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  • Dow Logs Worst Week of 2012; JPMorgan Skids Friday, 11 May 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks faded in the final hour of trading to close mixed Friday, with major indexes logging a second weekly decline, pressured by news of JPMorgan's trading loss and amid ongoing worries over the euro zone.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Regulators are investigating potential civil violations surrounding the $2 billion loss that JPMorgan Chase disclosed on Thursday, raising further questions about the trading activities at the nation’s biggest bank. the New York Times reports.

  • Futures Drop as Banks Brace for JPMorgan Fallout Friday, 11 May 2012 | 8:52 AM ET

    Stock index futures tumbled Friday as investors digested the news of JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion trading loss as a result of a failed hedging strategy.

  • Bank to Pay $202 Million To Settle Suit On Mortgages Friday, 11 May 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
    Mortgage

    Deutsche Bank agreed on Thursday to pay the federal government more than $200 million to settle accusations that it knowingly misled the Department of Housing and Urban Development about the quality of mortgages that later defaulted, the New York Times reports.

  • Dow Snaps 6-Day Losing Streak; Cisco Skids 10% Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks faded in the final minutes of trading to close mixed Thursday, but the Dow still managed to snap a six-day losing streak. Still, investors continued to be cautious amid ongoing uncertainty in the euro zone and techs dragged following Cisco's disappointing outlook.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures advanced Thursday, following the weekly jobless claims report that came in slightly better than expected, but investors continued to worry over the ongoing euro zone debt crisis.

  • Dow Posts 6-Day Decline as EU Worries Linger Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks ended off their worst levels Wednesday following news that Greece will receive another bailout payment, but still closed in negative territory amid lingering concerns over the rest of the euro zone.

  • Futures Tumble Amid Ongoing EU Concerns Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 9:26 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for Wall Street Wednesday, tracking stocks in Europe lower with Spanish banks sharply down over fears that they will be forced to raise a further 35 billion euros ($45 billion) to cover losses on their property assets.

  • Futures Slump Amid Worries Over Greece Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Tuesday as investors continued to fret over the euro zone following elections in France and Greece over the weekend.

  • Stocks Off Lows, but Dow Logs 4-Day Decline Monday, 7 May 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed Monday, recovering from their session lows, as investors shrugged off worries over the eurozone's ability to handle its sovereign debt woes following France and Greece's elections.

  • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is enacting a shareholder rights plan — or “poison pill” — to help it ward off an opportunistic takeover bid, even before an offer emerges.

  • Buy Broadcom On Weakness, Sell ARM Into Strength Monday, 7 May 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
    Broadcom

    When thinking of the smartphone and mobile device “ecosystem,” some of the first names that come to mind include Intel, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. However, one name that rarely ever gets mentioned and should be on the radar of value investors is Broadcom.

  • Futures Lower After European Elections Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:13 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pared some losses but were still lower Monday following elections in France and Greece over the weekend, which showed voter frustration at austerity.

  • S&P, Nasdaq Log Worst Week of 2012; Apple Falls Friday, 4 May 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks finished deeply in negative territory Friday, after the government reported that hiring slowed in April, fueling worries over the strength of the economic recovery. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted their biggest weekly drop this year.

  • Duke Energy's Allen Steam Station in Belmont, North Carolina.

    Progress Energy shareholders are in the dark, at least for the moment, when it comes to the utility's proposed $13.7 billion mega-merger with Duke Energy.

  • Futures Slip After Weak Government Jobs Report Friday, 4 May 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures slipped Friday following a weaker-than-expected government employment report.

  • State Bonds in Jeopardy as Tobacco Cash Fades Friday, 4 May 2012 | 3:26 AM ET
    A lit cigarette in an ashtray, beside an open pack of cigarettes.

    Steady declines in smoking, a big win for public health, are creating problems for municipal bond investors.

  • Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K.

    The London Metal Exchange, the world’s largest metal-trading platform, should be able to get an offer of at least a billion pounds ($1.6 billion), CEO Martin Abbott told CNBC.

  • NYSE Euronext and CME Kick Off Race to Buy LME Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 9:58 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K.

    NYSE Euronext and CME Group, the two US exchange groups, have submitted bids for the London Metal Exchange, valuing it at up to £1 billion and kicking off a contest for the commodities business, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Stocks Close Lower Ahead of April Jobs Report Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks finished in negative territory Thursday, with the S&P falling below its key 1400 milestone, weighed down by a weak ISM non-manufacturing report and as investors stayed cautious ahead of Friday's government jobs data.

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