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For much of the world, the United States is now on sale at discount prices. With credit tight, unemployment growing and worries mounting about a potential recession, American business and government leaders are courting foreign money to keep the economy growing.
Stocks slipped again today after an early rally, and the word "recession" seems to be rolling off everyone's tongue. CNBC asked market experts how investors can best weather this storm.
With the Dow down nearly 15% from its high and the S&P at a 15-month low, the seemingly inevitable bear market is creeping closer. The traders help navigate these choppy waters in the Word on the Street.
What’s the best way to trade surging volatility in this unfriendly market?
Four Wall Street firms have received subpoenas from US Senate investigators who are examining whether the firms improperly structured transactions to help hedge funds avoid dividend taxes, The Wall Street Journal reported on its website.
Merrill Lynch is expected to suffer $15 billion in losses stemming from soured mortgage investments, almost double its original estimate, prompting the firm to raise additional capital from an outside investor.
If you’re brave enough to trade against the trend you could make a lot of money. Following are the traders' high risk and high reward plays.
Citigroup and Merrill Lynch are in discussions to receive more capital from investors, primarily foreign governments, as both prepare to announce significant writedowns next week, CNBC has learned.
Danish oil and gas group DONG Energy said on Tuesday it is ready for an initial public offering (IPO) and a listing on the Copenhagen exchange.
The financial sector is expected to weigh on corporate earnings in the fourth quarter. But outside the sector, the news is upbeat.
Shares in Swiss bank Credit Suisse fell by around 3 percent on Monday after a Swiss newspaper reported the bank faced writedowns in its commercial mortgage and leveraged-finance business.
A group led by U.S. investment firm Aetos Capital has outbid Morgan Stanley and others by offering 300 billion yen ($2.7 billion) for a roughly 30 percent stake in Japanese property developer Daito Trust Construction a financial source said on Friday.
A Hong Kong-based unit of China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) has bought small stakes in three Australian banks, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
The surging economies of China and India combined with violence in Nigeria pushed crude over $100 a barrel on Wednesday. What’s the word on the Street?
Merrill Lynch shored up its capital base by as much as $7.5 billion after selling a stake to Singapore's government and an asset manager, and unloading much of a lending business, as it wrestles with huge subprime mortgage losses.
Saudi Arabia plans to establish a sovereign wealth fund that may exceed $900 billion, which would likely be the largest in the world, the Financial Times reported on its Web site without naming sources.
Bad home loans sparked a bear market in bank stocks this year. How will the credit crisis evolve in ’08?
This might have been one of Wall Street's most dismal years in a decade, but that hasn't stopped bonus checks from rising an average of 14 percent.
Merrill Lynch is the topic today: As Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns have both taken substantial writedowns on their mortgage-related portfolios, there is speculation that Merrill will also be taking writedowns when they report in January.
With losses mounting, Merrill Lynch, the nation's largest brokerage firm, is turning to Asia for financial help.