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  • Stocks ended the day significantly lower but avoided a catastrophe, as an orderly selloff staved off what some thought would be a massive market capitulation.

  • The equity market collapse began in the Far East as Sony shares slide 14 pct after they issued a profit warning. The electronics maker cut its profit forecast in half as the strong Japanese yen and the ongoing credit crisis is hurting demand for its cameras and flat TVs.

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    Warren Buffett has very publicly proclaimed that now is the time to be "greedy" and buy U.S. stocks, because everyone else is fearful, and those fears are driving down stock prices to bargain levels.  While some praise his leadership and courage, there are also skeptics.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Bank Of America and AT&T popped while eBay and Pepsico dropped.

  • Coming off the worst week ever where volatility continues to rule, enhanced by options expiration Friday, the major indexes are all up about 4% or greater for the week.

  • Some stocks are more popular than others. But that doesn't mean they're always the best shares to hold. Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller and Washington, gave his assessment of five of the most widely held companies.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Yahoo! and Safeway popped while Barclays and eBay dropped.

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    All three of Warren Buffett's recent live interviews with CNBC (Goldman and General Electric investments, House passage of the bailout bill) are now available for download as a PDF (Acrobat) document. 

  • Ted Parrish, portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, told CNBC it's a good time to take advantage of what big-cap stocks offer.

  • As of about midday on Tuesday, the markets have swung between being positive, negative and flat for the day.  Which companies are withstanding the volatility and sustaining their gains since Friday's close?

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Alcoa and Research In Motion popped while Sovereign Bank and GE dropped.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.