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  • Dow Soars as Financials Jump Over 20% Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 2:48 PM ET

    This week's wild ride on Wall Street is starting to look like just that — a ride — because the Dow is on track to end roughly where it was last Friday.

  • Chris Cox’s Terrible Idea Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 2:11 PM ET

    In extreme, the absence of short sellers would inflate stock market upturns, probably into bubbles. Short sellers keep the market honest. I know many in the short-selling community and most of them really do their homework.

  • GE Expected to Be Added to SEC's No-Short List Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 12:48 PM ET

    General Electric is expected to be added to a list of financial stocks that can no longer be sold short, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • Dow Is Up 300 Points as Financials Soar Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 11:50 AM ET

    Stocks shot out of the gate like a rocket Friday 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.  The Dow jumped more than 300 points higher at the open.  Brokerages and banks roared higher, with Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wachovia and Washington Mutual all up more than 30 percent.

  • Securities & Exchange Commission Issues Short-Ban List Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily banned short-selling on 799 financial stocks to boost investor confidence on Friday, one day after the UK Financial Services Authority took a similar step.

  • Dow Jumps 400 Points as Financials Soar Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 10:00 AM ET

    Stocks shot out of the gate like a rocket Friday 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.  The Dow jumped more than 300 points higher at the open.  Brokerages and banks roared higher, with Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wachovia and Washington Mutual all up more than 30 percent.

  • Busch: Three Key Reversal Steps For Crisis Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:59 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    After bank executives and politicians have blamed hedge funds (and other nefarious market participants) for the extreme volatility in financial sector equities, both the U.K. and the U.S. market regulators imposed bans on short selling in these stocks.

  • 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: