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  • Madoff Seeks to Spread Blame for Fraud Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 1:56 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Bernard Madoff has sought to spread blame for his $65 billion Ponzi scheme to banks, regulators and some of his oldest business associates in a rambling jailhouse interview with the Financial Times.

  • Your First Move For Friday April 8th Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:19 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • The Department of Justice said Thursday that it is seeking an order from a federal court in San Francisco to authorize the IRS to ask for information from the global bank HSBC about Americans who may be hiding money in offshore accounts in India to dodge taxes.

  • Bank Panel Report Set to Cheer Investors Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 3:18 AM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Sir John Vickers’ Independent Commission on Banking is to recommend the creation of separately capitalized UK retail banking operations, ringfenced within big bank holding companies, according to three people familiar with the process.

  • For the Big Banks, Is London Closed for Business? Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    Like more than 90 percent of the population, I won't be changing my bank however rude they are to me on a Saturday morning. The work it would entail for the pay-off is too small. Bob Diamond, Stuart Gulliver and Peter Sands, on the other hand, may find they can get more out of changing countries.

  • Low Growth, High Inflation: Marriage Made in Hell Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 5:07 AM ET
    HSBC

    HSBC is cutting growth targets and raising inflation forecasts following dramatic rises in commodity prices that threaten the global recovery.

  • Credit Suisse Boss Bags $14 Million Despite Share Slump Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
    Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse boss Brady Dougan took $14 million in pay in 2010, despite the bank's shares losing a quarter of their value, while rival UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel waived his bonus after a much smaller share price fall.

  • Salaries at HSBC: Time for a Change? Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:57 AM ET
    HSBC’s new leadership team (from left): Group Finance Director, Iain MacKay; Group Chairman, Douglas Flint; and Group Chief Executive, Stuart Gulliver

    HSBC is sounding out its shareholders on a proposed shake-up of its executive pay plans, which could see its top bankers unable to sell their stock until retirement, the Financial Times reports.

  • Europe Must Show Banks Some Love: Strategist Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:31 AM ET
    BCBS chairman Nout Wellink talks with BCBS secretary general Stefan Walter

    European regulators should stop banker-bashing and allow banks to do their job or risk losing ground to competition from the US, Middle East and Asia in the financial sector, Howard Wheeldon, senior strategist at BGC Partners, told CNBC.com.

  • RBS Chief’s Pay Package Rises to £7.8 Million Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 1:46 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland has awarded chief executive Stephen Hester £4.45 million of shares in a new long-term incentive package, bringing his total pay for 2010 at the state-backed bank to a maximum of £7.75 million.

  • Stocks End Higher; Post 3 Months of Gains Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed February on a strong note, leading to three consecutive months of gains, as all the major indices gained in the final minutes of trading. J&J and Verizon rose, while Intel fell.

  • Stocks Mixed as Dow Gains, Nasdaq Slips Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks traded mixed Monday, as blue chips advanced and small stocks slumped, yet the market was still on track to start the year with two straight months of gains.  Johnson & Johnson and HP gained, while Intel fell.

  • Stocks Ease Off Highs; 3M, Pfizer Advance Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains but remained solidly higher after a mixed batch of economic news, and as oil prices eased from recent highs. 3M and Pfizer rose, while Intel fell.

  • Do Credit Scores Matter Outside the US? Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 6:25 PM ET

    Here in the United States, credit scores are a fact of life—and it’s one that not everyone is happy about. This raises the question: can you escape credit scores if you move to another country?

  • Asian Markets Fall After China Rate Hike Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 5:06 AM ET

    Asian markets fell on Wednesday after China's central bank raised interest rates for the second time in just over six weeks to rein in stubbornly high inflation.  Chinese  property and resource counters remained under pressure.

  • Will Your Wallet Soon Become a Historic Relic? Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    Will the wallet soon be a thing of the past? At the rate mobile banking apps are being adopted, who knows.

  • Story Headline for display on site Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 9:12 PM ET

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  • 5 Sectors Impacted by Egypt’s Unrest Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 2:36 PM ET

    "All the trading on Egypt happened last week," says Ben Willis of Sunrise Securities.

  • HSBC Chief Drops Hong Kong Relocation Plan Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 1:32 AM ET
    HSBC

    HSBC’s new chief executive has dropped plans to relocate to Hong Kong, choosing to remain in London. The FT reports.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak, Rising Slightly Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 4:52 PM ET
    Detroit Auto Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks closed up modestly, easing off the highs of the day, as upbeat earnings reports and rising commodity prices gave a lift to the market.  BofA and Intel rose, while Verizon fell.