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  • Buffett's Berkshire Bounces Back to Beat the Bears Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

    In late July, Berkshire Hathaway shares were down 25 percent from their December highs and the stock was doing worse than the benchmark S&P 500 for the year.  A lot has changed since then.

  • The Knock-On Effects Of Banning Short Selling Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 11:30 AM ET

    Here is one small example: two well-known ETFs, the ProShares UltraShort Financials (SKF) and ProShares Short Financials SEF) have been halted. The company will be issuing a statement shortly, but here, I believe, is the problem:

  • Stock Picker: Buy American Banks! Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    FBR's David Ellison is putting money into financials -- solid, insured, American banks. "Those are going to be the big winners here."

  • Germany Will Remain Europe's Economic Powerhouse Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    1st paragraph of story should go here

  • It's Going To Be One Wild Open Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Remember, it's a quadruple witching expiration (expiration of stock and stock index options, and stock and stock index futures). The S&P 500 options stopped trading at the CLOSE last night, however the settle price is at the OPEN this morning.

  • 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.

  • Q&A: How to Protect and Grow Your Money Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 9:54 PM ET

    What’s risky? What’s not? Carmen clears up the confusion so you can make the right decisions.

  • Stock Panic = Lots of Gold, Silver Upside Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 7:19 PM ET

    Precious metals still have plenty of upside, two strategists told CNBC. Evaristo Stanziale, senior vice president at SCS Commodities, and Mark Hansen, director of trading at CPM Group, offered their insights into gold and other safe-haven commodities.

  • Friday Look Ahead: What a Difference a Day Makes Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    Where there was dread, there's now a ray of hope: At least that's how some traders were talking at the end of the day Thursday, after the stock market rocketed 300 points in the final hour, the mirror opposite of Wednesday's frightening performance. Going into Friday, traders say there may be some positive follow-through, based on the course of news from Washington overnight.

  • Nesto: The Real B.S. Crippling Wall Street Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    (That's Balance Sheet, of course.) As Morgan Stanley, Genworth, State Street, WaMu and others are feeling the squeeze, I feel the need to dispel some myths that are crippling Wall St. and arguably the world.

  • Traders: Washington Has Awakened Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    Now everyone has a plan! We've gone from no ideas to plenty of ideas on how to deal with the current crisis. No less than TWO plans appear to be in the works, and there may be more:

  • 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.

  • Is This The Death of Capitalism?! Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 1:39 PM ET

    Crises: Lehman, Merrill, AIG, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. What does it all add up to? Possibly the death of capitalism, says Paul Donovan, senior international economist at UBS.

  • Picking Stocks Above the Chaos Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

    Mary Jane Matts says it's essential to separate companies and stocks from today's market turbulence -- to find accurate values for them.

  • 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.

  • Never a Greater Need for Banker Prozac: Strategist Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 7:11 AM ET

    Uncertainty is likely to continue in the financial sector for at least another two weeks, causing more depression, Ralph Silva, research director at Tower Group, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Web Extra: What to Do About WaMu Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 10:00 PM ET

    Carmen's advice if you're a customer of the beleaguered bank.

  • Stock Strategy: Buy The 'Fire Sale' Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    "Panic" is breeding stock-buying opportunity, says Bill Quinn, chairman of American Beacon Advisors. He offered CNBC his investment advice amidst market turbulence.