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  • 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

    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.

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

  • Government 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."

  • Warren Buffett biographer Alice Schroeder offers three Buffett-style tips for investing in turbulent times during an appearance on CNBC's Power Lunch.

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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Congressional leaders "sweeten" the $700 billion financial rescue package to attract enough House members, particularly Republicans, to pass the plan that failed in the House just two days ago. In the meantime, billionaire investor Warren Buffett takes opportunity of the rocky markets to invest $3 Billion in GE, the parent company of CNBC. Following are today's top videos:

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    You can’t say Warren Buffett doesn’t have “imagination at work.” The billionaire investor is putting his money behind one of the largest companies on the planet.

  • Don't believe the pundits. All hope is not lost. Here are the Mad Money host's strategies for surviving this difficult market.

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    The Dow closed lower on Wednesday as nervous investors found it difficult to muster enthusiasm ahead of the Senate’s vote on a revamped $700 billion rescue plan.

  • Stocks ended lower Wednesday amid concerns about strained credit markets and the economic slowdown.  Banks rallied as investors were encouraged by progress on bailout talks on Capitol Hill.  GE got a vote of confidence -- to the tune of $3 billion -- from Warren Buffett.

  • If some other recent offerings are any indication, this might be the time to buy.

  • GE's announcement of a $15 billion capital raise ($12 b in common, $3 b in preferred to Warren Buffett with a 10 percent dividend) is difficult news for shareholders, but everyone agrees that two things need to be done:

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    Warren Buffett is making a $3 billion investment in General Electric in a vote of confidence designed to ease global market fears about the health of its GE Capital unit.  He talked about his admiration for GE and his hopes for a bailout package from Congress in a live telephone interview with CNBC's Becky Quick. Here's the unofficial "rush" transcript.

  • 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.