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The Wall Street Journal Helps to Find Your Inner Scrooge

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

How many Wall Street Journal readers don't know how to make a budget, even if they don't or won't stick to one?

Bonus Time: You Give, Wall St. Takes

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Reed

Yuletide Cheer is rare, except on Wall Street, which is licking its collective chops in anticipation of yet another round of big annual payouts.

10 Chase Banks Hit With Letter Threats, Some With White Powder

Reuters | Keith Coffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DENVER, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Ten branches of Chase (JPM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) bank in Colorado and Oklahoma received threatening let...

Financial Crisis Hurting Office Market

Crain's Chicago Business | Thomas A. Corfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Crain's) -- J. P. Morgan Chase & Co. has terminated a 52,100-square-foot lease of a former Bear Stearns Cos. office in the Central Loop, as Wall Stre...

Whatever Happened To "The Magic Of The Marketplace" And "The Invisible Hand?"

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sandy Goodman

Many Americans still believe in the myth of the always perfect free market, in the face of irrefutable, worldwide evidence that there are times when it completely fails.

The Offer They Couldn't Refuse: When Paulson Met With Big Bankers

New York Times | Mark Landler and Eric Dash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The chief executives of the nine largest banks in the United States trooped into a gilded conference room at the Treasury Department at ...

$700 Billion Wise, Several Trillion Foolish

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

The divide between a severe recession and a depression is vast. It's important to keep this divide in mind, because an error in the measure of that gap can lead to major mistakes.

Eighty Percent Of Washington Mutual Chicago Branches Could Close: Report

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann R. Weiler, Alby Gallun and Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"J. P. Morgan Chase & Co. is likely to shut down all but 15% to 20% of Washington Mutual Inc.'s Chicago-area branches, according to the real estate br...

Chase Buys Washington Mutual: Fewer Chicago Branches?

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The shotgun acquisition of Washington Mutual by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to prevent the former's collapse could mean the consolidation of a number of bank...

WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks _ Washington Mutual Inc. _ h...

Housing Values Drop, Sting Bank Stocks

Wall Street Journal | James R. Hagerty and Jonathan Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The steep losses on sales of foreclosed homes are painful for banks and investors in the short run but should help clear the backlog. That would allow...

Back When ...

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

It makes more sense to invest for the probability that the world will outlive this collapse -- as surely as it did all others in history -- instead of for the remote possibility that the apocalypse is finally upon us.

My Conversation with Jamie Dimon

Charlie Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charlie Rose

2008-07-07-crose.jpg I recently spoke with Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase about the Bear Stearns buyout, which many argue prevented chaos from spreading across the global market.

$4 Gasoline at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

In an interview with Charlie Rose, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, in his engaging way, asked his audience a seemingly innocuous question: "Who among you is upset with $4 plus gasoline?"

Bear Stearns Bankers Getting Paid To Literally Do Nothing

NY Mag | Arianne Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Don't feel too sorry for the soon-to-be-laid-off employees at Bear Stearns: Right now they're getting paid to do nothing. "I'd say 50 percent of my de...

JPMorgan Chase In Slump, Profit Drops 50 Percents

AP | MADLEN READ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s profit fell 50 percent in the first quarter after the bank took a provision of $5.1 billion to strengthen its ...

Bear Stearns Resumes Flood Wall St

Reuters Via CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bear Stearns employees are flooding Wall Street with their resumes as the firm is acquired by rival JPMorgan Chase, but the job market looks bad, inve...

Sensational Economic Stories Taper Off

New York Observer | Tom Acitelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"I think that one of the things in this crisis all along has been it's like a mystery novel," David Wessel, the economics editor for The Wall Street J...

Dethroned Bear Stearns CEO Needs Armed Bodyguard

New York Post | PAUL THARP and ZACHERY KOUWE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From today's New York Post: Anger has reverberated all week throughout the gloomy Madison Avenue offices, where dethroned chief Jimmy Cayne has walke...

Paulson Defends U.S. Rescue Of Bear Stearns

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Monday defended government moves to rescue Bear Stearns Cos Inc (BSC.N) from bankruptcy, saying it was import...

Billionaire Lewis Loses $1.16B On Bear Stakes

Bloomberg | Katherine Burton and Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Joseph Lewis, the billionaire investor who bought 9.4 percent of Bear Stearns Cos. last year, lost $1.16 billion on his stake after JPMorgan Chase & C...

Fed and Rival Bail Out Bear Stearns

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD and JOE BEL BRUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — On the verge of a collapse that could have shaken the very foundations of the U.S. financial system, investment bank Bear Stearns Cos...

Help! I'm being hounded by Chase, Part Deux: A New Beginning

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I just had what I believe to be a very satisfactory discussion with a nice woman who has not yet gone postal at the Postal Service.

Wall Street Gears For New Pain

Wall Street Journal | LINGLING WEI, RANDALL SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After suffering a beating from their exposure to home loans, banks and securities firms are about to take their lumps from office towers, hotels and o...

U.S.'s Borrowing Bill Has Arrived, And It's Not Pretty

AP | Madlen Read, Joe Bel Bruno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The bill for America's excessive borrowing during the housing boom has arrived, and more people are having trouble paying it. JPMorgan Chase & Co. an...