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  • Oil Surge, Bank Outlook Clobber Stocks Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:53 PM ET

    Stocks fell to session lows Wednesday amid a resurgence in oil prices and after one analyst said there was no end in sight to the decline in bank profits.

  • Oil Surge, Bank Outlook Clobber Stocks Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    Stocks fell to session lows Wednesday amid a resurgence in oil prices and after one analyst said there was no end in sight to the decline in bank profits.

  • Stocks Pare Losses After Home-Sales Report Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday, but were off earlier lows after a better-than-expected housing report.

  • Major Wall Street Firms: It's Time to Go Bargain-Hunting Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 10:30 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Wall Street's biggest firms, battered by the breakdown in mortgage and other debt markets,say there's money to be made among the wreckage.

  • Clear Channel May Sue to Force Buyout Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    The $19.5 billion sale of the radio broadcaster Clear Channel Communications to two private equity firms is in jeopardy.

  • Buyout of Clear Channel For $20 Billion In Jeopardy Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 5:40 PM ET
    Clear Channel's headquarters in San Antonio.

    The buyout of Clear Channel Communications for nearly $20 billion was near collapse because of a disagreement over financing, a source says.

  • Credit Disaster? Maybe It's Not So Bad After All Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 4:51 PM ET
    Credit Crunch

    Such is the level of disaster-mongering surrounding the latest phase of the credit crisis that you could be forgiven for thinking we'll all be hoarding food and reverting to a barter economy.

  • Analyst Sees Peril for JPMorgan in Bear Buyout Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    JPMorgan Chase's sweetened offer for Bear Stearns carries high risk for JPMorgan, Punk Ziegel analyst Richard Bove said, adding that according to his calculations JPMorgan was paying about $65 per share for Bear excluding the planned issue of new Bear shares.

  • For the short week ending Thursday, March 20, 2008 the US Markets ended up. Market moving events include the JP Morgan Chase takeover of Bear Stearns and a Fed rate cut of 75 basis points. The Dow gained 420 points on Tuesday, only to give back 293 points the next day. A rally today kept the Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ up 3.43%, 3.21%, and 2.06% for the week, their best performance in 7 weeks. Next week, the markets will watch for the economic data including Durable Goods, GDP, and Personal Income numbers. Earnings from Lennar (LEN) will give another read on the housing sector.

  • Big Investment Firms Tapped Fed for $13.4 Billion a Day Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 5:00 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Big Wall Street investment companies are taking advantage of the Federal Reserve's unprecedented offer to secure emergency loans, the central bank reported Thursday.

  • Option Traffic Signals Jam for UBS and Other Banks Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 8:54 AM ET

    If the options market is any indication, investment bank stocks could still be in for a rough ride in the month ahead, particularly UBS, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

  • Safe-Deposit Stocks Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Money-center banks appear to be outperforming the brokers. Is there a trade here?

  • Dow Drops 293... Stocks Fall 2% Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    Plunging commodities combined with weakness in energy and basic materials dragged down the Dow as well as the broader stock market. What's the word on the Street?

  • Dow Sheds Over 2% as Oil Plunges Nearly $5 Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 6:20 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday amid profit-taking from the prior session's rally, a sharp drop in crude prices and lingering concerns about credit.

  • Profit-Taking Puts Lid on Rally; Visa Surges Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 1:48 PM ET

    An early rally fizzled Wednesday amid profit-taking from the prior session's rally and lingering concerns about credit.

  • Morgan Stanley Earnings Easily Beat Expectations Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 12:52 PM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley said first-quarter earnings fell amid write-downs in mortgages and loans yet resilient trading results helped the second-largest US investment bank exceed lowered expectations by a wide margin.

  • Fears Return, Euro Stocks Close Lower Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 12:35 PM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Wednesday after half-hearted attempts to bounce in the green during the day, as fears over the health of the financial markets returned to haunt the markets following yesterday's rally.

  • Opening Rally Fizzles; Visa Shares Surge Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 11:29 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Wednesday after an initial jump spurred by news that regulators will provide some much-needed capital relief to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Visa shares surged.

  • Big Wall Street Firms Borrow From the Fed Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    U.S. investment banks are testing a new program set up in conjuction with the rescue of Bear Stearns that allows investment banks to borrow directly from the Federal Reserve, according to people at the banks.

  • Fannie And Freddie: What Capital Relief Would Mean Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    There are reports this morning that Fannie Mae has won the capital relief some have asked for. At 9 am OFHEO (Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight--Fannie's regulator) has scheduled a conference call to discuss alleviating some of the capital constraints on Fannie and Freddie.