• MBIA Posts $2.4 Billion Loss, But Shares Surge Monday, 12 May 2008 | 7:27 AM ET

    MBIA, the world's largest bond insurer, posted a quarterly loss of $2.4 billion on Monday as it took charges on billions of dollars of exposure to bonds linked to subprime mortgages.

  • Cramer: AIG Chief Must Go Friday, 9 May 2008 | 6:50 PM ET

    Martin Sullivan is so bad that the stock could jump 20% if he's canned, Cramer says.

  • Audience

    Occasionally -- when the bosses will let me -- I take a day to network, learn and maybe pick up a story idea by attending a biotech or healthcare investment conference. Many firms put on the events for their clients and they often invite reporters to hang out. ... The PR guy told me a couple of sessions during the day would be "closed" to me. It wasn't clear what the closed sessions were all about, and so my curiousity was piqued...

  • AIG Loss Wider than Expected; Shares Plunge Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 5:07 PM ET

    American International Group reported a larger-than-expected quarterly loss, and the company's shares fell sharply in late trading.

  • A View from the Top: What the CEOs are Saying Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 9:39 AM ET

    Chief executives from around Europe discussed their companies' earnings, opportunities and the challenges they face in 2008 with CNBC Europe Wednesday.

  • European Earnings: Adidas Scores Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    Germany's Adidas was the highest flyer among European companies reporting earnings Tuesday, with shares surging 5.7 percent higher.

  • UBS To Cut 5,500 Jobs in Subprime Wake Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    Swiss bank UBS will cut almost 7 percent of its workforce and said it has a preliminary deal with  BlackRock to sell a $15 billion portfolio of subprime mortgages.

  • Psst! Wanna Buy the 'Next Berkshire Hathaways'? Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    Wish you bought into Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway before it was $130,000 per share? James Altucher, managing director at Formula Capital, told CNBC about three stocks that just may be "the next Berkshires." If he's right, investors will want to buy'em while they're low.

  • First-quarter net profit at Swiss Re dropped by half, a bigger fall than expected, and the world's biggest reinsurer announced fresh credit writedowns of 819 million Swiss francs ($776.3 million).

  • Swiss Life Premiums Drop 3%, Says Markets Tough Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 1:27 AM ET

    First-quarter premium income from continuing operations at Swiss Life dropped 3 percent to 6.6 billion Swiss francs ($6.26 billion), but the life insurer saw no reason to revise its targets.

  • TPG Mulls Bid for RBS Insurance Arm: Report Friday, 2 May 2008 | 3:24 AM ET

    Private equity firm Texas Pacific Group is considering a bid for Royal Bank of Scotland's 8 billion pound ($15.9 billion) insurance arm, the Daily Telegraph said on Friday.

  • MetLife's Profit Drops 37% on Investments Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 7:18 PM ET

    MetLife,the largest life insurer in he United States by assets, said on Thursday first-quarter net income fell 37 percent, hurt by investment losses.

  • Former Merck CEO Prodding Industry On Drug Pricing Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 10:31 AM ET
    Dr. Vagelos

    I didn't post yesterday because I was in Philadelphia shooting a story for an upcoming episode of "The Business of Innovation" on CNBC. It's a piece about big pharma and we went to Philly to interview the still very busy former CEO of Merck (two CEOs ago), Dr. Roy Vagelos.

  • Allianz: Goals Uncertain in Wake of Crisis Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 3:19 AM ET

    Europe's biggest insurer Allianz unveiled writedowns from the global financial crisis of 900 million euros ($1.4 billion) in the first quarter and said the turmoil could endanger its medium-term goals.

  • Insurer and takeover target Insurance Australia Group said on Monday it has lowered its insurance margin forecast for fiscal 2008 to 6-8 percent due to storm costs and widening credit spreads.

  • China Life First-Quarter Profit Falls 61% Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 | 10:18 PM ET

    China's top life insurer China Life Insurance reported a 61 percent fall in first-quarter profit, according to Chinese accounting standards, dented by a poor investment performance.

  • Warren Buffett's new municipal bond insurer has received its second AAA credit rating, just months after it was created in response to the stumbles of veteran insurers like Ambac and MBIA.  That's much faster than executives at those companies and some analysts had predicted.

  • Stop Trading!: Best Insurance Plays Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    Don't touch the bond insurers, Cramer says. Instead, go with these.

  • Liberty Mutual Agrees to Buy Safeco For $6.2 Billion Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 9:37 AM ET
    Liberty Mutual and Safeco merger

    Auto and home insurer Liberty Mutual Group has agreed to buy property and casualty insurer Safeco for $6.2 billion in a deal that would make Liberty Mutual the fifth largest U.S. property and casualty insurer.

  • Nokia and Pharma Drag Euro Stocks Lower Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 11:45 AM ET

    European shares fell on Thursday, led lower by Nokia after the world's biggest maker of mobile phones failed to impress investors with its outlook, dragging down other technology and telecom stocks.

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