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When Wall Street tanked, they made millions

In "The Big Short," Michael Lewis tells an illuminating and often frightening tale of the current global financial catastrophe from an unusual perspective: that of the winners. An excerpt.Full story

Six hazards facing the stock market

Nearly a year after the stock market staged one of the biggest rallies in history, investors  worry that this bull may be getting wobbly. There’s no shortage of cause for concern.   Full story

Dismal consumer confidence helps sink stocks

The stock market pulled back Tuesday after a surprising drop in consumer confidence reminded investors of the fragility of the economic recovery. Full story

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Index: Economy's growth rate may be ebbing

Fed: Unemployment to stay high for years

Stocks reverse slide begun after Fed statement

Regulators tell banks to prep for higher rates

Stocks manage to eke out gains to end trading

With rates so low, where should your cash go?

Stocks end mixed after Fed announcement

Stocks advance as employers cut fewer jobs

Stocks end with big gains, helped by home sales

Consumer prices rise modestly in October

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  New credit card laws take effect

As new rules to protect credit card holders from predatory practices went into effect on Monday, issuing banks warned that the regulations would result in higher interest rates and less access to credit. NBC's Lisa Myers reports.