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  • Stocks Plunge as Wall Street Writhes Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 10:43 AM ET

    Stocks fell sharply at the opening bell Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.

  • Stocks Set to Plunge on Wall Street Pain Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Stocks looked set to plummet Monday after a trifecta of Wall Street pain: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America and AIG asked the Fed for short-term financing.

  • Strong Dollar, Weak Commodities Now A "Problem" Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    Commodities continue to drop, as they have for 7 of the last 8 trading sessions. With futures weak again here, we are very close to breaking the recent closing low of July 15 of 1,214.

  • Lehman's Problem: No Deal To Raise Capital Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

    Not enough: that's the general verdict of the Street on the Lehman announcement. They pre-announced a loss of $5.92. They're selling a majority stake in its investment management division and spinning off commercial real estate assets into a separate public company.

  • Commercial Real Estate: The Next Big Credit Problem? Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

    After the close yesterday, RBC Capital put out a note:  "Next Credit Shoe to Drop on Banking Industry: We believe commercial and industrial loans (C&I), commercial real estate and non-resi construction loans will be the next credit problems for the banking industry brought on by the weakening in the US and Global economies."

  • Dow Gains Nearly 300 Points; Techs Drag Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 5:02 PM ET

    Financials helped the Dow pull off a nearly 300-point gain Monday but techs limped to the finish line as nagging worries about a global economic slump found their way back into the market.

  • Rally Loses Steam, Tech Stocks Drag Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    The air started to come out the Fannie-Freddie-inspired rally as the market started to float back to Earth.

  • Rally Loses Steam as Skepticism Creeps In Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 1:59 PM ET

    The air started to come out the Fannie-Freddie-inspired rally as the market started to float back to Earth.

  • Stocks Rally but Fannie, Freddie Plunge Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 10:54 AM ET

    Stocks rallied, with the Dow up more than 300 points in the first few minutes of trading, as Wall Street cheered the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Fannie, Freddie Rescue to Spark Rally Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 7:17 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set to rally on Monday after the Treasury's decision to take over ailing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with investors reading the move as a sign that the housing market's troubles were over.

  • Trading Olympics: Event 3 - Market Timing Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 9:40 PM ET

    They say timing is everything. So, how do you make the right trade at the right time?

  • Regional Firms Want ARS Underwriters Investigated Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 12:01 AM ET

    Regional securities firms are rallying against efforts by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to have brokerage firms repay investors who purchased auction rate securities.

  • Wachovia Is Next Bank to Buy Back Auction-Rate Debt Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 2:47 PM ET
    A Wachovia branch bank.

    Wachovia plans to buy back nearly $9 billion in auction-rate debt, settling federal and state probes and making it the fifth major bank this month to agree to help stabilize the debt market.

  • New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Friday he is sending a letter to Merrill Lynch notifying the investment bank that his office will file suit against it imminently as part of an investigation into the collapse of the auction-rate securities market.

  • Who's Settled, Who Hasn't in Auction-Rate Probe Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    Various state regulators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether banks and brokerages that underwrote auction-rate securities—a $330 billion market of long-term debt whose yields reset through weekly or monthly auctions—falsely or fraudulently told clients that the securities were as safe and as liquid as cash.

  • Probe of Auction-Rate Debt Is Far From Over: Cuomo Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 3:23 PM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told CNBC that his investigation into auction-rate securities sold by banks and brokerages is far from over.

  • JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley Settle Auction-Debt Probe Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 11:48 AM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley agreed to repurchase a combined $7 billion in auction-rate securities as part of a settlement with regulators.

  • Some Wall Street Firms Near Pact On Auction Debt Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 8:07 AM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    Some Wall Street banks and brokerages are nearing a settlement with regulators over allegations that they misled investors over the sale of auction-rate securities, CNBC has learned.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 9:42 PM ET

    Stocks will be on inflation watch Thursday.  Volatile trading in oil and commodities promises to spill into the stock market again. On Wednesday, energy and other commodities rose, reversing a selling trend and worrying investors, who have been hoping for a reprieve from inflation.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 10:05 PM ET

    Stocks should continue to take most of their cues from oil and the dollar Wednesday, but July retail sales data could also be key.