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    The vast windows of the room had a terrific view of Central Park at night. It hardly seemed like the time or place to discuss the mortgage repurchase exposure of Citigroup, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.

  • Stocks were slightly higher but trading in a narrow band after a batch of economic data confirmed slow growth in the U.S. economy and as traders awaited more clarity concerning a potential bailout of Ireland's banks. Merck rose, while Home Depot fell.

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    Sources on both sides of the 50-state attorney's general investigation into so-called "robo-signing" foreclosure practices tell me they are nearing a settlement.

  • Foreclosure Sign

    Sources on both sides of the 50-state attorney's general investigation into so-called "robo-signing" foreclosure practices tell me they are nearing a settlement. As Bank of America spacer, JP Morgan Chase spacer and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller square off today before the Senate Banking Committee, the framework of a deal is taking shape.

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    Retired Americans are racking up credit-card debt like never before, be it for vacations or medical expenses, and here's their dirty little secret: A surprising number have no intention of paying it off before they die.

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    But he told us he was selling financials, so the scandal-mongers have it all wrong.

  • Foreclosure Sign

    In California’s Simi Valley, 4,000 employees of Bank of America handle 50,000 calls a day about mortgages and homes in peril, the New York Times reports.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was busy in the third quarter. The company's quarterly stock portfolio filing with the SEC shows that during the three months ending September 30, Berkshire added a new stake in Bank of New York Mellon, while eliminating holdings in five companies.

  • We're hearing these three companies are likely takeout candidates in the chip space.

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    Two of the companies that were on just about everyone's list of banks most likely to hike their dividends are getting absolutely crushed Friday.

  • Stocks closed down Thursday soon after Walt Disney released worse-than-expected results into a market already weakened by disappointing results from Cisco and a rise in the dollar as European debt troubles continued to roil currency markets.  Cisco and Disney fell, Chevron rose.

  • Stocks declined ahead of the close Thursday, as Walt Disney released worse-than-expected results into a market already weakened by disappointing results from Cisco and a rise in the dollar as European debt troubles continued to roil currency markets.  Cisco and Disney fell.

  • Believe it or not, yes.

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    The American Bankers Association has put out a statement intended to “clarify” the legal limitations on the duties of trustees in mortgage-backed securities deals.

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    Big lenders like Chase, Wells Fargo and PHH have increased their jumbo volumes by a lot in just the first six months of this year.

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    Despite continued improvement for the banking industry as a whole, third-quarter regulatory data indicates the accelerated pace of bank failures will hold up for at least two more quarters. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks pared losses in the last few minutes of the session to end higher capping a stellar week for the markets marked by Republican gains in Congress, the Fed's decision to pump more money into the economy, and a surprising strong jobs report.  Alcoa and JPMorgan rose.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports a 35.6 percent surge in operating profits for its third quarter, with "major contributor" Burlington Northern getting a lot of the credit.  That's similar to the company's second quarter, when Burlington was also cited as a "major contributor" to that period's 73 percent earnings jump.

  • 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.

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