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    Standard & Poor’s issued a warning on Thursday to big banks itching to increase their dividends: proceed with caution, the New York Times reports.

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Scottish politicians accused George Osborne of using North Sea resources to “fuel his Budget”, saying the chancellor had given too little in return for his unexpected £2 billion tax raid on the oil and gas industry, reports the Financial Times.

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    Credit Suisse boss Brady Dougan took $14 million in pay in 2010, despite the bank's shares losing a quarter of their value, while rival UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel waived his bonus after a much smaller share price fall.

  • There's a lot of negative news out there. Thankfully, Cramer is here to add a little context.

  • The German public opinion is increasingly against the idea of paying to save the weaker euro zone periphery member countries, Erik Nielsen, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.

  • Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    Federal prosecutors say they do plan to call Goldman Sachs Chairman Lloyd Blankfein as a witness in the insider trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam, according to a letter sent to the judge in the case.

  • Credit quality and earnings are strengthening, meaning the banking sector is on the upswing, FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair said Tuesday.

  • BCBS chairman Nout Wellink talks with BCBS secretary general Stefan Walter

    European regulators should stop banker-bashing and allow banks to do their job or risk losing ground to competition from the US, Middle East and Asia in the financial sector, Howard Wheeldon, senior strategist at BGC Partners, told CNBC.com.

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    Deutsche Telekom and AT&T are confident the deal under which AT&T will purchase rival T-Mobile USA from the German telecoms giant will be cleared by regulators, despite concerns that the agreement might create a duopoly in the US mobile market.

  • Warren Buffett

    The nuclear disaster in Japan is likely to have major effects on US energy policy, according to billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

  • Warren Buffett

    "I'm on my way to an unknown destination in Asia where I'm going to look for a cave," Warren Buffett  joked. "If the U.S. Armed forces can't find Osama bin Laden in 10 years, let Goldman Sachs try to find me."

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    European governments must put in place emergency bank recapitalization mechanisms within the next three months, according to the chairman of the new pan-European banking regulator, the Financial Times reports.

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    Even as ordinary investors look forward to the prospect of larger dividend payouts by the big banks, another group is poised for a rich payday: bank chief executives, the New York Times reports.

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    With consumer adoption of smartphones and tablets on the rise, demands on wireless data networks are escalating dramatically.

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    Regulators probing alleged manipulation of a key interbank lending rate have focused their demands for information and interviews on five global banks, according to people familiar with the investigation, the Financial Times reports.

  • Richard Syron headshot, as Freddie Mac chairman and CEO.

    Richard F. Syron, the former chief of Freddie Mac, during House testimony in 2008. Mr. Syron may face a civil action as the government ramps up an investigation at Freddie and Fannie Mae, the New York Times reports.

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    Jean Monnet, the father of European integration, once remarked that “Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted in crises.”

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    Did euro area policymakers finally pull a real live rabbit out of the hat? The headlines from Friday's summit are certainly impressive, advancing much quicker than expected and delivering the surprise of allowing the EFSF to intervene in the primary debt markets.

  • The coal fueled Fiddlers Ferry power station emits vapour into the night sky on November 16, 2009 in Warrington, United Kingdom.

    The world's biggest nuclear power is France, where 58 plants generate 75 percent of the nation's electricity.

  • Raj Rajaratnam co-founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund.

    At least as noteworthy as what attorneys did say in two-and-a-half hours of opening statements in the Raj Rajaratnam insider trading trial is what they did not say.