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  • 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.

  • Citigroup

    Citigroup, the largest U.S. bank, plans to hire an outsider to take over its flagging U.S. consumer business, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday.

  • At annual meetings across the country shareholders are making the yearly pilgrimage to have their voices heard,  and votes counted,  at the companies they own.  In some cases, those shareholders have a hand in changing the way the firm does business.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this new CNBC.com exclusive feature.

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

  • 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.