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  • A New York state judge said Wednesday a dispute over financing the $20 billion buyout of Clear Channel Communications would go to trial on a breach of contract claim filed against six banks, according to a court filing.

  • Stocks closed higher as optimism prevailed, even in the face of $122-a-barrel oil. Techs got a boost from speculation that a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo is still possible.

  • Stocks declined as oil surpassed $122 a barrel and Fannie Mae delivered disappointing results.

  • Stocks declined as oil surpassed $122 a barrel and Fannie Mae delivered disappointing results.

  • Stocks opened lower Tuesday as oil again topped $121 a barrel and Fannie Mae posted a third straight quarterly loss.

  • Stocks declined as the market pendelum swung back the other way, sending oil prices to a new high and early cyclicals such as financials and retail lower. Yahoo plunged.

  • Stocks declined, with General Motors dragging on the Dow amid news of another strike and Yahoo weighing on technology stocks.

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    Wall Street is being hit by another wave layoffs, with Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and JPMorgan Chase all set to axe staff in the near future.

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    Federal prosecutors in New York have formed a task force together with other government agencies to examine the collapse of the market for risky home loans, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn said Monday.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08. 

  • It's finally happening. The "long commodities/short dollar" trade that has been the primary trade for the past three months is clearly in the early stages of unwinding, and stock traders could not be happier. Money is leaving commodities and energy, and going to tech stocks and financial stocks.

  • As of this morning, 292 (just under 60%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • The board of Britain's HBOS meets on Monday amid growing speculation the mortgage bank is set to announce plans for a rights issue of shares of up to 4 billion pounds ($7.9 billion) to shore up its capital base.

  • A New York state judge on Thursday made no immediate ruling on a group of banks' request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to force them to fund the $20 billion leveraged buyout of Clear Channel Communications.

  • As of this morning, 143 (just under 30%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • European stocks surged 2.3 percent on Friday to their highest close in ten days, driven by banks which jumped after Citigroup's update underscored hopes the worst was over in the global credit crisis.

  • New York's attorney general and securities regulators in several U.S. states are probing auction-rate securities and the role Wall Street firms had in enticing investors into the troubled $330 billion market.

  • Futures popped right after the close as Google reported strong numbers; up 10 percent. Major indices stable today, despite mixed earnings report. IBM, good, Marriott, ok on strong international sales, but Conway, Nokia and Pfizer were notable disappointments.

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    Activist shareholders' attempts to unseat several Washington Mutual Inc. board members will come to a vote Tuesday when the thrift, badly battered by the subprime mortgage crisis, holds its annual meeting and reports what are expected to be abysmal first-quarter results.

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    From evaluating a bank to investing in a retailer – how do the Fast Money pro’s do it? Following are their secrets.