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  • Housing Market - And How It Could Get Worse Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:24 PM ET

    Buying a home is the American dream. But behind that dream lie complicated financial relationships. And one of the key players in this game -- bond insurers -- could turn the crack in the housing market into a crater.

  • Maybe 2008 Won't Be So Bad Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:11 PM ET

    Stocks jumped again Thursday in a volatile session as investors found renewed confidence after a report that Bank of America is close to buying struggling mortgage lender Countrywide. Here’s the word on the Street.

  • Blackstone to Acquire GSO Capital, Buy Back Shares Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:39 AM ET

    Private equity firm Blackstone Group said Thursday it would acquire GSO Capital Partners, a hedge fund firm that sold a stake to Merrill Lynch last May, and also announced a $500 million stock buyback plan.

  • UK Widens Search for Northern Rock Solution: Source Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 6:53 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs, the U.S. investment bank advising the British government on the future of Northern Rock, is seeking to widen the range of options open to the government in its bid to rescue the stricken bank.

  • Calpers Seen Taking Big Stake in Silver Lake Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 7:55 AM ET

    Silver Lake, the largest technology-focused private equity firm, has reached a deal to sell a 9.9 percent stake to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System for about $275 million, according to people briefed on the deal.

  • China Forex Arm Buys Stakes in 3 Australia Banks: FT Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 11:13 PM ET

    A Hong Kong-based unit of China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) has bought small stakes in three Australian banks, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

  • Oil At $100 Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 7:10 PM ET

    The surging economies of China and India combined with violence in Nigeria pushed crude over $100 a barrel on Wednesday. What’s the word on the Street?

  • GE, Blackstone Deal to Buy PHH Is Terminated Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 1:13 PM ET

    Mortgage and vehicle fleet company PHH said on Tuesday it terminated its nearly $2 billion sale to General Electric and Blackstone, after the private equity firm failed to obtain required financing for the deal.

  • Freedom Communications Delays Buyout: WSJ Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 3:10 AM ET
  • Paris Loses Out; Hilton Fortune Pledged to Charity Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 2:46 AM ET
    Paris goes green!

    U.S. hotel heiress Paris Hilton's potential inheritance dramatically diminished after her grandfather Barron Hilton announced plans on Wednesday to donate 97 percent of his $2.3 billion fortune to charity.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | 3:58 AM ET

    Lehman Bros.' fourth-quarter earnings report, producer price inflation data and November retail sales will be factors setting direction for Thursday's markets.

  • Rio Tinto Challenges BHP with Bid Ultimatum Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 9:26 AM ET
    Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto challenged BHP Billiton on Tuesday to make a formal bid to create a mega-mining house or walk away from what could be the second biggest takeover ever.

  • Blackstone Denies Rio Tinto Bid Speculation Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 11:58 AM ET
    Rio Tinto

    Private equity firm Blackstone Group on Monday denied speculation that it is planning a counterbid for Rio Tinto with a consortium believed to include China's sovereign wealth fund.

  • Europe Closes Higher, Get US Housing Data Boost Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    European stocks closed higher Monday after quite firm U.S. housing data, a day before a Federal Reserve meeting to decide on interest rates.

  • Northern Rock CEO Steps Down Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 1:05 PM ET

    Ailing British bank Northern Rock said Chief Executive Adam Applegarth had quit and it had streamlined its board as two suitors confirmed they had made proposals to buy or revive the bank and repay its loans.

  • Proposals for Northern Rock Due Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 6:26 AM ET

    Prospective bidders are due to submit their final proposals Friday for mortgage lender Northern Rock, Britain's biggest casualty of the global credit crisis.

  • Sell Block: Dump Private Equity Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 7:32 PM ET

    The guys who run these companies are smart. But the investors who own these stocks? Not so much.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • US Stocks Finish Lower as Financial Shares Fizzle Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 5:40 PM ET

    U.S. stock indexes closed lower as a rally in financial shares lost steam late Monday, pushing down markets already pressured by falling tech shares.

  • Blackstone Exec: Subprime Mess Getting Worse Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 12:05 PM ET

    Blackstone Group President and Chief Operating Officer Hamilton James said on Monday that the subprime mess that hit Wall Street banks appears to be getting worse.

  • Winners & Losers: Citigroup Crunched Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 6:22 PM ET

    The financial sector continued their decline on news that Citigroup CEO Charles Prince resigned.  In spite of the bank downturn some technology stocks continue to make gains.