Help Pfizer? Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 3:46 PM ET

    Pretty much all of biopharma is caught in the downdraft of the markets today with the notable exception of Dendreon (data) and ImClone Systems (a deal).

  • 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.

  • Small Price To Pay For Shelter From The Storm Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    As the Wall Street crisis unfolds, insurance policy holders might be asking themselves if the premiums they are paying for their coverage are going to do what are supposed to do: protect them from risk.

  • Biotech Bonanza For ImClone & Dendreon Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    Okay, what were the chances that ImClone would get bought and Dendreon would come out with its interim test results on the same morning? Slim to none, I'd say. But that's exactly what the news gods had in store for two of the hottest names in biotech.

  • Man of Steel? Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 8:47 PM ET

    Turns out Wachovia's CEO was more hero than villian. It's just that Cramer didn't know until the Wells Fargo deal was announced.

  • Carmen and our team of experts answer your questions about bank failures, insurance and much more.

  • Citigroup, Wells Fargo in Bidding War for Wachovia Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | 6:26 PM ET
    A Wachovia branch bank is shown in a Charlotte, N.C. file photo from July 20, 2006. After a rough year, the banking industry appears headed for another in 2007. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

    Citigroup and Wells Fargo were locked Sunday in a bidding war over a possible emergency takeover of Wachovia, the New York Times reported.

  • Carmen's Mergers & Premonitions: Is Your Bank Next? Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 5:07 PM ET

    WaMu to JPMorgan. Now Wachovia to Citi? What all this bank-on-bank action means for your money, wherever it happens to be.

  • Web Extra: Moving Insurance Benefits Without Penalty Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:27 PM ET

    Carmen takes more questions after the show.

  • Q&A: Keeping Your Money Safe Right Now Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 10:00 PM ET

    Carmen and our experts answer the questions you're probably wondering yourself about what to do to protect your money.

  • 'Extremely Strong' Interest in AIG Assets: Dinallo Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 9:57 AM ET
    Struggle at AIG - A CNBC Special Report

    Insurance companies have gotten away from their core competencies and that is "dangerous," said New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo.

  • What the Pros Say: Wall Street Welfare? Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 8:30 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Investing experts and economists worldwide weigh in on AIG and what this recent run of bailouts means for financial sectors across the globe.

  • Government Comes To Rescue With Bailout Deal Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 3:58 AM ET

    Former Allstate CEO Edward Liddy will be the new CEO of AIG, which was rescued by an $85 billion loan from the Fed, in exchange for an 79.9% stake in itself.

  • How Regular People Can Protect Their Money Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 8:59 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    What’s insured, what’s not, and what to do if you’re worried about your bank’s future.

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