Stocks get a boost from housing outlook.
Times are tough, but they're toughest in these fields.
The financial sector has seen lots of job cuts, and Wall Street should brace for more -- perhaps 80,000 by year's end.
HSBC wants to be a major US corporate bank, but a developing-economy financial may be a better investment.
The indexes end down more than 4% in August. Traders continue to be skeptical about the economy. Home prices rose in July, and consumer confidence gains slightly. Gold jumps above $1,250.
HSBC has the green light to make an offer for South Africa's fourth-largest bank.
The bank will soon start to generate significant free cash flow. What to do with it?
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