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  • Who's Settled, Who Hasn't in Auction-Rate Probe Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    Various state regulators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether banks and brokerages that underwrote auction-rate securities—a $330 billion market of long-term debt whose yields reset through weekly or monthly auctions—falsely or fraudulently told clients that the securities were as safe and as liquid as cash.

  • Probe of Auction-Rate Debt Is Far From Over: Cuomo Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 3:23 PM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told CNBC that his investigation into auction-rate securities sold by banks and brokerages is far from over.

  • JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley Settle Auction-Debt Probe Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 11:48 AM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley agreed to repurchase a combined $7 billion in auction-rate securities as part of a settlement with regulators.

  • Some Wall Street Firms Near Pact On Auction Debt Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 8:07 AM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown New York City.

    Some Wall Street banks and brokerages are nearing a settlement with regulators over allegations that they misled investors over the sale of auction-rate securities, CNBC has learned.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 9:42 PM ET

    Stocks will be on inflation watch Thursday.  Volatile trading in oil and commodities promises to spill into the stock market again. On Wednesday, energy and other commodities rose, reversing a selling trend and worrying investors, who have been hoping for a reprieve from inflation.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 10:05 PM ET

    Stocks should continue to take most of their cues from oil and the dollar Wednesday, but July retail sales data could also be key.

  • New York Bank Probe Not Over Yet: Cuomo's Office  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    Some big Wall Street banks may have been premature in believing New York State's investigation into auction-rate securities was over, people inside New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office told CNBC.

  • Stocks Close Lower On Selloff in Financials Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 3:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower—even though oil fell to $113 a barrel—as a fresh round of warnings about banking troubles squelched the market's week-long rally.

  • Banks Drag on Euro Stocks, Autos Rally Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:49 PM ET

    European shares ended with losses on Tuesday as the region's financial stocks suffered following further writedowns from the third-largest U.S. bank JPMorgan.

  • More Bank Losses Show Credit Crisis Far From Over Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 10:05 AM ET
    Credit Crunch

    The financial sector took several more body blows as losses from the credit crisis continued to mount at some of the world's biggest banks.

  • Talent-Hungry Small Firms Cheer Wall Street Job Cuts Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:46 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Smaller financial firms have found a way to capitalize on their larger rivals' woes, moving to snap up some of the top talent cast adrift by sweeping layoffs at leading investment banks.

  • UBS Posts Worse-than-Expected Quarterly Loss Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:38 AM ET

    UBS will separate its investment bank from its prized wealth management arm, paving the way to sell the business that made it Europe's biggest casualty of the credit crunch.

  • Commodities and Inflation in Slow Global Economy Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    Commodities and inflation remain the main story, and while stocks are well off their July lows, the advance remains tentative due to concerns about a slower global economy.

  • Stocks Suffer After Latest Bank Warnings Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:33 AM ET

    Stocks moved lower off the market opening on a fresh round of bad news for financials and an economic sign that the US consumer was continuing to struggle.

  • What Financial Stocks Are Shorted the Most? Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:20 AM ET

    From mid-July to late July short interest dropped 5.34 percent, on average, in the shares of 17 major financial firms affected by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission emergency short-selling rule, according to the latest data from the exchange.

  • Wachovia Raises Second-Quarter Loss, to Cut Jobs Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 3:51 AM ET
    A Wachovia branch bank is shown in a Charlotte, N.C. file photo from July 20, 2006. After a rough year, the banking industry appears headed for another in 2007. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

    Wachovia increased its previously reported second-quarter loss to $9.11 billion to cover costs to settle a probe of auction-rate securities sales, and said it will cut more jobs as the housing market deteriorates.

  • Your First Move For Tuesday August 12th Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 9:53 PM ET

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  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 9:00 PM ET

    Stocks are likely to follow the dollar, commodities trade again Tuesday, with little economic news to drive direction early.

  • New York Seeks Auction-Rate Pacts With 3 Banks Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 5:32 PM ET

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office, which is investigating Wall Street's sales practices in auction-rate securities, told JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wachovia on Monday that it wants to begin settlement talks immediately.

  • Five Stocks to Watch Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing news editor at The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his weekly "Five for Five": the five stocks investors must watch this week.