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  • Stocks Zig-Zag as Confidence Plunges Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    Volatility reigned again on Wall Street Tuesday as jittery investors had a hard time committing to the morning's early rally -- or to the subsequent paring of gains.

  • As of this morning, 227 (just over 45%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Busch: Arresting Developments Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 11:19 AM ET

    The weekend was extremely busy in the world of finance. Starting in South Korea, this nation cut its overnight interest rates by 75 basis points to 4.25%. Genuflecting at the altar of low rates/high liquidity, the Bank of Korea cut rates for the 2nd time this month and by the most ever in one move as the country is experiencing drastically lower growth (0.6% GDP) and a shut off of lending to smaller firms.

  • Stocks Close Lower But Avoid Huge Selloff Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks ended the day significantly lower but avoided a catastrophe, as an orderly selloff staved off what some thought would be a massive market capitulation.

  • Nervous Investors Awaiting Two Big Events Next Week Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Stocks Fall On Earnings Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

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

  • Dow Sheds More Than 200 in Late Selloff Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    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 Retreat Amid Gloomy Outlooks Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 2:36 PM ET

    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.

  • All Press Is Good Press? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 2:27 PM ET

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

  • Stocks Turn Lower Again After Paring Losses Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

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

  • Defending Cramer's Sell Call Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 1:10 PM ET

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

  • Market Insider: No Two Bears are the Same Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 10:49 PM ET

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

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 9:35 PM ET

    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.

  • Leaving Las Vegas Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 6:33 PM ET

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

  • Morgan's Mack: Firm Was Excessively Leveraged Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Cramer: Buy Dividends on This Dow Drop Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 8:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Why Energy Stocks Are Uderperforming The Market Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 3:04 PM ET

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

  • Wien: Stock Market Will End Year Higher Than Today Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 7:23 AM ET

    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."

  • Drama Behind $250 Billion Banking Deal Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 6:54 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    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.

  • How the Credit Default Swaps Market Works Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 6:46 AM ET

    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.