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  • The Good News On Inflation Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

    At least there was some good economic news today: both CPI and core CPI were below expectations, so inflation concerns are indeed receding.

  • A Wave of Mergers Could Hit Banking Sector Sunday, 12 Oct 2008 | 1:24 PM ET
    Credit Crunch

    The continued turmoil in the financial markets could spark a wave of mergers among banks and remaining brokerage firms in the coming weeks, according to Wall Street executives.

  • Global Rate Cuts Gave Markets Few Minutes of Joy Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 11:50 AM ET

    Now What? Traders are holding out hope for capitulation. That could come anytime, but it doesn't have to be this week or even next week. The big fear? The snow balling affect of fund redemptions will keep the selling pressure on.

  • Why Traders Want Rate Cuts Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Despite a belief that lowering rates may not do much, most traders disagree. Cutting rates is an attempt at reflation, and at this point that has become a major concern. Paying interest on reserves--which the Fed is now doing--is also a form of lowering rates.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Financials Recover Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.

  • Credit Freeze, Bailout Haggling Slam Stocks Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Stocks Fall as Congress Drags Its Feet Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Economic Jitters Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Wilbur Ross' $1 Billion Bailout Plan Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    If the House of Representatives votes down the emergency economic bill, the billionaire investor has an alternative plan — that he'd stake with his own funds.

  • Drop in Factory Orders Pushes Stocks Lower Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House.

  • Jobless Rise Pushes Futures Lower Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly mixed open for Wall Street, with investors cautious after the Senate approved a sweetened version of the $700 billion bailout package for banks.

  • GE, Fertilizer Stocks, Truckers, Autos, And Financials Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    1) Word on the Street is GE, our parent company, is pricing the common stock offering at $22.25; waiting on final size. 2) Fertilizer stocks are down notably this morning, as Mosaic reported earnings well below expectations.

  • Credit Worries Damp Stocks; Banks Rally Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    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.

  • Credit, Bailout Worries Drag on Stocks Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 1:40 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.

  • Stocks Slide as ISM Report Adds to Anxiety Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 11:01 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Wednesday, with investors at the mercy of progress on the proposed government financial bailout package.

  • Futures Fall as Bailout Remains Uncertain Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Stocks looked set to start Wednesday in the red with investors at the mercy of progress on the proposed government financial bailout package.

  • Weeding Out The Weak Banks Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    In a mood reminiscent of WaMu-JP Morgan, the FDIC says Citi is buying Wachovia's banking operations, and assume the senior and subordinated debt.

  • Dow Jumps 200 Points as Bailout Deal Nears Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    Stocks logged a 200-point gain amid news that lawmakers are close to reaching an agreement on a Wall Street bailout.

  • Stocks Soar as Congress Nears Bailout Agreement Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks shot up after a report that lawmakers are very close to reaching an agreement on a Wall Street bailout.

  • Bailout Hopes Boost Dow; GE Rebounds Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 1:02 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday amid hopes that a bailout will get passed this week. However, gains were curbed by worries about General Electric's lowered outlook and misses in two key economic stats.