Six months ago, when the US was out of control, news of Ireland's $68 billion bank bailout and Spain's debt downgrade could have sent us into a tailspin.
But bulls resist efforts to muscle the market lower. Gold briefly tops $1,314. Hewlett-Packard rises on bullish outlook. Nintendo tumbles on an earnings warning. A big IPO is postponed.
The Treasury Department will convert the $49 billion it holds in preferred shares to common shares.
The $2.15 billion deal is derailed because of the buyer's suspected links to China.
The bailed-out insurance company gets harsh comments from an investigating panel.
The company owes billions to taxpayers. If a sale goes through, AIG might start repaying some of that debt.
The retiring senator leaves a legacy blackened by cozy ties to the financial industries he was supposed to oversee.
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These companies won't soar like other plays in the sector, but they make for great income sources.
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