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  • Banks Rally Ahead Of Monday Rescue Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 6:13 PM ET
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    Bank stocks rallied ahead of Monday’s expected announcement in which Timothy Geithner will spell out a "comprehensive plan" to stabilize the financial system.

  • S&P Jumps 5% On The Week Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 6:03 PM ET
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    The Dow rallied for a second day on Friday on hopes Washington's stimulus package and a bank rescue plan will bolster the ailing economy.

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish as Banks Soar Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 5:13 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Friday as traders shrugged off a huge drop in payrolls and banks soared. The Dow gained more than 200 points, or 2.7 percent. The S&P and Nasdaq gained nearly 3 percent each.

  • Do Markets Really Think Stimulus Plan Will Work? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 2:52 PM ET
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    Despite hopes that the latest jobs report would force Congress to pass a stimulus plan, the markets remain pessimistic  that anything can be done to fix the economy.

  • BofA CEO Lewis: Bank Will Not Need More TARP Funds Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 1:15 PM ET
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    Bank of America won't need any more government bailout money and hopes to pay back the $45 billion it's received in three years, CEO Ken Lewis told CNBC.

  • Buying The Geithner Package Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 11:50 AM ET

    It's buy the rumor on the stimulus package, the Geithner package, and hopes that mark-to-market will be modified.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 11:20 AM ET
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    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. News Corp. became the latest victim of the weakening economy, announcing it is planning on cutting jobs after reporting a quarterly loss on Thursday.

  • Stocks Rise Despite Payroll Drop; Banks Soar Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher as traders shrugged off a huge drop in payrolls and banks soared.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 10:18 AM ET
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    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. GlaxoSmithKline and Tiffany & Co. on Thursday became the latest victims of the weakening economy, each cutting an undisclosed number of jobs.

  • How Confused Are We? Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 9:44 AM ET

    Futures moved in a 10-point range (up and down 5 points) within minutes of the non-farm payroll reports at 8:30, which reported a loss of 598,000 jobs.

  • BofA CEO Lewis Buys Nearly $1 Million More Shares Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 9:35 AM ET
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    In his latest move to show support of his bank, Bank of America Chief Executive Ken Lewis spent almost a million dollars this week to buy additional shares of his struggling bank.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 598,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate climbed to 7.6%.  This is the highest unemployment rate since May 1992.  The December payroll numbers were revised to a loss of 577,000.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Futures Pull Back After Huge Payroll Drop Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 8:37 AM ET

    Futures pared their gains after a report showed more jobs were lost in January than expected.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 8:51 PM ET

    Stocks will take their cue from the jobs report Friday, but it's the news from Washington that could once more drive the market.

  • White House Now Plans Limited Bank Aid Package Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 6:56 PM ET

    The Obama administration plan to be announced Monday envisions a smaller, secondary role for the bad bank concept and will also involve less money than first thought.

  • Stocks Rise After Encouraging Midday Reversal Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 5:44 PM ET
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    Stocks rallied on Thursday on hopes that the government's plan to shore up the financial system could quickly spark lending.

  • Stocks Rise as Bank Hopes Gain Traction Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain after a rough morning as banks got a boost from market chatter that the government may suspend a controversial accounting rule blamed for much of the contagion in the financial industry.

  • Clarity From DC Moves Stocks Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 4:35 PM ET

    Hope for clarity on government programs moved stocks today. Several key events made it clear we are starting to approach the endgame on government programs.

  • Stop Trading!: Wal-Mart Is 'Very Exciting Again' Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 3:39 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer discusses fast-food stocks, President Obama's stimulus, the U.S. dollar and more.

  • Scrutiny of Bankers’ Perks Will Grow, Too Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 10:21 AM ET
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    Top executives at banks enjoy all sorts of shiny perquisites. Yet despite being propped up by taxpayer bailout money, many banks are not yet ready to give them up. Like bonuses, these extravagances are likely to come under greater scrutiny.