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  • Five Things Investors Have to Worry About in 2012 Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
    Globe wrapped in barbed wire

    Investors can blame Europe for choking off stock market gains in 2011. But there’s a growing list of geopolitical flashpoints lurking in 2012—and any one of them could pose a risk to stocks.

  • Analyst Rates Zynga ‘Sell’ Before IPO Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
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    In a rare break from Wall Street protocol, a Sterne Agee analyst has placed a sell rating on social network game maker Zynga before its stock even begins trading.

  • How a Break-Up of the Euro Zone Could Crush the UK Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 3:03 AM ET
    Big Ben

    A break-up of the single European currency would have severe consequences on the UK economy, with unemployment pushing above 4 million, the pound appreciating sharply and major banks failing, analysts at ING wrote in a market note.

  • Bank of America is threatening to edge out JPMorgan Chase as the top investment bank in terms of revenue in the fourth quarter, according to a research report published Tuesday.

  • Young people struggling to find a job should consider starting their own businesses, Barclays Capital co-CEO, Rich Ricci, told CNBC last week.

  • Behind the Woes at HP, Wall St. Banks Lurk Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 2:00 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard

    How much would you pay for advice that turned out to be questionable? Would about $81 million sound unreasonable?

  • EFSF Scales Back Irish Rescue Bond Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 4:34 PM ET
    European Central Bank

    Bankers have warned that the eurozone rescue fund might face lackluster demand this week for a planned bond issue designed to finance Ireland’s bail-out. The FT reports

  • Stocks End Near Lows, but Log Strong October Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks closed out the final trading day of October with a thud, finishing near session lows amid renewed concerns over the European debt crisis, but logged some record gains for the month.

  • 7 NBA Teams That Can't Afford a Season-Long Lockout Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 11:43 AM ET
    The NBA lockout which started back on July 1st has already wiped out the entire preseason and nearly 100 regular season games. A key point of dispute for both sides continues to be focused on the breakdown of basketball-related income (BRI), which was previously guaranteed at 57% for the players. The league has claimed that 22 of its teams lost money during the 2010 season. Some star players including Deron Williams and Tony Parker have already signed contracts to play overseas as the work stopp

    The National Basketball Association lockout, which started on July 1, has already wiped out the entire preseason and nearly 100 regular season games.

  • 7 Reasons Bank Stocks May Keep Falling Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 2:06 PM ET

    Continued downward pressure on financial stocks could be expected as events unfold, especially the potentially disruptive forces that Europe may unleash, or the conclusion that the foreclosure and mortgage lawsuits are larger and more significant than currently believed.

  • Bank Layoffs Exceed 100,000: Where the Cuts Are Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 3:31 PM ET
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    Banks are shedding jobs worldwide as stricter regulations and a tough second quarter for trading income take their toll on investment banking units in particular.

  • Stocks Log Worst Quarter Since Credit Crisis Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 7:24 PM ET

    Stocks closed out the worst quarter in almost three years amid fears over the global recovery and finished near session lows for the day as investors were reluctant to stay long ahead of the weekend.

  • Swiss Banks Suffer in Third Quarter Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 9:00 AM ET
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    For bank investors, the third quarter is one they’d rather erase from their minds – and portfolios alike. European banks were down by more than 25 percent and saw their worst performance since the fourth quarter of 2008, when the collapse of Lehman brothers shook the markets.

  • Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    Goldman is looking at adding another $250 million to drastic spending cuts announced earlier this summer, bringing the total to $1.45 billion, according to DealBook.

  • Inside Barclays' Global Outlook Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 3:53 PM ET
    Inside Barclays' Global Outlook

    Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital head of research, shares insight on Barclays' flagship quarterly "Global Outlook" research publication today, which points to a "treacherous path" to recovery. Although a second crisis will be avoided, says Barclays, volatility and deteriorating financial conditions are on the way.

  • Stocks Close Lower, but Pare Earlier Losses Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    Stocks staged a strong comeback in the final hour of trading Monday, cutting their losses by more than half, following a report that the Greek finance minister official said the debt-ridden nation may be close to a deal with its international lenders, according to Reuters. Still, stocks ended lower, snapping a five-day winning streak.

  • Stocks Close Strong on 5-Day Win Streak Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 4:02 PM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, after strong gains in the previous session, as investors waited nervously for news from a meeting of global finance ministers this weekend.

  • Futures Pare Losses on Hopes for Banks Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, after strong gains in the previous session, as investors waited nervously for news from a meeting of global finance ministers this weekend.

  • Stocks Rally for 4th Day on Europe Bank Hopes Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher for a fourth-consecutive session Thursday following news that major central banks across the world agreed to lend U.S. dollars to European banks, taking pressure off funding issues across European banks.

  • European Banks vs. US Banks: Big Differences Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

    The announcement of coordinated central bank action to provide support for European banks needing access to dollar-based loans highlight a very key difference between European and U.S. banks: European banks are far more reliant on short-term borrowing to fund their operations than U.S. banks.