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  • Stocks rose Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a major step to help support strained commercial-paper markets.

  • Futures declined Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced its fourth-quarter term auction schedule, unnerving investors who anxiously await signs of some coordinated response by global central banks to unfreeze the credit markets.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Barclays and The Hartfold popped while Apple and Penn National Gaming dropped.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.