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  • Futures Rise as M&A Activity Picks Up

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday with merger and acquisition activity adding some focus to low-volume summer trading.

  • Options Action: Northern Trust

    Cantor Fitzgerald's Mike Khouw has Monday's Options Action.

  • With the technology space trading lower Wednesday, a Fast Money trader recommends staying away from the semis. So what's his play?

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    Santander Snaps up US, UK Assets

    Teh Spanish Bank is poised to make two more bold acquisitions as it continues to scoop up the assets of troubled rivals, the Financial Times reports.

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish; Dow Gains 2%

    Stocks kicked off August with a rally, snapping a three-day losing streak, after a better-than-expected manufacturing reading and some strong bank earnings out of Europe. The Dow jumped 2%.

  • Dow Hits 10-Week High; Energy, Banks Jump

    The Dow and S&P 500 rose more than 1.5 percent Monday, with both indexes hitting a 10-week high, boosted by energy and materials. But RIM and Walmart fell.

  • Halftime Pt. 1: Bulls Off To The Races?

    On Monday, the S&P burst through its 200-day moving average, a level of extreme resistance. Is it time to turn decidedly bullish?

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    The headlines Monday trumpet HSBC's sharp improvement in second-quarter profits. But that isn't impressing Peter Atwater, president of the Financial Insyghts, a financial services consulting firm.

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    EU Banks Seek Funds Ahead of Stress Tests

    Three European banks have revealed capital-raising plans  before the results of stress tests were due to be made public, the FT reports.

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    Emerging Markets Hit Bump in the Road: HSBC

    HSBC’s closely-watched emerging market index indicates that manufacturing growth will slow sharply following a record first quarter.

  • If you have to run your business by checking to see what Congress is doing everyday, it’s “virtually impossible,” CEO Jeff Lane.

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    HSBC Denies Reports Chairman Stepping Down

    HSBC's chairman Stephen Green has no plans to step down, said Michael Geoghegan, the bank's Chief Executive on CNBC Monday.

  • Was Monday’s Rally Just A Head Fake?

    Will yet another bailout breathe new life into the global bull? The Fast Money traders have their doubts.

  • Since the first widely accepted plastic charge card was issued in 1958 by American Express, the use of credit cards has skyrocketed. In fact, at the end February, more than 576 million credit cards were in circulation* in the United States alone, with US consumers' revolving debt rising to $864.4 billion*** (98 percent of which is made up of credit card debt) as of January.The average American household with credit card debt at that time was carrying more than $16,000** at an average rate of 14.
    World's Top 10 Credit Card Issuers

    Since the first widely accepted plastic charge card was issued in 1958 by American Express, the use of credit cards has skyrocketed. Check out the world's top 10 credit card issuers.

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    The non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project is calling on companies to measure and publicly report their “water footprint.” Already 137 financial institutions, representing over $16 trillion worth of assets, have joined this march towards water use transparency.

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    Investment Banks Try to Cushion Rule Changes

    Investment bankers have begun to develop ways in which banks might be able to circumvent the most punitive of the new capital rules being drawn up by international regulators.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain; Verizon Jumps

    Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a see-saw session as techs and industrials gained, while energy and bank stocks were weak.

  • Stocks Rise as Confidence Jumps; Verizon Gains

    Stocks advanced Tuesday after a jump in consumer confidence and encouraging read on housing. Tech and telecom were the big trading story amid news that Apple's working on an iPhone that works on the Verizon network.

  • Futures Rise as Apple Gains, AT&T Falls

    U.S. stock index futures poionted to a modest gain at the open on big news in the smartphone industry and ahead of reports on housing and consumer confidence.

  • With so much of global growth focused on emerging markets, it pays to know the banks that are best positioned to provide funding and profit from growing wealth and development in these areas. Recently, released its rankings for the best emerging market banks, which is based on a survey of industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants. The criteria for "best" bank includes growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing and innovat
    The World's Best Emerging Market Banks 2010

    Recently, Global Finance Magazine released its rankings for the best emerging market banks, which is based on a survey of industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants. The criteria for "best" bank includes growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing and innovative products.