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  • Buffett Boosts the Market; Goldman Rises Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    Stocks made a modest advance Wednesday after Warren Buffett, one of the most highly-regarded investors, calmed the anxious market with a $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs.

  • Wall Street Workers Find New Niches, or Move On Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 10:09 AM ET
    Wall Street

    Not everybody on Wall Street is a millionaire, and as the turmoil in the markets spreads, it is as much a pandemic of the everyman as it is of the Hamptons set.

  • 5 Lies About Paulson’s Plan Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    There's a lot of talk about this proposed bailout. Here's why most of it is wrong.

  • Congress Debates Bailout, Buffett Buys Goldman Shares Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 6:37 PM ET

    The Dow fell Tuesday as Congress spent the day bickering over the Wall Street bailout. Also, after hours we learned Warren Buffett is buying Goldman shares.

  • Stocks End Lower as Bailout Anxiety Lingers Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks fell more than 1 percent amid anxiety about the Wall Street bailout plan. Lowered analyst outlooks dragged on General Electric and bank stocks.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Worries About Bailout Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 3:26 PM ET

    Stocks declined as investors digested what's going on at the congressional hearings on the bailout. Lowered analyst outlooks dragged on General Electric and bank stocks.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Drag of GE, Banks Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 2:26 PM ET

    Stocks declined as investors digested what's going on at the congressional hearings on the bailout. Lowered analyst outlooks dragged on General Electric and bank stocks.

  • Credit Crunch Crushing Private Student Loan Business Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    As the credit crunch deepens, it's  putting more private student loan companies out of business and leaving fewer students  able to qualify.

  • Stocks Advance But Downgrade Hits Banks Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks advanced as investors breathed a sigh of relief that congressional hearings on the bailout are underway. But banks took another hit after a prominent analyst lowered her outlook for the sector.

  • Cramer: Sell, Sell, Sell Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    This market reminds Cramer of the crash of '87. So preserve capital and raise cash and at any opportunity.

  • It’s information that’s hard to confirm, but one ticket broker with knowledge of spending by investment banks on sports tickets told me that Lehman Brothers most likely purchased the most seats to games out of all the investment banks.

  • Lesser stocks are fetching more. Why?

  • French Banks Losses From Crisis Total $28.5 Billion Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 10:59 AM ET

    French banks have lost about $28.5 billion so far this year in the global financial crisis, but they remain much healthier than banks in the United States, France's finance minister said Monday.

  • Dow's Triple Digit Streaks Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    The Dow had it's 5th consecutive day of triple digit moves on Friday for the first time since January 28, 2008.  This was the 10th time in its history that it went five days or more with +/- 100+ point moves.  Will the streak continue?

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The decision of Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to become bank-holding companies will not mean any change in their investment banking and trading operations, according to a top industry analyst

  • Morgan, Goldman Become Bank Holding Companies Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 12:34 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley will change their status to bank holding companies,  allowing them to take deposits and bolster their capital.  This means a future of stricter regulation, less leverage and probably lower returns.

  • Paulson Offers $700 Billion Plan, Congress Seek Changes Saturday, 20 Sep 2008 | 8:32 PM ET

    A $700 billion financial rescue plan was sent to Congress Saturday, and Democrats moved quickly to propose changes—including possible help for homeowners and a salary cap for CEOs.

  • Week Ahead: Another Market Roller Coaster? Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 8:41 PM ET

    The U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve have pulled out their financial jumper cables, but it's the details that will determine whether their massive bailout plan will recharge the markets and economy. In the week ahead, the markets will focus on how the multi-leveled rescue package is taking shape in Washington.

  • The New Wall Street Winners Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 6:43 PM ET

    The past 14 days have left the financial industry wounded like never before. Who are the new winners on Wall Street?

  • For the historic week ending Friday, September 19, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices managed to close mixed and almost flat after one of the most volatile trading weeks ever, driven by the collapse of investment bank, Lehman Brothers, enormous government actions around the globe, and billion dollar deal making.  In one week, the government bailed out AIG, pumped funds into money markets, and banned short selling of financials - all while keeping the Fed Funds target unchanged and taking unprecedented actions to halt the liquidity crisis.  The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) surpassed the benchmark level of 30, hitting an intraday high of 42.16 on Thursday, its highest level since 10/2002.    The major indices were all up and down +/- 3% for 4 of the past 5 days.  The Dow posted a 2 day point move of more than 778 points as of Friday’s close, after plummeting 811 between Monday and Wednesday and hitting 10,609.66, its lowest level since 11/9/2005.  On Friday, The Nasdaq Composite recorded a 2-day point move of greater than 175 points after it closed down 109.05 points on Wednesday, its first triple digit decline for one day since it began trading after the 9/11 attacks.  The S&P 500 flirted with record territory closing up 98.7 over the last two days, marking its biggest 2-day point move since 3/16/2000, the largest 2-day point move ever.