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  • As we enter the first full week of 2009, just over 25% of the S&P 500 stocks have forward EPS growth expectations in the double digits.  Here is a sampling of them.

  • Options traders are bearish on State Street, trading January puts in heavy volume. The financial services firm has seen a daily average of 1,800 put contracts over the last 30 days, but 14,000 traded in just the first 90 minutes of the session...

  • Stocks closed sharply higher as bargain hunters rushed back into the market to scoop up beaten-down shares.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout plan, also known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), is one of the main U.S. tools to address the financial crisis. 

  • Hong Kong dropped 12 percent to its lowest level in 5 years, S&P futures have swung in a 60 point range this morning, though they are well off their lows.

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    Like we told you days ago consolidation in the financial services sector appears to be taking hold.

  • Will access to the Treasury's rescue fund spark mergers among regional banks?

  • Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading, an hour that has become known for wild, unpredictable swings, as a new government plan to juice money-market funds and some dismal corporate outlooks kept investors on edge.

  • Stocks retreated after a fleeting uptick as investors digested a slew of earnings and some dismal outlooks and signs of a thawing in the credit markets.

  • Stocks turned lower again after paring most of their losses amid more signs of thawing in the seized up credit markets.

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    U.S. companies ranging from chemicals like Du Pont, to pharmas like Pfizer and Schering Plough, and financials like Fifth Third and BlackRock, reported earnings Tuesday.

  • In a step that could accelerate a shakeout of the nation’s banks, the Treasury Department hopes to spur a new round of mergers by steering some of the money in its $250 billion rescue package to banks that are willing to buy weaker rivals, according to government officials.

  • U.S. stock market index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday as worries over the health of the economy offset enthusiasm after news of a possible second stimulus package.

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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play next week's market moving events.

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    Bank stocks soared on Tuesday after the government introduced details of its plan to inject $250 billion into the battered sector.

  • The House rejected the Wall Street bailout bill and the market screamed, selling off frantically until the Dow was left with its biggest one-day point drop ever. "This is panic and ... fear run amok," Zachary Karabell, president of River Twice Research told CNBC. "Right now we are in a classic moment of a financial meltdown," he said.

  • The market screamed as the House vote on the Wall Street bailout bill teetered on the edge of a cliff — and then fell off. At one point, the Dow was down more than 700 points -- its second biggest intraday move on record.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Shares of Wachovia and National City tumbled on worries about heavy mortgage losses, as talks on a $700 billion financial sector bailout bogged down and regulators seized Washington Mutual in the largest bank failure in U.S. history.