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  • Recapitalization of European banks is continuing: ING took a 10 billion euro ($13.5 billion) cash influsion; French banking giant Societe Generale was down on capitalization concerns; Sweden outlined a $205 billion plan to support its banks. Secretary Paulson will speak at 11:30am ET, giving details of the application process for the capital purchase program. Also: Oppenheimer is upgrading all the big oil and gas names this morning.

  • In general, traders and analysts agree that: 1) these insurers have very little short-term debt; 2) do not use much financial leverage; 3) they receive new dollars every day that need to be invested.

  • We appear to have had a rare 90 percent upside day, where 90 percent of the volume was to the upside, and 90 percent of stocks to the upside.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Turns out Wachovia's CEO was more hero than villian. It's just that Cramer didn't know until the Wells Fargo deal was announced.

  • For the week ending Friday, October 3, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices declined steeply on continued uncertainties over the financial bailout / rescue plan, concerns in the credit markets and more economic deterioration.

  • Stocks hovered around the flat line Friday afternoon after the House approved the revised $700 bailout bill for Wall Street. Apple shares recovered as did shares of Hartford and other insurers.

  • It would be a "tragedy" if the government let this company fail, he says.

  • New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office, which is investigating Wall Street's sales practices in auction-rate securities, told JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wachovia on Monday that it wants to begin settlement talks immediately.

  • Is the bottom for banks in? Will oil keep falling? Will retail earnings support the notion the consumer is ok? What’s going to happen in August?

  • With most of the big names reporting, earnings season has been better than expected. So why aren’t we happy?

  • A Wachovia branch bank.

    Securities regulators from several states raided the St. Louis headquarters of Wachovia Securities, part of Wachovia, as part of a broad investigation into questionable practices involving auction rate securities, Missouri officials said.

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  • MetLife

    MetLife,the largest life insurer in he United States by assets, said on Thursday first-quarter net income fell 37 percent, hurt by investment losses.

  • Don't touch the bond insurers, Cramer says. Instead, go with these.

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