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    Back when things made sense in the stock market, a company announcing layoffs would be greeted as a positive sign that it was shoring up its bottom line.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to make a new $300 million investment in USG Corporation, sending shares soaring for the big Chicago-based building materials maker.  But USG will be paying a high interest rate for Buffett's "expression of confidence."

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    Citigroup CEO Vikrum Pandit said Friday that he would like to keep the company together and does not wish to spin off its Smith Barney brokerage.

  • The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • Not all energy Master Limited Partnerships are created equal. Jim Cramer breaks down the crucial differences and warns the savvy investor to stay away from the riskier offerings.

  • After lobbying President-elect Obama to be appointed Treasury Secretary, SEC Chairman, and Fed Chairman, Cramer offers his eight point, tough-love plan to restore the American Economy.

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    Citigroup, trying to arrest the sharp slide in its stock price, may look for a possible merger partner or take other steps to raise cash, senior officials told CNBC.

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    What’s the old tag line. The Citi never sleeps. Well the stock is certainly keeping investors up nights!

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    Stocks plunged yet again on Thursday, sending the S&P 500 to its lowest level since 1997 – and completely erasing more than a decade of stock market gains.

  • Volume was heavier; instead of a low volume, high volatility sell-off, this was an old fashioned high volume, high volatility sell-off; in other words, sellers materialized.

  • The latest job cuts  in the banking sector come amid an overall wave of layoffs across the United States as companies move to cut costs in the face of slackening demand and a general economic downturn.

  • You could hear the screams on Wall Street (and perhaps a few sighs of relief that the bloodletting was over -- for today at least) when the Dow closed down 427 points -- to a level BELOW 8,000 for the first time in over five years. The market's in "critical condition," says Cramer, and likens it to a "hospital emergency room."

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway fell just over 12 percent on Wall Street today (Wednesday), its biggest one-day percentage drop since 1987's 'Black Monday' over 21 years ago.  It appears some of the Oracle's followers are losing the faith.

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    First the good news. It looks like inflation is under control. Now the bad news…

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    The Dow tumbled on Wednesday closing below the psychologically important 8,000 level for the first time since March 2003.

  • Warren Buffett poses for a photo with girl scout Molly Maloy of Omaha, holding his bill-fold, at a Dairy Queen in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, July 1, 2008. Buffett said Tuesday he was blown away by the $2.1 million that Zhao Danyang bid to win the charity auction lunch with him, that benefits San Francisco's Glide Foundation. But Buffett said the size of Zhao's bid doesn't necessarily mean the lunch will last longer than the usual three hours he spends with auction winners.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Harnik

    Warren Buffett drives a hard bargain. When he invests billions in a company, he can generally get a better deal than the rest of us.  Now SmartMoney columnist James B. Stewart writes about "a rare opportunity to invest on terms that may be even better than Mr. Buffett got" for his $5 billion infusion into Goldman Sachs.

  • The New York Attorney General's office is negotiating with top Wall Street firms that received federal bailout money to forego executive bonuses this year, sources close to the attorney general told CNBC.

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    Hatched hastily almost two months ago, the TARP was conceived to stabilize markets and restore investor confidence, but critics argue it  is now looking so amorphous and vulnerable to political trade winds, that it is has become almost a constant of uncertainty.

  • Goldman Sachs' no-bonus  move immediately is prompting questions in the investor community about whether or not other banks will follow suit.

  • Stocks ended at their session lows Monday following the latest wave of dismal news: Retailers reported profit declines, big banks prepared for job cuts and Japan officially declared itself in a recession.