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  • Pros Say: H1 Will Be 'Horrific' — But Fed Isn't Done Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Some of the bad news Tuesday was "less worse" than many feared: Goldman Sachs reported its first quarterly loss since going public — but the $2.1 billion loss was much narrower than many had feared and Goldman shares rose as much as 11 percent. Stocks soared on the Federal Reserve rate-cut decision and options trading looks bullish on Boeing. CNBC heard from experts who predict a massive OPEC cut and more Fed moves to come.

  • Layoffs Continue to Grow—Is Your Firm on the List? Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:01 PM ET
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    Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb became the latest big company to announce layoffs, saying it will eliminate another 10 percent of its work force through 2010.

  • Stocks Soar After Fed's Dramatic Rate Cut Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks shot up Tuesday after the Federal Reserve dramatically cut interest rates.

  • Stocks Soar as Fed Dramatically Cuts Rates Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    Stocks shot up Tuesday after the Federal Reserve dramatically cut interest rates.

  • Stocks Advance Amid Hope for Fed Action Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 1:55 PM ET

    Stocks rose Tuesday, even after dismal reports on CPI and housing starts, as investors hope for new direction from the Federal Reserve when the central bank delivers its decision on interest rates today.

  • Fed Heads Into Uncharted Territory With Rate Cuts Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 1:41 PM ET
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    With the Fed's key rate dropping closer to zero, the central bank is moving into uncharted territory. Still, Fed Chairman Bernanke has made it clear the Fed isn't running out of ammunition yet.

  • How Short-Sellers Almost Destroyed U.S. Banking Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 7:35 PM ET

    Cramer offers hard proof that bear raiders operated unchecked in their effort to profit from the American financial system's near collapse.

  • Stocks Close Lower on Bank, Tech Worries Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 4:25 PM ET
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    Stocks closed lower amid worries about bank earnings and weak consumer spending on tech.

  • Madoff Victims: Big Banks, Hedge Funds, Celebrities Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 2:43 PM ET
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    The list of investors who say they were duped in one of Wall Street's biggest Ponzi schemes includes some of the world's biggest banks and hedge funds, the super rich and the famous.

  • Futures Hurt by Poor Manufacturing Picture Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 8:49 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were mixed as contradictory information on a bailout package for troubled automakers were making investors nervous.

  • Stocks End Week Flat Amid Auto Jitters Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 5:36 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Friday after a topsy-turvy day of wondering if auto makers would get a bailout or face bankruptcy.

  • Markets Drive Over Auto's Bad News Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 4:35 PM ET

    "I dread looking at Wall Street tomorrow. It's not going to be a pleasant sight." Senator Harry Reid, Thursday night. Gee, Mr. Senator, don't get into the stock commentary business.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed After Treasury Offer Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Stocks traded mixed after the Treasury offered to help prop up the auto makers after the Senate rejected the $14 billion bailout passed by the House.

  • Cramer's Changing Mind Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 1:43 PM ET

    Who knew reassessment based upon fact was a radical concept?

  • Layoffs Continue to Grow—Is Your Firm on the List? Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 12:04 PM ET

    This week brought a slew of layoffs, including Dow component Bank of America, which said its planned job cuts may grow to 35,000 over three years after it completes its purchase of Merrill Lynch.

  • Stocks Hit by Fraud Case, Bailout Collapse Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled at the open as the market was weighed down by the Senate's rejection of the $14 billion auto bailout and news of a $50 billion fraud scheme on Wall Street.

  • Futures Slammed by Bailout, Bank Worries Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 7:54 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower opening for Wall Street as a plan to pour $14 billion into the cash-strapped auto industry failed in the Senate, leaving the White House searching for a solution.

  • Market Falls On Bleak Comments Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 5:49 PM ET
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    The Dow fell on dimming prospects for an automaker bailout, while bleak comments about the banking sector from JPMorgan's CEO prompted investors to sell financial shares.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Bank, Auto Worries Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower, led by financials after comments from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and as investors worried about the fate of the auto bailout.

  • Thain Pain: Why Some CEOs SHOULD Get Bonuses Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 2:26 PM ET

    Commentary: All of America now can rest easy: Merrill Lynch chief John Thain won’t get his $10 million bonus after all, having succumbed to browbeating calls for fiscal restraint.