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  • Who Inherits Your Debt? Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    Personal debt dies with the borrower, and thus can’t be passed along to children or spouses -- but there are some notable — and potentially costly — exceptions.

  • Japan’s Companies Shun Low Borrowing Costs Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 8:32 PM ET
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    Central bank interest rates may be at historic lows but in many loan markets around the world companies are paying more to borrow, the eurozone debt crisis blunting lenders’ appetite for risk. Not so in Japan.

  • BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank by assets, has put on the block up to $11 billion of loans to oil and gas companies, the Financial Times reports.

  • Capital Is Key Issue for Euro Banks: JP Morgan Exec Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    The “key issue” facing Europe’s banks is raising capital, not improving liquidity, JP Morgan Chase International’s chairman Jacob Frenkel told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Housing Market's Recovery Still Unclear: Wells CFO Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 6:01 PM ET

    The housing market is improving but it's not clear whether it has hit its low yet, Wells Fargo Chief Financial Officer Timothy Sloan told CNBC.

  • Bank of America Small-Business Lending Under Fire Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 9:59 AM ET

    Iis Bank of America cutting credit lines to some small businesses? That question emerged on Tuesday after a Los Angeles Times report cited at least two small-business owners who claim that Bank of America is now forcing them to pay their balances in full versus on a monthly basis — a move that could wipe them out.

  • Instead of Work, Younger Women Head to School Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 10:03 AM ET

    For the first time in three decades, there more young women in school than in the work force, the New York Times reports.

  • Banks Boost Lending as Economy Slowly Warms Up Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 12:13 PM ET

    Banks have boosted lending by 8.2 percent since July according to Federal Reserve statistics. USA Today reports.

  • CNBC's Scott Wapner reports why hedge fund manager, Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital's assets have fallen from $26B in 2008 to less than $5B.

  • Subprime Car Buyers     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on the uptick in subprime car buyers. With more people getting loans and buying cars, how is this affecting the economy? Rebecca Lindland, IHS director of automotive research, weighs in on the need for a happy medium.

  • Loans Lose All Value, and More Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    In the latest bad news for the market for commercial mortgage-backed securities, a commercial real estate securitization trust disclosed losses of more than 100 percent on five loans, the New York Times reports.

  • Companies in the U.S. and Europe will need to compete with emerging market firms for debt capital funding in the future, according to emerging market credit experts speaking at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s high yield conference last week.

  • Bomb Tech Veterans Start a Bullet Jewelry Business Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 1:56 PM ET
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    Two former bomb technicians transitioning back into civilian life are taking on a different type of risk: In June, they started Bullets2Bandages, a fashion jewelry business that donates 15 percent of profits to veterans' nonprofits, reports The Huffington Post.

  • MidCap Financial Steps In     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 2:52 PM ET

    Howard Widra, MidCap Financial CEO, discusses the business of lending for middle market companies, and the demand for capital.

  • Tips For Preparing a Small Biz Loan Application Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    While the current notion is that securing a business loan is near impossible, the truth is that there are still bank loans available for those who do the necessary footwork and come prepared, says Mike Lubansky of Sageworks Inc.

  • US Foreclosure Activity Hit 7-Month High in October Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 9:21 AM ET
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    More U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process in October than in the previous month, with Florida, Pennsylvania and Indiana registering among the largest monthly increases, new data show.

  • Cracking Your Nest Egg Early Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    Withdrawing money from a retirement account can carry a high price. Besides jeopardizing long-term savings, withdrawals can incur a 10 percent penalty. Still, if you’re in a financial pinch there are some options for cracking your nest egg that are better than others.

  • The Great Regression of America's Infrastructure Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    Potholes in road

    America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.

  • "When I look at Zuccotti or McPherson or Grant Park, I’m not surprised the Occupiers don’t have a fixed agenda, writes the best-selling author," adding, "For decades, we’ve been like a tether ball in a schoolyard, pummeled by so much abuse from so many different directions that we’ve just spun around in circles. Now, the Occupiers are stopping the ball."

  • Can Banks Give Loans?     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 7:46 AM ET

    Banks are tripping over themselves to give loans, says John Kanas, BankUnited chairman, president/CEO. He adds that help for homeowners would be enormously uplifting.