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  • Hollywood studios, through lobbying arm, object to box office futures markets

     
    Hollywood's big movie studios are trying to ensure that there's no future for box-office futures. The Motion Pictures Assn. of America, the lobbying group that represents the six major film studios, has notified the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading...
  • Junk bond sales hit a record as investors rush for yield

     
    Investors’ appetite for U.S. Treasury securities may have waned, but their hunger for high-yield corporate junk bonds remains robust.Yield is king: If you have it, investors want it -- and nobody’s terribly worried about risk at the moment. That...
  • Home loan rates stay low, historically, but will mortgage-bond investors want better returns?

     
    Thursday was Day One of the mortgage market’s new life without Federal Reserve assistance. And as was widely expected, the market stood on its own two feet. Benchmark yields on mortgage-backed securities issued and guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie.....
  • U.S. senators voice opposition to movie futures contracts

     
    The odds could be shifting in Hollywood's favor after a group of senators have urged federal regulators to halt plans to give final approval to a new market that would trade movie futures contracts. In a letter today, Sen. Dianne......
  • Lehman (and Wall Street) on the brink?

     
    by Frank James Sounds like the talks being held this weekend to save one of Wall Street's most important firms, Lehman Brothers, are disintegrating. Barclays Bank, the giant British financial services company, was in negotiations moderated by the...
  • John McCain: I'd fire SEC Chair Cox

     
    by Frank James We have what may be our first significant Republican sacrifice to the voter gods by Republican presidential nominee John McCain. That would be Securities and Exchange Commission Christopher Cox who, McCain said, bears significant blame...
  • Bailout: 110-page rescue: 'Now the votes'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 8:30 pm The 110-page bailout - the one offering the nation's "clogged'' financial markets a $350-billion purchase of bad mortgage debt and then another $350 billion if Congress buys it again - is ready......
  • Details on market bailout emerge

     
    Assistant Treasury Secretary Neel Kashkari speaks to the Institute of International Bankers Monday. (AP/Haraz N. Ghanbari) by James Oliphant Neel Kashkari has a critical job that didn't even exist a few weeks ago. He's the "assistant secretary for...
  • From the archives: Dow Falls 190; Drop Is Worst Since '87 Crash

    NEW YORK -- Evoking chilling memories of the stock market crash almost exactly two years ago, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 190.58 points on Friday amid fear of an end to the takeover fever that had driven stock prices to record heights. The...