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  • Bailout Bust: Stocks Drop Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    Wall Street ended its worst week in seven years with another tumble on Friday...

  • SEC Probe Focuses on Lehman, Bear Rumors: Report Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 4:57 AM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether traders spread rumors to drive down shares of former investment banks Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, USA Today reported, citing an SEC subpoena.

  • Weeding Out The Weak Banks Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    In a mood reminiscent of WaMu-JP Morgan, the FDIC says Citi is buying Wachovia's banking operations, and assume the senior and subordinated debt.

  • The New Face of Investment Banking Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 10:33 AM ET

    Everyone and their mother’s favorite industry observer are calling Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs’ status switch to holding companies the end of the large independent investment bank as we know it.

  • Stocks End Lower as Bailout Anxiety Lingers Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks fell more than 1 percent amid anxiety about the Wall Street bailout plan. Lowered analyst outlooks dragged on General Electric and bank stocks.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Worries About Bailout Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 3:26 PM ET

    Stocks declined as investors digested what's going on at the congressional hearings on the bailout. Lowered analyst outlooks dragged on General Electric and bank stocks.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Drag of GE, Banks Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 2:26 PM ET

    Stocks declined as investors digested what's going on at the congressional hearings on the bailout. Lowered analyst outlooks dragged on General Electric and bank stocks.

  • Stocks Advance But Downgrade Hits Banks Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks advanced as investors breathed a sigh of relief that congressional hearings on the bailout are underway. But banks took another hit after a prominent analyst lowered her outlook for the sector.

  • Futures Flat, Bailout Worries Persist Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 9:03 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were broadly flat ahead of the open Tuesday as investors grew nervous that the government's plan to bail out the troubled financial sector might be delayed by political bickering.

  • Dow Sheds 3.3% Amid Bailout Worries, Oil Rally Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks declined Monday as a more than $16 jump in oil prices exacerbated the selloff on Wall Street started by worries about the ability of the government bailout to revive the financial system.

  • It’s information that’s hard to confirm, but one ticket broker with knowledge of spending by investment banks on sports tickets told me that Lehman Brothers most likely purchased the most seats to games out of all the investment banks.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Bailout Jitters, Oil Rally Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks declined Monday amid increasing worry about how far the government bailout plan will stretch and as oil prices shot up nearly $20 a barrel.

  • Banks Suffer Despite Short-Selling Ban Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    Stocks declined Monday as investors have begun to realize that, despite the government bailout, there's more pain to come.

  • Stocks Slip; Goldman, Morgan Jump Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 10:39 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Monday as Friday's euphoria cooled with investors realizing that financial woes could go on for quite some time and a fresh wave of new developments emerged.

  • Futures Fall as Bailout Details Emerge Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    US stock index futures were lower ahead of the open on Monday, as Friday's euphoria cooled with investors realizing banks are still facing severe hits to balance sheet valuations and limited future earnings despite a financial bailout plan from the government.

  • Futures Fall as Bailout Details Emerge Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 8:04 AM ET

    US stock index futures were lower ahead of the open on Monday, as Friday's euphoria cooled with investors realizing banks are still facing severe hits to balance sheet valuations and limited future earnings despite a financial bailout plan from the government.

  • For the historic week ending Friday, September 19, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices managed to close mixed and almost flat after one of the most volatile trading weeks ever, driven by the collapse of investment bank, Lehman Brothers, enormous government actions around the globe, and billion dollar deal making.  In one week, the government bailed out AIG, pumped funds into money markets, and banned short selling of financials - all while keeping the Fed Funds target unchanged and taking unprecedented actions to halt the liquidity crisis.  The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) surpassed the benchmark level of 30, hitting an intraday high of 42.16 on Thursday, its highest level since 10/2002.    The major indices were all up and down +/- 3% for 4 of the past 5 days.  The Dow posted a 2 day point move of more than 778 points as of Friday’s close, after plummeting 811 between Monday and Wednesday and hitting 10,609.66, its lowest level since 11/9/2005.  On Friday, The Nasdaq Composite recorded a 2-day point move of greater than 175 points after it closed down 109.05 points on Wednesday, its first triple digit decline for one day since it began trading after the 9/11 attacks.  The S&P 500 flirted with record territory closing up 98.7 over the last two days, marking its biggest 2-day point move since 3/16/2000, the largest 2-day point move ever.

  • Never a Greater Need for Banker Prozac: Strategist Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 7:11 AM ET

    Uncertainty is likely to continue in the financial sector for at least another two weeks, causing more depression, Ralph Silva, research director at Tower Group, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Today's Top Videos: Cramer, Downgrades & More... Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    British bank Barclays said it could acquire some of Lehman Brothers' businesses while economists discuss the future of the financial sector. Following are today's top videos:

  • Dow Industrials Fall 448 Points To Three-Year Low Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 4:08 PM ET

    Wall Street suffered another beating Wednesday at the hands of investors panicking over the state of large banks, as they flocked from stocks and sent safe-haven areas like gold soaring.