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  • Another light volume, low volatility day, closing near the highs. Good news, considering that the consumer confidence and home price news was dismal. Goldman Sachs had a particularly good day, up almost 6 percent, though on light volume. But GMAC was the big story of the day...

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    IndyMac Bancorp, one of the largest banks to fail as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis, is close to being sold to a consortium of private equity and hedge fund firms in a complex deal partly financed by the federal government, the New York Times reports.

  • Technology shares and the financials have been tough to trade this year. Is it time to dip a toe – or will you just get burned?

  • Byron Wien, chief investment strategist at Pequot Capital Management, told CNBC that 2009 will be better than most people expect. Wien shared his insight on the markets and the economy with the Squawk Box crew Thursday morning.

  • After another 100 points shed in the market today, Cramer says only one thing would make him feel better: if just one portfolio manager would come out and admit that this is, in fact, not a good time to buy. Instead, there are a whole lot of "experts" out there insisting that they love this market and it's a great time to buy -- there's a lot of money to be made in the volatility, they say.

  • The specter of illiquidity is negating any good news this economy can muster, Cramer says.

  • Drifting lower on light volume: is this what the first quarter of 2009 will look like? Stocks moved lower today, with declines accelerating midday, but a rebound in the last half hour limited the losses.

  • Government Bailout

    The Bush Administration's plan to use TARP funding to aid the auto industry and Treasury Secretary Paulson’s decision to seek the remaining $350 billion generated more confusion and concern.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Celgene and Goldman Sachs popped while Apple and Chevron dropped.

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    The S&P 500 rose on Friday after the U.S. government said it would throw a $17.4 billion lifeline to automakers grappling with falling consumer demand.

  • The stock market ended both the day and the week essentially flat, with the twin stimuli of interest rate cuts and an automaker bailout unable to overcome a weakening economy and pessimism about the future of the banking system.

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    The Bush Administration's plan to use TARP funding to aid the auto industry and Treasury Secretary Paulson’s decision to seek the remaining $350 billion generated more confusion and concern.

  • Standard & Poor's lowered the credit ratings and outlooks for 12 major U.S. and European banks Friday, including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, citing increasing industry risk and a deepening economic slowdown.

  • Stocks advanced Friday after Bush announced details of a rescue plan for auto makers.

  • Treasury Secretary Nominee Robert Rubin

    It may be the season to be wealthy — at least on Wall Street, where banks are awarding annual bonuses despite a growing outcry over pay, the New York Times reported.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a cautiously higher open for Wall Street Friday as troubled automakers reportedly are close to an emergency loan deal.

  • Stocks declined Thursday as worries about General Electric's credit and the fate of the auto industry weighed on the market.

  • U.S. stock index futures were mixed Thursday as the possibilty of global interest rates at zero increased and deals both broke down and reemerged.

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    Homeowners around the country are scrambling to refinance their mortgages at the lowest rates since the early 1960s.

  • We finished the day down, but these two guys were responsible for much of the trading session’s strength, Cramer says.