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  • Barclays Investment Bank Cutting Jobs: Source Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays.

    Barclays is nearing the completion of a raft of job cuts at its investment bank as part of its new chief executive's plan to streamline operations and cut costs, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

  • No Risk of Higher Interest Rates This Year: Pro Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 8:29 PM ET

    Prognostications that there's a bond bubble ready to burst look overstated, said one panelist at the TD Ameritrade conference in San Diego on Friday.

  • Even though stock indices are climbing, some analysts say expectations for a "Great Rotation" out of bond funds into equities look premature because economic growth remains sluggish and interest rates remain low.

  • Tax Reform Will Be a 'Death Struggle': Alan Simpson Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Alan Simpson (l.) and Erskine Bowles

    Congress has done the easy part of deficit and debt reduction, but the more difficult decisions on controlling health care costs, reforming the tax code and fixing entitlements still lie ahead, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles told the TD Ameritrade conference on Friday.

  • Malcolm Gladwell: A Generational Tipping Point Is Coming Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:24 PM ET
    Gen Y Makes the Most of a Down Market

    There's a seismic generational shift underway as more and more of the millennial generation enter the workforce, author Malcolm Gladwell said in a presentation at the TD Ameritrade conference on Thursday.

  • Commodity stocks in the food, timber and infrastructure sectors look attractive for 2013, Mike Underhill, founder and chief investment officer of Capital Innovations, told CNBC at the TDAmeritrade Institutional conference on Thursday. Plus, his equity picks.

  • This Could Be a Huge Bull Market: Bernstein Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    This could be the biggest U.S. bull market of our careers, Richard Bernstein of Richard Bernstein Advisors said at the TDAmeritrade Institutional Conference on Thursday.

  • US Needs Immigration Reform to Stay No. 1 : Condi Rice Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    Condoleezza Rice

    The challenge to U.S. global leadership will not come from upstart emerging markets like China, but from a "U.S. gone bad," former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice told the TDAmeritrade Institutional conference.

  • Fred Tomczyk

    Now that the Dow Jones is flirting with all-time highs, retail investors can still enjoy additional gains, TD Ameritrade executives told the company's annual conference in San Diego on Thursday.

  • China’s Brokerages Turn Shadow Banks Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 8:43 PM ET
    Investors make trades on computer terminals at a securities exchange in Shanghai, China.

    Chinese securities brokerages have emerged as a crucial new link in the country's shadow banking industry, a development that underscores how financial risks are spreading more widely in China. The Financial Times reports.

  • Lloyd Blankfein

    The U.S. economic environment is "very good" and the stock market's rally to multi-year highs has more room to go, Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein said on CNBC.

  • BofA's Moynihan Sees More Cash Coming Off Sidelines Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 1:06 PM ET
    Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America

    Bank of America's CEO Brian Moynihan is expecting to see companies and investors become more aggressive with their cash as uncertainty fades.

  • US Lawmaker to Issue Draft on Financial Products Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    A top U.S. lawmaker is close to releasing a draft on ways to revamp corporate taxes levied on complex financial products, a committee aide said on Wednesday.

  • Beijing's Central Business District

    Chinese investment banks are carrying out their biggest layoffs and bonus cuts since the financial crisis as they brace for further profit declines, hit by an ongoing drought in initial public offerings in China that started in September.

  • The Odd Season: Good Earnings, Nervous CEOs Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    Many corporations are tempering their earnings beats with more than a dollop of caution about the outlook for 2013, which is barely 3 weeks old.

  • Loading central banks with more tasks and pressing them to pursue more aggressive monetary policies could risk a round of competitive devaluations, European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Monday, citing pressure on the Bank of Japan.

  • The final quarter of 2012 treated Corporate America well, with many companies inaugurating the New Year with a batch of quarterly earnings that beat the market's lowered expectations.

  • Goldman Earnings Boosted by Banking, Merger Activity Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
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    Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Wednesday that beat expectations.

  • Will 2013 Be the Year of Investment Banking?   Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Will 2013 Be the Year of Investment Banking?

    Stuart Kirk, editor of the FT's Lex column, expects banks with more exposure to investment banking will do a lot better in 2013 than retail banks.

  • US Financials Report as Markets Hit Key Pivot Point Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:37 PM ET
    JPMorgan, Credit Suisse Pay $400 Million in Mortgage Case

    There's a lot at stake this earnings season, and the financial sector, the biggest stock market winner of the past year, will be put to the test Wednesday.