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  • Lehman Brothers

    Lehman has slashed its risky debt holdings by as much as 25% and raised $8 billion in capital this year to shore up its balance sheet, according to an internal memo obtained by CNBC

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    Lehman shares rebounded sharply on news that a big bond fund manager is buying the firm's debt and some positive comments from other Wall Street firms.

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    The U.S. credit crisis is easing and the risk in housing is dramatically lower now, but economic growth will remain under pressure , the CEO of Merrill Lynch said.

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Is it time to jump back into beaten-down financial stocks--or is it still too early? Even the financial giants themselves can't agree.

  • Goldman Sachs said Tuesday it selectively upgraded shares of some brokers and asset managers, but remains cautious on stocks of regional banks, mortgage and specialty finance companies and real estate investment trusts.

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    What are your best trades if M&A activity bounces back in 2008?

  • Lazard posted weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings amid higher costs and little growth in merger and acquisition fees, sending shares of the financial advisory firm down.

  • TXU said on Monday that it has not received a competing bid to the $32 billion takeover offer from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Texas Pacific Group, and its financial advisers do not expect it to receive one.

  • DaimlerChrysler shares were trading higher Tuesday following several media reports that said private-equity bids for Chrysler could come in as early as this Thursday.