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  • Geithner's bigger TARP

    Geithner's bigger TARP
    New Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner rolled out his first initiative Tuesday, and it was a doozy. Geithner proposed to double down on the much-maligned $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, injecting up to $2 trillion trillion in public and...
  • 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...
  • Top Local Stories

    Severe Weather Highly Possible Tornadoes are possible across all of central Alabama tonight through Tuesday morning. The severe weather threat may begin as early as 8 pm in western Alabama and will likely last through the remainder of the night. The area...
  • 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....