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  • Financials have taken a big hit related to subprime problems, but now it's looking like no firm is safe — the mortgage mess is having an impact on a number of other sectors.

  • I tried to break down how the bond insurer crisis could impact the whole economy. You wrote back (see the bottom for criticism that it is the "worst" article to date!) Retired insurance analyst Mike S.:"A bit simplistic, but generally on target. Good job."

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    Most Americans don’t know the difference between "monoline" and "mononucleosis." Suddenly we’re told the fate of capitalism rests on saving teetering monoline bond insurers from losing their AAA credit ratings. Today I report on how this all relates to you.

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    Efforts to help bail out troubled bond insurers are escalating, with one group of big banks focusing on a potential rescue of Ambac Financial Group, CNBC has learned.

  • U.S. government bond prices rose as recession fears mounted after news of the first labor market contraction in four and a half years.

  • Treasury debt prices were little changed Thursday, paring earlier gains as stocks climbed amid assurances from a bond insurer that it has enough cash to cover its near-term needs.

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    It's been another volatile week in stock markets, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of investment opportunities out there. If you need advice on where to put your money or adjust your portfolio then look no further.

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    MBIA, a bond insurer struggling to maintain the top credit ratings necessary for its business, posted a quarterly loss on Thursday after a $3.5 billion writedown.

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    A dividend increase isn’t always a sign of a rosy financial picture. Karen Finerman plots the dividend dupe and how to protect against it.

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    After stocks decline following a hefty half-point cut, what more can the Fed chief do?

  • The Fed's half-percent rate cut puts the banks back in the game.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Short-dated Treasury bond prices pared losses and briefly turned positive after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 50 basis points, while longer-dated bonds extended losses in an inverse move to higher stocks.

  • U.S. government bond prices retreated Tuesday as a rebound in durable goods orders contrasted with weakness in other parts of the economy, complicating the Federal Reserve's interest rate-slashing campaign.

  • Treasury prices threw off early weakness and advanced Friday after a rumor that another hedge fund is in financial trouble circulated through trading rooms.

  • Treasury prices declined Thursday as the stock market extended a lively rebound into a second session.

  • Stocks closed higher for the second straight day on positive signs for the economy and strong earnings report.

  • With extreme market volatility putting even the most experienced traders' skills to the test, getting up to the minute investment advice could help you navigate the bears and ride the bulls.

  • Treasurys gave back much of a vigorous rally in late trading Wednesday when a sagging stock market suddenly regained strength and stopped the flow of money into bonds.

  • U.S. Treasurys surged on Tuesday after an emergency interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve met with limited success in staunching a sell-off in stocks and helped extend a safe-haven bid for government debt.

  • U.S. Treasuries shot up on Tuesday, pushing the benchmark 10-year yield to a 4-1/2-year low after a dramatic sell-off in stock markets around the world carried over into Asia on escalating fears that the U.S. economy is heading for a recession.