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  • Dow Ends Lower for 7th Session Ahead of Vote Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 4:35 PM ET

    Stocks clawed back from session lows ahead of a crucial vote in Washington on the debt deal, but still ended lower Monday following a dismal manufacturing report in addition to renewed worries over some euro zone countries.

  • The Key to Trading Today Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    The key to trading today is July ISM, which comes at 10am ET. With the exception of May, it has been above 55 for a year. Unfortunately, the whisper numbers are fairly weak...with some estimates as lows as 52. Still expanding, but not very vigorously.

  • Futures Climb Over 1% on Debt Limit Deal Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 8:46 AM ET

    Futures surged Monday, after top U.S. lawmakers sealed a deal to raise the debt ceiling one day ahead of a deadline for a potential default.

  • Out of Work

    Thousands of layoffs were announced in just the past week, and that trend could continue if economic growth does not start to pick up speed.

  • Stocks Retreat Ahead of Debt Vote; Vix Gains Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks reversed course in the final hour of trading to end lower Thursday amid thin volume as investors nervously awaited a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress this evening.

  • Stocks Lose Steam Ahead of Vote; Techs Gain Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 3:44 PM ET

    Stocks declined in the final hour of trading Thursday amid thin volume as investors nervously awaited a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress this evening.

  • Stocks Advance, Led by Techs; Vix Declines Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks added to gains Thursday, led by techs, after a handful of positive economic news and ahead of a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress.  

  • Futures Climb After Jobless Claims News Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 8:41 AM ET

    Futures gained Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more than expected, but investors continue remain on edge ahead of a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress.

  • Asia's Private Banks Struggle in Tough Market Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 3:37 AM ET

    Emerging Asia’s wealthy are getting richer twice as fast as their peers in other regions. For private banks, which generally seek clients with at least $1 million in investable assets, that sounds like a licence to print money. The FT reports.

  • Biggest Banks Face Capital Clampdown Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:06 PM ET

    Global regulators are poised to set tighter capital requirements for about 30 of the world’s biggest banks, to ensure the next financial crisis can be contained, the FT reports.

  • Stocks Gain Sharply, Dow Climbs Above 12,000 Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 11:17 AM ET

    Stocks rallied over 1 percent Tuesday following a handful of economic data that helped boost investor confidence and after China's robust industrial production report.

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Dow Still Below 12,000 Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:22 PM ET

    Stocks ended narrowly mixed in a choppy session Monday, after another downgrade of Greece's credit rating offset gains from a flurry of M&A activity and as investors continued to worry over a slowing global recovery ahead of a handful of key economic news throughout the week.

  • Futures Edge Higher After Six Down Weeks Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    US stock index futures signaled a largely flat open for stocks on Monday, after Wall Street ended down for the sixth week on Friday.

  • Newly Obtained Report Details Libyan Investments Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 7:02 PM ET

    The anti-corruption group Global Witness says it has obtained a document that details for the first time the involvement of Western banks—including some in the U.S.—in financing the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddhafi.

  • While governments have largely failed to lower debt and the consumer in many parts of the world remains highly leveraged, companies have been leading the way in repairing their balance sheets.

  • Growing Middle Class Fuels Brazil's Economy Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 11:39 AM ET
    Mall in Sao Paolo, Brazil

    There are 210 million registered cell phones in Brazil, 10 million more than the estimated population of the entire country, more proof to this traveler that Brazil is a country bursting at the seams.

  • Credit Card Swipe

    As a small business owner, you need a credit card company you can count on. You need a financial partner that will be in your corner, that will care about your needs and help you navigate the treacherous financial landscape. However, not all credit card companies are created equal.

  • Barclays Braces for Revolt Over Executive Pay Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 7:30 AM ET
    Barclays

    The bank could face a shareholder revolt over executive pay later Wednesday; it was warned it will be under scrutiny "for the foreseeable future".

  • Probe Launched Into Prudential’s Failed AIA Bid Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 11:22 PM ET

    An investigation is under way into the handling of Prudential’s $35 billion aborted bid for Asian life assurer AIA, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • New HSBC Chief Plans Radical Shake-Up Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 7:27 PM ET
    HSBC

    HSBC’s new chief executive is preparing a radical shake-up of the normally staid bank, slashing costs and reallocating capital in an effort to boost profitability and also resuscitate its flagging U.S. operation. The FT reports.