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  • Big Banks Are Needed: Bob Diamond Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 12:48 PM ET

    There is no evidence to suggest that big is bad in the financial sector and regulators should not seek to break up the large banks, Bob Diamond, president of Barclays, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Would New Bank Rules Really Prevent Another Crisis? Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 9:50 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama wants to cut down to size those too-big-to-fail banks. But his vow on Thursday to rewrite the rules of Wall Street left many questions unanswered, the New York Times reports,  including the big one: Would this really prevent another financial crisis?

  • Pisani: LaBranche Skyrockets on Sale Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 5:59 PM ET

    Specialist business continues to consolidate: LaBranche trades up 30 percent after the close, in a deal that makes Barclay's designated market maker unit the largest DMM at the NYSE.

  • LaBranche Halted for News Pending Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 4:27 PM ET

    Specialist firm LaBranche halted for News Pending. Rumors that the firm has been for sale has been around for months now....

  • Time to Raise Cash While You Can Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 6:21 AM ET

    When General Electric was forced to call in Warren Buffett to help it raise money on in the international capital markets on Oct. 1, 2008 the entire corporate landscape changed.

  • Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season With A Miss Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 5:25 PM ET

    After Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a miss, will profits and outlooks will be strong enough to extend the market's advance?

  • New Year Ushers Wave of New Corporate Debt Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 11:59 AM ET
    Corporate Bond

    Bolstered by low rates and strong demand, companies and others have been rushing to issue a near record level of new debt since the start of the year and the trend should continue for now.

  • Ten Most Influential People on Wall Street Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
    Recently, released their ranking of the 25 most powerful people in the world of investment banking, including bank CEOs and star traders operating both on Wall Street and around the globe.During a time of historic transformation in the financial world, these individuals are not only head up some of the most influential companies, but they also in the position to shape the future of finance for years to come.At the top of the list both are familiar and under-the-radar individuals alike, but who h

    The list includes the familiar as well as those under the radar, but which ones have the most pull? Click for the top 10!

  • Art Cashin: The S&P's New 'Sell Signal' Number Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 11:26 AM ET

    U.S. jobless claims rose more than expected last week—by 17,000 to 474,000—after five straight weeks of declines. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market insights.

  • Sovereign Wealth Funds Have Big Paydays From Crisis Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 9:57 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    The white knights that came to the rescue of banks during the financial crisis are going home, with their pockets full of bounty from their good deeds, reports the New York Times.

  • Sell These European Bank Stocks Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 7:28 PM ET

    And you thought the US sector was bad.

  • Retail Sales Disappoint Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 9:11 AM ET
    Consumer Nation Holiday Central Edition

    Uh-oh, looks like big sales are coming. November Retail comp store sales are disappointing. RetailMetrics started off the month estimating gains of 2.6 percent for November compared to the same period last year, but by the end of the month it was down to 2.2 percent, and the final numbers may be even worse. It looks like about 75 percent are missing expectations; normally 60 percent beat expectations. Ugh!

  • Foreclosed Home

    Faced with sluggish progress in its foreclosure-prevention effort, the Obama administration will spend the coming weeks cracking down on mortgage companies that aren't doing enough to help borrowers at risk of losing their homes.

  • Strategists on Dubai: Avoid 'Rash Moves' Now Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 1:11 PM ET

    As global markets digest Dubai's debt announcement, investors are wondering: Is it time to dump equities? Don Bertrand, vice president of WealthTrust-Arizona, and Kelly Campbell, founder and principal of Campbell Wealth Management, offered their takes on the shifting market environment.

  • Dubai's Debt Woes Signal New Era for Creditors Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    The fact that Dubai has been struggling under huge debts is not a surprise to anyone who has followed the Emirate’s economy over the last 10 years.

  • Corporate Issuance Continues at Torrid Pace Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 1:01 PM ET

    Corporate bond market hot: what's up? While equity trading volumes have dried up in November, stock traders are talking about the avalanche of corporate bond issuance this month.

  • Core Inflation to Drift Lower: JPMorgan's Kasman Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 1:11 PM ET

    U.S. producer prices rose more slowly than expected in October despite a rebound in food and energy costs, according to a report on Tuesday. Bruce Kasman, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan, shared his view.

  • Have Loan Losses Peaked for European Banks? Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 9:00 AM ET

    Cautiously optimistic comments from two British banks this morning: HSBC earnings were better than expected and the tone of the report was upbeat, with bad loans down. Barclays said it expects loan losses to peak in the first quarter of 2010.

  • Bad Debt Weighs on Barclays Earnings Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 3:24 AM ET

    Banking group Barclays PLC reported Tuesday a 29 percent fall in net profit for the first nine months of the year as rising provisions for bad debts outweighed a strong performance in its investment banking arm.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange gather around a Bank of America trading post just prior to the announcement by the Federal Reserve that it had raised a key interest rate for the twelfth consecutive time, Tuesday, November 1, 2005. The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised the interest rate to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.  (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    It's "risk on" in global markets, a trend traders say could help keep stocks heading higher for now.