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  Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

If You Need a New Car You Better Buy One Now

Posted By: Julia La Roche
A morning roundup of today's headlines. »Read more
  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

AT&T / T-Mobile Merger Faces Anti-Trust Scrutiny

Posted By: Ash Bennington
  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

How to Think About JPMorgan's $20 Billion AT&T Loan

Posted By: John Carney
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The $20 billion loan JPMorgan Chase is providing to AT&T to finance the $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA has raised a lot of eyebrows on Wall Street.

Assuming the deal gets the necessary regulatory approval, it will be the largest single-bank takeover financing in history. Although there have been bigger financings in the past, these are typically handled by a syndicate of banks operating together.

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  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 2:56 PM ET

Consumers Vs. Businesses Square Off on Economy

Posted By: John Carney
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The dismal home sales numbers released Monday morning are the latest to illustrate a developing disconnect between consumer sentiment and behavior, on the one hand, and between business plans, on the other.

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  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 2:02 PM ET

Treasury's Mortgage Debt Sale Comes at Tough Time for Housing

Posted By: Jeff Cox

The Treasury Department’s move to start unloading its portfolio of mortgage debt likely will add one more point of pressure—albeit a small one—to a housing market hardly in a position for additional stress.

Foreclosure
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Foreclosure

Later this month the government plans to shed about $10 billion in its $142 billion portfolio of mortgage-backed securities that were guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The sales then will happen incrementally over the next year or so.

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  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 1:22 PM ET

High Frequency Trading: Can Any Stock Replace Citigroup?

Posted By: Lori Spechler
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Citigroup Building

Can any stock replace Citigroup at the top of the volume ticker?

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  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

Got Plans for the Next 25,000 Years?

Posted By: Ash Bennington
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It turns out that nuclear waste has more in common with the financial world than being a metaphor for the worst of its toxic assets.

Nuclear waste—some of which remains disastrously radioactive for 100,000 years—turns out to be the ultimate tail risk.

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  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 10:59 AM ET

Meredith Whitney an Optimist? There Has to Be a Catch

Posted By: Jeff Cox
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Meredith Whitney

Could things be getting so good in the US that even noted curmudgeon Meredith Whitney is finding reason to believe?

Answering such an improbable question requires perspective, as optimism from Whitney would be considered pessimism from most people.

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  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

The Stock Compensation Conundrum

Posted By: Ash Bennington
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The idea that bank CEO's would get richer—as a consequence of post-stress test dividends—began to spread days before the banks even announced their dividend disbursements last Friday.

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  Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

JPMorgan Is Beating Goldman Sachs in M&A Advice

Posted By: Julia La Roche
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"Where Will Warren Buffett Hide From Goldman Sachs?" [CNBC's Becky Quick]

AT&T deal to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion raises antitrust concerns [NYTimes DealBook]

JPMorgan is beating Goldman Sachs in M&A advice [Bloomberg]

Citigroup in reverse split, reinstates dividend [Reuters via CNBC.com]

Boeing flies its new plane [Yahoo Finance]

Listen to what happened at the Rajaratnam trial [CNBC's Scott Cohn]

Buffett Sees More Deals for Berkshire Hathaway [WSJ]

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