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CNBC Top Videos of the Day: SEC, Fed & More

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Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 5:57 PM ET

Oil prices slid almost $4 Monday, and mortgage-lender worries caused the stock market to fluctuate. Following are the day's top videos.

Universal Buys the Weather Channel
Details on the acquisition, with Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal CEO

NBC Universal Buys The Weather Channel

"It's got 40 million unique visitors per month. This immediately leapfrogs us into a whole different space within the Internet arena ... just in the news and information space alone, it really takes us to a whole new level."

Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal CEO

Private Equity Pares Down
A special look at where the smart money is going, with Steven Rattner, Quadrangle Group managing principal

Private Equity Pares Down

"The fact is that if you look at the private equity industry as a whole, deal volumes are down something like 80 percent so far this year. And so the fact is, that for all the looking all of us do, it has not been the most active period in the history of private equity."

Steven Rattner, Quadrangle Group managing principal

SEC, Fed and Banks
SEC Chairman Christopher Cox discusses the SEC's plan to coordinate more closely with the Federal Reserve.

SEC, Fed & Banks

"I don't think there's any question but that fair value accounting and mark to market is important. It makes sure that investors get clear information quickly about real values."

Christopher Cox, SEC Chairman

Stop Trading, Listen to Cramer!
Mad Money's Jim Cramer shares his stock picks and pans with CNBC's Erin Burnett.

Stop Trading! Listen to Cramer

"All of these financials right now are in the same shape. We need the government to stop looking. We need everybody to say, 'Okay listen, we'll get through this period. Let's not ask for big capital requirements,' because otherwise we're going to have a big bailout. Nobody likes to use the term bailout, but these companies, if you decide to go letter of the law, these companies are out of capital."

Mad Money's Jim Cramer

Maria's Market Message
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo discusses the day's top business and financial stories, and what's ahead for tomorrow's Closing Bell.

Maria's Market Message

"Stocks on a wild ride today on concerns about the health of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . The mortgage lenders seeing their shares fall 16 and 17 percent repsectively on fears that a change in accounting rules will force the companies to raise up to 75 billion in new capital. that money would be set aside in reserves for potential losses. Those stocks are down 65 percent in 2008."

CNBC's Maria Bartiromo

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