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    Japan's Daiwa Securities Group plans to buy out Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group from their investment banking joint venture, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • Tens of thousands of people voiced their anger at the world economic crisis in London's financial district Wednesday, one day before a summit by leaders of the G20 countries in Europe's financial capital. Protesters accused bankers of "robbing" the economy and a few hundred people smashed the windows of the Royal Bank of Scotland, whose CEO retired last year with a big pension despite the fact that the bank was nationalized to be saved from collapse.Four different groups tried to organize one la

    G20 policymakers will this weekend promise to keep economic support packages in place until recovery is certain and seek to reassure financial markets they have credible plans to withdraw the stimulus when appropriate.

  • Chinese technology company Shanda Interactive Entertainment is planning to spin off its video game unit and raise as much as $800 million in a initial public offering in the United States, looking to follow in the footsteps of rival Sohu.com.

  • Long before the Wall Street crisis, a few agile traders spotted signs that trouble was lurking at Lehman.

  • Stocks extended their losing streak for a fourth session Wednesday as hardware stocks advanced but worries about the recovery continued to gnaw at the market.

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    Lost in the coverage of the Pfizer-Wyeth deal that day, but nonetheless disclosed in the company's simultaneous earnings release back on January 26th of this year, PFE revealed it had taken a $2.3 billion charge for a pending settlement over marketing.

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    Stocks clawed higher Wednesday as tech, insurance and energy stocks advanced. Stocks struggled through the morning after readings on employment and manufacturing came in weaker than expected.

  • Big Pharma

    Virtually every large pharmaceutical company seems to have discovered cancer, and a substantial portion of the smaller biotechnology companies are focused on it as well. Together, the companies are pouring billions of dollars into developing cancer drugs.

  • The list of failed bank continues to grow as the FDIC’s troubled bank list currently stands at 416 troubled banks. Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co. explained that he expects to see further trouble ahead for banks.

  • Are there any buying opportunities for investors on the horizon? Jeffrey Saut at Raymond James and Douglas Cliggott at Dover Management shared their market oulooks.

  • The recession has provided a lot of fodder for comic relief. To help you with your watercooler show, here are more than 50 recession jokes—and some advice for how to tell them. On your mark...get set...joke!

  • The rally on Wall Street fizzled Monday, snapping a four-day streak that sent stocks up more than 4 percent. The Dow ended pretty much flat, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 shed 0.1 percent.

  • Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • The Dow jumped 150 points off the morning lows. Does this bullish reversal mean you should jump back in?

  • Stocks got a weak start after the selloff in China but rebounded by midday after a report showed a surprise drop in crude inventories, which sent oil prices — and energy stocks — soaring.

  • Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The correction may finally be starting: Stocks plunged more than 2% Monday in their worst selloff in 7 weeks.  The Nasdaq was the hardest hit, down nearly 3%.

  • Pfizer

    Before I go on vacation for a week I wanted to close the loop and offer some random thoughts on a few things.

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    OK. I have to put aside the fact that he went to Notre Dame and is a diehard Fighting Irish fan (Go 'SC!), but Regis' trademark rant against Pfizer on "Fast Money" yesterday is too good not to blog it.