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

  • Stocks got an early boost from Buffett's vote of confidence in Wall Street but the meandering hearings on the bailout sucked the air out of the trading floor. By the closing bell, financials had fallen and only techs were left carrying the torch of hope.

  • Stocks made a modest advance Wednesday,  boosted by Buffett's investment in Goldman Sachs and optimism that a bailout could boost tech spending.

  • Warren Buffett said we were on the "brink" last week. That's pretty scary when you look at the unsettled nature of credit markets yesterday and again today, as Congress wrestles on hours of live television with the request to save Wall Street from itself.

  • Secretary Paulson is doing the right thing in his afternoon testimony: he is arguing that this is not a bailout, it is an asset purchasing program. The $700 billion is for Working Capital to buy mortgages.

  • The Treasury secretary — whoever that may be in a few months — will be with vested with perhaps the most incredible powers ever bestowed on one person over the economic and financial life of the nation. It is the financial equivalent of the Patriot Act, says the New York Times.

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    Investors who think the ban on short selling provides a buying opportunity could get stung by a likely selloff when the rules expire Oct. 2.

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    Warren Buffett was interviewed live by telephone on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning about his surprise investment of at least $5 billion in Goldman Sachs. This is part three of the complete transcript of that conversation.

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    In whatever form it takes, the government rescue plan for the nation's financial system should provide an entry point for investors looking to buy bank stocks again.

  • Stocks made a modest advance Wednesday after Warren Buffett, one of the most highly-regarded investors, calmed the anxious market with a $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs.

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    Warren Buffett was interviewed live by telephone on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning about his surprise investment of at least $5 billion in Goldman Sachs. This is part two of the complete transcript of that conversation.

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    He's probably smarter than a lot of other people as well. He certainly showed how smart he is when he jumped at the opportunity to get a 10% yield on a piece of paper from Goldman Sachsspacer.

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    Even before the ink dries on a proposed $700 billion bailout for the financial industry, Wall Street players have begun jockeying to be the first ones to snap up distressed investments on the cheap, says the New York Times.

  • It is now a week an a half since we saw the collapse of Lehman.  Here is a snapshot of how the various banks have fared since that notorious weekend.

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    Warren Buffett was interviewed live by telephone on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning about his surprise investment of at least $5 billion in Goldman Sachs. This is part one of the complete transcript of that conversation.

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    Everyone and their mother’s favorite industry observer are calling Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs’ status switch to holding companies the end of the large independent investment bank as we know it.

  • Stocks made a modest advance Wednesday after Warren Buffett, one of the most highly-regarded investors, calmed the anxious market with a $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs.

  • Anyone want to look into trading in Goldman Sachs at the close yesterday? Goldman goes from $120 to $125 in the last 5 minutes of trading yesterday, while the broader market was dropping. Anything happen with Goldman after the close? Anyone?

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    There may still be value in the markets if investors choose carefully from the stocks carnage debris.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday after news that billionaire investor Warren Buffett will invest $5 billion in investment bank Goldman Sachs.