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  • Stocks Fall To Lowest Level Since Aug 2003 Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 6:11 PM ET
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    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 Close Lower After Day of Wild Swings Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
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    Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.

  • Mayor of "Wall Street West" Braces for Credit Crunch Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Traders: Rate Cut Should Have Been Later In Day Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    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.

  • Futures Gain Doesn't Last After Rate Cut Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    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.

  • Did the Ban on Short-Selling Make a Difference? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:29 AM ET

    Nearly three weeks ago, regulators abruptly banned short sales of financial stocks to protect companies that had come under siege in the stock market. Short-sellers, critics said, had contributed to the declines by betting against the companies’ shares, the New York Times reported.

  • Dow Closes Below 9,500 as Banks Tank Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 7:44 PM ET

    Stocks plunged in the final minutes of trading as comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke failed to soothe this cranky market.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 500 points, or 5 percent, breaching the key 9,500 mark. In the past two days, the blue-chip index has lost nearly 900 points.  Bank stocks led the decline, with the S&P financial-sector index at its lowest point since May 1997.

  • BofA Sells 455 Million Shares at $22 Each: Source Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 6:58 PM ET
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    Bank of America sold 455 million shares at $22 apiece Tuesday, raising $10 billion, a syndicate source said.

  • Was Merrill 'Chase-d' Into Its BofA Marriage? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    Some Merrill executives believe collateral demands by JPMorgan Chase pushed Merrill into the arms of Bank of America.

  • Wrestling With The 'P. Diddy Market' Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    How discouraging was today's midday drop to traders? "Why even play?" one trader said to me. "This is what I call the 'P. Diddy market'...You'd save money by doing the Diddy: renting a yacht, and sailing it full of party people, come back in a month or two, and you would have saved money." Cynical, huh? But that's the way the Street has become...

  • How To Fix Foreclosures Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
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    Now that the Congress passed its big bad bill to save the economy or at least shore up the credit markets, attention is turning back to the crux of the whole problem; that being foreclosures.

  • Stop Trading!: Sun Going Down on Solar? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 3:24 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer offers his thoughts on NYSE, Bank of America and the Federal Reserve's attempts to save this market.

  • Dow Drops Below 9,700 as Bernanke Speaks Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 3:03 PM ET

    Stocks declined after a brief uptick as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke seemed unable to soothe this cranky market for more than five minutes.

  • Pop From Fed Move Fizzles, Banks Skid Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 12:51 PM ET

    Stocks rose Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a major step to help support strained commercial-paper markets.

  • Strategist: Put Your Money to Work! Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    It may not be the bottom -- but it's *enough* of a bottom to get back into the market, says Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com.

  • Ads That Soothe When Banks Are Failing Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 11:05 AM ET
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    As the stock market swoons, investors are watching their paper losses mount and their retirement accounts dwindle. As the most trusted names in banking and brokerage have fallen like dominoes — despite reassurances from top executives that nothing was wrong — what message or slogan could possibly reassure a jittery public? The New York Times has the story.

  • Stocks Rise After Fed Move to Grease Credit Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    Stocks rose Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a major step to help support strained commercial-paper markets.

  • Futures Drop After Fed Auction Statement Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Futures declined Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced its fourth-quarter term auction schedule, unnerving investors who anxiously await signs of some coordinated response by global central banks to unfreeze the credit markets.

  • Why Traders Want Rate Cuts Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Despite a belief that lowering rates may not do much, most traders disagree. Cutting rates is an attempt at reflation, and at this point that has become a major concern. Paying interest on reserves--which the Fed is now doing--is also a form of lowering rates.

  • Dow Closes Below 10,000 Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 6:09 PM ET
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    The Dow closed below the psychologically important 10,000 level on Monday trading at intra-day levels not seen in almost five years...