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  • What Ever Happened to Moral Hazard? Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 9:27 PM ET

    We haven’t heard that phrase since Lehman Brothers imploded. Wonder why.

  • What Is Worse - Personal Bankruptcy Or Foreclosure? Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 2:55 PM ET
    Bankruptcy or Foreclosure?

    As the countdown to the Obama administration falls into single digit days, the rhetoric over how to reverse the housing crisis is heating up, and much of the chatter is focusing on bankruptcy and “walkaways”. All of this leads me to ask the question, which is worse to your financial future: personal bankruptcy or foreclosure?

  • Traders Ask, "What Urgency?" Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 4:14 PM ET

    Despite tremendous fear that the nonfarm payroll report would be a complete disaster tomorrow, traders acted like there was little urgency. Volume was light, volatility was low and with the exception of one sector (retail) all S&P sectors were up or down less than one percent.

  • Why Citigroup "Backs" Home Loan Bankruptcy Plan Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 3:05 PM ET
    Homes and dice

    A while back I debated the pros and cons of a proposal to allow bankruptcy judges to modify troubled loans. The President-elect included it as one of the four tenets of his housing plan during the campaign, so one can only surmise that it’s still high on his list.

  • GM's Downsizing Of Dealers Won't Be Easy Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 10:33 AM ET
    GM Dealership

    For all the hand wringing you see from people wondering if GM and Chrysler can get the UAW to re-work wages and benefits or for debt holders to agree on a debt for equity swap, the real trick will be closing dealerships.

  • The Bush administration is seriously considering "orderly" bankruptcy as a way of dealing with the desperately ailing U.S. auto industry.

  • 2008: The Year of Bankruptcy Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 12:35 PM ET

    In theory, the mass bankruptcy filings should be good for the economy by giving people a second chance. But the damage is already done.

  • KB Toys Files for Bankruptcy Protection Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    In another sign of the grim holiday season, KB Toys filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in four years on Thursday, joining fellow retailers Linens 'n Things and Steve & Barry's in seeking Chapter 11 protection amid the recession.

  • British Retailers Brace Against Downturn Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco, announced price cuts of 50 percent. Former household favorite Woolworths began a closing-down sale. Music retailer HMV reported a sizable first-half net loss.

  • Is Bankruptcy the Right Answer? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 9:53 PM ET

    It may be your last best option. But you better know what you're doing before you go through with it.

  • A little before 2 pm ET, The Tribune Company issued a statement that they have filed for bankruptcy. With the statement, came this weird note: "The Chicago Cubs franchise, including Wrigley Field, is not included in the Chapter 11 filing. Efforts to monitize the Cubs and its related assets will continue."

  • Would You Buy a Car From a Bankrupt Manufacturer? Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    Suppose you were going to buy a new car. With all things being equal — like price, performance, extra features — would you be willing to purchase a car made by a manufacturer that has filed for bankruptcy protection?

  • Bankruptcy Possibility? Trump Casino Misses Payment Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 5:07 PM ET

    As millions of Americans are having problems paying their mortgages, so too are some Atlantic City casinos.

  • Rustling Through the Bargain Bin for Retail Stocks Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    Sweet deals inspired shoppers to hit the mall this weekend, but it doesn't look like the buying binge was enough to save the holiday season. But what's the outlook for investors beyond that. CNBC talked with two retail analysts to get their take.

  • Consumer Warning: Rebate Processor Files for Bankruptcy Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 9:08 PM ET

    If you’ve recently received a rebate check from Canon, Costco or Home Depot, you might be for a shock.

  • Reasons NOT To Modify Troubled Home Loans Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    I've heard a lot of arguments against, but today I read the most compelling testimony from David Kittle, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

  • Bankruptcy Is Giving Firms Less Chance for Survival Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 11:06 AM ET

    More companies that file for bankruptcy protection are shutting down, lawyers say, because they cannot obtain enough financing to operate while they reorganize.

  • Chadwick: Why I Am So Worried About The Economy Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 8:57 AM ET

    There are ‘stock’ people and there are ‘bond’ people. I am a stock person and have been all my life. It suits my personality because stock people are optimists. We see the glass as half full.

  • Buying From Bankrupt Stores Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 9:17 PM ET

    How to make sure their financial problems don't become yours.

  • US Auto Industry Bailout May Rest with Congress Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    The U.S. auto industry's best chance for $25 billion in immediate government help may come next week when Congress returns.