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  • MBIA

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

  • Wall Street bond rating agencies are poised to downgrade two big bond insurers, Ambac Financial Group and MBIA, even though New York state insurance regulars would like to get a postponement until the state can develop a bailout package, CNBC has learned.

  • Hedge Fund manager William Ackman, of Pershing Square Capital, is submitting data to the SEC and insurance regulators in New York State alleging that bond insurers MBIA and Ambac are understating their losses.

  • 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.

  • Officials with the New York State Insurance Department have reached out to Wall Street bond rating agencies to suggest that they postpone a downgrade of bond insurers until the state can develop a bailout package for the troubled sector, CNBC has learned.

  • Officials with the New York State Insurance Department have reached out to Wall Street bond rating agencies to suggest that they postpone a downgrade of bond insurers until the state can develop a bailout package for the troubled sector, CNBC has learned.

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    Billionaire Wilbur Ross is in serious talks to take over Ambac Financial Group, according to a media report, but broader efforts to rescue the sector will take some time, a New York stateregulator said on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Short-dated U.S. government bonds rose Friday as stocks turned negative on investor fears a White House stimulus package might not keep the economy from sliding into recession.

  • Treasury debt prices eased on Wednesday as investors cashed in on a string of gains while stocks tried to find a footing after posting severe losses earlier in the week.

  • Hard-hit bond insurer Ambac Financial Wednesday slashed its quarterly dividend, announced plans to raise $1 billion of new capital and named an interim chief executive as it scrambles to maintain a triple-A credit rating.