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  • Futures Soar as Government Steps In Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:25 AM ET

    Wall Street was poised for a big Friday at the end of a rollercoaster week after the Federal Reserve, Treasury and SEC jumped in to triage the meltdown in the banking system with measures including a ban on short selling in financials.

  • What's Next, Banning Long Buying? Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 8:50 AM ET

    Here's the sweet part: it's a quadruple witching expiration!! Options desks are frantic, because everyone has to cover their short calls in financials.

  • POLL: Is Banning Short-Selling a Good Idea? Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 7:20 AM ET

    Regulators across the world slapped temporary bans on short-selling in an effort to boost investors confidence. What do you think of the new regulations?

  • Show Us Your Shorts! Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 6:51 PM ET

    Should hedge funds be required to report their short positions, daily?

  • Ban "Shorts" All Together? Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    The Dow rallied 250 points shortly after 1 pm ET when the UK government announced they were banning short selling in financial stocks until January, and would require hedge funds to reveal their short positions.

  • Busch: Anatomy Of A Panic And The Response Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 11:03 AM ET

    The Lehman bankruptcy sent waves of asset sales and capital raises throughout the system.  One of the early casualties was the "Breaking-Of-The-Buck" at the Primary Reserve money market fund.  However, there are numerous other ripples.

  • Everyone's Jumping Into The Liquidity Pool Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 9:08 AM ET

    The Fed, the European Central Bank, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, Bank of Canada, and the Swiss National Bank are all pumping dollars into the global system. Fed made an additional $180 billion available to central banks to lend out.

  • Has The SEC Finally Woken Up? Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 8:43 AM ET

    The SEC is attempting to throw a curve at short sellers. Chairman Cox is asking the Commission to CONSIDER a disclosure rule that will require hedge funds and other large investors to disclose their short positions.

  • Cramer Says Don’t Panic Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    Don't let volatility scare you out of this market. There are opportunities to be had.

  • Finally, the SEC Takes Action Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    Cramer's been waiting for this federal regulator to stop the abusive short selling that's hurt so many stocks. At last, Chairman Christopher Cox has stepped up.

  • Some Seek Agency to Buy Bad Debt as Long-Term Answer Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

    Lawmakers and experts are considering a longer-term legislative solution that would create a new agency to dispose of the mortgage-related assets at the core of Wall Street’s woes., the New York Times reports.

  • Blame the SEC? Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 6:44 PM ET

    Ask Cramer and he'll tell you that the regulators didn't regulate. And that's why we're in this mess.

  • Today's Top Videos: Sin City, SEC's Cox & More... Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    SEC Chairman Christopher Cox talks about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's stock movements while Sin City's gambling industry faces an economic earthquake. Following are today's top videos:

  • Merrill and Goldman Sachs Settle Auction-Debt Probe Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 6:11 PM ET

    Three more more financial firms, including Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, reached settlements over the sale of auction-rate securities, a $330 billion market that collapsed in February.

  • Merrill's Thain, Cuomo Discuss Auction-Rate Probe Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 4:27 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain met with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday in an attempt to reach a settlement of the auction-rate securities probe, CNBC has learned.

  • Merrill Settles With Massachusetts on Auction Debt Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch reached a settlement with Massachusetts over auction-rate securities, the latest in a string a accords between regulators and Wall Street firms over the $330 billion market that collapsed in February

  • Cuomo Threatens to Sue Merrill Over Auction-Rate Debt Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 9:52 AM ET

    Merrill Lynch has until Friday to settle an auction-rate securities case with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office or it will face a lawsuit, Cuomo warned during a CNBC interview.

  • Fed Quietly Investigated Lehman Rumor: WSJ Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 3:57 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve called Credit Suisse last month to check a rumor that the bank was preparing to pull a line of credit for Lehman Brothers, the Wall Street Journal reported on its web site on Thursday.

  • SEC to Propose New Rule on Short Sales of Stocks Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 4:04 PM ET

    The top U.S. securities regulator plans to propose a new short selling rule in the next few weeks which would be broader than an emergency order covering just 19 financial stocks which ended last week

  • Icahn Buys More Motorola; Soros Ups Lehman Stake Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 5:17 PM ET
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    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reported that he had increased his stake in Motorola to 144.1 million shares from 115.6 million shares the prior quarter. Meanwhile, George Soros raised his stake in Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers to 9.5 million shares.