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  • GE Expected to Be Added to SEC's No-Short List Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 12:48 PM ET

    General Electric is expected to be added to a list of financial stocks that can no longer be sold short, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • Value Investor: Buy and Wait (Pt. 2) Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    Stock-market investors prefer bulls -- but is it time to get back in?  Harbor Advisory CIO Jack DeGan suggests that value investors take half a position in some stocks now, and wait to invest the rest. (Part 2)

  • Value Investor: Buy Stocks and Wait (Pt. 1) Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:48 AM ET

    Stock-market investors prefer bulls -- but is it time to get back in?  Harbor Advisory CIO Jack DeGan suggests that value investors take half a position in some stocks now, and wait to invest the rest. (Part 1)

  • What the Pros Say: Who Will Be Left Standing? Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 1:27 PM ET
    Wall Street In Crisis - A CNBC Special Report

    The experts have their say on whether any investment banks can go it alone.

  • Dow Industrials Fall 448 Points To Three-Year Low Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 4:08 PM ET

    Wall Street suffered another beating Wednesday at the hands of investors panicking over the state of large banks, as they flocked from stocks and sent safe-haven areas like gold soaring.

  • McCain Softens His Opposition To AIG Bailout Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 10:40 AM ET
    John McCain

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain, struggling to strike the right note amid roiling financial markets and a Wall Street restructuring, on Wednesday softened his opposition to a bailout of mega-insurer AIG that he had flatly ruled out a day earlier.

  • 'Extremely Strong' Interest in AIG Assets: Dinallo Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 9:57 AM ET
    Struggle at AIG - A CNBC Special Report

    Insurance companies have gotten away from their core competencies and that is "dangerous," said New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo.

  • Government Comes To Rescue With Bailout Deal Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 3:58 AM ET

    Former Allstate CEO Edward Liddy will be the new CEO of AIG, which was rescued by an $85 billion loan from the Fed, in exchange for an 79.9% stake in itself.

  • AIG: Handicapping How It Will Play Out Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    If no private equity bridge loan: 20 percent chance that a sov. wealth fund or private equity would offer a high interest rate loan with an option to buy the entire company at a price above the present market value.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Banks Turn Higher Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures dropped as fears mounted over the capital position of American International Group.

  • Dow Plunges 500 points Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P 500 fell over 4.5% today, while the Nasdaq composite dropped 3.6%, as concerns over the health of the financial sector intensified following the decision of Lehman Brothers to file for Chapter 11.

  • Worst Day For Markets Since 9/11 Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 4:08 PM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    We almost certainly would have broken through the important 1,200 level on the S&P 500 had there not been a report that the feds have asked Goldman and JP Morgan to lead a $70 to $75 lending facility for AIG; this took AIG and the markets off their lows just after 3:30 ET.

  • For Investors, Stock Selloff Brings Opportunities Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 4:06 PM ET

    "What we have right now is maybe a purging," Vince Farrell, chief investment officer at Soleil Securities, said on CNBC. "At the end of the day there's going to be some opportunities."

  • Stocks Gain 1.8% for Week Despite Bank Rout Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    Increasing optimism about loans to the U.S. auto industry helped drive major indexes out of negative territory. General Motors was the top gainer on the  Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, while Ford was among the top gainers on the Nasdaq.

  • What Traders Want To Help Street Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 12:18 PM ET

    Bring back the uptick rule. This is Number One on many traders' wish list. Last July the rule that prevented traders from shorting on a downtick was eliminated.

  • Super Bowl Ads Still A "Touchdown" In Slow Economy Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 11:41 AM ET
    2009 Superbowl

    CNBC's parent company, NBC has already sold about 75 percent of the big event's commercial time, whereas in past years only 50 or 60 percent would be sold by now. These faster sales are particularly impressive considering the fact that prices are up some 10 percent this year to as much as $3 million for just a 30 second spot.

  • Stocks Stagger as Lehman Rumors Swirl Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks swung between positive and negative territory as investors grappled for a direction with oil flirting with $100 a barrel and the market abuzz with speculation that a resolution for Lehman Brothers could happen within days.

  • Stocks Wobble Amid Lehman Buzz Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 2:15 PM ET

    Stocks swung between positive and negative territory as investors grappled for a direction with oil bouncing higher after its brush with $100 a barrel and the market abuzz with speculation that a resolution for Lehman Brothers could happen within days.

  • What Options Are Betting on Financials Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 8:07 AM ET

    The developments at Lehman Brothers are making the options market swirl in general, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

  • Warren Buffett Throws Better Than Mariah Carey Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 2:14 PM ET

    We now have video evidence that Warren Buffett's pitch to catcher Jack Welch at Boston's Fenway Park last night wasn't quite a "perfect strike."   We also, however, can go to the videotape to prove that Buffett throws better than Mariah Carey.