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  • Banks kept CPS in shaky bond market

    Banks kept CPS in shaky bond market
    As investors across the country grew disenchanted with the risky auction-rate bond market in summer 2007, Bank of America officials became concerned that more trouble might lie ahead. Auction-rate securities had been richly rewarding for BofA and...
  • Bears fans paying steep ticket prices

    Bears fans paying steep ticket prices
    Amid high expectations for the Bears at the start the season, the team has not done much to match them. Entering Sunday, the Bears were 3-5 and in last place in the NFC North. However, of those three wins, none have come at Soldier Field, where Bears fans...
  • Maurice Greenberg puts U.S. handling of AIG bailout on trial

    Maurice R. Greenberg, the ousted chief executive of American International Group Inc., was practically laughed out of New York for claiming that he and other shareholders were shortchanged by the U.S. government's $182-billion bailout of AIG. No one's...
  • Family finances: Where to earn more interest

    In today's low interest-rate environment, you do have options to eke out a little more yield, even on money you could need quickly. For your emergency fund - at least six months' worth of living expenses - look to bank money market deposit accounts...
  • Could buybacks spell bubble for the market?

    Could buybacks spell bubble for the market?
    One of the magic ingredients that's been sweetening the stock market the last couple of years has been the popular practice of companies buying back shares of their own stock. Buybacks often cause stock prices to rise, even when companies are having...
  • Rocket Internet IPO propped up by underwriting bank: filing

    Proceeds from the listing of Rocket Internet shares were lowered to around 1.4 billion euros ($1.75 bln), from an initially targeted 1.6 billion euros, regulatory filings to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange late on Friday show. That is because Rocket's...
  • Dems running from record, GOP running from failure

    Dems running from record,  GOP running from failure
    America's unemployment rate is the lowest since the financial crisis. The economy has grown 8 percent in the last six months. Consumer confidence is the highest in seven years. Household wealth is above pre-recession levels. Florida, as Gov. Rick Scott...
  • CME's third-quarter earnings jump 23 percent

    CME's third-quarter earnings jump 23 percent
    CME Group said Thursday its third-quarter earnings rose 23 percent, driven by higher average daily volumes and lower expenses. The world's largest futures market reported net income of $290 million, or 86 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30,...
  • Charles Rickershauser Jr. dies at 86; lawyer led Pacific Stock Exchange

    Charles Rickershauser Jr. dies at 86; lawyer led Pacific Stock Exchange
    Charles Rickershauser Jr., a lawyer who headed the Pacific Stock Exchange and was a close ally of the late Gov. Pat Brown, died Wednesday in an assisted living facility in Santa Barbara. He was 86. He died of natural causes, having suffered from...
  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...
  • Did QE work?

    Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. Since then, the Fed's balance sheet has ballooned by $3.5 trillion, close to 25 percent on the nation's gross domestic...