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    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 No sooner do I write something than it becomes outdated.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.

  • 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.

  • CNBC presenter Ross Westgate offers his view of how audiovisual and content companies are grappling with a financial meltdown across the globe from the Mipcom conference in Cannes.

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    Some veteran investors say that the sell-off has gone much too far and stocks are poised to rally powerfully if the downturn is less severe than investors fear.

  • As the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ chalk up some of the biggest weekly losses ever, how does that translate to dollar terms?

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    In this Web Extra the traders talk GE and Goldman Sachs. How are they trading?

  • 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.

  • Don't jump back into the market just yet, though. Get Cramer's thoughts on Friday's action.

  • The Dow's market cap fell by -7.60% or $237B in one day, from Wednesday's close to Thursday's close.

  • After an amazing, nearly 700 point drop in the Dow, then a rally back into positive territory, it certainly had the FEEL of some kind of selling climax.

  • Attention bottom fishers. Pay attention today because the market will finally hit bottom. That's the bold prediction of Jefferies managing director Art Hogan, who told CNBC, "Enough is going to be enough. If you look at all the carnage we've done to major market indices the bottom gets put in today."

  • Wall Street tried to fight its way back from a precipitous opening drop, with volatility promising to cause violent swings as the market battled to break a seven-day losing streak.

  • Traders are in agreement on two points: 1) We are not trading on fundamentals. Forced selling is causing many stocks to trade well below fundamental values; 2) traders do not have faith in 2009 earnings projections, which is making it difficult to value stocks.

  • It may be that this is part of the final blow out, the last exhausting painful blast of selling where the stock market finally bangs down on what we later point to as the bottom.

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

  • After the global rate cut, why was the market rally so weak? Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Jefferies & Company, offered his insights to CNBC. He also gave sector picks and portfolio allocation advice.

  • Nearly three weeks ago, regulators abruptly banned short sales of financial stocks to protect companies that had come under siege in the stock market. Short-sellers, critics said, had contributed to the declines by betting against the companies’ shares, the New York Times reported.

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    Despite coming with glowing words of praise for General Electric and Goldman,  Warren Buffett's big investments in the two companies haven't moved the stocks higher in the short-term.

  • Morgan Stanley and its Chief Executive John Mack got preferential treatment in a 2005 investigation of alleged improper trading at Pequot Capital Management, according to a government report obtained by CNBC.

  • The Dow pared its massive loss in the final hour of trading Monday after fear that the credit crisis is spreading rippled through world markets. The blue-chip index ended down about 370 points, after being down as much as 800 at one point.