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  • Dow Is Up 300 Points as Financials Soar Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 11:50 AM ET

    Stocks shot out of the gate like a rocket Friday after the Federal Reserve, Treasury and SEC jumped in to triage the meltdown in the banking system with measures including a ban on short selling in financials.  The Dow jumped more than 300 points higher at the open.  Brokerages and banks roared higher, with Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wachovia and Washington Mutual all up more than 30 percent.

  • US Launches Broad Rescue Of Financial Markets Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 10:38 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    The U.S.  launched several multibillion-dollar programs to rescue financial markets while developing a more sweeping plan to mop up toxic mortgage debt

  • Securities & Exchange Commission Issues Short-Ban List Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily banned short-selling on 799 financial stocks to boost investor confidence on Friday, one day after the UK Financial Services Authority took a similar step.

  • Dow Jumps 400 Points as Financials Soar Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 10:00 AM ET

    Stocks shot out of the gate like a rocket Friday after the Federal Reserve, Treasury and SEC jumped in to triage the meltdown in the banking system with measures including a ban on short selling in financials.  The Dow jumped more than 300 points higher at the open.  Brokerages and banks roared higher, with Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wachovia and Washington Mutual all up more than 30 percent.

  • Futures Soar as Government Steps In Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:25 AM ET

    Wall Street was poised for a big Friday at the end of a rollercoaster week after the Federal Reserve, Treasury and SEC jumped in to triage the meltdown in the banking system with measures including a ban on short selling in financials.

  • It's Going To Be One Wild Open Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Remember, it's a quadruple witching expiration (expiration of stock and stock index options, and stock and stock index futures). The S&P 500 options stopped trading at the CLOSE last night, however the settle price is at the OPEN this morning.

  • Never Sell America Short Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:01 AM ET

    We can fix this. If nothing else, that’s the message I hope readers take away from this column. Of course, the “this” is the run on the world banking system. Stock markets have plunged globally, gold prices have shot up, and U.S. Treasury-bill rates have plummeted to 10 basis points, the lowest since the 1950s.

  • Q&A: How to Protect and Grow Your Money Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 9:54 PM ET

    What’s risky? What’s not? Carmen clears up the confusion so you can make the right decisions.

  • Bad Debt Plan May Cost Up to Half a Trillion Dollars Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 8:53 PM ET
    Henry Paulson

    The plan to create a massive facility to buy mortgage-backed securities could cost as much as a half-trillion-dollars and would involve the purchase of both private-label and government-guaranteed mortgages.

  • Stocks Rally on Debt Plan, But Is It a Turning Point? Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 7:06 PM ET

    A proposal to help financial institutions shed their bad debts sparked a big rally on Wall Street, but it was unclear whether the move was a turning point in the credit crisis.

  • Show Us Your Shorts! Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 6:51 PM ET

    Should hedge funds be required to report their short positions, daily?

  • Friday Look Ahead: What a Difference a Day Makes Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    Where there was dread, there's now a ray of hope: At least that's how some traders were talking at the end of the day Thursday, after the stock market rocketed 300 points in the final hour, the mirror opposite of Wednesday's frightening performance. Going into Friday, traders say there may be some positive follow-through, based on the course of news from Washington overnight.

  • Nesto: The Real B.S. Crippling Wall Street Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    (That's Balance Sheet, of course.) As Morgan Stanley, Genworth, State Street, WaMu and others are feeling the squeeze, I feel the need to dispel some myths that are crippling Wall St. and arguably the world.

  • Traders: Washington Has Awakened Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    Now everyone has a plan! We've gone from no ideas to plenty of ideas on how to deal with the current crisis. No less than TWO plans appear to be in the works, and there may be more:

  • Stocks Surge on Paulson Plan For Banks Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    Stocks whipsawed back into positive territory after regulators in the US and Europe took aim at short sellers and progress continued toward resurrecting the Resolution Trust Corporation to dispose of bad bank assets.

  • Ban "Shorts" All Together? Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    The Dow rallied 250 points shortly after 1 pm ET when the UK government announced they were banning short selling in financial stocks until January, and would require hedge funds to reveal their short positions.

  • US Weighing Plan to Set Up Facility to Hold Bad Debts Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 3:32 PM ET
    Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is working on a plan that would set up a government facility to take on bad debts from financial institutions, preventing a worsening of the global credit crisis, Wall Street sources have told CNBC.

  • Stop Trading!: Financial Terrorism? Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 3:30 PM ET

    If the usual suspects aren't responsible for hurting Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, then who is?

  • Commodities Prices Soar as Safe Haven From Stocks Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 2:51 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    As investors bail out of stocks and other types of  "paper" assets, they're pouring into tangible investments—namely oil, gold and other metals.

  • Is This The Death of Capitalism?! Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 1:39 PM ET

    Crises: Lehman, Merrill, AIG, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. What does it all add up to? Possibly the death of capitalism, says Paul Donovan, senior international economist at UBS.