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  • THE FALL OF LEHMAN BROTHERS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The financial sector took another hit after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday and Wall Street scrambled to shore up the system.

  • Asian markets -- the few of them that were opened today -- fell sharply as U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, dragging down financials.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC.com, Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co., says he sees possibly as many as a thousand bank closures in the coming months. And this will create opportunities for investors.

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    In the wake of the latest wave of bank failures, the FDIC matters more than ever.

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    The U.S. financial system was badly shaken by the failure of Lehman Brothers, the surprise takeover of Merrill Lynch and big asset sales by AIG.

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    Bank of America said it agreed to buy Merrill Lynch in an all-stock deal worth $50 billion, snagging the world's largest retail brokerage after one of the worst-ever weekends on Wall Street.

  • Vince Farrell

    Some preliminary thoughts on the Lehman/AIG/financial crisis we'll discuss on the show tonight:1) Bear Stearns failed because it didn't have enough liquidity to conduct its daily business. They had more in overnight loans (repos) than they had in cash on hand by about 4 to 1.

  • Investors should prepare for the worst just in case it turns out that Ben Bernanke knows nothing yet again.

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    The Dow closed lower on Friday as investors grew increasingly nervous about the uncertainty around Lehman Brothers.

  • Increasing optimism about loans to the U.S. auto industry helped drive major indexes out of negative territory. General Motors was the top gainer on the  Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, while Ford was among the top gainers on the Nasdaq.

  • Increasing optimism about loans to the U.S. auto industry helped drive major indexes out of negative territory. General Motors was the top gainer on the  Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, while Ford was among the top gainers on the Nasdaq.

  • Increasing optimism about loans to the U.S. auto industry helped drive major indexes out of negative territory. General Motors was the top gainer on the  Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, while Ford was among the top gainers on the Nasdaq.

  • Stocks opened lower Friday amid uncertainty surrounding Lehman Brothers and were dragged down further after the government's reading on retail sales fell well short of its mark.

  • U.S. stock index futures were lower amid uncertainty surrounding Lehman Brothers and were dragged down further after the government's reading on retail sales fell well short of its mark.

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    Lehman Brothers, which is actively shopping the entire firm, is unlikely to remain independent much longer.

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    After hours, published reports suggested that the government could be engineering a takeover of Lehman Brothers...

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    The Dow rose on Thursday after a late day report suggested that Bank of America is in talks to buy embattled investment bank Lehman Brothers.

  • Stocks slid into home plate with a late rally that bumped the Dow up nearly 170 points as oil flirted with $100 a barrel and the market was abuzz with speculation that a resolution for Lehman Brothers could happen within days.

  • Cramer says we're on the verge of another Great Depression.

  • Stocks swung between positive and negative territory as investors grappled for a direction with oil bouncing higher after its brush with $100 a barrel and the market abuzz with speculation that a resolution for Lehman Brothers could happen within days.