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  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The U.S. government has to come up with more broad-based solutions to the financial crisis, following the example of the UK which pledged to part-nationalize financial institutions to defend its banking sector, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. CEO, told CNBC on Friday.

  • It may be that this is part of the final blow out, the last exhausting painful blast of selling where the stock market finally bangs down on what we later point to as the bottom.

  • Global markets turned lower as Wednesday's rate cut by major central banks failed to unlock credit markets, putting pressure on officials to take further action.

  • Watch for more triple-digit market moves Thursday. Stocks could just as easily be up as down if you look at Wednesday's action. Even after major central banks joined the Fed in an unprecedented global rate cut, stocks ended lower after a volatile 400 point swing in the Dow.

  • A round of coordinated interest rate cuts failed to calm global stock markets, fueling speculation that governments will have to do even more to tackle the credit crisis.

  • Central banks around the world Wednesday cut interest rates amid mounting losses in financial markets, as the credit crunch continued to seize up lending.

  • No buyers showed up on Wall Street this week. It sounds like a simplistic excuse, but traders say they don't see real buyers, and that's why the stock market spirals lower and lower.

  • Inflation backlash?! That's what Rob Lutts predicts. So the founder and CIO of Cabot Money Management suggests preparing an anti-inflation strategy: gold ETFs and stocks.

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    Below are the minutes released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Sept. 16 meeting on interest rate policy:

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    Cries for a rate cuts from central banks across the world are growing, but the arguments against such a move aren't going away.

  • The stock market is no longer like a falling knife. It's become a whole drawer full of flying cutlery.

  • Franklin, Ind., an industrial-based town south of Indianapolis is starting to feel the effects of Wall Street’s pain, said Fred Paris, the town’s mayor on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

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    A growing number of economists believe the country is on the brink of—or already in—its first recession since 2001 and that it will be longer lasting.

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    The worsening credit crisis is creating even more worry about the labor market outlook and there was little consolation in the jobs report Friday.  All signs are pointing to further deterioration in the months ahead. The big question is how bad it will get and how quickly.

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    The stumbling economy and the specter of a rough earnings season will pressure stocks in the week ahead.

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    The worsening credit crisis is creating even more worry about the labor market outlook and there was little consolation in the jobs report Friday.  All signs are pointing to further deterioration in the months ahead. The big question is how bad it will get and how quickly.

  • The House's vote Friday on the $700 billion financial bail out package hangs over a market increasingly worried the credit crunch is stalling the economy.

  • Ireland's decision to guarantee all bank deposits will contribute to the demise of the single European currency, because it will erode the euro's credibility if it's allowed to go ahead, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and Partner at Eclectica Fund, told CNBC on Thursday.

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    As the credit crisis spreads around the globe, it is reverberating back to Main Street in ways never seen before.  As such, stories similar to the Hendrick's Turf farm are being played out across America.

  • The Senate's approval of the $700 billion financial markets bail out package should give stocks a short-term shot of confidence.