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

  • The $700B US Bailout was signed into law on Friday, and the major markets still closed down for the day after a brief rally.  The week was devastating to the US stock market with a 7.34% weekly loss for the Dow, an over 9% drop for the S&P and an almost 11% drop for the NASDAQ.

  • What happened to our rally? Stocks rallied going into the vote. The rescue bill passed a little after 1 pm ET, floor traders broke into applause and then spent the next half hour processing sell orders.

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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.

  • 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?"

  • 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?

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

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    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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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • Screen Actors Guild

    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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.