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Financial Panic

The 13 Worst Recessions, Depressions, and Panics In American History

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most of the early US recessions -- those in the late 1700s and early in the 19th Century -- were based on speculation in land or commodities such as c...

Obama Creates Panel To Find Cause of Financial Crisis

nytimes.com | Kate Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at curbing financial fraud in the mortgage and other industries, including a provision that crea...

Even If You Knew What to Do, Your Brain Might Not Let You

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Investors are understandably concerned about the markets. Bailing may be appropriate for some. Staying the course may be the right decision for others.

Buffett's Wrong: Stay Out of Stocks

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Far be it from me to contradict one of the world's greatest stock sages and business analysts. But I will.

Anatomy Of A Panic

Ron Insana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Insana

It began with the bursting of the bubble in residential real estate here in the United States. It quickly spread to other hot real estate markets around the world. Complex debt instruments that were linked to sub-prime mortgages, both here and abroad, imploded in value.