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  • Dow Almost In Bear Market Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    Better keep your wits about you, it looks like we’re entering bear territory. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Barclays Raises $8.9 Billion for Capital Boost Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 1:24 PM ET

    British bank Barclays raised $8.9 billion from investors including Qatar and Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui and aims to use half the cash to rebuild capital and half to pursue growth.

  • Inflation: Firms Passing On Higher Costs Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 9:51 AM ET

    AmEx just out with comments, saying "We have seen credit indicators deteriorate beyond our expectations" and it was "too early to assess the impact of deteriorating credit indicators." Down about 1 percent.

  • Japan's SMFG May Take 4% Barclays Stake Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 1:57 PM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group could take a stake of up to 4% in British bank Barclays, two senior banking sources said on Monday.

  • Sumitomo Mitsui May Invest $926 Million in Barclays Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 8:30 PM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group may invest about $926 million in British bank Barclays, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, as subprime-hit Western lenders increasingly turn to Asia for funding.

  • 30-Year Mortgage Rates Near Nine-Month High Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 12:00 PM ET

    U.S. 30-year mortgage rates continued their ascent this week, reaching their highest level since September 2007, according to a survey released on Thursday by home funding company Freddie Mac.

  • Bear Stearns Managers Indicted Over Funds' Collapse Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    Two former Bear Stearns managers have surrendered to face criminal charges linked to the collapse of a hedge fund that bet heavily into subprime mortgages before the market collapsed, federal authorities said.

  • Lehman CEO Fuld Faces Growing Pressure to Sell Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 7:37 AM ET

    As discontent grows inside Lehman Brothers over the firm's financial problems, pressure is building on Chief Executive Officer Richard Fuld to sell the securities firm to a bigger player, CNBC has learned.

  • Pops & Drops: Hess, Verizon... Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 6:26 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Hess and GameStop popped while Verizon and Coca-Cola dropped.

  • Barclays Shares Rally on Stake Sale Plans Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 12:02 PM ET

    Barclays plans to raise billions of pounds by selling stakes to outside investors and offering shares to existing shareholders to boost its balance sheet, sending its shares soaring on Monday.

  • Market Issues For Week: Oil, Earnings, Financials Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    S&P futures dropped about 5 points as the New York Empire State Index was notably weaker than expected and has been down 4 of the last 5 months, then dropped again on oil. The most important issues this week:

  • Europe Preview: Will RBS's Grand Project Pay Off? Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 5:20 PM ET
    A Royal Bank of Scotland logo is seen outside the company's offices in central London, Tuesday May 29, 2007. A consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC said Tuesday it will launch a hostile bid of euro71.1 billion (US$95.5 billion) for ABN Amro, topping a friendly offer from Barclays PLC and pressing Bank of America Corp. for control of the Dutch bank's U.S. arm. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Some may point to how RBS has stronger risk management than rivals, but the problem for many shareholders is the lack of oversight over CEO Fred Goodwin.

  • Home Depot's Bottom Line: Weaker Sales Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    Futures dropped a bit as core PPI for April was a stronger than expected. Elsewhere: 1) Home Depot beat estimates, reporting earnings of $0.41 (14 percent below last year's $0.48), vs. consensus estimates of $0.37. Despite the apparent beat, the stock is down 3 percent:

  • Barclays Profit Drops After $1.95 Billion Writedown Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    British bank Barclays said profits fell by an undisclosed amount in the first quarter and refused to rule out a rights issue after a 1 billion pound ($1.95 billion) writedown on assets tarnished by the credit crunch.

  • Barclays Profit Sinks on Tough Market Conditions Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 4:35 AM ET

    Profits at Barclays, Britain's third biggest bank, were well below those of a year earlier in the first quarter after its investment bank and fund management arms were hit by tough financial market conditions.

  • Europe Preview: UBS, RBS on the Hotseat Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 5:36 PM ET

    Europe's two biggest casualties from the subprime crisis tomorrow face shareholders who will want answers on how, between them, the two banking giants lost well over $50 billion.

  • European Shares End Lower, Banks Drag Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 1:07 PM ET

    European shares snapped a two-day winning streak to end Tuesday 1 percent lower, led down by banks on persistent worries of more losses from a global credit crisis, and by weakness in technology shares.

  • Ambac to Raise $1.5 Billion To Keep Triple A Rating Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 1:49 PM ET

    Ambac's plan to raise up to $1.5 billion in capital is nearly complete, bankers say, which should help the troubled bond insurer keep its crucial triple A debt rating.

  • Ambac Announces Plans To Raise Up to $1.5 Billion Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 12:42 PM ET
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    Ambac Financial Group announced plans to raise up to $1.5 billion in capital in an attempt to keep its crucial triple A debt rating.

  • Europe this Week: Banks, Banks, Banks Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 12:08 PM ET

    The week started and finished with news of the nationalization of British troubled bank Northern Rock, ending a five-month period of uncertainty about the bank’s future. In between, results from banks caused investors ecstasy or agony.

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