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  • Credit Crunch

    Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic make bold promises to rescue the global financial system, but are still racing to work out the details to calm battered stock markets, the New York Times reports.

  • Traders at the NY Stock Exchange

    Stocks will take their cue from credit markets in the week ahead and whether they are responding to any of the government's efforts to thaw the glacial credit freeze.

  • Credit Crunch

    The continued turmoil in the financial markets could spark a wave of mergers among banks and remaining brokerage firms in the coming weeks, according to Wall Street executives.

  • The Mad Money host lays out his strategy to get this economy and market back on track.

  • Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the government will now provide cash to financial firms in exchange for equity, as the government steps us rescue efforts.

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    After an exhausting week the Dow closed lower Friday to record its worst week ever.

  • After trading in a 1,000-point range for the first time ever, stocks ended the day with a whimper, closing slightly lower amid hopes that the holiday weekend could bring good news.

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    Heightened concern about the health of big institutions and the need for direct government support has led to some startling ideas. One of them follows...

  • After an amazing, nearly 700 point drop in the Dow, then a rally back into positive territory, it certainly had the FEEL of some kind of selling climax.

  • Wall Street tried to fight its way back from a precipitous opening drop, with volatility promising to cause violent swings as the market battled to break a seven-day losing streak.

  • As an example of why credit remains locked, overnight Japan's Yamato Life Insurance failed with debt of about 270 billion yen. Moody's has downgraded both Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

  • Traders are in agreement on two points: 1) We are not trading on fundamentals. Forced selling is causing many stocks to trade well below fundamental values; 2) traders do not have faith in 2009 earnings projections, which is making it difficult to value stocks.

  • The U.S. government could nationalize investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, after confirming that it may buy stakes in financial institutions by the end of the month, Hugh Hendry, Partner and CIO at Eclectica, told CNBC.

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    The controversial short sale ban just ended and some pundits can’t help but wonder if it’s behind Thursday’s downward spiral in stocks.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

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    The stock market free fall is happening with such speed it's extraordinary. With the Dow now dipping below 9,000 when on earth will the selling stop?

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

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    Panic selling swept global equity markets again on Wednesday and dragged the Dow lower after a coordinated worldwide cut in interest rates failed to quell fears of a global recession.

  • NYSE Traders

    Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.

  • U.S. stock index futures turned positive after coordinated action to cut rates across the globe to fight the danger of the world economy being hit by a depression.