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  • Wall St. braces for Lehman bankruptcy; BofA will buy Merrill

    NEW YORK -- Transforming the face of Wall Street, two major securities firms succumbed Sunday to the country's long-running mortgage crisis as Merrill Lynch & Co. agreed to a hastily arranged, $50-billion takeover by Bank of America Corp. and Lehman Bros....
  • Obama's Cabinet Begins to Take Shape

    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama on Friday selected the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as his nominee for Treasury secretary, choosing a vigorous advocate of government intervention in the troubled economy who nonetheless...
  • A new Great Depression? It's different this time

    A new Great Depression? It's different this time
    Dysfunctional capital markets, frantic central banks, stressed-out consumers, fear and uncertainty -- all are alarming echoes of the global economic cataclysm of the 1930s. Which raises the inevitable question: Could another Great Depression be lurking...
  • Wall Street bailout?

    Thornberg and Green conclude this week's Dust-Up with a debate on the recent Bear Stearns deal. Previously, they discussed the public's reluctance to support federal assistance to borrowers, payday lender regulation and to what extent the government...
  • The missing parts to get Detroit roadworthy again

    The missing parts to get Detroit roadworthy again
    President Bush saved thousands of jobs in the U.S. automobile industry last week when he agreed to provide General Motors and Chrysler with $13.4 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The low-interest loans will keep the two manufacturers from...
  • Mortgage relief plan advances

    Senate Democratic and Republican leaders reached agreement Wednesday on a multibillion-dollar package to address rampant foreclosures and other problems stemming from what may be the worst housing slump since the Great Depression. The compromise measure,...
  • Business A to Z: Bear Stearns Cos.

  • AOL looks for a Bebo bump

    AOL has a new buddy: Bebo. After several months of negotiation, Time Warner Inc.'s AOL agreed Thursday to buy the social networking site for $850 million, part of its bold strategy to grab a greater share of online advertising. Analysts say it's a...
  • The week ahead

    Monday: -- Third-quarter current account balance -- Earnings: ACI Worldwide Inc.; Adobe Systems Inc.; Spartech Corp. Tuesday: -- November housing starts -- Earnings: Applied Signal Technology Inc.; Best Buy Co.; Darden Restaurants Inc.; FactSet...
  • Citigroup loses nearly $10 billion

    Citigroup loses nearly $10 billion
    The sub-prime mortgage crisis hit Wall Street with full fury Tuesday as Citigroup Inc. reported a nearly $10-billion fourth-quarter loss, and both Citigroup and Merrill Lynch & Co. got cash infusions to shore up their financial stability. Citigroup...