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    HSBC finance director Douglas Flint is shaping up as the likely candidate to replace Stephen Green as chairman, according to people close to the bank’s board. The Financial Times reports.

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    Michael Geoghegan, chief executive of HSBC, has threatened to resign from his job if he is not elevated to the chairman’s role, according to two people familiar with the bank’s succession planning. The Financial Times reports.

  • Stocks closed lower Tuesday as the Dow and the S&P 500 ended a four-day winning streak amid renewed concerns about the European banking sector and light post-holiday trading. Amex sank, Oracle rose.

  • Stocks fell Tuesday as the Dow and the S&P 500 were on pace to end a four-day winning streak amid renewed concerns about the European banking sector and light post-holiday trading.  Amex, AIG fell, Oracle rose.

  • Bob Diamond

    Barclays confirmed Bob Diamond as its next chief executive Tuesday and unveiled a generous remuneration package for the head of its fast-growing investment bank. The FT reports.

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    Sir John Bond is preparing to step down as Vodafone’s chairman, with the UK mobile phone group hoping to appoint a successor by next year’s annual meeting.

  • West Virginia Patriot mining operations at the Guston strip mine just outside of Starcity West Virginia.

    Blasting off mountaintops to reach coal in Appalachia or churning out millions of tons of carbon dioxide to extract oil from sand in Alberta are among environmentalists’ biggest industrial irritants. But they are also legal and lucrative.

  • In a global economy that has been plagued by troubles in the world’s financial systems, the words “safe” and “bank” still give people pause. The shakeup of banking systems around the world raises the question: "Which banks are the safest?" These rankings are being published first on CNBC.com. For the past 19 years, has compiled a list of the World’s 50 Safest Banks, and in the current recessionary environment of increased regulation and oversight, long-term safety of banks is of key interest. Th

    In a global economy that has been plagued by troubles in the world’s financial systems, the words “safe” and “bank” still give investors pause.

  • Stocks ended lower Monday, led by industrials, materials and techs. Investors once again shrugged off a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity, which normally gives the market a boost.

  • Stocks were mixed in a tight range Monday, after an early boost from merger-and-acquisition activity, as weakness cut into techs, banks and homebuilders.

  • Stocks turned lower Monday, after an early boost from merger-and-acquisition activity, as weakness crept into techs, banks and homebuilders.

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

  • 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?

  • Santander House

    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 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%.

  • 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.

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

  • HSBC

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