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  • Morgan Stanley to Cut 600 Mortgage Jobs Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 2:39 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley said Tuesday it will restructure its residential mortgage business and cut about 600 employees in a move that "reflects current market conditions."

  • Morgan Stanley to Settle Charges Over Pre-9/11 E-mail Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 1:26 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley will pay $9.5 million into a fund for several thousand arbitration claimants, and was fined $3 million by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the brokerage industry regulator said on Thursday.

  • Carlyle Plans India, Japan Property Deals Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 7:37 AM ET

    The Carlyle Group hopes to seal its first property deal in India this year and is buying homes for the elderly in Japan, as the private equity firm's real estate arm looks to make inroads in Asia.

  • Merrill Could Take Big Subprime Charge, Analyst Says Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 2:19 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch's subprime mortgage unit, First Franklin Financial, could cut about $100 million from the brokerage's third-quarter profit on an impairment charge, a Wall Street analyst said Tuesday.

  • Discover Financial Profit Falls on Slow Loan Growth Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 11:27 AM ET

    Discover Financial Services, a credit card company spun off from Morgan Stanley at the end of June, said Tuesday that third-quarter profit fell, as expenses rose and outstanding loan growth was tepid.

  • Mixed Market Messages Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 4:02 PM ET
  • Goldman Sachs Profit Jumps, Beating Estimates Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 11:47 AM ET
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    Goldman Sachs Group said Thursday that quarterly profit surged 79 percent, blowing away expectations of weak results, as the investment bank generated its second-highest revenue ever despite turbulent summer markets.

  • FedEx Delivers -- With Caveat Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 10:52 AM ET

    As suspected FedEx beat estimates for their first quarter but lowered full year guidance. Recall that they introduced fiscal 2008 guidance last quarter of $7.00-$7.40, but today lowered it to $6.70-$7.10. CEO Frederick Smith said that the global economy was solid "outside the U.S." but that "financial market volatility and high energy costs" increased uncertainty around the economic outlook.

  • Golden Goldman and Greenspan "Unplugged" Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 7:26 PM ET

    Chatter on the street is that Goldman Sachs can't help but beat Wall Street's estimates when it reports earnings tomorrow. For that reason, it's one of the few in the brokerage group still holding onto gains at the close. Goldman stock closed up 2.5%. Bear Stearns, also reporting tomorrow, fell 3%. Morgan Stanley was down 2% after a disappointing report this morning, and Lehman was down a half a percent. Merrill Lynch though was 1% higher.

  • Morgan Stanley Profit Falls More Than Expected Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 11:03 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley said on Wednesday its third-quarter earnings fell as the broad selloff in mortgage and corporate loan markets this summer delivered a $940 million blow to the broker.

  • Stocks Get Support Ahead of Fed Decision Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 9:24 AM ET

    A relatively tame inflation number and no mean surprises in Lehman Brothers earnings this morning is giving support to stocks ahead of the Fed's momentous decision today. Traders are also watching oil prices crack yet another record level.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday's Make-Or-Break Day Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 6:14 PM ET

    Trading should stay tentative ahead of the Fed's Tuesday afternoon announcement. But before that news, Wall Street will have to navigate the first big earnings from the brokerage industry and some important economic data, including inflation measure, producer prices.

  • Off to the Races Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    A slew of big brokerage houses report earnings next week with Lehman Brothers leading the pack Tuesday morning. One research firm has put out an interesting method of trading the financials – one with high risk, but high potential returns.

  • Game Plan: How to Play the Fed Meeting Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 7:33 PM ET

    Cramer said there are three possible outcomes. These are his strategies for playing each one.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Merrill: Investments Being Hurt by Credit Crunch Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 2:36 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch warned on Friday that shaky credit markets forced the world's largest brokerage to reduce the value of securities linked to risky subprime mortgages and other products, a move that could hurt third-quarter profit.

  • Investors Brace for Several Big Events Next Week Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 3:40 PM ET
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    Fasten your seatbelt. Investors face a number of market-moving events next week, including a Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates, major bank earnings and "quadruple witching" in options and futures markets.

  • A former Morgan Stanley financial analyst and her husband, an ex-hedge fund analyst at ING Group, pleaded guilty to insider trading charges on Wednesday.

  • Stocks End With Broad Losses on Fed's Economic Report Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 4:13 PM ET

    Stocks closed broadly lower and the Dow saw a triple-digit loss amid mixed signals from the Federal Reserve and weak economic data. "I think the market is going through a tremendous amount of uncertainties," said John Manley, private client strategist at Smith Barney.

  • The Week on Wall Street: More Sound and Fury Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks ended another volatile week on a positive note as investors were cheered by President Bush's plan to help distressed homeowners and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's stance that the central bank will act as needed to address credit concerns.

  • Stocks Close Mostly Lower Ahead of Bernanke Speech Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 6:27 PM ET

    Stocks closed mostly lower after a day of choppy trading as investors worried whether Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would signal a possible interest rate cut during a speech Friday morning. Volume was very light but without extreme volatility," said Scott Fullman, director of investment strategy, for IA Englander.