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  • Don't judge all financial stocks by the Lehman-AIG-Merrill meltdown. Commercial banks look strong and will get stronger, according to Richard Bove and Jack Bouroudjian. The expert strategists offered their recommendations to CNBC. (Part One)

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Futures are practically unchanged, with many traders noting this morning that hedge fund and mutual fund companies are continuing to see redemptions, and the profit outlook is still poor. As a result, there is debate about how strong buying interest will be here.

  • After hours CNBC’S Steve Liesman reveals late details of the government's plan to rescue the financials.

  • Investment banks are out, and a new breed of bank is in.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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

  • Top economists discuss the fate of Lehman Brothers and how the company's outcome will affect the stock market while the CEO of Ford restructures his company—focusing on improving fuel mileage and efficiency. Plus, Hurricane Ike is expected to strike the southern US coast early on Saturday, bringing a massive storm surge that could prove fatal for those who have not left the area. Following are today's top videos:

  • Despite all the trouble in financials right now, the sector as a whole has been outperforming since July.

  • Lehman Brothers reported a record $3.93 billion quarterly loss, while top economists debated over the GSE takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Following are today's top videos:

  • Plus, Cramer makes calls on Disney and the impact of hedge funds on commodity stocks.

  • A number of U.S. banks stand to gain after the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Dick Bove, analyst at Ladenburg Thalman & Co., told CNBC.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Cramer's beating his drum again. Ben Bernanke, prepare yourself.

  • A change in FDIC strategy for dealing with failing banks makes this a stock to own.

  • Is the bank stock rally for real or are we in for more turmoil?

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    The Dow tumbled on Friday after a warning by computer maker Dell that companies worldwide are cutting back on technology spending spooked the tech sector.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Earlier this week, we wrote about the highest yielding stocks on the Dow.  The S&P 500 also has some nice yielding stocks.  If you are worried about the financials being able to continue to pay thier big dividends (with Freddie Mac's big slide, its yield is now over 20%!), there are nearly 40 stocks on the S&P that are currently yielding 5% or more.  Here's a breakdown.

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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

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    The Dow and S&P 500 climbed higher on Wednesday after an unexpectedly strong report on the job market offset a surge in oil prices.