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  • SEC ban on short selling in financials is likely to be extended, NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer said on a webcast with NYSE listed companies and reporters.

  • Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday, with investors at the mercy of progress on the proposed government financial bailout package.

  • Can the Senate provide enough add-ons (raising levels of insurance in your bank account) and tax breaks to provide cover for House Republicans? That's the issue. No doubt the Senate will pass the bill.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    With Congress rejecting a Wall Street bailout, markets are turning towards central banks hoping they will stop the decline.

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    As Wall Street tries to survive the credit crunch, business schools are planning their own rescue plans: tinkering with their curricula and preparing students for a different job landscape

  • For the week ending Friday, September 26, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices tumbled for the week as uncertainty lingered over the Congressional $700B bailout package.  We also witnessed a historic bank failure, unsatisfying housing data, a continued rise in jobless claims, and a record one-day gain in the price of crude.  The S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite shed more than 3% for the week. The NASDAQ had the worst weekly performance amongst the three major indices, losing 3.98%, followed by S&P 500 which lost 3.3%, marking their biggest weekly drops since the start of Sept. for the NASDAQ & since mid May for the S&P.

  • Wall Street's wild ride promises to continue as Congress wrangles over details of a financial markets bailout, and investors assess the government-brokered deal for Washington Mutual.

  • Melissa Lee sits in for Maria Bartiromo, discussing Thursday's top business and financial stories -- and looking ahead to Friday's events.

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    In this Web Extra Pete Najarian reveals why he’s keeping a close eye on emerging markets. Also the traders talk GE.

  • Stocks logged a 200-point gain amid news that lawmakers are close to reaching an agreement on a Wall Street bailout.

  • Our parent company, GEspacer, held up well despite reducing earnings estimates for the third quarter. Two pieces of good news: 1) Standard and Poor's affirmed the company's ratings, and 2) GE is making efforts to reduce leverage and diversify its funding strategy for GE Capital.

  • Stocks shot up after a report that lawmakers are very close to reaching an agreement on a Wall Street bailout.

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    I want to keep you all up with the latest action in Washington regarding protecting your savings. I taped a recent appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show on the morning of Thursday Sept. 18, right in the midst of much market turmoil. On the show I told you all that money market funds you buy through brokerages and mutual fund companies are not insured the same as money market accounts that you buy at an FDIC-insured bank.

  • At least one company will benefit greatly if Paulson's plan is passed.

  • There will be a bill (it may get sealed in the White House at the meeting with the President this afternoon), but it may be so burdened with "equity protection" (read: back-door ownership) and "phase-ins" (read: we ain't giving you all the money now) that the Street will argue it will limit participation in the plan.

  • Stocks rallied Thursday amid hopes that a bailout will get passed this week. However, gains were curbed by worries about General Electric's lowered outlook and misses in two key economic stats.

  • Traders are passing around this document which purportedly lifts the ban on short selling in Russia. Those who are adamantly opposed to a blanket ban on short selling are claiming this makes Russia more of a capitalist country than we are.

  • Options traders have been bracing themselves for bad news from some of Wall Street's most reliable companies, said Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

  • Stocks opened higher Thursday amid hopes that a bailout will get passed today. However, gains were curbed by worries about General Electric's lowered outlook and misses in two key economic stats.