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  • Dow Logs Biggest One-Day Point Gain Ever Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from their worst week ever with one of their best performances in history as investors cheered a global cash infusion designed to unthaw the credit market and avoid a global meltdown.  The Dow gained more than 900 points, its biggest one-day point gain ever.

  • Dow on Track for Biggest Point Gain Ever Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from their worst week ever as investors cheered a series of measures and cash injections by governments and central banks designed to prop up the banking sector and avoid a global meltdown. The Dow was up nearly 500 points, or more than 5.5 percent.

  • CEO's: Really, Nothing To Fear? Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 1:13 PM ET

    It's hell being a CEO or CFO these days. Well, try blogging. No sooner do I write something than it becomes outdated. So I'm going to blog about last week in hopes that history doesn't rewrite itself overnight.

  • Dow Bounces 400 Points After Cash Infusion Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 10:34 AM ET

    Stocks rallied at the opening bell Monday following a series of measures and cash injections by governments and central banks designed to prop up the banking sector and avoid a global meltdown. The Dow was up about 400 points, or 5 percent, within the first few minutes of  trading.

  • Already Seeing Selling Into The Rally Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    Stock traders for the first time are openly asserting that a bottom has been put in. Concerns about global bank failures and meltdowns are receding as global finance ministers are now coordinating their efforts.

  • When Will the Markets Calm Down? Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 9:46 AM ET

    As the markets come off one of their worst weeks ever, the CBOE Volatility Index has surged to record levels.  When will things settle down?

  • Bailouts, Cash Push up Futures Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set to rally Monday following a series of measures and cash injections by governments and central banks designed to prop up the banking sector and avoid a global meltdown.

  • GM, Chrysler, Ford: What Is It They Really Want? Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 9:20 AM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    After a few days of tracking the latest talks between GM and Chrysler, I'm more convinced than ever before that these two companies will not merge. It's an idea that ultimately creates more headaches than solutions for GM.

  • Wild Market Finishes Week Just a Bit Lower Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    After trading in a 1,000-point range for the first time ever, stocks ended the day with a whimper, closing slightly lower amid hopes that the holiday weekend could bring good news.

  • GM: Why It WON'T Have Its Day In Bankruptcy Court Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | 1:59 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    If you think GM is just a short drive from steering into bankruptcy, think again. This morning, while everyone says this company is on the verge of collapsing, a GM spokeswoman emphatically said "NO!"

  • Ford: Not Mulling Bankruptcy; CFO Retires Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | 1:36 PM ET
    Ford

    Ford Motor is not considering bankruptcy protection as an option, CNBC reported Friday, citing company executives. The unidentified Ford executives said bankruptcy is not even under discussion, and that the company has sufficient liquidity.

  • Stocks Stomped in Financial Freefall Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 4:28 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

  • GM Hit By Ratings Warning, European Sales Drop Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 3:58 PM ET

    General Motors' shares hit their lowest level in almost 60 years as the U.S. automaker said its year-to-date sales in Europe slid almost 2 percent.

  • Tech Only Salvation for Wobbly Stocks Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 1:20 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

  • GM's Wagoner Makes Case On YouTube Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
    Rick Wagoner

    If you are GM CEO Rick Wagoner, what do you do? The man in the top job at the struggling automaker is pulling every move possible to keep his company from collapsing. And by all accounts, he's done a hell of a job.

  • Stocks Close Lower After Day of Wild Swings Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.

  • Can't Pay Car Loan? Bank May Not Even Want It Back! Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:27 AM ET
    Auto Loans

    Want a sign of just how screwed up this economy has become? Auto repo companies are finding business has slowed down because banks and lenders are reluctant to take back cars and trucks people can no longer pay for.

  • Futures Gain Doesn't Last After Rate Cut Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned positive after coordinated action to cut rates across the globe to fight the danger of the world economy being hit by a depression.

  • There Are Positives--So Why No Rally? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    The new fed facility to buy commercial paper is a HUGE move in increasing liquidity in the marketplace. Also important: they are buying 3-month paper, a longer term than most commercial paper, so less rollover pressure.

  • GM & Ford: Should Investors Give Up On Them? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 9:12 AM ET
    Ford

    These are gut check times for Ford & GM investors. Shares of the two automakers slid to lows not seen since the early 80's for Ford and mid 50's for GM. As one Wall Street veteran told me, "These are dire times for Ford & GM."