BlackRock Inc


  • Merrill Taps Thain After Fink Demanded Full Tally Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 4:36 PM ET
    John Thain

    Merrill Lynch's decision to name John Thain as its new chief executive came after the firm's first choice, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, demanded that Merrill make a full accounting of its subprime exposure, CNBC has learned.

  • Citigroup In 'CEO Limbo' As Stock Skids Further Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 1:19 PM ET
    Sandy Weill.

    Chuck Prince is out, but it's far from clear who will take over as CEO of Citigroup, the nation's largest bank.  Sandy Weill told CNBC he's not interested in returning to run the company..

  • Fink Considers Merrill Lynch CEO Position Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 8:05 PM ET
    Merrill Lynch

    Merrill Lynch's  board of directors has alerted BlackRock chairman Larry Fink that he can take over as CEO if he so choses. Fink, according to sources close to the matter, has said he will take the next two weeks to decide.

  • Merrill Shares Rise on Hopes for New Leadership Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 8:17 PM ET
    Merrill Lynch

    Shares of Merrill Lynch rose as investors bet the biggest U.S. brokerage wouldn't keep investors waiting too long before announcing a replacement for Stan O'Neal.

  • Winners and Losers: Merrill, Nissan Post Solid Gains Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 6:14 PM ET

    The Merrill Lynch saga continued Monday, with the imminent departure of Chief Executive Officer Stanley O’Neal leaving investors wondering who the board will pick to mend the struggling brokerage.

  • Fall of CEO O'Neal Was As Rapid As His Rise Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 4:28 PM ET
    Stanley O'Neal

    The anticipated departure of Merrill Lynch Chief Executive Stan O'Neal would mark a surprising flameout in a career that had been impressive in its ascent.

  • Stocks closed broadly higher as expectations of a Fed rate cut offset concerns about the dollar hitting new lows and oil reaching new highs.

  • BlackRock CEO Fink on Short List to Run Merrill Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 3:08 PM ET
    Larry Fink

    BlackRock Chief Executive Laurence Fink has long been on Wall Street's short lists to run any one of America's top investment houses. Now he may get a chance to prove that he can do the job.

  • Merrill Considered Naming O'Neal Interim Chairman Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | 7:17 PM ET
    Stanley O'Neal

    Not long after the Merrill Lynch board of directors agreed to oust Stan O'Neal as the company's chief executive, the same board offered to allow O'Neal to remain in the post on an interim basis, according to a person briefed on the matter.

  • Merrill Lynch Ousts O'Neal; Announcement Is Imminent Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | 1:39 PM ET
    Stanley O'Neal

    E. Stanley O’Neal has been ousted as chairman and chief executive officer of Merrill Lynch that much is certain as the board of directors of the nation’s largest brokerage firm gets ready to prepare an official announcement.

  • Merrill Meets BlackRock CEO as O'Neal on Outs Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 6:22 PM ET
    Larry Fink

    CNBC has learned that BlackRock Chairman and Chief Executive Laurence D. Fink met with Merrill Lynch co-president Gregory Fleming on Friday.

  • BlackRock's Profit Jumps, Outpacing Estimates Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 9:56 AM ET

    BlackRock, the largest publicly traded U.S. asset manager, posted on Wednesday a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street estimates, helped by benefits that kicked in from last year's acquisition of Merrill Lynch's fund management unit.

  • BlackRock Says Global Mining Stocks are Undervalued Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 4:37 AM ET

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  • BlackRock to Buy Quellos Fund of Funds Business Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 7:24 AM ET
    BlackRock headquarters

    Asset management firm BlackRock said it agreed to acquire the fund of funds business of Quellos Group for up to $1.7 billion, in a move to expand its alternative investment operations.

  • Bank of N.Y. Profit Up 3%; PNC Profit Rises 30% Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    Bank of New York, which is buying Mellon Financial, said on Wednesday that first-quarter profit rose 3%, helped by higher fees from holding securities and processing trades for institutional investors.  Meanwhile, PNC Financial, a fast-growing northeast U.S. regional bank, said first-quarter profit rose 30%, helped by acquisitions and growth in every main business line.

  • Apple’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs is the “ultimate CEO who matters,” according to a ranking by Barron’s magazine.  The annual ranking of top CEOs from around the world seeks to identify the corporate leaders who have top-notch reputations in the financial community and would be missed by investors if they unexpectedly left their jobs.

  • For Investors, Finding Value in an Uncertain Market Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 3:11 PM ET

    As the bulls and bears fight it out on Wall Street, analysts say investors would be wise to look for value beyond the fray.

  • Bank of America’s fourth quarter profits rose 47% while Wachovia’s earnings rose 35%, as acquisitions helped boost results at both Charlotte-based banks. National City and PNC Financial also reported higher profits.