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    Nearly 1.4 billion shares and $16.9 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

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    As millions of homeowners fall behind on their mortgages, a fledging Web site called the Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter is gleefully tallying the number of lenders that run into trouble too. On Monday, the count was 265 — and rising, the New York Times reported.

  • E*Trade Financial, the online broker, Thursday disclosed that it swapped 3.53 mln shares earlier this month for $16 million of outstanding debt.

  • Nearly 2.2 billion shares and $45 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Here are the bets being made today...

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    Nearly 3.2 billion shares traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Portfolio values are now up to a combined $67 billion.  Here are the bets being made today...

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • The first week of this year's CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge is now complete and over 16 billion shares have been traded so far.  Here are some of the top trades that have lifted contestants to the top of the leaderboard...

  • Ken Griffin and Eddie Lampert are not just two "Midwest Masters of Money" they're also "Wall Street Whales." In Friday’s Web Extra find out how to trade in their wake!

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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Nike and BHP Billiton popped while Whole Foods and American Apparel dropped.

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    With Fed Fund Futures indicating an ~80% probability that the Fed will cut rates 25 basis points today, here are the stocks that faired best on each of the last three rate cut days.

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    While market volatility can be nerve-racking, including certain investing strategies can help soften the blow or allow you to generate significant upside from these big swings.  Diversification is a relatively safe and simple way. Hedging is another.

  • New York's attorney general and securities regulators in several U.S. states are probing auction-rate securities and the role Wall Street firms had in enticing investors into the troubled $330 billion market.

  • Do TD Ameritrade’s solid earnings Thursday mean the online brokerage trade is back?

  • These banks absolutely can't go under if we're going to get out of this mess.

  • There are two events occurring today: 1) The finanical services industry is systematically unwinding. Firms that are involved in financial execution are getting hammered midday: Interactive Brokers down 25 percent, ETrade down 12 percent, TradeStation down 12 percent.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Barr Pharmaceuticals and Amazon popped while E*Trade and Nokia dropped.

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    E*Trade plans to give Chairman Donald Layton the additional role of chief executive officer, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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    According to data provided by Locatestock.com, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF was the top issue last week sought by short sellers who use its service.  John Tabacco, CEO of Locatestock.com, said other frequently requested stocks last week include Ambac, the bond insurer, then Companhia Siderurgica Nacional, the Brazilian steelmaker, followed by bond insurer MBIA. Health Care Reit Inc spacer was also on his top five list. 

  • Today is the one year anniversary of HSBC's first subprime meltdown related write-down.  HSBC was amongst the first to actually increase write offs due to the subprime mess.  Here are some stats comparing today to one year ago...