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  • The Credit Crunch: The Best and Worst States Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 12:55 PM ET
    Las Vegas

    A survey of credit conditions in each of the 50 states found a considerable difference in the credit profiles of the best and worst states.

  • A year after the S&P downgrade, the debt is still growing, the economy may be even shakier than last year, and Congress faces another wave of policy paralysis.

  • Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley’s big second-quarter earnings miss is a result of abysmal trading results and not a botched initial public offering of Facebook shares.

  • Who's Next in Cali's Bankruptcy Chain?  Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the ripple effect when municipalities file for bankruptcy and the impact on local towns and cities, particularly in California.

  • A Sober New Reality in Credit Downgrades for Banks Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    When a consumer’s credit score drops, it is hard to recover financially. Wall Street firms could face the same fate. The New York Times reports.

  • Moody’s Bank Downgrades: Market Says ‘Meh’ Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 5:31 AM ET
    ATM

    The mass downgrades of major global banks by ratings agency Moody’s Thursday night don’t appear to have caused the downwards market movements one might have expected.

  • Last Call: Jamie Dimon Hits the Hill Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 2:53 AM ET
    President and CEO of JPMorgan Chase Co. Jamie Dimon testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill June 13, 2012 in Washington, DC.

    Jamie Dimon faces the Senate Banking Committee; Dick Clark Productions up for sale; Greek bank withdrawals increase ahead of the election; Spain credit rating is slashed; Tim Geithner discusses jobs growth.

  • Europe's Pain Intensifying  Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    Greece and Spain's growing debt problems could become the next big blow to the European markets, as rating agency Egan-Jones downgrades Spain's debt rating into junk territory. Gemma Godfrey, Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, weighs in.

  • Global Market Update: Spanish Banks Downgraded  Friday, 18 May 2012 | 6:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European stocks are on track for their biggest weekly decline since November, as fear about Greece and Spain grow and Moody's downgrades 16 Spanish banks, including the euro zone's largest bank, Banco Santander.

  • Bankers’ Talks on Curbing Rating Agencies Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 11:49 PM ET

    Up to 20 of Europe’s top banks will on Wednesday discuss a plan to foil the dominance of the much criticized big three credit agencies at a private meeting of finance directors in Frankfurt. The FT reports.

  • Barton Biggs on Market's Rally  Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    Barton Biggs, Traxis Partners, discusses his outlook on the markets amid Spain's recent downgrade and a lighter-than-expected GDP number.

  • First Horizon CEO on Upside Potential  Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Bryan Jordan, First Horizon National CEO, discusses today's downgrade by Morgan Stanley and the outlook for his regional bank, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • S&P Warns Japan on Debt, Affirms AA- Rating Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | 12:58 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's warned on Monday it could lower Japan's sovereign rating if the economy expands less than expected or if public debt continues to grow, as the country's unpopular government struggles to win support for higher taxes.

  • Moody's Bank Review  Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:46 PM ET

    What impact will a Moody's downgrade have on banks and capital markets? Brad Hintz, Sanford Bernstein research analyst, provides perspective

  • Amazon, The Laggard: Buy, Sell, or Hold?  Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:23 PM ET

    Amazon shares fell 5% on the heels of a Morgan Stanley downgrade. Is this a buying opportunity for investors? The Fast Money crew has the trade on the tech giant.

  • S&P Downgrades Salesforce.com to 'Strong Sell'  Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:28 PM ET

    Scott Kessler, S&P Capital IQ, discusses his downdgrade of CRM, saying the company faces greater competitive challenges, and trades at nearly a 20% premium to its peers. Despite the downgrade, Salesforce shares are up 30% year-to-date.

  • Dell Downgrade: Time to Reboot?  Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 12:11 PM ET

    Shaw Wu, Stern Agee defends his downgrade on Dell to "underperform" on limited upside potential, and overexposure in the PC market, explaining the company is "fundamentally challenged," with the Fast Money traders.

  • Greek Turmoil Sparks Selloff  Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    Greek lawmakers continue to rangle over the country's austerity measures. Will recent events inspire investors to get out of the market? David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Meg McClellan, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, discuss.

  • Buzzkill: Corning?  Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 5:51 PM ET

    Corning was downgraded to "underweight" at Morgan Stanley because of competition and chronic oversupply. So, what's the trade on the stock? The Fast Money traders, weigh in on that, and Rio Tinto's 51% stake in Invanhoe mines.

  • ETFC: Margin Squeeze on Low Rates  Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 5:44 PM ET

    Rich Repetto, Sandler O'Neill, discusses ETrade's downgrade to "hold" & lowering expectations by 24% in 2012, and the outlook for e-brokers.