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    Financial stocks are down nearly 9 percent in 2011, far underperforming gains in the rest of the market.

  • Stocks ended near session lows Monday, posting their largest loss in about a month, as investors worried that Europe's debt crisis could spread to Italy and amid ongoing worries over the U.S. budget.

  • Stocks were on pace to post their largest loss in about a month Monday as investors worried that Europe's debt crisis could spread to Italy and amid ongoing worries over the U.S. budget.

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    The ongoing crisis in the euro zone is creating a trading opportunity among safe-haven currencies, this strategist says.

  • Stocks traded off session lows Monday after President Obama promised he will meet daily with Congressional leaders until the debt debate gets resolved. However, fears over a contagion threat in the euro zone kept markets under pressure.

  • Futures tumbled further Monday pressured by Friday’s weak nonfarm payrolls report, which reignited fears of a slowdown and as Italian debt fears spooked markets.

  • Stocks closed to the upside in another thin trading session Wednesday after investors largely shrugged off a handful of weak economic news and looked ahead to Friday's employment report in addition to earnings season, which kicks off next week.

  • Stocks were modestly higher in another thin trading session Wednesday after investors largely shrugged off a handful of weak economic news and looked ahead to Friday's employment report in addition to earnings season, which kicks off next week.

  • Stocks edged higher in another choppy, thin-volume session Wednesday after investors largely shrugged off news that ISM non-manufacturing index slipped last month and China's latest interest rate increase.

  • Also: Portugal raised $1.2 billion in a 3-month debt auction, a day after having their debt cut by 4 notches to debt by Moody's. The bad news is they paid a steep price: 4.96 percent. The Portugese stock market is down 2.6 percent this morning.

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    With all the bearishness on the dollar out there, you would think investors would be racing for the exits. Um, not just yet.

  • Stocks ended lower Friday with the Dow and S&P closing down for the seventh week out of eight amid continuing jitters over the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Stocks slumped with the Dow and S&P on track for their third-straight day of losses Friday as uncertainty over the passage of a Greek austerity plan in addition to worries over Italian banks overshadowed a better-than-expected durable goods report. 

  • Stocks slumped across the board Friday, as uncertainty over the passage of a Greek austerity plan in addition to worries over Italian banks overshadowed a better-than-expected durable goods report. 

  • It started with Italy — Moody's said it was considering downgrading the creditworthiness of Italian banks.

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    Emerging Asia’s wealthy are getting richer twice as fast as their peers in other regions. For private banks, which generally seek clients with at least $1 million in investable assets, that sounds like a licence to print money. The FT reports.

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    As Wall Street cuts bonuses and raises base salaries instead, banks are looking at layoffs more often to cut costs when profits fall.

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    In a blow to Wall Street, a federal appeals court today ruled that a website could not be barred from immediately reporting on the stock recommendations of stock analysts.

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    Faced with weak markets and uncertainty over regulations, many of the biggest Wall Street firms are preparing for deep cuts in jobs and other costs, the NYT reports.

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    Global regulators are poised to set tighter capital requirements for about 30 of the world’s biggest banks, to ensure the next financial crisis can be contained, the FT reports.