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  • Barclays Sues Bear Stearns Over Hedge Funds Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 3:23 AM ET

    Barclays Bank accused Bear Stearns on Wednesday of loading one of its hedge funds with about $500 million in troubled assets just weeks before it collapsed with another fund.

  • U.S. Stocks: Lackluster Year From Overseas Investing Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 2:05 PM ET

    As we near the end of the year, the S&P is up a measly 2 percent. If it ends here, it will be the worst year since 2002. One reason for a lackluster year in stocks has been the complete and utter indifference of the Ameican investor to U.S. stocks. To be blunt, U.S. investors are sticking all their cash in overseas funds.

  • Goldman Set to Launch New Hedge Funds Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 3:53 AM ET
    Hundred Dollar

    A new Goldman Sachs  stock hedge fund could be launched with more than $6 billion, with some investors expecting the fund to attract as much $10 billion, people familiar with the fund said.

  • Hedge Funds Are Biggest Donors on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    When it comes to charitable giving, who gives more--hedge funds or private equity? Turns out the private equity folks are the cheapskates.

  • SEC Sues Two Former Morgan Stanley Advisors Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 4:34 PM ET

    U.S. securities regulators sued two former financial advisers at Morgan Stanley Friday for defrauding at least 50 mutual fund companies and their shareholders.

  • A Basic Affair Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 2:27 AM ET

    The global economic boom has seen a surge in demand for raw materials, especially in countries like China and Indian. This demand has driven prices of commodities to unprecedented levels with the price of basic metals like lead and copper hitting the roof.  This week's A Fund Affair looks at a fund that invests in the just the basics.

  • Why are financials weak again? Because the Street has come to realize that estimates for 2008 are too high. They have already attacked earnings for the fourth quarter (S&P Financial Sector estimates for Q4 are down 20% compared to the same period last year); now they are attacking 2008.

  • Hedge-Fund Nov. Losses Near Dot-Com Crash Levels Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 7:57 AM ET

    Hedge-fund investors suffered their worst month of investment performance since the bursting of the dot-com bubble, with intense volatility in global markets tipping every strategy into a loss, London newspaper the Times reported, citing preliminary figures from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).

  • A Philanthropic Affair Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 9:04 PM ET

    The likes of Warren Buffett have put corporate philanthropy at the forefront. In 2006, he pledged 85% of his wealth or roughly $37 billion to five foundations. The richest man in Asia, Li Ka-shing, is doing the same. He intends to give away a third of his fortune -- nearly $11 billion. We thought we’d back away from the usual theme this week of investing for monetary returns, and instead, focus on a selfless, non-profit fund for a change. A fund that lets you 'invest' and reap social returns.

  • E-Trade Gets $2.5 Billion from Citadel Investment Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 2:20 PM ET
    E Trade

    Online brokerage E-Trade Financial Corp, which has been pounded by credit woes in the mortgage business, said on Thursday that it was getting a $2.55 billion cash infusion from investors led by Citadel Investment Group.

  • European Shares End Sharply Higher, Banks Rally Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 11:48 AM ET

    European shares jumped 2.6 percent on Wednesday, driven by a rally in recently beaten-down banks and tracking strong gains across the Atlantic, where hopes of a U.S. rate cut buoyed equities.

  • Stork's Board Support New Takeover Bid from Candover Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 7:48 AM ET

    Dutch industrial engineering company Stork said Wednesday its board and major shareholders support a new 1.5 billion euros ($2.2 billion) takeover bid, likely ending a stalemate over the company's future.

  • Credit Watch: Fed to Pump More Funds Into Markets Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 12:50 PM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank announced plans to pump more funds into troubled money markets to give banks enough cash to tide them through a year-end squeeze.

  • CSX Board Backs Leaders, Slams Hedge Fund Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    The board of CSX said Friday it supports the railroad's management and criticized an activist hedge fund that has called for changes at the company.

  • Delta Reviews Options, Denies UAL Merger Talk Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 5:59 PM ET

    Delta Air Lines, the No. 3 U.S. carrier, said it has established a special board committee to help management review its strategic options, including mergers.

  • Cerberus Nixes United Rentals Bid Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 5:56 PM ET

    United Rentals said on Wednesday that Cerberus is not prepared to proceed with the purchase of the company on the terms set forth in its July takeover agreement.

  • Bear Stearns Says Worst Is Over After Writedown Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 12:17 PM ET

    Bear Stearns expects to write down $1.2 billion of assets linked to mortgages in the fourth quarter, but the worst of the bank's mortgage writedowns is over, Bear's chief financial officer said.

  • Gold Drops Toward $800 as Oil Falls, Dollar Rises Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 4:27 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Gold fell more than 3.5 percent to a one-week low on Monday, as sliding oil prices and a rising dollar prompted investors to cash in on bullion's recent lightning rally to 28-year highs.

  • Merrill Lynch

    Merrill Lynch said its total exposure to risky debt is $27.2 billion, or about $6.3 billion more than what the company disclosed late last month.

  • Fink Considers Merrill Lynch CEO Position Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 8:05 PM ET
    Merrill Lynch

    Merrill Lynch's  board of directors has alerted BlackRock chairman Larry Fink that he can take over as CEO if he so choses. Fink, according to sources close to the matter, has said he will take the next two weeks to decide.

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