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    Security officials are warning the leaders of major Wall Street banks that al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen may be trying to plan attacks against those financial institutions or their leading executives, NBCNewYork has learned.

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    The World Economic Forum is making a commitment to increase the visibility of women at Davos 2011 by instituting a gender quota.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Twelve of the 13 most important U.S. financial firms were at the brink of failure at the height of the credit crisis in 2008, according to previously undisclosed remarks made by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in November 2009 to an investigative panel.

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    More banks in Europe will have to be bailed out because of the sovereign debt crisis, but overall the situation the in euro zone is improving, Harvard Professor Ken Rogoff  said.

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    Bob Diamond will stamp his authority on Barclays next month, when the incoming chief executive announces a radical overhaul of the way it pays its top bankers as part of a broader strategic review that could see the group shed staff and put increased pressure on underperforming businesses. The FT reports.

  • Stocks closed far off the lows of the session, with the broad market ending largely flat, as investors weighed mixed earnings and economic reports and tech stocks sank for a second day. 

  • Stocks held slight losses before the close, after a breif stint in positive territory, as investors weighed mixed earnings and economic reports and tech stocks sank for a second day. Caterpillar and DuPont fell, while Home Depot rose.

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    The long awaited layoffs at Barcays Capital are underway.

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    Bob Diamond, the CEO of Barclays, told lawmakers on Wednesday the time for "remorse and apology" is over and attempted to convince politicians that "we need banks willing to take risks, to be confident and work with the private sector in the UK to create jobs and improve economic growth." Diamond said he wished the bonus issue could go away, and he might just get his wish.

  • Detroit Auto Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks closed up modestly, easing off the highs of the day, as upbeat earnings reports and rising commodity prices gave a lift to the market.  BofA and Intel rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Bob Diamond

    Robert Diamond, the chief executive of Barclays Bank—and the highest-paid banker in the United Kingdom—took to the barricades to defend the right of bankers to be compensated with eye-popping sums.

  • Detroit Auto Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks gained, although they traded down from the highs of the day, following a handful of positive earnings reports and rising commodity prices.  BofA and Intel rose, while Verizon fell.

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    The barrage of reports from strategists on what investors should expect in 2011 has finally subsided and now, Birinyi Associates has issued a report on the reports. In a brief paper called, “Themes and Stocks for 2011” Birinyi analysts have waded through the verbiage of Wall Street’s strategists and came away with a few nuggets of note.

  • Why didn't a series of better-than-expected economic reports spark buying? The data was clearly bullish.

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    The market is pricing in that it's going to be another whippy year for the Euro. Here's why and how to strategize effectively.

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    If you enjoy inside baseball reporting about financial journalism, you'll love Felix Salmon's clever critique of an article in The Wall Street Journal about General Motors' recent attempts to pay down its debt.

  • Stocks ended lower as investors took a pause after stocks reached two-year highs, and the dollar rose as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. Alcoa and JPMorgan fell, while Coca Cola rose.

  • Stocks slipped into negative territory Wednesday despite several positive economic reports, as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. JP Morgan and Alcoa fell, while Coca Cola rose.

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    Barclays Capital did not go too far to get their yuletide cheer going this year.

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    It's party time again on Wall Street.