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  • Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to rain down on the market and dampen the post-Gustav rally.

  • Stocks wobbled Wednesday as economic worries continued to nag the market and rain on the post-Gustav rally.

  • Oil continues to trend downward, and airlines are again among the most actively traded pre-open (I noted yesterday that oil is down 27 percent since its July highs but the S&P 500 is only up about 5 percent since its July lows);

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday as economic worries continued to nag the market and sabotage the post-Gustav rally.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Wednesday after the previous session's post-Gustav rally fizzled out.

  • Maybe the financials have bottomed and maybe they haven’t, but either way it looks like more write-downs lie ahead.

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    The Dow fell sharply on Monday as credit concerns hounded financial stocks while global growth worries hurt big technology and industrial companies.

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  • As the value of home mortgages crumbles by the day, Wall Street has hoped that commercial real estate loans would stay clear of the storm, the New York Times reported.

  • The bank is suffering one setback after another, helping to prevent the market from finding any solid ground.

  • Lehman Brothers

    Some private equity firms are balking over Fuld's terms to sell them a part of Lehman's investment management business, which includes the firm's crown jewel, the Neuberger & Berman asset management unit.

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    Three more more financial firms, including Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, reached settlements over the sale of auction-rate securities, a $330 billion market that collapsed in February.

  • US stocks ended mixed Thursday as a jump in oil prices boosted oil stocks and speculation about a government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and a possible takeover of Lehman Brothers, gave investors some hope that relief is coming.

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    Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain met with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday in an attempt to reach a settlement of the auction-rate securities probe, CNBC has learned.

  • US stocks declined Thursday as oil surged and worries about the future of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers weighed on the market.

  • US stocks declined Thursday as worries about the future of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers weighed on the market. Oil surged past $120 a barrel.

  • Merrill Lynch reached a settlement with Massachusetts over auction-rate securities, the latest in a string a accords between regulators and Wall Street firms over the $330 billion market that collapsed in February

  • Merrill Lynch has until Friday to settle an auction-rate securities case with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office or it will face a lawsuit, Cuomo warned during a CNBC interview.

  • Regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac:The most important issue is not the value of the equity holders' stake, but to ensure that Fannie and Freddie keep operating. Even slight glitches can have ripple effects. AND: Citi says BUY Lehman & Morgan Stanley!