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Smaller financial firms have found a way to capitalize on their larger rivals' woes, moving to snap up some of the top talent cast adrift by sweeping layoffs at leading investment banks.
Commodities and inflation remain the main story, and while stocks are well off their July lows, the advance remains tentative due to concerns about a slower global economy.
Stocks moved lower off the market opening on a fresh round of bad news for financials and an economic sign that the US consumer was continuing to struggle.
From mid-July to late July short interest dropped 5.34 percent, on average, in the shares of 17 major financial firms affected by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission emergency short-selling rule, according to the latest data from the exchange.
The Dow made gains on Monday with investors believing the current down trend in oil improves prospects for consumer and business spending.
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Top global logistics firm United Parcel Service, playing down talk it will pay more than $15 billion for all or part of TNT, said buying the smaller rival would devalue its own shares and called such takeover speculation a "rumor."
Short trading in 19 major U.S. financial stocks will revert to rules governing other shares Wednesday as a Securities and Exchange Commission experiment against abusive short selling expires.
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Late in the day, Moody's said they may downgrade the debt of American Express; Moody's say they were concerned about AmEx's lending exposure to areas of the country that have experienced sharp home price declines.
The Dow took the Fed ball and ran with it, crossing the finish line with a gain of more than 330 points.
The Dow got a pop of relief after the Fed announced plans to hold rates steady and said inflation should moderate.
Stocks rallied unusually sharply for a Fed-meeting day, buoyed by oil's drop below $120 a barrel and a better-than-expected report on the services sector.
Stocks jumped after a report showed a better-than-expected improvement in the service sector last month. The market had already been buoyed by falling oil prices and confidence that the Federal Reserve won't deliver any surprise surprise rate moves.
Oil prices hit a three-month low of $118 a barrel on Tuesday, prompting some analysts to say oil's six-year rally has run its course—but only for now.
Bankers and traders are bracing for sharply reduced bonuses amid one of the worst downturns ever—and they will be the lucky ones.
Amid tough economic times and legal problems, the famed Cipriani hotel and restaurant empire is looking to find a partner, according to people familiar with the matter.
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One year into the credit crisis that led to the near-collapse of Bear Stearns, some big U.S. investment banks are down, but probably won't get taken out right now.