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  • Short Seller Wins Bet Against Warren Buffett Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Short seller Douglas Kass has won his relatively short-term bet against Warren Buffett. Given Buffett's track record as the world's greatest investor, he doesn't lose very often.

  • Commodities Still Under Pressure Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 9:34 AM ET

    S&P futures moved about 40 points off their highs of the morning, before posting a slight rebound off the lows late in the morning. They are finishing the morning session only down slightly.

  • Pros Say: 'Aggressive' Bear Rally Coming Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 9:17 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The stock markets have fallen so much that the only way will be up – at least for a short while, experts told CNBC.

  • Web Extra: An Investment Strategy for Right Now Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 10:02 PM ET

    An emotional caller asks Carmen to help her allocate her investments in this web-exclusive video.

  • Trader Talk: UPS on Deck; Amazon Hit Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 9:08 PM ET

    The problem for UPS may be in its Q4 guidance—don’t be surprised if it's lower than the roughly $0.96 expected due to expected lower volume.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 8:36 PM ET

    Stocks are trapped in a volatile selling wave, driven by fears of the weakening global economy even as credit markets continue to show signs of improvement.

  • Commodities Help Bring New Lows For NASDAQ, S&P Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 4:53 PM ET

    Though it was another disappointing day, note that the Dow was down 690 points at 3:40 PM ET and then rallied 170 points into the close. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ closed at new lows. Despite all the worries about redemptions and forced selling, volume was notably light until the last 45 minutes. It really was more of a buyers' strike as bids simply got cancelled.

  • The Age of the Triple Threat Reporter Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 1:03 PM ET

    Here's a tip to you journalism majors out there: Work on being multi-platform ... because the age of the triple-threat reporter is upon us.

  • Pension Funds A Worry With Down Market Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 1:00 PM ET

    Corporations are required to fund these pension funds at certain levels, and a lower market may require them to put up more money to cover any shortfall between what is paid out and what is taken in.

  • What the Pros Say: When Will it End? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 10:15 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Global markets were back in the red Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's major selloff, as poor earnings results and falling commodity prices fanned worries of a global recession. CNBC's experts weigh in on when the gloom will finally abate.

  • Japan's Market, Deflation Offset Interest Rate News Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 9:06 AM ET

    The good news is that Libor rates are again dropping. The dollar is rallying big again, this is continuing to put pressure on commodities, but the stress is also showing up in corporate profits. Kimberly Clark, for example, said that because of the dollar rally, currency will be a drag on fourth quarter sales comparison instead of a benefit.

  • Citigroup Strategist: Investors Should Dip Into Stocks Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 4:01 PM ET

    For many investors that's a hard move to make, after the market has delivered such stinging losses and continues to trade volatiley "You don't' compound one bad decision with another one, which is sell at the bottom," Levkovich said in a telephone interview.

  • Why Today Is So Important Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    Any close that is near break even or positive would be a sign that stocks are discounting a lot of bad news.

  • Market Test--Can It Move Up On Bad Earnings? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    Futures are down in reaction to the poor earnings guidance we have seen from Dupont, Texas Instruments, Sandisk  and Sun Micro, among others, but the swing in the futures pre-open has been only 18 points, well below the 50-point spreads we have seen in the past few weeks.

  • What the Pros Say: S&P 890 Critical Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 8:30 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Markets rallied for the second day in a row as credit markets began to thaw on government efforts, bringing confidence slowly back into the market. But will this rebound be sustainable? CNBC's experts weigh in.

  • S&P Could Gain 25% in 'Quiet' Rally: Strategist Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 8:12 AM ET

    The S&P 500 index could rally 20 to 25 percent over the next few months as stocks bounce in a quiet bear-market rally, Robert Levitt, CIO of Levitt Capital Management, told CNBC.

  • Build Your Portfolio with Construction Stocks Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 5:30 AM ET
    Construction Crane

    Construction companies such as CRH, Berkeley Group and Vinci are good long-term buys at current valuations, following government intervention to backstop the global banking sector, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Web Extra: Stay With My 401(k)? Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 10:03 PM ET

    After losing thousands in the market, is it better to roll a 401(k) over with a new job or move it into a safer investment?

  • Carmen's Five Rules to Save More Now Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 9:06 PM ET

    No matter how old you are, these rules won't ever change.

  • After the Close, a Series of Lowered Outlooks Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 8:41 PM ET

    There was good news during the day, but several companies provided very poor guidance after the close.