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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.

  • 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.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout plan, also known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), is one of the main U.S. tools to address the financial crisis. 

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is demanding information about executive compensation and bonuses at nine banks that have received federal funds under TARP, the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program.

  • Stocks rallied to the finish line after another volatile session as signs began to emerge that credit markets may be defrosting.  The Dow gained more than 400 points.

  • Stocks were higher in a wobbly session as investors digested remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.

  • Critics have labeled the Mad Money host irresponsible and inaccurate, but the market this week proved him right.

  • Cramer wonders what U.S. attorneys will have to say about the insurer's December 2007 analyst meeting.

  • That most recent of bailout plans does more than just save us from another Great Depression. Cramer explains.

  • "I think we’re clearly becoming socialist," says an irate Jeff Macke on Fast Money. "The only bank stocks to own are..."

  • Stocks ended lower as hoopla over the government's plan to buy stakes in the nation's largest financial institutions died down and worries about earnings crept in. The Dow ended down just 75 points after swinging in an 850-point range.  The tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 3.5 percent.

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    The Bank of New York is expected to be named the master custodian firm overseeing the Treasury Department’s bailout fund, the New York Times reports.

  • The government is starting to purchase stakes in financials, so should investors follow suit? Michael Cuggino, manager of the Permanent Portfolio Fund, says yes.

  • Stocks shot out of the gate Tuesday, a nice chaser to the Dow's biggest one-day point gain in history, after the government announced a plan to buy stakes in the nation's largest financial institutions.

  • Wall Street looked set for another rally Tuesday, after the Dow recorded the biggest one-day point gain ever on Monday, as world markets continued to surge.

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    Wall Street ended its worst week in seven years with another tumble on Friday...

  • Stocks ended lower Wednesday amid concerns about strained credit markets and the economic slowdown.  Banks rallied as investors were encouraged by progress on bailout talks on Capitol Hill.  GE got a vote of confidence -- to the tune of $3 billion -- from Warren Buffett.

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  • For the historic week ending Friday, September 19, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices managed to close mixed and almost flat after one of the most volatile trading weeks ever, driven by the collapse of investment bank, Lehman Brothers, enormous government actions around the globe, and billion dollar deal making.  In one week, the government bailed out AIG, pumped funds into money markets, and banned short selling of financials - all while keeping the Fed Funds target unchanged and taking unprecedented actions to halt the liquidity crisis.  The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) surpassed the benchmark level of 30, hitting an intraday high of 42.16 on Thursday, its highest level since 10/2002.    The major indices were all up and down +/- 3% for 4 of the past 5 days.  The Dow posted a 2 day point move of more than 778 points as of Friday’s close, after plummeting 811 between Monday and Wednesday and hitting 10,609.66, its lowest level since 11/9/2005.  On Friday, The Nasdaq Composite recorded a 2-day point move of greater than 175 points after it closed down 109.05 points on Wednesday, its first triple digit decline for one day since it began trading after the 9/11 attacks.  The S&P 500 flirted with record territory closing up 98.7 over the last two days, marking its biggest 2-day point move since 3/16/2000, the largest 2-day point move ever.