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  • Banking clarity

    Banking clarity
    The federal government has taken over 17 failing banks and thrifts this year, seizing them at a rate three times faster than last year. At that pace, it will "nationalize" 85 banks by year's end, compared with three -- yes, three three -- in 2007. Yet...
  • Fannie, Freddie ointment has flies: expert

     
    by Frank James The U.S. financial markets really liked the federal takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Dow Jones Industrials were up 1.24 percent when last I checked though that was down significantly from its open.......
  • Opening soon: the box-office betting window

     
    Over the Motion Picture Assn. of America's strenuous objections, a divided Commodities Futures Trading Commission on Monday approved a proposal by Media Derivatives to sell futures contracts based on the opening weekend box-office receipts for "Takers," a...
  • Cantor Fitzgerald abandoning box-office futures despite regulatory approval

     
    Wall Street giant Cantor Fitzgerald's application to trade futures contracts based on box-office receipts was approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in a 3-2 vote Monday, but the news came too late to matter. With financial reform...
  • A kinder, friendlier Live Nation Entertainment? Cheaper tickets come with a cost

     
    After noting during an investors meeting that ticket sales for the top 100 touring bands are down 12% this year, Live Nation Entertainment's major executives went on the defensive Thursday, blaming the press for "scaring" artists from touring and arguing....
  • Wall Street Roundup: Junk bonds shine. Soros and Greenspan are gloomy.

     
    Losing jobs but not hope. The American economy lost 95,000 more jobs last month, but investors are hopeful because the news could force the Federal Reserve to pour more money into the economy. Soros and Greenspan are gloomy. In separate......
  • Silver leads dive in precious metals after 'margin' requirement is raised

     
    Wild times for precious metals got even wilder Tuesday. The rocket-like performance of silver in recent days apparently prompted the parent of the New York Comex market to boost margin requirements on silver futures -– a move that fueled a......
  • Ticket prices increasing for Lakers-Heat Christmas Day game

     
    Instead of feasting on turkey, drinking egg nog and watching holiday classics such as "A Christmas Story" or "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" for the millionth time, it appears more and more Lakers fans will spend their Christmas Day at Staples...
  • Pimco to pay $92 million to settle bond market manipulation suit

     
    Bond fund giant Pimco agreed to pay $92 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the Newport Beach firm of trying to corner part of the market for Treasury bonds in 2005. The class action challenged trades by Pacific Investment Management......
  • Facebook raises $500 million, worth valued at $50 billion; deal could push site public

     
    In a sign of its growing influence on Wall Street and the world stage, Facebook has raised $500 million from investment bank Goldman Sachs and Russian Internet investment firm Digital Sky Technologies in a deal that values the company at......
  • Federal Reserve posted record profit of $78.4 billion last year

     
    The Federal Reserve announced Monday it made a record $78.4 billion profit in 2010 as the central bank's unprecedented intervention into the financial system continued to produce a side benefit to the federal government. The profit, which is paid to......