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    Brian Moynihan, who replaced former Merrill Lynch chief John Thain as head of the investment banking subsidiary, has made what one person at Merrill described as an "emergency trip" to Merrill's London office. The reason: to stem a possible flood of defections of investment bankers, including the head of the international investment bank, Andrea Orcel.

  • Stocks skidded Thursday as investors were encouraged by efforts by Citigroup to boost capital but started cashing in some profits, particularly in sectors that have seen big runups like financials.

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    FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair told Congress a new system of supervision that prevents institutions from taking on excessive risk and becoming so large their failure would threaten the financial system is needed.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower opening Thursday, a characteristic pattern following the previous session's rally.

  • The Mad Money host offers words of encouragement at this critical juncture in our country’s economic history.

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    Stocks leapt higher on Wednesday after the Fed surprised Wall Street and said it will buy long-term Treasury bonds for the first time in four decades...

  • The Federal Reserve fueled the rally on Wall Street Wednesday after the central bank announced a plan to buy U.S. debt.

  • Financials seem to be a four-letter word these days, but there’s one area of the sector that generally has fared better than the “too big to fail” segment: regional banks. Here's the explanation — and a way to play the trend.

  • Wednesday: AIG CEO Edward Liddy cited the "cold realities of competition," and insists the controversial bonuses must be paid. David Friehling, accountant for confessed super-swindler Bernard Madoff, was arrested on fraud charges. Sunnier notes: Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis said BofA could repay its $45 billion TARP loan this year. And Sun Microsystems shares jumped on IBM deal talk. CNBC heard from experts who predicted that the Fed meeting today will not please Wall Street.

  • Disney is launching “The Great Piggy Bank Adventure,” a new interactive exhibit at Epcot designed to teach kids about money. Amid the populist revolt over the AIG bonuses, here's an idea: Why don't we send Wall Street execs who don't "get it" to Disney World to learn a thing or two about money?

  • Wednesday: AIG CEO Edward Liddy cited the "cold realities of competition," and insists the controversial bonuses must be paid. David Friehling, accountant for confessed super-swindler Bernard Madoff, was arrested on fraud charges. Sunnier notes: Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis said BofA could repay its $45 billion TARP loan this year. And Sun Microsystems shares jumped on IBM deal talk. CNBC heard from experts who predicted that the Fed meeting today will not please Wall Street.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday, retracing the previous session's rally, as investors were jittery ahead of the AIG CEO's appearance on Capitol Hill today and the Federal Reserve's statement after a two-day meeting.

  • Cramer explains what we need to climb past Dow 8,000.

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    Stocks surged on Tuesday after an unexpected leap in housing starts pushed Home Depot and other retailers higher...

  • After a rocky start, stocks barreled higher Tuesday fueled by a surge in techs and a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February.  Even banks posted strong gains.

  • Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as investors were encouraged by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.

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    A surge in borrower defaults and unemployment pressures will make 2009 even uglier for banks than last year, analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

  • Too many analysts are making too many calls. How on earth is anyone supposed to sort through the multitude of conflicting notes on the banks today?

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    Widely followed analyst Meredith Whitney has some new insights about the banking sector. What lies ahead?

  • Stocks struggled at the open Tuesday as investors were encouragd by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.