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    When John Thain became Merrill Lynch’s CEO in early 2008, he hired Michael S. Smith Design to revamp his office suite, spending approximately $1.22 million.

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  • Yesterday Toll Brothers said they would offer 3.99 percent 30-year mortgages, a full 1.25 points below the current rate. Now Chrysler is expected to announce a new round of incentives.

  • Stocks retreated Thursday as Microsoft layoffs and bank worries overshadowed hope for economic stimulus.

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    Despite a seemingly never-ending stream of bad news about big losses, top banking experts say the industry as a whole is safe. So why are so many people panicking?

  • Stocks retreated from Wednesday's big rally after Microsoft delivered a round of bad news and economic reports reflected a steepening recession.

  • Anton Schutz thinks banks have been getting a bad rap. "We think that this group has been so battered, if you look at the technical indications, coming out of earnings reports every one of the last five quarters, you've seen this group bounce dramatically," the portfolio manager for Mendon Capital and Burnham Asset Management told CNBC.

  • Stocks retreated from Wednesday's big rally after Microsoft delivered a round of bad news and economic reports reflected a steepening recession.

  • Housing starts and permits were well below expectations, but in the topsy-turvy world today many traders believe that the lower the starts and permits the better, since it means less inventory that needs to be worked off.

  • Futures skidded Thursday as disappointing reports on housing starts and jobless claims overshadowed strong earnings from Apple.

  • The pressure's on Obama to save the economy. His presidency will succeed, or fail, with the markets.

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    Stocks jumped on Wednesday, rebounding from a two-month low, after a surprisingly healthy earnings report from IBM fueled optimism...

  • Stocks clawed their way back from a midday rout as banks surged and investors relaxed after the Treasury Secretary nomination hearing ended.

  • New reports that home builder Toll Brothers announced they were offering a 30-year fixed rate mortgage for 3.99 percent, a full percentage point below the current rate.

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  • Predictably, it was led by financials. The Bank Index rallied 12 percent after dropping 19.7 percent yesterday.

  • Stocks clawed their way back after paring earlier gains amid worries about the confirmation hearing of the Treasury Secretary nominee.


    More companies announced layoffs as the employment picture continued to dim.

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    As we prepare for US Treasury nominee Tim Geithner's confirmation hearings before the Senate Finance committee, we have already got a taste of what is to come, says Andrew Busch.