Occupy Wall Street protesters Tuesday marched on the residences of some of the power brokers who they say are responsible, at least in part, for the nation's economic ills.
A Greek (or Irish or Spanish or Italian or Portuguese) default would have roughly the same effect on our financial system as the implosion of Lehman Brothers in 2008
Fortune 500 companies are supposed to be stable, rock-solid institutions, where CEO change rarely happens. But it doesn't always happen that way. Just ask Hewlett-Packard, which announced Thursday that Meg Whitman would be the company's new chief executive officer, the fourth HP CEO in six years. In the past six years, only 16 companies on the Fortune 500 or S&P 500 have had three CEOs, according to executive search firm Crist Kolder Associates in Hinsdale, Ill. Besides HP, only two have had four or more. Can you guess who these CEO change champions are? [Editor's note: This story was updated 9/23/2011.]
Bank of America's woes are so large that it could take a page from the asbestos settlements trusts of more than a decade ago. Bank of America faces a raft of lawsuits claiming it knowingly sold them securities backed by shoddy home loans.
Faulty mortgage loans were a major contributor to the recession and now a US regulator is suing 17 big banks for their role in those faulty loans.
Washington’s self-imposed deadline to do something credible on the debt crisis before the Asian financial markets opened on Sunday passed in silence. "There could be extreme turmoil in markets," says one expert.
The sweeping financial reform legislation passed by Congress a year ago created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Obama nominated its first director Sunday, but Republicans are against the structure of the entire agency.
The Dow rose about 38 points, with DuPont rising and Verizon falling. The Nasdaq rose about 15 points.
'Too Big to Fail' movie ends early in the crisis. But policymakers, public still struggling with aftermath of 'too big to fail' decisions.
The Dow fell about 25 points, after rising and falling throughout the session. A positive call on commodities by Goldman Sachs drove up the price of oil and metals.