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  • Financials Lead Rally; Dow Gains 3.4% on Week Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher Thursday, boosted by a late-breaking Federal Reserve announcement, a better-than-expected regional manufacturing report and an upbeat analyst note on financials. Oil prices were back above $100 a barrel.

  • Visa Shares Soar In First Day of Trading Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 9:51 AM ET

    Visa shares jumped as much as 38 percent in the world's largest credit card network's market debut on Wednesday, as eager investors handed some beleaguered U.S. banks a much-needed payday.

  • Fed Funds Rate Cuts - Is Bernanke More Decisive? Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve announced a 75 basis point cut to its Fed Funds Target today, bringing the rate down to 2.25%, its lowest level since January 2005.   The Fed has now cut the rate by 3.0% since it began easing in September of last year.  How does 300 basis points over 180 days compare to past easing periods?

  • Dow Closes Higher as Investors Cheer Fed Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Enthusiasm for the Federal Reserve's actions to stem the credit crunch propelled the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a higher close Monday, a day when everyone expected a rout due to weekend fire sale of Bear Stearns.

  • Traders I talked to on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange today were rather somber: not because oil futures saw the biggest dollar drop in 17 years but because those who own NYMEX shares watched the stock tank about 10 percent today.

  • Visa's IPO - Credit or Debit? Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    As Visa’s expected public offering approaches, will the company’s IPO draw the attention that was anticipated?  Here is some data on Visa, its business and its competitive position.

  • Bear's 'Fire Sale' Sparks Fear That No Bank Is Safe Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
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    A fire sale of Bear Stearns stunned Wall Street and pummeled global financial stocks on Monday on fears that few banks are safe from deepening market turmoil.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The Dow Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 12:21 AM ET

    Dow Industrials newcomer Bank of America leads the list as the highest current yielder of all 30 Dow stocks. Chevron, the other recent Dow addition enters the list with a 2.7% yield.

  • Dow Ends Up for Week Despite Bear Sell-Off Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Friday, after an initial jump, following news that J.P. Morgan Chase and the New York Federal Reserve are jumping in to help Bear Stearns.

  • Bear Stearns News Mauls Market Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 2:04 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Friday, after an initial jump, following news that J.P. Morgan Chase and the New York Federal Reserve are jumping in to help Bear Stearns.

  • Dow on Verge of 30th Triple Digit Move of the Year Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 1:49 PM ET

    The Dow is now down over 200 points for the day.  Without a big rally, this will be the 30th triple digit move of the Dow this year.  Here are some stats on the volatility we have seen in the start of 2008 compared to same period in the past.

  • Buy Bear Stearns? For Long-Term Investors Only Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Deciding how to trade Bear Stearns and other financial giants on a day when the bottom seems to be falling out of the sector depends largely on your investment goals.

  • Stocks Fall Sharply After Bear Stearns News Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    Stocks retreated Friday, after an initial jump, as news that J.P. Morgan Chase and the New York Federal Reserve are jumping in to help Bear Stearns sunk in.

  • Lightning Round: Under Armour, Apple, Sadia and More Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 7:24 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stocks Rebound After S&P, Housing News Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    Stocks plunged Thursday following news of the imminent collapse of Carlyle Capital and the dollar's 12-year low against the yen.

  • Financials Lead Sell-Off After Carlyle News Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    Stocks plunged Thursday following news of the imminent collapse of Carlyle Capital and the dollar's 12-year low against the yen.

  • Contrarian Picks Health, Tech, Banks Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 4:05 PM ET

    Kevin Rendino describes himself as a "large-cap value contrarian."  What could that mean for your portfolio?  "I sort of go where the world is not focused on today," the BlackRock portfolio manager told CNBC.  "I end up selling stocks when valuation and expectation levels get very high."

  • Lehman Brothers Laying Off 5% of Global Workforce Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

    Investment Bank Lehman Brothers is laying off 5 percent of its work force across all lines of its business, CNBC has learned.

  • Reader Poll: Lehman Layoffs Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 1:03 PM ET

    Investment bank Lehman Brothers is laying off 5 percent of its work force across all lines of its business, CNBC has learned.

  • Countrywide Shares Plunge on Report of FBI Probe Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 11:50 AM ET

    The federal authorities have opened a criminal inquiry into Countrywide Financial for suspected securities fraud as part of the continuing fallout over the mortgage crisis, government officials with knowledge of the case said on Saturday.