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  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average has tumbled 2,272 points in the last seven trading sessions. Ironically, today marks the one year anniversary of the market peak for the Dow and S&P 500. Here is where the markets stand during this historic times.

  • The issues are: 1) forced selling & redemptions in the last hour 2) continuing uncertainty in credit markets

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

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    General Motors' shares hit their lowest level in almost 60 years as the U.S. automaker said its year-to-date sales in Europe slid almost 2 percent.

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    The stock market free fall is happening with such speed it's extraordinary. With the Dow now dipping below 9,000 when on earth will the selling stop?

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

  • Rick Wagoner

    If you are GM CEO Rick Wagoner, what do you do? The man in the top job at the struggling automaker is pulling every move possible to keep his company from collapsing. And by all accounts, he's done a hell of a job.

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    Want a sign of just how screwed up this economy has become? Auto repo companies are finding business has slowed down because banks and lenders are reluctant to take back cars and trucks people can no longer pay for.

  • Nearly three weeks ago, regulators abruptly banned short sales of financial stocks to protect companies that had come under siege in the stock market. Short-sellers, critics said, had contributed to the declines by betting against the companies’ shares, the New York Times reported.

  • The new fed facility to buy commercial paper is a HUGE move in increasing liquidity in the marketplace. Also important: they are buying 3-month paper, a longer term than most commercial paper, so less rollover pressure.

  • Governments and central banks around the world are reacting to the expanding financial crisis as their countries' markets melt down.  See how the global indices stack up against one another.

  • Ford

    These are gut check times for Ford & GM investors. Shares of the two automakers slid to lows not seen since the early 80's for Ford and mid 50's for GM. As one Wall Street veteran told me, "These are dire times for Ford & GM."

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    Governments around the world tried to contain the fast-spreading credit crisis, but stock, bond and commodity markets saw investors bet on a sharp downturn.

  • With the VIX at record levels and the Dow now down another 5%, investors are running for cover.  However, there are now enough data points to begin to look at patterns on what has been happening after these big drops.

  • Audi

    Could this finally be the big breakthrough diesel fans have been clamoring for? Could this be the start of Americans getting over their lack of interest for diesel cars? Audi certainly hopes so. Audi is on a cross country publicity push spreading the word about clean diesel.

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

  • This is for all of you who e-mail and call me "Toyota Phil" and for those of you who think I favor the Japanese automaker and never write anything critical.

  • Over the last two weeks I've done several reports on TV and written in this blog about tighter credit hurting auto sales. For the industry, September sales dropped 27% and nearly everyone in the industry admits that a big reason for the plunge has been the deteriorating credit markets.

  • 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.