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  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The House rejected the Wall Street bailout bill and the market screamed, selling off frantically until the Dow was left with its biggest one-day point drop ever. "This is panic and ... fear run amok," Zachary Karabell, president of River Twice Research told CNBC. "Right now we are in a classic moment of a financial meltdown," he said.

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    CNBC’s Steve Liesman is hearing the Federal Reserve will support "certain banks" to the bitter end.

  • The market screamed as the House vote on the Wall Street bailout bill teetered on the edge of a cliff — and then fell off. At one point, the Dow was down more than 700 points -- its second biggest intraday move on record.

  • In a 228 to 205 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue package, ignoring urgent pleas from President Bush and bipartisan congressional leaders to quickly bail out the staggering financial industry.

  • Stocks fell sharply Monday as fear rippled through the market with cracks starting to show in the global financial system and a House vote on the Wall Street bailout bill due later today.

  • Stocks fell sharply Monday as fear rippled through the market with cracks starting to show in the global financial system and a House vote on the Wall Street bailout bill due later today.

  • It was bailout or bust for the markets , but now that Congress has reached agreement on the $700 billion package the focus will shift to the weak economy.

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    Citigroup and Wells Fargo were locked Sunday in a bidding war over a possible emergency takeover of Wachovia, the New York Times reported.

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    Lawmakers geared up to vote Monday on creating a $700 billion government fund to buy bad debt and alleviate the financial crisis while European regulators scrambled to save two struggling banks.

  • A strongly worded memo from Democrats obtained by CNBC blasts an alternative bailout proposal from House Republicans, saying it would amount to "a true bailout of Wall Street fat cats."

  • A strongly worded memo from Democrats obtained by CNBC blasts an alternative bailout proposal from House Republicans, saying it would amount to "a true bailout of Wall Street fat cats."

  • The state of the financial markets' bailout and the credit crunch are dual concerns for investors in the week ahead.

  • For the week ending Friday, September 26, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices tumbled for the week as uncertainty lingered over the Congressional $700B bailout package.  We also witnessed a historic bank failure, unsatisfying housing data, a continued rise in jobless claims, and a record one-day gain in the price of crude.  The S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite shed more than 3% for the week. The NASDAQ had the worst weekly performance amongst the three major indices, losing 3.98%, followed by S&P 500 which lost 3.3%, marking their biggest weekly drops since the start of Sept. for the NASDAQ & since mid May for the S&P.

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    A government audit obtained by CNBC blasts the Securities and Exchange Commission's handling of the investment banking crisis. In response, the SEC says it is scrapping the way it regulates big investment banks.

  • The Dow turned positive Friday as investors were encouraged by words from President Bush and a steady stream of legislators that a bailout deal will get done. Techs took a hit as Research In Motion's outlook rattled tech investors.

  • Investors hit the brakes Friday, but it wasn't the 25-car pileup many had expected amid hope that a bailout bill will get passed by Congress. The Dow shaved 100 points off its decline after President Bush and congressional leaders offered words of encouragement that this deal will get done. The Nasdaq took a hit as worries about Research In Motion’s outlook spooked tech investors. Investors hit the brakes Friday, but it wasn't the 25-car pileup many had expected amid hope that a bailout bill will get passed by Congress. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled about 130 points at the opening bell then cut its loss to only about 20 points after President Bush and congressional leaders offered words of encouragement that this deal will get done.

  • For more than a year now, the credit crunch has whipsawed financial markets, reshaped the financial services industry and taken a big bite out of US economic growth. The US government has taken a number of dramatic steps--both conventional and extraordinary -- to try to remedy the problem. Take a look at what was done.

    The US government has taken a number of dramatic steps—both conventional and extraordinary—to try to remedy the problem. Take a look at what's been done.

  • Democratic leaders in Congress want to throw a lifeline to homeowners, not just Wall Street. Do you agree?

  • Investors hit the brakes Friday, halting the rally that started Thursday, as political wrangling cast a pall of doubt that the government's bailout plan for the financial system might not get done.