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Some of Wednesday's most actively traded stocks include:
World number one Tiger Woods is to miss the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai in November for "personal and professional scheduling issues."
So far this tax season, the average federal tax refund that taxpayers are getting is $2,548.
Stocks were mixed Monday morning, with investors edgy amid a thrashing in global markets, following the worst week on Wall Street in four years.
When a certain $126,000 subprime loan on a $696,000 house on the West Coast failed to produce a single mortgage payment, alarm bells went off at Clayton Holdings, a company that monitors credit risk.
Treasury prices broke out of their recent slump Friday, heading higher on concern that the default risk was increasing in the subprime market.
Online banking pioneer ING Direct helped transform the banking industry through its high-yield savings accounts, sparking a wave of copycats competing to attract tech-savvy consumers eager for a higher return.
Just as the struggling real estate market seems to be stabilizing, a fresh problem is brewing far from real estate offices or home construction sites: a jump in defaults by higher-risk borrowers.
Blue chips slipped, and the broader market struggled Thursday, as investors mulled January retail sales, higher oil prices and revived worries about the impact of the slowdown in the housing market.
Tech and commodity stocks led a market recovery attempt Thursday afternoon, but the Dow remained in the red, amid lingering questions about January retail sales and the latest signs of a slowdown in the housing market.
Blue chips dipped Thursday afternoon on revived housing market concerns, but the broader market was mixed as investors eyed January retail sales, higher oil prices and the latest earnings reports.
Moderate job growth numbers, along with a slight bump in the unemployment rate, pushed mortgage rates down slightly in the past week, according to a survey released Thursday.
Stocks slipped Thursday afternoon as investors sorted through a mixed batch of January retail sales reports and some revived profit concerns in the financial and housing markets.
Stocks drooped at Thursday's open as retail sales results were lackluster and earnings reports were mixed.
Stocks were headed for a lower open Thursday amid caution about earnings and the economy and what retailers would report for their post-holiday sales period.
HSBC Direct raised the annual yield on its online savings account by nearly one percentage point to 6 percent Monday, the latest move by an online bank to attract customers as competition heats up for deposits.
As a week filled with economic reports, corporate results and a Fed meeting gets underway, U.S. stocks were set to open lower Monday.
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Mortgage applications fell as interest rates rose across the board, an industry trade group reported Wednesday.
Mortgage applications fell as interest rates rose across the board, an industry trade group reported Wednesday.
Mortgage applications rose as interest rates recovered slightly from last week's 14-month low, an industry trade group reported Wednesday.
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Mortgage applications rose as interest rates fell to their lowest level in 14 months, an industry trade group reported Wednesday.
Tiger Woods charged ominously into contention at the halfway stage of the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai with a course record-equaling eight-under-par 64 in the second round on Friday.
World number one Tiger Woods returned from a five-week break to post a "very frustrating" level par 72 in the opening round of the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.
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Ryder Cup golfers Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Chris Di Marco will play in the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai
When it comes to investing, diversification is the closest thing to a free lunch. Simply by spreading money around unrelated investments - municipal bonds that zig when Wal-Mart and Microsoft share...
A few years into your working life, you probably have lots of ideas about where to put $5,000: a plasma TV, a blowout weekend in Vegas, a new wardrobe.
It's an accepted tenet of retirement planning: You need to stay invested in stocks--keeping, say, 30% or more of your investments in equities--if you want your savings to last the three decades or ...
It's an accepted tenet of retirement planning: You need to stay invested in stocks -- keeping, say, 30 percent or more of your investments in equities -- if you want your savings to last the three decades or more you may need it for income once you stop working.
In the quest to find new and profitable ways to attract consumers, the banking industry has found religion.
The Fed's 12 interest-rate hikes over the past year and a half have made borrowing more expensive -- but they haven't done much for savers. Yes, you can get better deals--the average five-year CD, for example, now yields 3.9%, according to BankRate.com, up from 2.9% back in March 2004, a few months before the Fed hikes began. But if you're in the 28% federal tax bracket, that only nets you 2.8%, which is far less than the recent inflation rate of 3.8%.
Even for adventurous investors, Europe seems like a better place to vacation than to put money. But the European stock markets are hot. Consider these top picks.
The Fed's 13 interest-rate hikes over the past year and a half have made borrowing more expensive -- but they haven't done much for savers.
With retail sales proving more sluggish than expected -- and concerns that home heating bills will crimp sales even further -- many retailers are finding the need to be more creative this holiday season.
Gold struggled to find a footing Wednesday after early buying was overwhelmed by investor selling that at one point sliced two percent from prices.
Getting out of debt, says behavioral economist Meir Statman, "is the financial equivalent of trying to quit smoking."
Banks are in a love affair with the Hispanic community.
Tiger Woods heads a star-studded line up as he plays his first official event in China at the HSBC Champions tournament which starts in Shanghai on Thursday.
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Longer-dated Treasuries rose higher Wednesday in quiet trade after a report showed that service sector growth slowed sharply in September, while the dollar fell against the euro and the yen.
There's a political scandal waiting to explode.
And then there was one.
Coke is still it, as U.S. names continue to dominate the list of the world's most valuable brands.
European shares edged upwards on Thursday, hugging three-year highs, supported by expectations of lower interest rates.
Asian stock markets ended mostly higher Tuesday, with most indexes sticking very near Monday's levels after U.S. markets were closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
HSBC Holdings, Plc, the London based bank and the world's fifth largest company, said it is in advanced negotiations to acquire a majority stake in Dar es Salaam, the Iraqi investment bank.
CNN Financial Editor Todd Benjamin speaks to the man in charge of the world's second largest bank.
Following are essential facts and figures on the People's Republic of China.
As many as 187,000 GM MasterCard customers may have potentially had their personal information exposed, officials with card issuer HSBC Holdings said Wednesday.
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Bond prices slipped Tuesday after a surprisingly sharp gain in the producer price index raised inflation fears, while the dollar was mixed against the euro and yen as traders couldn't shake worries about a growing current account gap.
Gold closed at a 16-year high in New York Friday, helped along by continued weakness in the dollar in world currency markets.
As gold prices hover near 16-year highs, it's been difficult for the average investor to get pure exposure to the precious metal, but that will change next week.
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Asian stocks closed broadly higher Thursday, with optimism about technology stocks outweighing concerns about high oil prices.
Sales of new homes fell from a record pace in June, the government reported Tuesday, but still came in above economists' estimates as buyers continue to shrug off higher mortgage rates.
For the international businessperson with the ability to choose where to live, work and invest, the words "tax haven" almost certainly come to mind.
Asian markets have closed mainly higher Wednesday as investors welcomed Wall Street's gains and awaited the Fed rate decision.
Treasury securities rose slightly Tuesday despite a stronger-than-expected consumer confidence report. Subdued activity in the bond market, despite inflationary pressure implied by the confidence report, suggested that traders are holding tight to their positions before the Federal Reserve's much anticipated interest rate hike.
Asian markets have closed mainly higher Tuesday, but moves are muted as investors await a decision on interest rates at this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
U.S. Treasury prices fell Friday after a closely watched measure of inflation came in higher than previously reported.
Four people have been killed and at least a dozen injured after a bomb carried by a woman exploded on a bus near Istanbul University Hospital, authorities say.
China's fifth-biggest lender has agreed to sell up to a fifth of its shares to HSBC, a bank regulator said Thursday, expanding the global bank's footprint in a market holding $1.3 trillion in savings.
Australia's share market rose to another record high Friday, but Japan and other Asian markets closed deep in the red.
Banking group HSBC has announced plans to cut up to 3,500 jobs as part of a restructuring of its British banking operations.
Japan has again closed lower Tuesday on weaker techs and banks, but other Asian stocks have recovered from early falls.
Asian stocks closed in the red Wednesday after gaining over the past two days, with hefty falls for key tech issues and exporters.
Asian stocks closed mainly higher Monday, but lingering worries about the price of oil and its impact on global growth kept gains in check.
A little calm in the rest of the world could be the ticket for a U.S. stock market recovery when trading begins Tuesday.
Four small explosions have targeted offices of a British-owned bank in Turkey just ahead of a visit by UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
U.S. Treasurys rallied Monday, boosted by global security shocks that sent stock markets tumbling, and the dollar ended mixed against the euro and the Japanese yen.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Britain wants Turkey to join the European Union and would like to see accession talks begin later this year.
Four small explosions have hit the Turkish cities Ankara and Istanbul, targeting offices of a British-owned bank, HSBC.
Asian stocks are mainly lower at midday Thursday as Japan and South Korea resume trading after holidays this week.
Asian stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold and markets reacted to the Athens bombing.
Asian stocks are mixed at midday Wednesday as markets react to the U.S. Federal Reserve keeping interest rates on hold.
Australia's central bank has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 5.25 percent for the fifth straight month.
Asian markets have rebounded to close higher Tuesday on the back of Wall Street's good performance Monday.
As Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao undertakes his landmark visit to Europe this week, attention at home is on the need to cool China's red-hot economy.
A big fall in banking stocks is weighing on the Japanese market in Monday trade.
Japanese shares have closed slightly higher Friday, after an erratic trading day marked by news that three Japanese civilians taken hostage in Iraq a week ago have been freed.
Most Asian markets have closed in the red Wednesday following the big falls on Wall Street Tuesday.
Treasury prices dipped Thursday after a surprising drop in first-time jobless claims provided more evidence the labor market was improving, which could speed the day when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates.
U.S. Treasury prices fell Tuesday as investors inched back into equities after flocking to fixed-income securities recently amid weak economic reports, terrorist attacks and violence in the Middle East.
Asian markets took a breather Wednesday, easing down as investors reviewed gains made earlier this week that pushed Japan, South Korea and Australia to 21-month highs.
Business confidence, Germany's most closely-watched barometer -- has taken a surprise dip as the strong euro dampened expectations for export growth.
Fears of an economic slump in Asia because of bird flu are "overdone", analysts at global bank HSBC say in a new report.
Fears of an economic slump in Asia because of bird flu are "overdone", analysts at global bank HSBC say in a report released Friday.
U.S. Treasury prices rallied Thursday, erasing narrow losses earlier in the day, driven by technical buying and the outlook for low interest rates, analysts said.
Investors who spent New Year's Day savoring the first annual stock market gains in four years get back to work Friday, with a key report on manufacturing activity among the matters to consider.
Markets in Asia have begun the new year firmly in the black, with Taiwan posting the best gains Friday.
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