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  • Stocks Pare Losses Ahead of Close Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks pared losses but remained mixed in the last minutes of Friday's session as stronger-than-expected U.S. job gains in October failed to continue a rally that led stocks to two-year highs on Thursday. Kraft and Merck fell, Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks Trade Flat; Banks Gain, Health Care Falls Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 11:56 AM ET

    Stocks were mixed and the dollar rose a day after the markets surged to two-year highs, as investors absorbed the meaning of a surprising surge in payrolls in the wake of the Federal Reserve plans to pump more money into the economy. Kraft fell, BofA surged.

  • Once on Sleepy Beat, Regulator Is Suddenly Busy Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Gary Gensler

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is suddenly on the move, opening 419 investigations in the last year, the New York Times reports.

  • Futures Turn Mixed After Jobs News; Dollar Rises Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 9:26 AM ET

    Stock index futures were mixed as the dollar rose after the government reported a surprising surge in October nonfarm payrolls.

  • Foreign Banks Under Fire in South Korea Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 12:03 AM ET
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    Hundreds of South Korea’s small and midsized exporters have threatened to boycott a number of significant foreign-owned banks after they suffered heavy losses from currency derivative investments. The FT reports.

  • Northern Trust Calls Jump on Rumors Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 8:05 AM ET

    Northern Trust saw upside option activity yesterday after the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported that the asset management and banking firm might be a takeover target.

  • Stocks End Higher as Materials Rise, Banks Slip Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading but ended higher at the highest levels since late April, as the dollar slid. Worries about the foreclosure crisis continued to temper overall market gains.  DuPont and Kraft rose, while  BofA and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks Pare Gains as Materials Rise, Banks Slip Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains but remained higher Monday as the weak dollar boosted materials, but big banks slumped following the continued fallout of the foreclosure crisis, tempering overall market gains. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks Advance as Materials Rise, Banks Fall Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 12:09 PM ET

    Stocks gained as a slide in the dollar boosted materials stocks, but a drop in financial stocks due to the continued fallout of the foreclosure crisis tempered gains. Alcoa and DuPont rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.

  • Futures See Rally as Dollar Falls, Citi Gains Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 9:07 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday after the weekend's meeting of the group of twenty nations did little to change the downward trajectory of the dollar.

  • 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.