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  • Stocks rose Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a major step to help support strained commercial-paper markets.

  • Charles Bradford of Soleil Securities expects Alcoa Aluminum to fall short of analyst expectations when it reports after the bell Tuesday.

  • Futures declined Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced its fourth-quarter term auction schedule, unnerving investors who anxiously await signs of some coordinated response by global central banks to unfreeze the credit markets.

  • Despite a belief that lowering rates may not do much, most traders disagree. Cutting rates is an attempt at reflation, and at this point that has become a major concern. Paying interest on reserves--which the Fed is now doing--is also a form of lowering rates.

  • Maria Bartiromo discusses Monday's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow.

  • With the VIX at record levels and the Dow now down another 5%, investors are running for cover.  However, there are now enough data points to begin to look at patterns on what has been happening after these big drops.

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    The stumbling economy and the specter of a rough earnings season will pressure stocks in the week ahead.

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    In this Web Extra find out how to trade the start of earnings season, retail sales and more.

  • With a Wall Street bailout finally in the history books it’s time to think about earnings. The season starts Tuesday.

  • Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • The Vice Presidential debate tonight will likely be one of the most watched ever, often eclipsing the buzz of the presidential debates, Intrade has created a contract measuring which presidential candidate will receive more of a bump from tonight's debate (www.intrade.com).

  • Stocks rebounded Tuesday amid hope that Congress will regroup and pass a bailout bill this week. Financials rallied and Apple, one of the hardest hit techs on Monday, gained 8 percent. Still,

  • All major U.S. Indices end the third quarter on a historic note.  The Dow and S&P 500 had their fourth consecutive quarterly drop, tumbling 4.40% and 9.01% respectively.  The NASDAQ Composite fell the most among the major Indices for the quarter, down 9.19%.

  • It's been a rough twelve months.  The Dow and S&P are looking to have their 4th straight quarter of declines, something not seen in years.  Here is a preview of the quarter end stats and the winners and losers to date.

  • Update: The House is moving quickly. They already have a Discussion Bill in circulation regarding the Treasury’s proposal. (READ STORY TO SEE IT.) The Dow moved in a 300 point range (which is normal for the past couple of weeks) today to end near the lows, but the volume has been much lighter than last week.

  • What's the best approach to investing in these volatile times?  Top-down, or bottom-up?  How about both?  That's the approach taken by Highmark Capital's chief investment officer, David Goerz.

  • The Mad Money Wall of Shame has been eerily predictive of which company bosses are most likely to take a permanent vacation.

  • With the markets starting down again today before rebounding, here are the top ten 2-day percent and point moves for the major indices. If the Dow closes down more than 23 points today, it would reach a top 10 point move. The S&P would need to close down less than 1 point to reach a top ten status. The Nasdaq is far from a top ten 2-day point or % move.

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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

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    The Dow and S&P 500 fell over 4.5% today, while the Nasdaq composite dropped 3.6%, as concerns over the health of the financial sector intensified following the decision of Lehman Brothers to file for Chapter 11.