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  • 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......
  • Box office futures market chief attacks 'powerful special interest group' MPAA in mail blast to senators

     
    The battle over box office futures has hit senators' in-boxes. The head of Media Derivatives, one of two proposed markets for trading futures contracts related to box office receipts, has sent a letter to all 100 senators attacking a legislative......
  • Wall Street Roundup: Employment numbers. Bank investigations everywhere

     
    Good employment news. The number of people filing for unemployment benefits declined again, though only slightly, the Labor Department reported. Bank investigations everywhere. A few weeks after reporting that Goldman Sachs was under criminal...
  • Senate passes financial overhaul

     
    An exuberant Sen. Chris Dodd is flanked by Sens. Harry Reid and Dick Durbin, with Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Warner in the background, after the Senate passed a sweeping regulatory overhaul bill Thursday night. (Getty/Mark Wilson) by Janet......
  • Tweetable items from Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers pregame press conferences

     
    Tweetable items from Lakers Coach Phil Jackson --Jackson said the team is ready, though he admitted he wouldn't tell the press otherwise. --The Lakers had a long shoot-around because of the change in time zones. "We took our time today because it's a long...
  • 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......