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  • Stocks Edge Higher Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 9:25 PM ET

    The Dow edged higher on Friday, as the continued drop in oil fueled stock market optimism. However the Fast Money traders have their eye on Goldman Sachs.

  • Wachovia Is Next Bank to Buy Back Auction-Rate Debt Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 2:47 PM ET
    A Wachovia branch bank.

    Wachovia plans to buy back nearly $9 billion in auction-rate debt, settling federal and state probes and making it the fifth major bank this month to agree to help stabilize the debt market.

  • Fast Money Now - Trades for Friday Aug. 15th Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 1:31 PM ET

    Fast Money now - the trades you need while the market is open!

  • New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Friday he is sending a letter to Merrill Lynch notifying the investment bank that his office will file suit against it imminently as part of an investigation into the collapse of the auction-rate securities market.

  • Wall Street’s Inferiority Complex Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 9:08 PM ET

    Wall Street analysts appear to be increasingly bearish on financials. On Thursday Fox-Pitt Kelton analyst David Trone cut his estimates on...

  • Who's Settled, Who Hasn't in Auction-Rate Probe Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    Various state regulators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether banks and brokerages that underwrote auction-rate securities—a $330 billion market of long-term debt whose yields reset through weekly or monthly auctions—falsely or fraudulently told clients that the securities were as safe and as liquid as cash.

  • Probe of Auction-Rate Debt Is Far From Over: Cuomo Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 3:23 PM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told CNBC that his investigation into auction-rate securities sold by banks and brokerages is far from over.

  • JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley Settle Auction-Debt Probe Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 11:48 AM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley agreed to repurchase a combined $7 billion in auction-rate securities as part of a settlement with regulators.

  • Some Wall Street Firms Near Pact On Auction Debt Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 8:07 AM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    Some Wall Street banks and brokerages are nearing a settlement with regulators over allegations that they misled investors over the sale of auction-rate securities, CNBC has learned.

  • No Accurate Sense Of Supply Demand Fundamentals Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 4:09 PM ET

    Energy, steel, coal and metal stocks rallied. Bulls were saying the commodity trade was back on, that demand destruction was yesterday's story. That is highly unlikely.

  • Why Does the SEC Hate the Banks? Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 3:13 PM ET

    Lack of enforcement of key short-selling rules is going to bring back the pain we worked so hard to escape.

  • Goldman, JP Morgan Knock Stocks Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 8:52 PM ET

    The Dow fell by triple digits on Tuesday as worries about further losses stemming from the mortgage crisis moved back into the spotlight.

  • New York Bank Probe Not Over Yet: Cuomo's Office  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    Some big Wall Street banks may have been premature in believing New York State's investigation into auction-rate securities was over, people inside New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office told CNBC.

  • Fast Money Now: Mid-Day Trades For Tuesday Aug. 12 Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 1:49 PM ET

    Fast Money now – the plays you need while the market is still open

  • Leaving Wall Street for a Job Overseas Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 11:01 AM ET

    As Wall Street’s troubles continue, big investment banks are moving some key employees to increasingly influential hubs of finance in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America, the New York Times reports.

  • Wall Street's Losses Might Give It A Tax Holiday Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 10:30 AM ET
    New York City Skyline

    Some Wall Street companies might not resume paying New York City taxes for "a number of years'' because they can offset future profits with the losses they are currently suffering, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday. 

  • Talent-Hungry Small Firms Cheer Wall Street Job Cuts Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:46 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Smaller financial firms have found a way to capitalize on their larger rivals' woes, moving to snap up some of the top talent cast adrift by sweeping layoffs at leading investment banks.

  • What Financial Stocks Are Shorted the Most? Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:20 AM ET

    From mid-July to late July short interest dropped 5.34 percent, on average, in the shares of 17 major financial firms affected by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission emergency short-selling rule, according to the latest data from the exchange.

  • Stocks Cling To Gains Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 9:05 PM ET

    The Dow made gains on Monday with investors believing the current down trend in oil improves prospects for consumer and business spending.

  • New York Seeks Auction-Rate Pacts With 3 Banks Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 5:32 PM ET

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office, which is investigating Wall Street's sales practices in auction-rate securities, told JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wachovia on Monday that it wants to begin settlement talks immediately.