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The housing report was not so far off the expected and was not nearly as bad as it was treated. We declined because we are in a bear market.
The Dow fought its way higher on Wednesday as oil prices fell and positive sentiment swelled on hopes that lawmakers will soon approve a rescue plan for Fannie and Freddie.
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Samuel Israel III bilked his investors out of $250 million, but they are hoping to recoup some of their money from one of Wall Street’s deepest pockets: Goldman Sachs.
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Failed bank IndyMac Bancorp is under investigation by the FBI for possible fraud involving its mortgage lending, unnamed law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.
The SEC issued its emergency ruling against naked short-selling Tuesday to build investor confidence regarding market information, SEC Chairman Christopher Cox told CNBC.
Stocks closed with huge gains as drop in oil prices boosted sectors previously battered by energy costs. Financials also moved sharply higher.
Stocks pushed higher as oil plunged for the second day in a row and financials staged an across-the-board rally that stemmed investor pessimism about the effects of inflation on the economy.
U.S. securities regulators subpoenaed firms including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Merrill Lynch as it probes suspected manipulation of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns shares, Bloomberg said, citing two people familiar with the matter.
Goldman Sachs has been questioned by chiefs of rivals Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers about speculation that the securities firm had a role in putting pressure on their firms' stocks, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday citing people familiar with their talk.
U.S. securities regulators issued an emergency rule Tuesday to limit certain types of short selling in major financial firms, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The Dow closed below 11,000 for the first time in two years on Tuesday. What's the "Word on the Street?"
America lost an important civil servant -- a hero of the masses -- when Bob Steele gave up his post of Treasury Undersecretary to take over the reins of the troubled Wachovia Bank spacer. Cramer worked with him at Goldman Sachs spacer and praises him simply a "brilliant man," not a compliment Cramer gives often -- with the exception of certain dead classical composers. Steele is a "visionary and a hard worker," someone who "gets" that the banking system is in dire straits.
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Wachovia Corp, the fourth-largest U.S. bank, named Treasury Undersecretary Robert Steel chief executive on Wednesday, and said mortgage and legal problems will result in a $2.6 billion to $2.8 billion second- quarter loss, much larger than many analysts expected.
Stocks ended a tumultuous session with a late selloff that left all three major indexes in bear-market territory. Financials fell sharply amid worries about more shoes to drop and techs took a hit after Cisco's chief said customers don't see a recovery until next year.
Stocks declined, following a two-day rally, as a report showed crude inventories shrunk last week. Oil climbed in a choppy session after falling more than $9 abarrel in the past two sessions.
Stocks declined, following a two-day rally, as a report showed crude inventories shrunk last week. Oil rebounded $1 to $2 a barrel after shedding more than $9 in the prior two sessions.