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European banks: new funding fears (FT)

Aug 18, 2011
The Financial Times reports that the European Central Bank has lent dollars to a eurozone bank for the first time since February in the latest sign...
Posted In: The Breakdown: Markets

Why we care about Eurozone debt.

Aug 18, 2011
Europe's problems are tanking bank stocks, as investors worry about a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. Last time it was toxic mortgages that...
Posted In: The Breakdown: Markets

China T-bond sales fears. Real or imagined?

Aug 17, 2011
With Vice President Joe Biden in China, plenty of commentators are once again talking about China selling US Treasuries....
Posted In: The Breakdown: Markets

More children live in poverty: study

Aug 17, 2011
Research by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that child poverty increased in 38 states from 2000 to 2009....

S&P gets dropped by municipalities

Aug 17, 2011
This final note today, in which S&P gets the bum's rush. At least three municipalities across the country have decided they no longer wish t...
Posted In: S&P, Standard & Poor's

Shrugging off Europe's problems?

Aug 17, 2011
Investors were all hot and bothered about Europe yesterday. Today, maybe not so much. Markets here are up as investors focus on good earnings news....
Posted In: The Breakdown: Markets

Rick Perry on Fed stimulus: 'Almost treasonous'

Aug 16, 2011
This final note today. You might have heard or seen this tape already, Texas Governor Rick Perry last night speaking about Ben Bernanke, the chai...
Posted In: Federal Reserve

Following the money

Aug 16, 2011
News today that Manchester United has chosen to list in Singapore. The English Premier League football champions hope to raise around $1 billion....

Eurobonds, and why (many) Germans hate them

Aug 16, 2011
Rising debt in several Euro-member countries is forcing Europeans to consider ... issuing more debt! This time, in the form of a Eurobond. So, w...
Posted In: Eurozone

He's a trading machine. Literally.

Aug 16, 2011
Last week's volatility came with an unsual twist: lots and lots of volume....
Posted In: The Breakdown: Markets

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