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  • Bowyer: Vote for the Unnecessary, Bloated Bailout Deal Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
    Jerry Bowyer

    A Louisiana political wag famously said “Vote for the adulterer; it’s important’. He was referring to a congressional face off between a highly corrupt machine politician, and a reformer who had once consorted with prostitutes.

  • Treasury Would Emerge With Vast New Power Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 10:12 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    During its weeklong deliberations, Congress made many changes to the Bush administration’s original proposal to bail out the financial industry, but one overarching aspect of the initial plan that remains is the vast discretion it gives to the Treasury secretary, says the New York Times.

  • Weeding Out The Weak Banks Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    In a mood reminiscent of WaMu-JP Morgan, the FDIC says Citi is buying Wachovia's banking operations, and assume the senior and subordinated debt.

  • Audit Report Blasts SEC's Oversight of Bear Stearns Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 4:10 PM ET
    Christopher Cox

    A government audit obtained by CNBC blasts the Securities and Exchange Commission's handling of the investment banking crisis. In response, the SEC says it is scrapping the way it regulates big investment banks.

  • As Wall Street struggles to find a way forward, many on Main Street are asking how we got here in the first place.

  • Wall Street Firms Provide Way Around Short-Sell Ban Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 5:05 PM ET

    Hedge funds executives tell CNBC that several Wall Street firms are marketing a new hedging product that would allow them to "short" stocks-, even those on the banned short sale list.

  • Investors Could Get Stung When Short-Sale Ban Ends Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 3:01 PM ET

    Investors who think the ban on short selling provides a buying opportunity could get stung by a likely selloff when the rules expire Oct. 2.

  • Markets To Have Lift At Close? Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    The theory is that this is the three-day delivery date for shorts. Stocks have three days to "clear" or deliver the goods. Remember the SEC banned short selling in financials Thursday night, so this is the last chance to cover those short positions, and this may create a modest rise in the market toward the close.

  • Cramer: Sell, Sell, Sell Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    This market reminds Cramer of the crash of '87. So preserve capital and raise cash and at any opportunity.

  • Short Positions Won't Be Disclosed Immediately: SEC Sunday, 21 Sep 2008 | 7:35 PM ET

    Institutional money managers will not have to disclose their short positions to the public immediately, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Sunday

  • How Short-Selling Hurts Your Investments Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:14 PM ET

    You don't have to be a day trader to feel the pain that the shorts have inflicted on the market.

  • Today's Top Videos:  Short-Selling, Gold & More... Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 8:04 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson discusses a comprehensive approach to market developments, while Gold was up over 15% over the past two days but took a beating this morning. Following are today's top videos:

  • SEC Urged to Suspend Redemption Rights on Two Funds Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 7:07 PM ET

    U.S. money management firm The Reserve said on Friday two of its funds have filed an application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asking to be allowed to suspend or delay redemption requests due to a massive rush by investors to withdraw their money.

  • Plus, Cramer clarifies Thursday's call on Goldman Sachs and more.

  • Why Hank Paulson Is Right Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 6:36 PM ET

    Many on Wall Street have decried the Treasury secretary's plan to clear the market of bad mortgage-related paper. Cramer's not one of them.

  • Big Rally Leaves Dow Off Just 40 for Week Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    This week's wild ride on Wall Street literally mimicked a rollercoaster ride: a couple of stomach-turning drops before coasting to the end and dropping you off exactly where you started.  After being down by nearly 1000 points at Wednesday's close, the Dow clawed back those 1000 points in the following two days leaving the blue-chip index off just about 40 points from where it ended last Friday!

  • Who's In? Who's Out. Another Look at No-Short List Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 4:12 PM ET

    Several companies with large operations in the financial services sector are looking to be added to the government's list of stocks that cannot be sold short.

  • Poll: What Do You Think? Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily banned short-selling on 799 financial stocks to boost investor confidence on Friday, one day after the UK Financial Services Authority took a similar step. Take our poll:

  • Stop Trading!: Nothing Else Worked, So Why Not? Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 3:46 PM ET

    Cramer responds to the Washington's latest moves to bring stability to the market.

  • Dow Soars as Financials Jump Over 20% Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 2:48 PM ET

    This week's wild ride on Wall Street is starting to look like just that — a ride — because the Dow is on track to end roughly where it was last Friday.