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    There are safety nets to catch you, but how much protection you have depends largely on the kind of assets you own and where you hold them, be they certificates of deposit, a pension plan or a checking account.

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    Lehman falls, Merrill is sold, and more fallout is likely ahead. Wall Street has likely changed forever, says the New York Times.

  • U.S. stock index futures dropped as fears mounted over the capital position of American International Group.

  • Wall Street in Crisis

    If you're a client of Lehman, Merrill or AIG, what should you do? The New York Times has some ansers.

  • The options market is signaling that the stock market is in for more volatility ahead, according to an options expert.

  • Federal Reserve

    Don't expect the central bank to cut interest rates on Tuesday at its regularly scheduled FMOC meeting following the Lehman Brothers-Merrill Lynch-AIG developments, even though that's the action it took in March when Bear Stearns was on the ropes.

  • Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Markets bleed red all over the region Tuesday, with Japan's Nikkei losing 5% and South Korea's KOSPI shedding 6%, as upheaval on Wall Street fueled investor uncertainty about a spillover into Asia.

  • The already roiled markets have a new fear: the survival of AIG.

  • Plus, have we hit a bottom in financials? What banks are worth buying?

  • Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on Sunday to become the largest casualty of the global crisis, while Bank of America adds another slice to its growing financial services empire, buying Merrill Lynch in a $50 billion deal. Following are today's top videos:

  • Wall Street had its worst day in more than six years on Monday as fears about the U.S. financial system's stability escalated after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy.

  • Stocks had their worst selloff since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, with the Dow plummeting more than 500 points amid escalating fear about a collapse of AIG.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Investors survived the first trading day of the Wall Street financial crisis, but many remained worried about what happens next.

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    Shares of most utilities dropped Monday morning after Hurricane Ike ripped through southern Texas, widely disrupting power, and the broader markets tumbled on concern about the financial sector.

  • Mohamed El-Erian of Pimco joined CNBC to analyze the fall of Lehman Bros. and the liquidity crisis for financials in general. El-Erian said that some financials may actually emerge stronger. Which ones?

  • Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.

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  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Pimco's Co-CEO Mohamed El-Erian says the chapter 11 filing of  Lehman Brothers  and proposed takeover of Merrill Lynch will help stablize the financial sector but may worsen the credit crunch's drag on the overall economy

  • Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.

  • The Federal Reserve could make an emergency move and cut the federal funds rate by half a point during trading Monday, investment advisor Marc Faber told CNBC.