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  • Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley Chief Executive John Mack said markets are the most difficult he's seen in 40 years, but there are several signs that the investment bank is closer to coming through its mortgage and corporate loan difficulties.

  • Stocks held lower on a slew of bad news, as troubles in technology, more signs of weakness in the banking system and a reminder that the housing slump is far from thwarted a week-long mostly positive run on Wall Street.

  • Stocks opened broadly lower as a slew of warnings that company earnings would slip in the first quarter, especially in technology, combined with more fear in the financial sector to dampen the recent positive run on Wall Street.

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Is it time to jump back into beaten-down financial stocks--or is it still too early? Even the financial giants themselves can't agree.

  • Goldman Sachs said Tuesday it selectively upgraded shares of some brokers and asset managers, but remains cautious on stocks of regional banks, mortgage and specialty finance companies and real estate investment trusts.

  • With recent M&A activity and a growing commodities desk, is Morgan Stanley the new Goldman? 

  • Stocks logged another lackluster session Thursday in the wake of Tuesday's spectacular rally as the market digested a mixed bag of economic data and a congressional hearing on the Bear Stearns bailout.

  • Merger and acquisition activity has hit the brakes, along with much of the rest of the economy, but it's a long way from stopping completely. 

  • Stocks opened lower Thursday after a larger-than-expected rise in weekly jobless claims.

  • The Federal Reserve has stationed itself inside brokerages including Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns to monitor their financial state, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.

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    How did JP Morgan emerge from the subprime crisis relatively unscathed?

  • Stocks rallied to the finish line Tuesday, led by financials, after Lehman Brothers announced plans to raise more capital and two European banks disclosed write-downs.

  • Stocks kicked off the second quarter with a rally Tuesday, led by financials, as news of more write-downs from European banks offered hope that the end is in sight for the global credit crunch.

  • News of massive writedowns at two major European banks paradoxically sent shares soaring Tuesday, as many investors took the typically negative announcements as a signal to buy into the battered sector.

  • Stocks kicked off the second quarter with a rally Tuesday, led by financials, as news of more write-downs from European banks offered hope that the end is in sight for the global credit crunch.

  • OK, the second quarter is starting a lot like the first quarter. How so? Once again, a bunch of financial institutions are out with big writedowns, or trying to raise capital. Sound bad? No, no, say the bulls, you don't understand, this is good.

  • Lehman Brothers

    Lehman Brothers became the latest bank to take steps to shore up its funding after markets closed Monday, announcing that it will issue $3 billion of convertible preferred shares.

  • Radio broadcaster Clear Channel Communications said Friday its pending acquisition by several private equity firms may not close, even though the firms are ready to consummate the deal.

  • A U.S. federal judge has temporarily blocked a former senior Bear Stearns executive from jumping to Morgan Stanley and recruiting clients and colleagues to follow him.

  • Global mergers and acquisitions slumped by almost a third in the first quarter, according to preliminary data from Thomson Financial, as banks reined in borrowing and economic uncertainty weighed on CEO confidence.