Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 5:34 PM ET

And Now We've Got A Nationwide Moratorium On...Porn

Posted By: Cadie Thompson
Ladies and gentlmen, ahem especially gentlemen, we now not only have a foreclosure moratorium on our hands, but we also are under somewhat of a porn moratorium. »Read more
  Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 4:37 PM ET

Why The Bond Insurers May Be The Huge Winners From The Brewing Mortgage-Bond Scandal

Posted By: Ash Bennington
A roundup of the day's headlines. »Read more
  Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 4:18 PM ET

Looking for Something Else to Feel Bad About?

Posted By: Ash Bennington
Bank stocks got you down? Mortgage foreclosure mess giving you the blues? How about a general malaise from trade deficits and worldwide currency issues? Well, here's something that will make those problems seem not only manageable but relatively short-term in nature: global aging. »Read more
  Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

The Three Mortgage Bond Stories You Must Read Right Now

Posted By: John Carney
Start with Felix Salmon’s investigation into the way banks profited from faulty mortgage pools. »Read more
  Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 2:27 PM ET

Bond Insurers Rocket on Mortgage Put-Back Report

Posted By: John Carney
Shares of bond insurers have exploded upward following the dissemination of analyst’s report that they might reap a windfall if banks are forced by buy back mortgages they sold as mortgage-backed securities. »Read more
  Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 12:19 PM ET

The Least Plausible Part Of The Report On The SEC's Case Against Goldman

Posted By: John Carney
There's plenty to quibble with in the inspector general's investigation of the SEC's case against Goldman Sachs. »Read more
  Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

Can AOL Really Buy Yahoo?

Posted By: John Carney
Have you heard that private equity firms have held talks with AOL executives about a possible combination with Yahoo? »Read more
  Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 9:53 AM ET

Hamm: China's Latest Attempt to Tap US Energy Market Is A "Disaster"

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco
China's salacious appetite for energy has lead it to the Lone Star State, buying into a $2 billion joint venture with Chesapeake Energy. The story peaked my interest after remember China's first attempts to tap into the US energy reserves. In 2005, CNOOC's multi-billion dollar bid was dropped for Unocal after a firestorm of controversy exploded amid national security concerns. So will China have better luck this time around? »Read more
  Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 8:38 AM ET

Wells Fargo May be The Next Bank to Go Through The Wringer on Foreclosure Practices

Posted By: Ash Bennington
A roundup of the morning headlines. »Read more
  Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

Einhorn Calls RiverTown a "Moonscape"

Posted By: Ash Bennington
A roundup of the day's headlines. »Read more

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  • JPMorgan & Chase Co. signage outside of the company's headquarters in New York.

    JPMorgan Chase is close to a deal to sell half its private equity business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Regulators are expected to vote to end the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.

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    Shaking off geopolitical flare-ups for now, analysts say the S&P 500 is taking aim at the 2000 level.