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The U.S. markets may be closed Sunday, but that doesn't stop rumblings and news on the financial front. Lehman Brothers officials are hoping to finalize plans to raise capital and sell off bad debts sometime this coming week. And U.S. Treasury officials expect to buy $5 billion of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities within the next month, as part of the takeover of the mortgage finance giants.
For the troubled financial sector, Saturday brings no rest. The U.S. plans to bring mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under Federal control, according to reports. The move could constitute the biggest financial bailout in American history. And shareholders are facing the prospect of a wipeout.
It's a pretty black Friday. Another bleak unemployment report shows the August joblessness rate shot up to its highest level since summer of 2003. And the glum news seems to rattle every spoke on the financial hub.
The current market rally is based on temporary measures and could evaporate once government stimulus has run its course, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.
The International Monetary Fund has revised up its forecast for economic growth this year and next in major industrialised economies and worldwide, according to a document obtained by Reuters on Friday.
White knights are hard to nail down as the savvy start hedging their bets and bear season arrives on Wall Street. The Lehman Brothers rumor mill heats up and investors turn a cold shoulder on stocks, as the indices enter bear-market territory.
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher on Thursday gave a muted outlook for the U.S. economy, saying a long period of slow growth lies ahead even when the recession ends.
Sovereign fund Korea Development Bank confirms it is talks with Lehman Brothers about acquiring a stake and Fitch cuts it ratings on preferred shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over concerns about their access to capital.
False optimism wars with bad omens. Lehman Brothers gained 5 percent following news that Ospraie Fund, a commodities fund in which Lehman had a 20 percent stake, was closing and would return money to investors after incurring big losses in 2008. The dollar hit an 11-month high against the euro, as belief spread that the credit crunch tsunami would turn on Europe—and that the U.S. had already weathered the worst.
New documents show Federal Reserve policymakers had greater confidence in August that the recession was ending and felt comfortable slowing the pace of one of its economic revival programs.
A sophisticated identity theft ring that counted Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's wife among its victims didn't stop at stealing money electronically. Authorities say it also sent a woman wearing a variety of wigs into bank branches to drain their accounts in person.
Commercial loans are likely to be the biggest drivers of future bank failure, Sheila Bair, Chairman of Federal Deposits Insurance Corporation, told CNBC Tuesday.
Since it’s the anniversary of “Very Bad Things Happening Quickly”, I thought I’d point out a few: Lehman, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, and Primary Reserve Fund. This is the time when the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury decided to break the glass and get out the axe for the financial fire that was engulfing the world.
Nearly a year after the federal rescue of the nation’s biggest banks, taxpayers have begun seeing profits from the hundreds of billions of dollars in aid, the New York Times reports.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is one of hundreds of victims of an identity-fraud ring, according to Newsweek magazine.
Stocks ended flat Wednesday as investors shrugged off solid demand from today's five-year Treasury auction and some encouraging economic reports.
Stocks were flat Wednesday as investors shrugged off solid demand from today's five-year Treasury auction and some encouraging economic reports.
Orders for durable goods rose last month by the largest amount in two years, but the rise was mainly fueled by the volatile transportation sector.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faces a slew of challenges in his second term that will determine whether the US rebounds strongly from recession, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.
Stocks rebounded Wednesday after a sharp jump in new-home sales.