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Business 2.0: Hits & Missesupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 18:02:00

[MISS] Leave out the beaver. Memorable ads lead to memorable results, right? Not always. After unveiling a well-received campaign featuring Abe Lincoln and a bucktoothed rodent, Japanese drugmaker ...

CNNMoney: Wednesday's moversupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 10:30:00

Some of Wednesday's most actively traded stocks include:

Woods to miss Champions tournamentupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 04:11:00

World number one Tiger Woods is to miss the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai in November for "personal and professional scheduling issues."

CNNMoney: 5 slam-dunk uses for your refundupdated: Fri Mar 16 2007 16:04:00

So far this tax season, the average federal tax refund that taxpayers are getting is $2,548.

CNNMoney: Stocks cut opening lossesupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 09:31:00

Stocks were mixed Monday morning, with investors edgy amid a thrashing in global markets, following the worst week on Wall Street in four years.

Fortune: The risk in subprimeupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 10:12:00

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.

CNNMoney: Bonds rally on jump in subprime defaultsupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 09:02:00

Treasury prices broke out of their recent slump Friday, heading higher on concern that the default risk was increasing in the subprime market.

CNNMoney: ING offers interest on online checkingupdated: Thu Feb 15 2007 09:55:00

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.

CNNMoney: Mortgage defaults: Latest woe for housingupdated: Mon Feb 12 2007 09:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: Dow falls, Nasdaq flatupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 17:32:00

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.

CNNMoney: Dow dips, techs try for recoveryupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 14:47:00

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.

CNNMoney: Dow dips on retail, housing woesupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 13:16:00

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.

CNNMoney: Mortgage rates dip on weak job growthupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 12:55:00

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.

CNNMoney: Blue chips hit by retail, housingupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 11:37:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks slide at openupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 09:26:00

Stocks drooped at Thursday's open as retail sales results were lackluster and earnings reports were mixed.

CNNMoney: Stocks ready to pull backupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 03:52:00

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.

CNNMoney: Online savings rate jumps to 6%updated: Mon Jan 29 2007 05:38:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stock jitters before a busy weekupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 03:53:00

As a week filled with economic reports, corporate results and a Fed meeting gets underway, U.S. stocks were set to open lower Monday.

Fortune: Ten rules for building wealthupdated: Fri Jan 19 2007 15:44:00

After all the bruising and pounding that portfolios have taken in the past decade, it'd be easy to mistake investing for a contact sport. (The crushing blows of the tech bust! The rush of buying Go...

CNNMoney: Mortgage applications topple as rates climbupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 08:10:00

Mortgage applications fell as interest rates rose across the board, an industry trade group reported Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Mortgage applications fall as rates riseupdated: Wed Dec 20 2006 07:15:00

Mortgage applications fell as interest rates rose across the board, an industry trade group reported Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Mortgage applications rise, rates back upupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 07:47:00

Mortgage applications rose as interest rates recovered slightly from last week's 14-month low, an industry trade group reported Wednesday.

Fortune: 10 Rules for Building Wealthupdated: Fri Dec 08 2006 18:44:00

Fumbling when it comes to investing? Don't panic. There are easy ways to get your money to work for you.By Jia Lynn Yang, Fortune reporter

CNNMoney: Mortgage applications rise as rates tumbleupdated: Wed Dec 06 2006 07:32:00

Mortgage applications rose as interest rates fell to their lowest level in 14 months, an industry trade group reported Wednesday.

Woods charges to course record 64updated: Fri Nov 10 2006 03:29:00

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.

'Frustrated' Woods trails by sevenupdated: Thu Nov 09 2006 03:42:00

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.

Money Magazine: Rewards Cards Get Less Rewardingupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 00:01:00

Last December, MONEY recommended the Citi Dividend Platinum Select card for its 5% cashback offer on charges at gas stations, supermarkets and drugstores. But alas, Citi is rolling back the red car...

Fortune: Social responsibility: Most 'accountable' companies 2006: Galleryupdated: Thu Oct 19 2006 09:13:00

Ranking the world\'s largest companies by how well they conform to socially responsible business practices. By Telis Demos

Fortune: Banking on the futureupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 15:03:00

Fortune interviews Heidi Miller, CEO, JP Morgan Chase Treasury and Securities Services:

Ryder Cup stars line up for Chinaupdated: Thu Sep 28 2006 05:08:00

Ryder Cup golfers Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Chris Di Marco will play in the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai

Fortune: Investing: Don't hedge your bets after allupdated: Thu May 11 2006 12:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Where to put $5,000? Start smartupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 15:15:00

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.

Money Magazine: Why It Pays to Put More Stock in Retirementupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 00:01:00

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 ...

Money Magazine: Put more stock in retirementupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 09:52:00

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.

CNNMoney: Niche banks find growth in Muslim marketupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 07:28:00

In the quest to find new and profitable ways to attract consumers, the banking industry has found religion.

Fortune: Smart deals for bond investorsupdated: Tue Jan 03 2006 16:04:00

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, 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%.

Fortune: 6 international all-star stocksupdated: Wed Dec 21 2005 13:15:00

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.

CNNMoney: The best bond dealsupdated: Tue Dec 20 2005 09:37:00

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.

CNNMoney: Creative credit Christmasupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 05:14:00

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.

CNNMoney: Gold under pressureupdated: Wed Dec 14 2005 10:09:00

Gold struggled to find a footing Wednesday after early buying was overwhelmed by investor selling that at one point sliced two percent from prices.

CNNMoney: Resolution 3: Get out of debtupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 10:20:00

Getting out of debt, says behavioral economist Meir Statman, "is the financial equivalent of trying to quit smoking."

CNNMoney: Banks woo Hispanic marketupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 12:50:00

Banks are in a love affair with the Hispanic community.

Tiger tops China champions line-upupdated: Tue Nov 08 2005 03:57:00

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.

Vincent Cheng Talkasia Transcriptupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 04:56:00

LH: Lorraine Hahn VC: Vincent Cheng

CNNMoney: Bonds rise on ISM weaknessupdated: Wed Oct 05 2005 08:33:00

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.

Predatory lending: There ought to be a lawupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 12:04:00

There's a political scandal waiting to explode.

CNNMoney: All eyes on Capital Oneupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 13:03:00

And then there was one.

U.S. brands dominant, Samsung upupdated: Tue Jul 26 2005 23:00:00

Coke is still it, as U.S. names continue to dominate the list of the world's most valuable brands.

CNNMoney: European shares edge higherupdated: Thu Jun 23 2005 06:40:00

European shares edged upwards on Thursday, hugging three-year highs, supported by expectations of lower interest rates.

CNNMoney: Asian stocks inch forwardupdated: Tue May 31 2005 08:25:00

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.

CNNMoney: HSBC to buy Iraqi bankupdated: Tue May 17 2005 13:35:00

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.

John Bond: Skill, personality and luckupdated: Wed Apr 27 2005 09:55:00

CNN Financial Editor Todd Benjamin speaks to the man in charge of the world's second largest bank.

China at a glanceupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 02:40:00

Following are essential facts and figures on the People's Republic of China.

CNNMoney: HSBC acts on card snafuupdated: Wed Apr 13 2005 08:02:00

As many as 187,000 GM MasterCard customers may have potentially had their personal information exposed, officials with card issuer HSBC Holdings said Wednesday.

HSBC Asia Pacific Chairman David Eldon TalkAsia Interview Transcriptupdated: Mon Apr 11 2005 05:40:00

Airdate: March 12th, 2005

Management Masterclassupdated: Wed Feb 09 2005 05:54:00

"I am Chinese and work for a global software company. We are expected to communicate in English and sometimes German with clients and customers. That's sometimes a problem, not just because of the language barrier but because of cultural differences as well. Could you give me some advice on how to overcome these difficulties and communicate successfully?" -- Chunyan, China

Fortune: BIGGER AND BIGGERupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 00:01:00

ANY SELF-RESPECTING ADMAN would hop on the first plane to Seoul to win a $400 million account from Samsung. But how many would fly in from London for 24 hours just to attend a museum opening? If yo...

Drew Neisser, Renegade Marketingupdated: Fri Nov 26 2004 08:02:00

Global Office talks to Renegade Marketing president Drew Neisser.

CNNMoney: Bonds fall on inflation fearsupdated: Tue Nov 16 2004 08:37:00

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.

CNNMoney: Gold at 16-year highupdated: Fri Nov 12 2004 14:18:00

Gold closed at a 16-year high in New York Friday, helped along by continued weakness in the dollar in world currency markets.

CNNMoney: Cashing in on the gold rushupdated: Fri Nov 12 2004 09:03:00

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.

Fortune: America's Shrinking Home Equity More money is going out of houses than is going in. That could mean trouble.updated: Mon Sep 20 2004 00:01:00

We may live in an ownership society, but it's a highly leveraged one. Goaded by low interest rates, rising home values, and eager lenders, homeowners have gone on a borrowing binge. In the first q...

Tech optimism lifts Asiaupdated: Thu Aug 19 2004 03:19:00

Asian stocks closed broadly higher Thursday, with optimism about technology stocks outweighing concerns about high oil prices.

CNNMoney: New home sales ease from record paceupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 09:36:00

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.

Working with tax havens in mindupdated: Sat Jul 10 2004 07:08:00

For the international businessperson with the ability to choose where to live, work and invest, the words "tax haven" almost certainly come to mind.

Taiwan leads Asian gainsupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 03:20:00

Asian markets have closed mainly higher Wednesday as investors welcomed Wall Street's gains and awaited the Fed rate decision.

CNNMoney: Bonds inch up with all eyes on the Fedupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 09:10:00

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.

Asia muted ahead of Fed decisionupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 02:34:00

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.

CNNMoney: Bonds dip as CPI risesupdated: Fri Jun 25 2004 09:21:00

U.S. Treasury prices fell Friday after a closely watched measure of inflation came in higher than previously reported.

Turkey bus explosion kills fourupdated: Thu Jun 24 2004 05:57:00

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.

HSBC taking $1bn China bank stakeupdated: Thu Jun 24 2004 03:10:00

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.

Australian market sets new highupdated: Fri Jun 18 2004 01:39:00

Australia's share market rose to another record high Friday, but Japan and other Asian markets closed deep in the red.

HSBC to cut, restructure UK staffupdated: Thu Jun 17 2004 12:46:00

Banking group HSBC has announced plans to cut up to 3,500 jobs as part of a restructuring of its British banking operations.

Tokyo dips ahead of U.S. dataupdated: Tue Jun 15 2004 03:05:00

Japan has again closed lower Tuesday on weaker techs and banks, but other Asian stocks have recovered from early falls.

Techs push Asia lowerupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 03:32:00

Asian stocks closed in the red Wednesday after gaining over the past two days, with hefty falls for key tech issues and exporters.

Oil weighs on Asian gainsupdated: Mon May 24 2004 03:27:00

Asian stocks closed mainly higher Monday, but lingering worries about the price of oil and its impact on global growth kept gains in check.

CNNMoney: Stocks ready to healupdated: Tue May 18 2004 05:41:00

A little calm in the rest of the world could be the ticket for a U.S. stock market recovery when trading begins Tuesday.

Blasts ahead of Blair Turkey tripupdated: Mon May 17 2004 11:26:00

Four small explosions have targeted offices of a British-owned bank in Turkey just ahead of a visit by UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.

CNNMoney: Global fears lift bonds, dollar mixedupdated: Mon May 17 2004 09:14:00

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.

Blair: We want Turkey in EUupdated: Mon May 17 2004 05:43:00

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 blasts hit Turkish citiesupdated: Sun May 16 2004 20:07:00

Four small explosions have hit the Turkish cities Ankara and Istanbul, targeting offices of a British-owned bank, HSBC.

Tokyo resumes in the redupdated: Wed May 05 2004 20:33:00

Asian stocks are mainly lower at midday Thursday as Japan and South Korea resume trading after holidays this week.

Asia ends mixed on Fed decisionupdated: Wed May 05 2004 02:46:00

Asian stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold and markets reacted to the Athens bombing.

Asia mixed on Fed decisionupdated: Tue May 04 2004 23:33:00

Asian stocks are mixed at midday Wednesday as markets react to the U.S. Federal Reserve keeping interest rates on hold.

Australia leaves rates on holdupdated: Tue May 04 2004 20:21:00

Australia's central bank has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 5.25 percent for the fifth straight month.

Asia rebounds on Wall St. riseupdated: Tue May 04 2004 03:32:00

Asian markets have rebounded to close higher Tuesday on the back of Wall Street's good performance Monday.

Soft landing is China's focusupdated: Mon May 03 2004 00:53:00

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.

Banks drag Tokyo market lowerupdated: Sun Apr 18 2004 20:38:00

A big fall in banking stocks is weighing on the Japanese market in Monday trade.

Nikkei holds onto slim gainupdated: Fri Apr 16 2004 03:23:00

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.

Asian markets ease on U.S. lossupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 02:22:00

Most Asian markets have closed in the red Wednesday following the big falls on Wall Street Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Bonds dip, dollar risesupdated: Thu Apr 08 2004 09:16:00

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.

CNNMoney: Bonds ease after strong stretchupdated: Tue Mar 23 2004 08:39:00

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 stocks close in redupdated: Wed Mar 03 2004 01:17:00

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.

Strong euro hits German confidenceupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 04:20:00

Business confidence, Germany's most closely-watched barometer -- has taken a surprise dip as the strong euro dampened expectations for export growth.

Bird flu economic impact 'minimal'updated: Fri Feb 13 2004 01:12:00

Fears of an economic slump in Asia because of bird flu are "overdone", analysts at global bank HSBC say in a new report.

Bird flu economic impact 'minimal'updated: Wed Feb 11 2004 21:00:00

Fears of an economic slump in Asia because of bird flu are "overdone", analysts at global bank HSBC say in a report released Friday.

CNNMoney: Bonds bounce, dollar declinesupdated: Thu Jan 22 2004 09:26:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks: On your mark...updated: Fri Jan 02 2004 05:31:00

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.

Asian markets bounce higherupdated: Fri Jan 02 2004 00:23:00

Markets in Asia have begun the new year firmly in the black, with Taiwan posting the best gains Friday.

Money Magazine: Stock Fundsupdated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

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