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    Reeling from more than $58 billion in write-downs and credit losses Citigroup is looking to pare expenses. And one of those cost-cutting measures will be a limit on color-copying.

  • Lots of discussion about the "Fannie/Freddie mystery," i.e.: Why, if the common is worthless, have the stocks rallied 22 percent (for Fannie Mae) and 57 percent (for Freddie Mac) this week?

  • Stocks turned lower Wednesday as rising oil prices offset a better-than-expected report on durable-goods orders.

  • U.S. stock index futures bounced back after a better-than-expected report on durable-goods orders.

  • Find out why the bottom in banks might have occurred in July!

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    With the Democratic National Convention starting yesterday, the conversation over which candidate will be better for the economy will heat up.  Here are some stats on the Dow and presidential elections. With the exception of FDR's takeover for Herbert Hoover, it looks like "Change" seems to be less favorable to the markets than continuity when a Republican is in office. The best year for the Dow, on the other hand, occurred under a Democrat's administration.

  • Does a $2 billion debt sale by Mr. Mac put these stocks back in the buy column?

  • As the value of home mortgages crumbles by the day, Wall Street has hoped that commercial real estate loans would stay clear of the storm, the New York Times reported.

  • The bank is suffering one setback after another, helping to prevent the market from finding any solid ground.

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    Three more more financial firms, including Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, reached settlements over the sale of auction-rate securities, a $330 billion market that collapsed in February.

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    Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain met with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday in an attempt to reach a settlement of the auction-rate securities probe, CNBC has learned.

  • Merrill Lynch reached a settlement with Massachusetts over auction-rate securities, the latest in a string a accords between regulators and Wall Street firms over the $330 billion market that collapsed in February

  • Merrill Lynch has until Friday to settle an auction-rate securities case with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office or it will face a lawsuit, Cuomo warned during a CNBC interview.

  • Major U.S. indexes ended a choppy session higher, helped by a late rally in banks and better-than-expected results from Hewlett-Packard.

  • U.S. stocks ticked higher Wednesday after a sharp rise in crude supplies pushed oil below $114 a barrel.  Banks were scrambled by worries about more fallout from the credit crunch, while Hewlett-Packard buoyed techs.

  • U.S. stocks ticked higher Wednesday after a sharp rise in crude supplies pushed oil below $114 a barrel.  Banks were scrambled by worries about more fallout from the credit crunch, while Hewlett-Packard buoyed techs.

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    The financial industry was hit with more downgrades and dire predictions, sending most stocks lower in the already battered sector.

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    The financial industry was hit with more downgrades and dire predictions, continuing a drumbeat of bad news for the already battered sector.

  • U.S. stocks index futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday as dollar strength helped offset a flurry of bank downgrades from Goldman Sachs.

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    Earlier this week, we wrote about the highest yielding stocks on the Dow.  The S&P 500 also has some nice yielding stocks.  If you are worried about the financials being able to continue to pay thier big dividends (with Freddie Mac's big slide, its yield is now over 20%!), there are nearly 40 stocks on the S&P that are currently yielding 5% or more.  Here's a breakdown.