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  • Poll: Do The "Nays" Have It Right on the Bailout? Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 2:38 PM ET

    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.

  • Bank Stocks Get Hammered; Apple Falls Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    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.

  • Mitsubishi To Buy Stake in Morgan Stanley Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 1:26 PM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley agreed to sell a 21 percent equity stake to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan's largest bank, for $9 billion Monday, bolstering its capital base and improving its chances for surviving the credit crisis.

  • Stocks Tumble as Fear Spreads; Apple Falls Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    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.

  • Market Insider: Bail Out And Then What? Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | 9:17 PM ET

    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.

  • Citigroup, Wells Fargo in Bidding War for Wachovia Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | 6:26 PM ET
    A Wachovia branch bank is shown in a Charlotte, N.C. file photo from July 20, 2006. After a rough year, the banking industry appears headed for another in 2007. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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

  • Lawmakers to Vote Monday on Bailout Bill Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    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.

  • Kudlow: A Paulson-Cantor Plan Is a Win-Win Saturday, 27 Sep 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    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."

  • Memo From Democrats Blasts House GOP Plan Saturday, 27 Sep 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    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."

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 8:05 PM ET

    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.

  • Audit Report Blasts SEC's Oversight of Bear Stearns Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 4:10 PM ET
    Christopher Cox

    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.

  • Dow Turns Positive; Techs Tumble Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 3:22 PM ET

    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.

  • Bailout Comments Help Stocks; Techs Tumble Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 12:38 PM ET

    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.

  • Battling The Credit Crunch Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 12:13 PM ET
    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.

  • Poll: What Should Be Done to Rescue Markets? Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 9:52 AM ET

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

  • Stocks Open Lower as Bailout Talks Stall Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 9:32 AM ET

    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.

  • Futures Slump on Bailout Trouble, WaMu Fall Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    US stock index futures indicated sharp declines for Wall Street on Friday as political wrangling extended uncertainty over the government's proposed $700 billion bailout for the financial system.

  • The consensus is that if nothing gets done, the market will crash. A minority note that with the consensus overwhelmingly believing that, it is unlikely to happen. Few are willing to make that bet now.

  • Bailout Negotiations Hit Snag, Some Say Deal Is Dead Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 7:13 PM ET

    The fate of a Wall Street bailout remained unclear as a White House meeting of both parties ended without an agreement and some participants said a deal may even be dead.