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    Ladies and gentleman, there's a new team entering the great race in the auto industry to build the first mass market electric vehicle: It's Chrysler.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of AIG and Petrobras popped while Kraft and General Motors dropped.

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    As I watched Yankee legends and their families take the field last night before the final game at the 85 year old House that Ruth Built, I was amazed again by how many winning years they have had. 26 World Series Championships in 85 years - the most wins of any professional sports franchise in history.  Did the positive energy from the wins flow down the East River to Wall St. and lift the markets those years?

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    In the funny business of bailing out Wall Street, Peter Morici--a professor of international business at the University of Maryland--insists one of the biggest problems in the current situation is the one thing he claims no one on CNBC wants to talk about: Wall Street salaries.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    Futures are practically unchanged, with many traders noting this morning that hedge fund and mutual fund companies are continuing to see redemptions, and the profit outlook is still poor. As a result, there is debate about how strong buying interest will be here.

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    Over the last six months as I've filed numerous stories about the Chevy Volt, Nissan's plan to build an electric car, and Ford's focus on increasing fuel efficiency, I have heard the same thing from you: That's great, but what's Toyota doing?

  • You know what I've heard a lot this week? Auto sales will stay weak through 2010. This has me wondering where the buyer has gone, and why some are convinced the buyer won't come around anytime soon.

  • While the debate is on whether stocks are at a bottom, there might be a silver lining to the current financial crisis. Wednesday marked the 12th time the Dow & S&P have both been down by more than 7% over the same 3-day period. Whenever that's happened in the past, it's usually been followed by major increases--even a month later.

  • Struggle at AIG - A CNBC Special Report

    I admit e-mail responses from bloggers and readers is not a scientific sampling. I admit these answers may only represent a small portion of the public.

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

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    Stocks rallied at the close after the Federal Reserve held the line on interest rates and investors were encouraged that Lehman Brothers and American International Group might work out deals to improve their perilous financial situation.

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    Long before General Motors unveiled its new electric car, the Chevy Volt, there was a buzz around GM that this car should be a winner. That's right, I used the words: should be. Predicting any car will be a hit is often a fool's game.

  • With the markets starting down again today before rebounding, here are the top ten 2-day percent and point moves for the major indices. If the Dow closes down more than 23 points today, it would reach a top 10 point move. The S&P would need to close down less than 1 point to reach a top ten status. The Nasdaq is far from a top ten 2-day point or % move.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Long's and Panera popped while Tesoro and US Steel dropped.

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    The Dow and S&P 500 fell over 4.5% today, while the Nasdaq composite dropped 3.6%, as concerns over the health of the financial sector intensified following the decision of Lehman Brothers to file for Chapter 11.

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    Today marks the last day of General Motors first 100 years. While the company will mark the occasion tomorrow by unveiling it's new electric car, the Chevy Volt, I have a much more sobering question:

  • Investors should prepare for the worst just in case it turns out that Ben Bernanke knows nothing yet again.

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

  • Avoid Wall Street. It’s a mess. For an easier ride you might want to consider Main Street.

  • Increasing optimism about loans to the U.S. auto industry helped drive major indexes out of negative territory. General Motors was the top gainer on the  Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, while Ford was among the top gainers on the Nasdaq.