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What will the next stage of the downturn be about? It is likely to revolve around the worst slump in worker pay since the Great Depression, says the New York Times.
The chief executives of the nine largest U.S. banks trooped into a gilded conference room at the Treasury Department at 3 p.m. Monday. To their astonishment, they were each handed a one-page document that said they agreed to sell shares to the government, the New York Times reports.
Regulators have stepped up calls since the collapse of Lehman Brothers last month for more supervision of the $55 trillion credit derivatives market to improve its safety and transparency.
That most recent of bailout plans does more than just save us from another Great Depression. Cramer explains.
"I think we’re clearly becoming socialist," says an irate Jeff Macke on Fast Money. "The only bank stocks to own are..."
Stocks ended lower as hoopla over the government's plan to buy stakes in the nation's largest financial institutions died down and worries about earnings crept in. The Dow ended down just 75 points after swinging in an 850-point range. The tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 3.5 percent.
Stocks shot out of the gate Tuesday, a nice chaser to the Dow's biggest one-day point gain in history, after the government announced a plan to buy stakes in the nation's largest financial institutions.
Wall Street looked set for another rally Tuesday, after the Dow recorded the biggest one-day point gain ever on Monday, as world markets continued to surge.
The best stock market day in 75 years will no doubt be followed by a less enthusiastic Tuesday session. But the good news is the international effort to thaw the credit freeze may have finally given the markets at least a temporary jolt of confidence.
The Mad Money host lays out his strategy to get this economy and market back on track.
After an exhausting week the Dow closed lower Friday to record its worst week ever.
From New York City to Indiana, the Wall Street crisis is hitting cities across the country.
Don't jump back into the market just yet, though. Get Cramer's thoughts on Friday's action.
The US Treasury’s plan to inject cash directly into banks may be more effective in battling the credit freeze than having the government buy the banks' troubled mortgage debt ... provided the right banks get the cash.
The markets are extremely oversold, but it can't muster a rally. Why not? The Fed is doing everything it can; it will undoubtedly soon start taking direction positions in financial companies, and may even guarantee loans between banks.
Panic selling swept global equity markets again on Wednesday and dragged the Dow lower after a coordinated worldwide cut in interest rates failed to quell fears of a global recession.
Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.
The credit crunch and the Wall Street crisis are hitting smaller cities across the country, but none is as close to the action as Jersey City, N.J.
After closing at 1029, S&P Futures traded as low as 962 until the early morning, then rallied to as high as 1043 when the coordinated rate cut of half a point was announced, then moved all the way back down.
U.S. stock index futures turned positive after coordinated action to cut rates across the globe to fight the danger of the world economy being hit by a depression.