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  • Stocks Flail as Freddie, Lehman Get Pummeled Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stocks flipped and somersaulted Thursday as investors juggled worries about capital constraints at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a drop in jobless claims, merger activity and encouraging retail sales.

  • Stocks Swing Wildly; Financials Get Slammed Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    Stocks flipped and somersaulted Thursday as investors juggled worries about capital constraints at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a drop in jobless claims, merger activity and encouraging retail sales.

  • Merrill, Blackrock Set Talks for Stake Sale Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 3:32 PM ET
    Merrill Lynch

    Merrill Lynch and Blackrock have scheduled talks over Merrill’s possible sale of at least part of its 49 percent stake in the money management firm, sources familiar with the situation tell CNBC.

  • Merrill on Verge of Downgrade, Ponders Asset Sale Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 11:52 AM ET
    Merrill Lynch

    Merrill Lynch is looking at selling stakes in BlackRock or Bloomberg, and the size of the sale will depend on the size of the investment bank's second quarter loss, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday. Fitch Ratings has placed Merrilly Lynch and its subsidiaries on Rating Watch Negative.

  • Banks, Techs Lead Rally; Oil Falls by $5 a Barrel Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    It was another wild trading day of ups and downs but stocks ran to the finish line and pulled off a decent gain as oil dropped more than $5 a barrel.

  • Stocks Tick Higher in Volatile Session Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks wavered in another volatile trading session Tuesday as existing-home sales fell more than expected, oil dropped $5 and Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • Stocks Sway as Oil Retreats, Alcoa Skids Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Stocks wavered in another volatile trading session Tuesday as existing-home sales fell more than expected, oil dropped $5 and Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • Stocks Waver as Home Sales Drop; Alcoa Skids Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell more than expected in May. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • On The Brink Of A Bear Market Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 5:52 PM ET

    The S&P 500 finished within 1 point of the level that would confirm it is in a bear market. The Dow and Nasdaq are already trading in bear territory. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks Land Lower to Close Wild Trading Day Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 4:08 PM ET

    Stocks whipped back to positive territory on a seesaw day for Wall Street, which was dominated by a large dumping of financial shares and a drop in oil that staggered large energy producers.

  • Wall Street Beats Back Bears; Yahoo Gains 10% Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    Stocks moved out of bear territory Monday as oil retreated more than $4 a barrel, easing inflation fears, and technology got a boost from two of its largest companies.

  • NBC Universal to Buy The Weather Channel Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 4:32 AM ET
    Deal, Handshake

    NBC Universal, along with investment firms Blackstone Group and Bain Capital, will acquire The Weather Channel properties.

  • Merrill Will Decide on BlackRock Stake Sale Soon Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 2:23 AM ET

    Merrill Lynch will decide whether it will sell its stake in BlackRock early this week, CNBC has learned. Merrill also held preliminary talks with Bloomberg about selling its 20 percent stake in the financial data and news provider.

  • BlackRock's Doll: Market Now a Buying Opportunity Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 5:14 PM ET
    BlackRock headquarters

    BlackRock Vice Chairman Robert Doll says the negativity in the market has reached enough of a fevered pitch to signal a buying opportunity.

  • Earnings Season Kicks Off with Little Hope Ahead Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    Wall Street is bracing for a big round of second-quarter earnings reports that few expect to deliver good news for the state of corporate America.

  • Merrill May Write Down $5.8 Billion: Whitney Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    Merrill Lynch may incur $5.8 billion of writedowns in the second quarter, said Oppenheimer analyst Meredith Whitney, who also forecast a loss for the world's largest brokerage for the period.

  • CNBC Top Videos of the Day: Merrill, MBIA & More Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 6:08 PM ET

    Monday marked the last day of a dismal second quarter and first half.  Here are the day's video highlights.

  • Merrill Lynch  CEO John Thain is now seriously considering selling all or part of the firm's 49% stake in BlackRock to raise capital, CNBC has learned.

  • Merrill Profit Warning Rumors Are Not True: Sources Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    Rumors of an impending profit-warning and further writedowns sparked a selloff of Merrill Lynch shares and other financial stocks Friday.

  • BlackRock's Doll: Brokerage Stocks Cheap, But... Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    Investment banking's so-called "trillion-dollar man" says he's undecided about whether brokerage stocks are bargains, despite their current low prices.