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  • 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.

  • UPS Dismisses Talk of Possible Bid for Dutch Rival Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    Top global logistics firm United Parcel Service, playing down talk it will pay more than $15 billion for all or part of TNT, said buying the smaller rival would devalue its own shares and called such takeover speculation a "rumor."

  • Citigroup Debt Accord May Spur Other Banks to Settle Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 12:42 PM ET
    Citibank

    Citigroup agreed to buy back more than $7 billion of illiquid auction-rate securities and pay a $100 million civil fine to settle charges it fraudulently misled investors about the debt's risk.

  • Morgan Stanley Settles Massachusetts Probe Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    Massachusetts authorities said on Thursday that Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $1.5 million to reimburse investments in auction-rate securities by the cities of New Bedford and Hopkinton.

  • Treasury Hires Morgan Stanley on Fannie, Freddie Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 6:08 PM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    The Treasury Department said Tuesday it had hired investment firm Morgan Stanley to help the government assess the risks facing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Wall Street Bonuses Cut—For Those Still With Jobs Saturday, 2 Aug 2008 | 10:43 AM ET
    Traders at SIG Specialists trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange talk among themselves shortly after the opening bell Monday, April 18, 2005, in New York.  Stocks regained some stability Monday following a three-day selloff as strong first-quarter earnings and a pair of merger announcements lent some support to a market battered by worries about economic growth.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Bankers and traders are bracing for sharply reduced bonuses amid one of the worst downturns ever—and they will be the lucky ones.

  • Morgan Stanley Ends Layoffs, Is Now on Hiring Spree Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 6:08 PM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    Investment bank Morgan Stanley says it is done cutting jobs and going back on offense, spending some of the $1 billion it saved slashing 4,800 jobs in the past year to recruit top bankers and traders.