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  • Wild Market Finishes Week Just a Bit Lower Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    After trading in a 1,000-point range for the first time ever, stocks ended the day with a whimper, closing slightly lower amid hopes that the holiday weekend could bring good news.

  • Market Bounces Off Lows as Banks Boom Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    Wall Street tried to fight its way back from a precipitous opening drop, with volatility promising to cause violent swings as the market battled to break a seven-day losing streak.

  • Traders are in agreement on two points: 1) We are not trading on fundamentals. Forced selling is causing many stocks to trade well below fundamental values; 2) traders do not have faith in 2009 earnings projections, which is making it difficult to value stocks.

  • Citi Ends Wachovia Talks but Sees Court Settlement Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 6:51 PM ET

    Citigroup said it's ended negotiations with Wells Fargo in their fight to acquire Wachovia—but Citigroup's effort to grab some assets of Wachovia may not be over just yet.

  • Cascading Crash: Dow Falls Almost 700 Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 6:34 PM ET

    Stocks fell for a seventh straight session on Thursday as investors worried recent moves by authorities worldwide to thaw frozen credit markets might not be enough.

  • Recap Plan: Better? Maybe, for the Right Banks Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 5:25 PM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The US Treasury’s plan to inject cash directly into banks may be more effective in battling the credit freeze than having the government buy the banks' troubled mortgage debt ... provided the right banks get the cash. 

  • Stocks Stomped in Financial Freefall Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 4:28 PM ET
    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.

  • Street Despair: No Visibility of Earnings Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 3:02 PM ET

    The markets are extremely oversold, but it can't muster a rally. Why not? The Fed is doing everything it can; it will undoubtedly soon start taking direction positions in financial companies, and may even guarantee loans between banks.

  • Wachovia Deal Stalls on Mid-Atlantic Branch Dispute Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 2:04 PM ET

    Talks between Citigroup and Wells Fargo over Wachovia's assets have hit an obstacle, as the parties negotiate which bank will take ownership of Wachovia's branches in the Mid-Atlantic region, sources told CNBC.

  • Tech Only Salvation for Wobbly Stocks Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 1:20 PM ET
    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.

  • Dorn: Fear and Greed in Rallies and Bull Traps Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 7:37 AM ET

    These are unprecedented times. The markets are showing their true animal nature because they are trading on emotions, rather than on technicals or fundamentals.

  • Feds Push Citigroup, Wells Fargo on Wachovia Deal Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 4:08 AM ET

    The Federal government is pushing Citigroup and Wells Fargo to reach an agreement tonight that would avoid a court battle over the two banks' fight for Wachovia, sources have told CNBC.

  • Breaking News: The Battle For Wachovia Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    In breaking news, CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino reveals the FDIC is pushing Wells Fargo and Citigroup to reach a compromise Wednesday night in their fight over Wachovia.

  • Stocks Close Lower After Day of Wild Swings Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.

  • Top Strategist: What I Buy Now Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    After the global rate cut, why was the market rally so weak? Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Jefferies & Company, offered his insights to CNBC. He also gave sector picks and portfolio allocation advice.

  • Did the Ban on Short-Selling Make a Difference? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:29 AM ET

    Nearly three weeks ago, regulators abruptly banned short sales of financial stocks to protect companies that had come under siege in the stock market. Short-sellers, critics said, had contributed to the declines by betting against the companies’ shares, the New York Times reported.

  • Mad Mail: Does the Gov't Favor Citigroup? Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 7:23 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer defends his sell call.

  • The Duplicitous Sheila Bair Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    If the FDIC's Sheila Bair "stands behind" its previously announced deal between Wachovia and Citigroup, why did she apparently work behind the scenes to get Wells Fargo involved, asks Portfolio.com?

  • Putting the Paulson Plan to Work Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 7:33 PM ET

    Cramer lays out how he'd use both the FDIC and the TARP facility to get us out of this market mess.

  • Wachovia shares are down Monday on "crisis psychology" -- but hedge fund master Bill Ackman of Pershing Square is optimistic. He scooped up a 7 percent stake in Wachovia on the news that Citigroup would buy the troubled financial's banking business. And Wells Fargo's counterbid makes it all even better.