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  • There are notable shifts occurring in the stock market on the dollar rally/commodity drop this week.

  • Countrywide

    One year ago, on August 9, 2007, Countrywide filed its 10-Q after the bell. It was the first inkling of the Year From Hell. Which is entering its second year. Problem is, no one seemed to see what was coming.

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    Citigroup will buy back more than $7 billion in auction-rate securities and pay $100 million in fines as part of settlements with federal and state regulators, who said the bank marketed the investments as safe despite liquidity risks.

  • Bank of America branch, New York City.

    Bank of America, the largest U.S. retail bank, said on Thursday it received subpoenas and requests for information relating to auction-rate securities from federal and state government agencies.

  • Stocks started the month off with a decline as a rise in oil and larger than expected loss from  General Motors rekindled worries about the economy.

  • The markets end the week roughly flat as an increase in oil prices and the highest unemployment rate since March 2004 weighed on stocks, but Financials rallied.

  • Don’t worry about Thursday’s decline, he says. Here’s why.

  • The Dow returned to a triple-digit decline as disappointing earnings from a trio of components dragged on the index, as did a disappointing jobless-claims report. The Nasdaq, however, got a boost from a bid for ImClone.

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    On a down day for the markets and with the exception of the S&P 500, the month of July finished with the major US indices showing modest gains.

  • Outside investment in a major bank has Cramer thinking we're ready for a turnaround.

  • Cramer means it when he says it. Our great national nightmare is over.

  • Bob Doll, CIO of global equities at BlackRock, told CNBC which stocks his firm is buying. Surprise! There're a few financials in the mix.

  • Stocks rose Wednesday after ADP reported an unexpected rise in private payrolls and the government announced two measures intended to boost liquidity and provide some stability to financial markets.

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    Merrill Lynch's latest effort to shed its subprime debt could set the standard for a final round of writedowns in the financial sector.

  • If the Commission chooses to no longer enforce its naked short selling rule, the financials could be in some real trouble.

  • Stocks declined Monday, led by financials after two more banks folded. Oil ticked higher after three straight weeks of decline, clipping consumer-discretionary stocks, including homebuilders, airlines and retailers.

  • At least not the kind we need right now, Cramer says. Here's why.

  • Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the nation's four biggest banks were ready to kick-start a market for covered bonds that could help significantly expand home mortgage financing.

  • Stocks pulled off modest gains Friday as enthusiasm for some better-than-expected economic reports outshined a warning from S&P of a possible downgrade on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • No doubt the financials are a volatile sector right now. Here's how we recommend you play it.