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    In a live interview minutes after the House of Representatives passed the bailout bill, Warren Buffett told CNBC's Becky Quick that the measure is not a "panacea." While the rescue package will provide some tools to deal with the financial crisis and prevent what could have been a far worse situation, Buffett predicted that it will be quite a while before the economic recession bottoms out.

  • Power Play

    Alright, be honest. When you hear the words "sovereign wealth funds", don't you also hear, ever so faintly in the background... that evil empire theme from "Star Wars?"

  • China Goes Bargain-Hunting

    Every year, friends of mine head up to Hong Kong to go shopping. Not at the swanky boutiques in Central or the funky shops in Causeway Bay. Nope, they go to the warehouse outlets on the other side of Hong Kong Island. Why?

  • Video: Maria Bartiromo's Market Message

    Maria Bartiromo discusses Thursday's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow's events.

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    Buffett's Words Of Wisdom

    Fast Money's Karen Finerman caught up with Warren Buffett on Thursday. You might be surprised to hear what she found out!

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    Stocks Slammed; Will Bailout Be Enough?

    Investors hammered the Dow on Thursday as fear grew that even a $700 billion bailout won’t be enough to counter tight credit markets and a bleak economy.

  • Credit Freeze, Bailout Haggling Slam Stocks

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Worry Is DEFLATION And GE's Credit Market Woes

    Another notably weak market day: 5 to 1 declining to advancing stocks...and a pike in New Lows at the NYSE. Also notable is the magnitude of the point decline: I track about 1,300 stocks...of that, 500 are down 5 percent or more.

  • Stocks Fall as Congress Drags Its Feet

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Economic Jitters

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

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    SAG Pushing For Actor's Strike In Hollywood?

    As I watch the markets tumble and I hear talk not just of recession, but of depression, I have to wonder whether there's any chance 75 percent of SAG members would vote to strike, which is what it takes to get authorization.

  • Will the VP Debate benefit Sen. Obama?

    The Vice Presidential debate tonight will likely be one of the most watched ever, often eclipsing the buzz of the presidential debates, Intrade has created a contract measuring which presidential candidate will receive more of a bump from tonight's debate (www.intrade.com).

  • Wilbur Ross' $1 Billion Bailout Plan

    If the House of Representatives votes down the emergency economic bill, the billionaire investor has an alternative plan — that he'd stake with his own funds.

  • Drop in Factory Orders Pushes Stocks Lower

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House.

  • Jobless Rise Pushes Futures Lower

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly mixed open for Wall Street, with investors cautious after the Senate approved a sweetened version of the $700 billion bailout package for banks.

  • 1) Word on the Street is GE, our parent company, is pricing the common stock offering at $22.25; waiting on final size. 2) Fertilizer stocks are down notably this morning, as Mosaic reported earnings well below expectations.

  • Government Bailout
    Senate Passes Sweetened $700 Billion Bailout

    The U.S. Senate passed a revised $700 billion bailout bill, breathing life back into closely watched legislation that supporters say will revive paralyzed credit markets.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead

    The Senate's approval of the $700 billion financial markets bail out package should give stocks a short-term shot of confidence.

  • Government Bailout
    Senate Passes Sweetened $700 Billion Bailout

    The U.S. Senate passed a revised $700 billion bailout bill, breathing life back into closely watched legislation that supporters say will revive paralyzed credit markets.

  • Warren Buffett appears on the Charlie Rose program, October 1, 2008

    In an interview tonight (Wednesday) with Charlie Rose on PBS, Warren Buffett says, "In my adult lifetime I don't think I've ever seen people as fearful, economically, as they are now... The economy is going to be getting worse for a while."  Bloomberg also reports Buffett tells Rose that the freezing of credit markets is "sucking blood" from the U.S. economy, which he compares to a heart attack victim "flat on the floor."