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  • H&R Block Slammed Again Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 5:18 PM ET
    H&R Block's world headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.

    H&R Block got slammed again today. One of the most actively traded stocks on the NYSE today, nearly 24 million shares changed hands closing near the lows of the session. Shares were pummelled after reports that the company had filed a lawsuit against HSBC for breach of contract (insert link here to Reuters story on cnbc.com) related to refund anticipation loans.

  • What's On: A New Market Tool, Banks and Earnings Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 8:12 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • How Countrywide Covered the Cracks Saturday, 16 Oct 2010 | 5:41 PM ET
    Angelo Mozilo

    The settlement is a signal event in the credit crisis and its aftermath, including the foreclosure debacle that is now rattling the mortgage market and upending the lives of average homeowners.

  • How Countrywide Covered the Cracks Saturday, 16 Oct 2010 | 5:30 PM ET

    The settlement is a signal event in the credit crisis and its aftermath, including the foreclosure debacle that is now rattling the mortgage market and upending the lives of average homeowners.

  • Time to Play China 'on Steroids': Stock Pickers Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 11:33 AM ET

    How can investors capitalize on China’s growth? Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group, and Mike Holland, chairman at Holland & Company, shared their best plays.

  • No Change to HSBC Asia's Focus Under New CEO Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 4:26 AM ET
    HSBC

    HSBC Holdings's Asia focus and push into emerging markets will remain in place, analysts said on Friday, after news that its CEO could step down following a management shake-up.

  • Geoghegan Set to Quit HSBC by Year End Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 3:28 PM ET
    Michael Geoghegan, HSBC Group Chief Executive Officer

    Michael Geoghegan is poised to step down as chief executive of HSBC at the end of the year, according to two people close to the bank’s board, to be replaced by Stuart Gulliver, head of the group’s investment bank. The FT reports.

  • Halftime: Did S&P Just Put In A Floor? Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 1:10 PM ET

    Is the market trying to surge higher or break lower? The traders have spotted an important signal!

  • HSBC Eyes Finance Director Flint as Chairman Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 3:09 AM ET
    HSBC

    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.

  • HSBC CEO Threatens to Quit if Not Promoted Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 12:05 AM ET
    HSBC

    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 Close Near Day's Lows; Oracle Gains Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

    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 Lower As Closing Bell Nears; Oracle Gains Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    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.

  • Diamond to Be Barclays CEO; Gets Hefty Bonus Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 4:59 AM ET
    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.

  • Vodafone Starts Hunt for New Chairman Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 12:43 AM ET

    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.

  • Lenders Back Off of Environmental Risks Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 8:14 AM ET
    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.

  • The World’s Safest Banks 2010 Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 9:15 AM ET
    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 Drop, Led by Industrials, Techs Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 5:28 PM ET

    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 Waver, Led by Techs; Wal-Mart Gains Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    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 Turn Lower as HP, Apple Slide Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

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

  • Futures Rise as M&A Activity Picks Up Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | 8:01 AM ET

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