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  • Stocks Pare Gains as Fed Offers No Surprises Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 2:32 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks remained higher Wednesday but pared gains as the Fed offered no surprises in its latest statement, backing its pledge to keep rate slow for an "extended period."

  • Stocks Advance After Tame CPI Report Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Wednesday after a tame report on consumer prices, which helped quell inflation fears after a jump in prices at the wholesale level.

  • Futures Extend Gains Ahead of Fed Decision Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 9:09 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures were solidly higher Wednesday, as banks led a rally in European shares and investors waited for a rate decision from the Federal Reserve.

  • WaMu Seeks to Investigate US Regulators, Others Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 3:44 AM ET

    Bank holding company Washington Mutual has asked a federal court for the power to make the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury, and a long list of other parties turn over documents and witness interviews related to the bank's 2008 collapse.

  • Stocks Snap Streak as Rate Fears, GE Drag Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 5:34 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks snapped a four-day winning streak Tuesday as an inflation report stoked rate fears and GE delivered a weak outlook. Energy stocks rose, while financials stumbled.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Commodities Gain Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 3:26 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pared their losses Tuesday as the commodities and materials sectors got a boost from rising commodities prices. Stocks got off to a weak start after a report showed wholesale inflation rose more than expected in November.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Commodities Gain Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pared their losses Tuesday as the commodities and materials sectors got a boost from rising commodities prices. Stocks got off to a weak start after a report showed wholesale inflation rose more than expected in November.

  • Futures Move Lower After Inflation Report Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 8:56 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks index futures continued to move lower Tuesday after wholesale inflation rose more than expected in November.

  • Stocks Hit 14-Month High; Dow Tops 10,500 Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 5:47 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks closed at a 14-month high Monday as news of an energy deal and a lifeline for Dubai helped buoy the market — and investors' appetite for risk.

  • Stocks Advance; Exxon, Banks Drag Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 3:40 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks were higher in afternoon trading Monday as news of an energy deal and a lifeline for Dubai helped buoy the market.

  • Stocks Head Higher; XTO Deal Boosts Energy Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 9:59 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened slightly positive Monday as investors grew less jittery about the situation in Dubai and a big merger deal helped juice the energy sector.

  • Futures Lifted by Dubai, Big Deal News Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 8:19 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures pointed to a positive open for Wall Street on Monday as investors cheered news that Abu Dhabi would provide $10 billion of surprise aid to neighbor Dubai.

  • SEC to 'Vigorously Pursue' Charges Against BofA Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 12:37 PM ET
    Bank of America

    The Securities and Exchange Commission will continue to "vigorously pursue" its charges against Bank of America over disclosure of bonuses to employees of Merrill Lynch, a top agency official said Friday.

  • Pay Czar Issues New Restrictions on Compensation Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 12:04 PM ET
    Kenneth R. Feinberg, the Treasury Department's special appointee for executive compensation.

    The U.S. pay czar on Friday issued his latest crackdown on bailout recipients, ruling that cash salaries will be mostly limited to $500,000 for the next tier of top earners.

  • Treasury Receives $936 Million for JPMorgan Warrants Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 9:52 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    The Treasury Department has received $936.1 million in the sale of warrants it had received from JPMorgan Chase as part of the support it provided the bank during last year's financial crisis.

  • AIG Units Omit Name and Excel Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 4:18 AM ET
    AIG Headquarters

    AIG is once again the top seller of fixed annuities to bank customers, although the contracts are being offered under the names of two subsidiaries, the New York Times reports.

  • Bailout Program Extended to October: Geithner Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 11:49 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress Wednesday that the administration will extend the government's financial bailout program until next fall, saying it's needed to protect against fresh economic shocks.

  • Bailout Watchdog: Crisis Response Worked, Somewhat Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 3:58 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The government's $700 billion bailout of the financial system helped prevent an all-out panic last fall but hasn't met many of the targets Congress set out, a watchdog panel says.

  • Government Slashes Estimate of Bailout Cost Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 3:35 AM ET
    Government Bailout

    The Treasury Deaprtment expects to recover all but $42 billion of the $370 billion it has lent to ailing companies,  according to a new Treasury report.

  • Citigroup, Last Wall Street Bank Held by State Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 4:46 AM ET

    A day after Bank of America announced that it would repay its federal bailout money, Citigroup and Mr. Pandit, its chief executive, were left in the uncomfortable position of being the last of the Wall Street giants to remain tethered to the state, the New York Times reported.