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  • Meredith Whitney

    Jefferies CEO Rich Handler has at least one prominent supporter — noted banking analyst Meredith Whitney, who said the company is run conservatively and unlikely to get hammered by exposure to European debt.

  • POLL: Role Model Success Stories Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:52 AM ET

    Some say big-business stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, and Meg Whitman have not only broken the glass ceiling, they've made it irrelevant.  Either way, they're certainty good role models.

  • Time’s Up Meredith Whitney, Muni Prediction Was Wrong Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 10:43 AM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    Just about a year ago this week, rumors started to circulate in the sometimes sleepy and boring world of municipal finance. The crisis talk went into overdrive, of course, when Ms. Whitney appeared on 60 Minutes andwarned that the $3 trillion municipal bond market faced the immediate threat of hundreds of billions of dollars in defaults.

  • Europe Isn't Another Lehman—Or Is It? Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    Major banks stop lending to each other. A liquidity scare sets in. Policy makers contemplate fillingl the void with dollars meant to stave off fears that the banking system is failing.

  • Meredith Whitney

    An economy under constant barrage from housing, price inflation and debt concerns actually has created investment opportunities, banking analyst Meredith Whitney said.

  • Tea Party Made Up of 'Freaked Out White Men': Whitney Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    Tea Party members are primarily “freaked out white men” who pose the greatest political threat to Democrats in 2012, according to banking analyst Meredith Whitney.

  • Meredith Whitney

    Meredith Whitney sees signs of a double-dip as cities and towns continue to get squeezed by cuts in federal funding.

  • Meredith Whitney on Closing Bell

    New Jersey's move to take out a short-term $2.25 billion loan to pay its bill is symbolic of how difficult state and municipal financing will be in the year ahead, analyst Meredith Whitney said.

  • Meredith Whitney: New Jersey's $2.5B Loan  Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 8:09 AM ET

    There's just not enough funds to go around in New Jersey. Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, weighs in on the Garden State's decision to take out a bank loan to pay its bills.

  • Harrisburg Hoping God Can Help Balance the Books Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    If all the brightest minds in Harrisburg’s government can’t solve the city’s financial problems, maybe God can.

  • Leave Meredith Alone! All Really is Not Well in Muniland Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | 2:30 PM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    It’s still not easy being Meredith Whitney.

  • McHenry: Whitney Should Testify to Congress on Munis Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

    Since Meredith Whitney made her dire prediction that 50 to 100 municipalities may default on their debt, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), chairman of the Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs subcommittee, has wanted to have her testify to explain her findings.

  • Muni Bonds: A Dialogue Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:22 PM ET

    There's no doubt that states and municipalities have taken on more obligations than they can possibly pay. They can't afford the pensions, medical benefits and debt payments they've already promised to pay. When you add in the costs of basic services, such as education and policing, the situation is very obviously untenable.

  • Meredith Whitney Feeling Better About Her Muni Call Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
    Meredith Whitney on Closing Bell

    Meredith Whitney is facing a watershed event for her predictions regarding mass municipal defaults and financial tumult in state budgets.

  • Whitney to Goldman: What's the Endgame? Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    We’ve been critical of Meredith Whitney on “The Strategy Session”—especially when it came to her bearish call on the municipal-bond market. But Tuesday she deserves credit for posing what may be the investment community’s biggest question to Goldman Sachs on the heels of its first-quarter earnings.

  • Black Swans and Muni Bonds Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 2:07 PM ET

    The municipal debt market held steady Monday morning while Treasuries sold off after Standard & Poor’s said there was almost a one-in-three chance that it would downgrade US Treasury debt in the next few years.

  • Meredith Whitney on Closing Bell

    Noted bank analyst Meredith Whitney slashed her first quarter earnings estimate for Morgan Stanley Wednesday, moving expected earnings per share to 34 cents from 59 cents.

  • Meredith Whitney an Optimist? There Has to Be a Catch Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    Though she still expects municipal bond defaults and another 10 percent drop in housing prices, the analyst calls the US economy “dynamic and strong” and predicts some states will recover strongly.

  • Your First Move For Friday, March 11 Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:06 PM ET

    To provide you advice on your investments, the "Fast Money" traders on Thursday revealed their best plays.

  • The words debt and crisis have become terribly associated with each other over the last few years. We have had a mortgage debt crisis, a sovereign debt crisis and now a lively debate over the likelihood of a municipal debt crisis.