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    Next week is expected to mark the start of the US economy’s entry into recession and the end of the Fed’s conventional monetary policy.

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    The stock market deteriorated in the final 20 minutes of trading with the Dow closing with triple digit losses.

  • Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading, an hour that has become known for wild, unpredictable swings, as a new government plan to juice money-market funds and some dismal corporate outlooks kept investors on edge.

  • Stocks retreated after a fleeting uptick as investors digested a slew of earnings and some dismal outlooks and signs of a thawing in the credit markets.

  • Why does the media hold a cable-television host to a higher standard than CEOs and top federal policy makers?

  • Stocks turned lower again after paring most of their losses amid more signs of thawing in the seized up credit markets.

  • Critics have labeled the Mad Money host irresponsible and inaccurate, but the market this week proved him right.

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    We've all been searching for road maps from the past to help guide us through these current, scary market conditions.

  • The stock market is on its own wild ride these days, but if investors were to step off the roller coaster for a minute, they might see signs of life in the credit markets.

  • What’s the fall-out as Wall Street firms look less like casinos and more like banks?

  • Morgan Stanley Chief Executive John Mack said Thursday the current financial crisis is like nothing he's ever seen before, and it will take time for firms to deleverage.

  • Yes, the market on Wednesday tested last week's lows, but a lot has changed since then, Cramer said. You might want to put some money to work.

  • When oil prices go down sharply, energy stocks underperform. This is the simplest--and most direct explanation for the decline.

  • Byron Wien, Pequot Capital Management's Chief Investment Strategist, is optimistic enough about the market to see "opportunities in every sector," including financials, which will benefit from an "enormous number of policy moves."

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    The chief executives of the nine largest U.S. banks trooped into a gilded conference room at the Treasury Department at 3 p.m. Monday. To their astonishment, they were each handed a one-page document that said they agreed to sell shares to the government, the New York Times reports.

  • Regulators have stepped up calls since the collapse of Lehman Brothers last month for more supervision of the $55 trillion credit derivatives market to improve its safety and transparency.

  • While still wildly volatile, the stock market may be ready to start paying attention to what normally drives it - earnings and economic news.

  • That most recent of bailout plans does more than just save us from another Great Depression. Cramer explains.

  • "I think we’re clearly becoming socialist," says an irate Jeff Macke on Fast Money. "The only bank stocks to own are..."

  • Stocks ended lower as hoopla over the government's plan to buy stakes in the nation's largest financial institutions died down and worries about earnings crept in. The Dow ended down just 75 points after swinging in an 850-point range.  The tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 3.5 percent.