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    As fears about the stability of major financial institutions spook global markets, how should you trade next?

  • Investors should prepare for the worst just in case it turns out that Ben Bernanke knows nothing yet again.

  • Top economists discuss the fate of Lehman Brothers and how the company's outcome will affect the stock market while the CEO of Ford restructures his company—focusing on improving fuel mileage and efficiency. Plus, Hurricane Ike is expected to strike the southern US coast early on Saturday, bringing a massive storm surge that could prove fatal for those who have not left the area. Following are today's top videos:

  • Despite all the trouble in financials right now, the sector as a whole has been outperforming since July.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • A number of U.S. banks stand to gain after the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Dick Bove, analyst at Ladenburg Thalman & Co., told CNBC.

  • You know what happened this past weekend. But what do you do now?

  • Cramer's beating his drum again. Ben Bernanke, prepare yourself.

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    Rapid changes in the commodities market have left some investors badly bruised to say the least. However lower gas prices are good, right? Should you cheer or fear the drop in oil?

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    The Dow rose on Wednesday as surprisingly strong data on durable goods orders soothed some concern about the sluggish economy.

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    The Dow fell sharply on Monday as credit concerns hounded financial stocks while global growth worries hurt big technology and industrial companies.

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    Financials rebounded from Tuesday's sell-off but housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunged on growing concerns of a possible government bailout.

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    Earlier this week, we wrote about the highest yielding stocks on the Dow.  The S&P 500 also has some nice yielding stocks.  If you are worried about the financials being able to continue to pay thier big dividends (with Freddie Mac's big slide, its yield is now over 20%!), there are nearly 40 stocks on the S&P that are currently yielding 5% or more.  Here's a breakdown.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has added a new stake in NRG Energy, according to a just-released portfolio 'snapshot' of its holdings in U.S. publicly-traded stocks as of June 30.  A sharply reduced stake in Anheuser-Busch may have been a bet that InBev's initially unsolicited offer for the U.S. brewer would prove to be unsuccessful.  Conoco-Phillips data is kept "confidential."

  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

  • With commodity prices coming down, many parts of the market can start their return ascent.