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  • Futures Rise as Jobs Report Pressures House Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Friday after the September employment report showed payrolls were cut more than expected, something that is likely to ratchet up pressure on the House to pass the bailout bill when it votes later today.

  • Traders Just Plain Confused Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 9:25 AM ET

    Want graphic evidence of how confused traders are? Stock futures rallied for a couple minutes on the Wells Fargo/Wachovia deal, then quickly dropped. Futures dropped again as non-farm payrolls came out below expectations, then rallied back a few minutes later.

  • Jobs Numbers:  Breakdown by Sector Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 159,000 jobs in September while the unemployment rate remained at 6.1%, close to a five-year high.  This is the largest payroll drop since March 2003.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.

  • Credit Crunch Cash Kings Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 7:08 AM ET
    Though they were at the helm of companies that were bruised or broken by the credit crunch, these 12 CEOs were still offered fat severance packages when they were shown the door.Take a look at these subprime CEOs and their golden parachutes, including the one who apparently declined his multi-million dollar exit package. The packages include cash, benefits, stock options and other forms of compensation and based on company proxy statements.

    These 11 CEOs were the helm of companies that were bruised or broken by the credit crunch. Take a look at the money they had coming to them.

  • Investors Rake in Cash by Shorting New Jersey Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 6:42 AM ET
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    While regulators were sprinting to save the financial system last month, someone was making a lot of money — by betting against the State of New Jersey, the New York Times reported.

  • Sell Block: The Dow’s Worst Stock Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 9:47 PM ET

    This once-great company now operates in some of the worst parts of the economy.

  • Credit Freeze, Bailout Haggling Slam Stocks Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Senate Passes Sweetened $700 Billion Bailout Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 7:01 AM ET
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    The U.S. Senate passed a revised $700 billion bailout bill, breathing life back into closely watched legislation that supporters say will revive paralyzed credit markets.

  • Senate Passes Sweetened $700 Billion Bailout Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 9:42 PM ET
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    The U.S. Senate passed a revised $700 billion bailout bill, breathing life back into closely watched legislation that supporters say will revive paralyzed credit markets.

  • Credit Worries Damp Stocks; Banks Rally Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday amid concerns about strained credit markets and the economic slowdown.  Banks rallied as investors were encouraged by progress on bailout talks on Capitol Hill.  GE got a vote of confidence -- to the tune of $3 billion -- from Warren Buffett.

  • If Financial Bailout Package Is Needed, What's Best? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 4:32 PM ET
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    As Congress tries again to pass a financial rescue plan, the question remains whether a bailout is actually needed—and if so, what are the options.

  • Stop Trading!: Last Chance to Get GE Cheap? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    If some other recent offerings are any indication, this might be the time to buy.

  • GE's announcement of a $15 billion capital raise ($12 b in common, $3 b in preferred to Warren Buffett with a 10 percent dividend) is difficult news for shareholders, but everyone agrees that two things need to be done:

  • Grey Lady Hearts Crazy Curly-Haired Guy Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    The New York Times can't seem to get enough of Cramer lately. Check it out.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 9:22 PM ET

    Once more, it's the noise coming from Washington Wednesday that could drive markets. Hope that the bill would be resuscitated before the end of the week is sending stocks higher.

  • Our 'Bair' Necessity: Bless The FDIC Chairman Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    You know what? Hank Paulson may not be the most powerful financial person in the country right now. That honor goes to Sheila Bair, the chairman of the FDIC. In recent weeks, Ms. Bair has held the banking system together, coordinating smooth takeovers of distressed banks in deals run and controlled by her agency.

  • Quick Market Stats: Quarter Ending 9/30 Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    All major U.S. Indices end the third quarter on a historic note.  The Dow and S&P 500 had their fourth consecutive quarterly drop, tumbling 4.40% and 9.01% respectively.  The NASDAQ Composite fell the most among the major Indices for the quarter, down 9.19%.

  • Deposit-Insurance Buzz Boosts Stocks Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 3:00 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Tuesday amid hope that Congress will regroup and find a way to approve a $700 billion bailout plan for banks which it rejected on Monday.  Financials rallied and Apple, one of the hardest hit techs on Monday, gained 4 percent.

  • Traders: How to Save The Banks (Without Bailout) Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    A small but very vocal minority of the trading community continues to insist that the TARP bailout plan should not be passed. So what IS their plan?

  • Stocks Claw Back Some of Monday's Losses Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 1:14 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Tuesday amid hope that Congress will regroup and find a way to approve a $700 billion bailout plan for banks which it rejected on Monday.  Financials rallied and Apple, one of the hardest hit techs on Monday, gained 4 percent.