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  • Bailout Watchdog: Crisis Response Worked, Somewhat Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 3:58 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The government's $700 billion bailout of the financial system helped prevent an all-out panic last fall but hasn't met many of the targets Congress set out, a watchdog panel says.

  • A Flush GM to Lavish Cash on New Vehicle Development Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | 10:23 AM ET
    Jon Lauckner, General Motors' Vice President of Global Product Planning, speaks at the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant. GM announced that they will invest $336 million to build the new Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle at the plant.

    Edward E. Whitacre Jr., the new chief executive of General Motors, has one big advantage as he tries to turn around the automaker — a stockpile of cash to develop new cars and trucks.

  • Strong Banks, Weak Credit: Treasury Rethinks TARP Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 6:19 AM ET

    Big banks are roaring back. At crisis' edge last year, they are repaying billions of dollars dumped into their vaults to rescue them. Dividend checks are accumulating at the Treasury. Taxpayers won't recoup the full sum of the government's unprecedented infusion to the financial sector, but the returns are ahead of schedule.

  • Post-Mortems Reveal Obvious Risk at Banks Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 5:54 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The coroner’s report left no doubt as to the cause of death: toxic loans. That was the conclusion of a financial autopsy that federal officials performed on Haven Trust Bank, a small bank in Duluth, Ga., that collapsed last December, the New York Times reported.

  • A certain segment of the hedge fund industry is in the midst of evolving. The evolution of these hedge funds is apparent in their shift from focusing on short-term gains to long-term maximization of value.

  • For all its financial troubles and shortcomings as an automaker, no aspect of G.M. has confounded its critics as much as its hidebound, command-and-control corporate culture. The New York Times looks at the carmaker's effort to change.

  • Why German Opel Workers Can't Stand GM Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 6:59 AM ET
    Workers of the Opel plant, a subsidiary of General Motors, in Bochum, western Germany, block the entrance gate on Monday Oct. 18, 2004. Workers protest against plans of the carmaker's parent company General Motors to cut some 10,000 jobs in Germany. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    General Motors is already feeling the backlash of its decision not to sell European automaker Opel to Magna International, as workers in Germany went on strike.  GM faces not just ire over American-European cultural differences, but worker unease at job security, European-style.

  • JPMorgan Settles SEC Charges in Muni-Bond Case Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 1:44 PM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    JPMorgan Chase has agreed to a settlement worth more than $700 million over federal regulators' charges that it made unlawful payments to friends of public officials to win municipal bond business in Jefferson County, Ala.

  • Largest US Bankruptcies Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 2:02 PM ET
    Lehman Brothers' chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing is the largest in history, dwarfing all others. Take a look at the ten biggest corporate filings in US bankruptcy court, based on pre-bankruptcy assets. >

    Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy protection filing is the largest in history, dwarfing all others. Take a look at the ten biggest corporate filings in US bankruptcy court.

  • A New Competitor Pops Up in the Toy War Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 1:27 PM ET

    Toys 'R Us isn't the only toy store taking advantage of the void that KB Toys' bankruptcy left at shopping centers and malls.

  • Dow Ekes Out Gain; Consumer Stocks Drag Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 5:56 PM ET

    Stocks struggled Tuesday as energy stocks rose along with oil prices. But consumer-discretionary stocks dragged on the market after a disappointing consumer-confidence report.

  • Lenny Dykstra: 'I Live In The Street' Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    Lenny Dykstra's bankruptcy case has been converted from a Chapter 11 reorganization to a Chapter 7 liquidation. Judge Geraldine Mund said bluntly, "Right now it looks like everything is under water."

  • Dow Holds Small Gain; Consumer Stocks Drag Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 1:46 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence declined in October.

  • Stocks Open Higher as Dollar Retreats Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 9:33 AM ET

    Stocks opened slightly higher Tuesday after encouraging reports on housing and earnings and  as the dollar retreated.

  • Futures Positive on Earnings; Dollar Slips Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 7:49 AM ET

    Futures indicated a mixed open for Wall Street on Tuesday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq due to begin the day in negative territory while the Dow Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index are expected to open higher.

  • Dow Drops 1.1% as Dollar Claws Back Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 6:14 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday, led by financials and commodities, as the dollar rebounded.

  • Stocks Turn Lower as Dollar Claws Back Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 1:01 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday, led by financials, as the dollar rebounded and Dutch bank ING announced plans to split in two.

  • Stocks Rally, Buoyed by Earnings, Hiring Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 10:56 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday, helped by an upbeat economic report and a couple of earnings beats.

  • Futures Edge Higher; Verizon Shares Rise Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Monday as a new week brings another heavy dose of corporate earnings, following the first weekly loss in three for the U.S. stock market's major averages.

  • Capmark Financial May File for Bankruptcy Sunday, 25 Oct 2009 | 9:24 AM ET

    The Capmark Financial Group, the big commercial real estate finance company cobbled together from pieces of GMAC, may file for bankruptcy as soon as this weekend, a person briefed on the matter told DealBook on Saturday.

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