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  • In Caymans, It’s Simple to Fill a Hedge Fund Board Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    Cayman  Islands

    As hedge funds become a dominant force in the investing universe, directorship services have grown into a big business on the Cayman Islands. And because of a quirk in the island’s tax code, these funds must appoint a board, the New York Times reports.

  • Micron

    By adding Elpida and Rexchip’s manufacturing capabilities, Micron Technology will roughly double its capacity to make DRAM memory chips, which are a key component of smartphones and mobile devices, and become a supplier to Apple.

  • Futures Mixed After Rally; Growth Woes Weigh Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Monday following a sharp rally in the previous session as investors looked for direction in response to new initiatives agreed in Europe, while worries over weakness in China limited gains.

  • Stocks Soar; Dow Posts Best June Since 1997 Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks finished the final trading day of the weak second quarter with a huge bang as Wall Street cheered a surprise agreement by EU leaders to help the region's struggling banks.

  • Future Advance After EU Summit Agreement Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures jumped Friday after European leaders unexpectedly agreed to take action to bring down Italy and Spain’s borrowing costs and create a single banking supervisory body.

  • Banks Fear for Second Half as Deals Fall Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:52 AM ET

    Global investment banks are bracing themselves for a dismal second half, with further cuts in costs and staff, after a sharp drop in dealmaking and capital markets activity pushed down fees in the second quarter to their worst level in three year, the Financial Times reports.

  • Stocks End Off Lows After Merkel Report Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks finished slightly lower Thursday but staged an impressive comeback in the last half-hour of trading following reports that Germany's Angela Merkel has canceled the EU summit's press conference tonight, giving hope to traders that the European leaders are working to form a solution to tackle the ongoing debt crisis.

  • Futures Hold Losses After Economic Reports Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 8:34 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their losses Thursday, following the jobless claims and GDP data and amid skepticism that European leaders would overcome their differences to form a solution to tackle the ongoing debt crisis.

  • Stocks Close Higher, Led by Energy; FB Slips Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher in relatively thin trading Wednesday, led by the energy sector and following a pair of better-than-expected economic reports, but investors remained cautious ahead of the two-day EU summit later this week.

  • Futures Turn Mixed Ahead of EU Summit Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 8:55 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures briefly edged higher Wednesday following a better-than-expected durable goods orders report, but quickly erased gains to turn mixed again as investors remained cautious ahead of another EU summit later this week.

  • Last Call: The Dow Has a Case of the Mondays Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 11:41 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    The Dow drops again to start the week; Lennar to in talks to talk $1.7 billion in loans from China; Facebook COO to join the board; Microsoft buys Yammer and Moody’s downgrades 28 Spanish Banks.

  • Energy Saps Market; Banks Off, Wal-Mart Up Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    Wall Street suffered through another rough day Monday, with stocks dropping more than 1 percent on worries over the effect the European debt crisis would have on the global economy.

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev Is Looking to Find Its Beach Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Beach

    Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev and Mexico-based Grupo Modelo have confirmed they are in talks to sell the remainder of Modelo to Anheuser-Busch InBev, which already owns a non-controlling 50-percent stake in Modelo. Both sides say although discussions are taking place, a deal — with an expected price tag of $12 billion — is not certain.

  • Shares to Open Lower as Spain Asks For Bailout Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Monday tracking European shares after Spain officially asked its euro zone partners for financial aid to shore up its beleaguered banking system.

  • Stocks Up for Day After Volatile Week Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 4:05 PM ET
    Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Friday, with stocks set to stage a rebound after falling on Thursday's weak economic data.

  • Ratings Downgrade Cuts Deeply at Morgan Stanley Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    As Moody’s Investors Service prepared to cut the ratings of some of the world’s biggest financial firms on Thursday, Morgan Stanley’s chief executive, James P. Gorman, was in St. Petersburg, Russia., the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Set to Rise; Banks Up After Downgrade Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Friday, with stocks set to stage a rebound after falling on Thursday's weak economic data.

  • Stocks Close Near Lows; All S&P Sectors Lose Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    Stocks traded mostly higher at the open Thursday, with traders shrugging off a fresh batch of economic reports and a rising dollar as Europe's debt woes continued to intensify.

  • Futures Shrug Off Weak Jobs Picture, Stay Flat Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced an extension of the bank’s asset swap program known as “Operation Twist”, but stopped short of announcing another round of quantitative easing.

  • Stocks Close Mixed After Fed Extends 'Twist' Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:56 PM ET

    Stocks wobbled out of the gate Wednesday, with traders hesitant to make any strong commitments head of the afternoon Federal Reserve policy decision.

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