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  • H&R Block Taps Credit Lines as Debt Market Goes Dry Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    H&R Block said on Wednesday its Block Financial  unit tapped working capital credit lines twice as a skittish market cuts off its access to short-term debt financing.

  • TD Ameritrade CEO Says Firm Continues To Talk To Rivals Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 3:32 PM ET

    The chief executive on TD Ameritrade told CNBC on Wednesday it could not comment on recent merger speculation but said the company continues to talk to competitors, as disclosed in a regulatory filing submitted several weeks ago.

  • Harvard’s Endowment Reports a 23% Return Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | 4:10 PM ET

    Harvard University’s endowment fund reported a stellar 23% return for the fiscal year ended in June, boosting the size of the nation's largest college endowment to a new high of $34.9 billion.

  • Luminent Mortgage Capital, which has struggled with liquidity problems because of mortgage investments, on Monday announced a bailout in which it would sell a majority stake in itself at a deep discount.

  • The steep paper losses that China has suffered on its $3 billion investment in Blackstone Group will not deter its embryonic sovereign wealth fund from making further investments in private equity and hedge funds, according to a senior official.

  • Green On Green Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 3:02 AM ET

    Two things have happened recently that made me realize we are at the "tipping point" of environmental awareness. One is that my company began implementing some green initiatives - a company whose rubbish bins were often filled with styrofoam cups and lunch boxes and where dozens of television and computer monitors used to hum ceaselessly overnight. The other is that Live Earth was a total flop audience-wise. Not because people were unaware of the need to protect the environment, but because everyone, including people like me, had already heard enough about it. Eighteen years after Time magazine put "Endangered Earth" on its cover, yeah, we do finally get it.

  • Moody's Sees Potential for Major Hedge Fund Collapse: DJ Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 11:19 AM ET

    Moody's Investors Service analysts said the credit crunch rattling global financial markets could cause the collapse of a major hedge fund, Dow Jones Newswires reported on Thursday.

  • Can You See Where This One Ends? Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 8:34 AM ET

    We had a great discussion on "Squawk Box Europe" this morning about clarity of vision -- as in do we now have a good understanding of the depth of this credit event?

  • Cramer’s Redemption Song Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 10:56 AM ET

    The dash to raise capital, as clients demand their money back from ailing hedge funds, could put the best market merchandise on sale.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.

  • Hedge Funds Acquire 25% of OMX: FT Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 3:04 AM ET

    Hedge funds have acquired about 25% of OMX ahead of an expected takeover battle for the Nordic market operator between Nasdaq and Borse Dubai, the Financial Times reported.

  • Sentinel Management Group, an Illinois-based money manager, has told clients it won't satisfy redemption requests for the $1.5 billion it manages in money funds.

  • Midwest Air Investor Concerned About TPG Offer Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 10:47 AM ET

    Pequot Capital Management, a large shareholder in Midwest Air Group, said on Tuesday that it has "significant concerns" about the airline's decision to pursue a bid by TPG Capital and Northwest Airlines.

  • Fortress Investment Posts Wider Loss for Second Quarter Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 10:13 AM ET

    Private equity and hedge fund firm Fortress Investment Group  on Tuesday posted a wider loss for the second quarter, as compensation expenses rose dramatically.

  • Goldman Sachs said Monday it doesn't plan to unwind two hedge funds - its Global Alpha and North American Equity Opportunities funds - following losses the funds have suffered amid recent market volatility.

  • Renaissance Hedge Fund's Value Falls 7% Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 3:21 PM ET

    The Renaissance International Equities Fund, a $26 billion-plus hedge fund managed by mathematician James Simons, is down "in the order of 7 percent" for the year through Aug. 8, according to a letter the fund sent to investors Thursday.

  • Bear Stearns Hires Law Firm to Probe Hedge Fund Losses Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 12:34 PM ET

    Bear Stearns has hired a law firm to conduct an inquiry into its two collapsed hedge funds tied to risky home loans, a person at the law firm said Friday.

  • BNP Paribas

    Isn't this just like that country-fair game where you use a hammer to beat down characters that pop out of a hole? (Know in the U.S> as Whack-a-Mole.) The harder you beat each one down, the faster they pop up in another location. I doubt this is an original analogy, but it is still a useful one for understanding this credit crisis.

  • Man Group Down 5% on IPO Delay Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 4:09 AM ET

    Shares in Man Group fell as much as 8.5% on Friday after a source said the world's largest-listed hedge fund group would delay the public offering of one of its hedge funds and on weakness in financial market.

  • Buy the Dips? Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | 2:37 AM ET

    Should you be getting ready to buy the dips? Sounds more sensible than trying to forecast shark attacks.

  • Senate Report Faults SEC on Hedge Fund Probe Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | 2:15 PM ET

    The SEC mishandled an investigation of suspicious hedge fund trading that led to the 2005 firing of an SEC attorney, a U.S. Senate report says. The report from the Senate Finance and Senate Judiciary committees, released late on Friday, ends a yearlong inquiry into the dismissal of former SEC staffer Gary Aguirre.

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