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    Expectations of higher interest rates could be good for stocks in the coming months, though not for banking shares, according to a new analysis.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Considering gold hit an all time high on Tuesday surging above $1,040 per ounce, how should you game this precious metal, now?

  • Pittsburgh, PA

    Pittsburgh is known for its three rivers. To me, it's been three cities over the past 30 years. And now the city that G-20 visitors will see can credit those institutions for helping it weather this financial crisis.

  • BlackRock headquarters

    The financial crisis has ravaged many a Wall Street giant, but it has also produced a handful of winners. BlackRock, a money manager that is much admired but little known outside financial circles, is fast emerging as one of the nation’s financial powerhouses, the New York Times reports.

  • William Cohan

    The author brings readers inside the boardroom where you can actually feel the tension as key executives were being flooded by frantic BlackBerry messages about major hedge fund customers pulling billions of dollars from their accounts.

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    The crisis that hit last month at the Reserve Fund, the nation’s oldest money market fund, has frozen hundreds of thousands of customer accounts for more than six weeks — with no sure end in sight, says the New York Times.

  • Find out why the bottom in banks might have occurred in July!

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Medtronic and Reliance Steel popped while Las Vegas Sands and Starbucks dropped.

  • Money manager Federated Investors said it is buying prominent fund manager David Tice's Prudent Bear Funds, which specialize in making money on falling stocks.

  • Oil dominated the news again during the week, though crude prices fell back for a change. Economic data also moved the markets, which finished up for the week.

  • Conventional Wall Street wisdom says, "Sell in May, and go away."  Manny Weintraub says that's not wise this year.

  • 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.

  • Private equity is all the rage -- and while financial services companies typically have been shielded from such deals, that is beginning to change.  KBW, a boutique investment bank specializing in financial services companies, recently penned a report that revealed possible private equity targets.