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  Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 2:10 PM ET

JPMorgan Slices Growth Forecast; When Will Others Follow?

Posted By: Jeff Cox
JP Morgan Chase
JP Morgan Chase

JPMorgan emerged as the first Wall Street firm to the confessional Friday, conceding that economic growth in the first quarter will be far less than earlier optimistic projections.

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  Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 1:29 PM ET

SEC Brawls With US Attorneys Over Insider Trading Case

Posted By: John Carney
Rajat Gupta
Umesh Goswami | The India Today Group | Getty Images
Rajat Gupta

The insider trading allegations against former McKinsey & Co. chief Rajat Gupta led to a bitter dispute between federal prosecutors and securities regulators, according to people familiar with the matter.

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  Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 12:54 PM ET

Wall Street's Latest Court Battle

Posted By: Kayla Tausche

It was a dark and stormy night. A dozen or so men from the higher reaches of hedge funds and private equity firms had gathered together in the basement of a building in Greenwich Village. The purpose that had brought the dozen together was not plotting out the next big trade.

These men were there to play ball. Literally. They were playing basketball.

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  Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 11:52 AM ET

Cov-Lite Loan Meltdown May Be Just a Downturn Away

Posted By: Ash Bennington

Just because covenant-lite loans didn't implode during the last credit crisis doesn't mean they're safe: The next downturn in the credit markets may be all it takes to push the risky loans over the cliff face.

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  Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

Report: Economy Can Handle $100 Oil

Posted By: Ash Bennington

An oil price spike may not be as bad as you'd think.

That's the message of an analysis from Ross DeVol, the Executive Director of Economic Research at The Milken Institute, who has taken the long-term view on the looming oil price crisis.

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  Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 10:14 AM ET

Could an NFL Strike Cause a Football Credit Crisis?

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco

It's deadline time again for the NFL as the team owners and players stare in the face another expiration date.

Historically, the NFL has never lost an entire season to a strike. But its worth asking, from a credit-wise perspective, how long could the stadiums and teams hold out without having a negative impact on their credit?

I spoke with Jodi Hecht, director of Project Finance at Standard and Poor's, who recently ran analysis on this. At first S&P said if there was a work stoppage, the stadiums and teams could make their debt payments for as long as two years. They recently revised their outlook to one year. I decided to ask her why.

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  Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

Saudi Arabia's "Most Spectacular Target" Dangerously Close to Civil Unrest

Posted By: Ash Bennington
Ian McKinnell | Getty Images

Saudi Arabia is bracing for protesters to take to the streets on Friday—in what they are referring to as a 'Day of Rage'.

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  Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 8:56 AM ET

Banks Fight With Fed Over 12 Cents

Posted By: Julia La Roche

Earthquake, Tsunami slam Japan. Check here for updates throughout the day. [CNBC.com via Reuters]

"Quake to Dent Japan GDP, Not Global Recovery: Analysts" [CNBC.com]

It is Now Illegal to Refer to Former RBS Banker Fred Goodwin as a 'Banker' [DealBreaker]

Charlie Sheen files $100 million dollar lawsuit #Winning or #Losing? [NYTimes]

Banks fight with the Fed over 12 cents [CNN Money]

Looks like a lot of early birds will be getting the iPad 2 today. Apple expected to sell more than 600,000 during debut [Bloomberg]

Batch of economic data includes monthly retail sales and consumer sentiment index [CNBC.com via Reuters]

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  Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 8:48 AM ET

Waking up With Nicole Lapin

Posted By: Nicole Lapin

The quake 100x larger than the one that devastated Haiti happened during my watch. Here are all of the quake and beyond updates I got for ya:

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  Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 5:05 PM ET

Hiring on Wall Street Terrifyingly Returns to Pre-Recession Levels

Posted By: John Carney


Should you borrow against your house to buy stocks? (Felix Salmon) Only if you want to lose both.

The Closing of the Keynesian mind. "Some have asked if there aren’t conservative sites I read regularly. Well, no," Paul Krugman writes. (NYT)

Why Opposing Financial "Reform" is Pro-Consumer, Yet Again. \(Coordination Problem\). Thanks Elizabeth Warren! You killed interchange fees.

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