Two Years After Lehman

Banker -- or Reptile?!

As a final capper to our week of Lehman coverage, we humbly offer a different look at the masters of the universe who played the game, ruled the street, and walked away with wheelbarrow loads of cash. We've matched shots of some of the coldest, hardest predators in the world... and a bunch of cuddly reptiles.

Muriel Siebert: After Lehman, Investors Deserve Better

Muriel Siebert, a long time advocate for the rights of investors, says that the Lehman collapse highlights how difficult it is for investors to understand balance sheets, which often are not completely truthful. But even so, she sees great opportunities for long-term investors.

Seven Villians of the Financial Crisis: Where Are They Now?

The financial crisis was produced by a complex set of circumstances, including a massive housing bubble, poor regulation and irresponsible lending on an epic scale. A handful of bankers became the public faces of the crisis, and now, two years later, we take a look at what became of them.

Where Were You When Lehman Brothers Collapsed?

From the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to the cubicles and boardrooms of New York's biggest banks, when Lehman Brothers failed, it was clear that the rules had suddenly changed. Here are some recollections of that day in September, 2008.

Is the Financial System Safe Now -- or Just Safer?

Since Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in September 2008, regulators around the world have begun erecting a scaffolding of new rules and regulations designed limit excessive risk-taking. The big question is: Are they enough to prevent another financial crisis?

10 Signs the U.S. Economy Is Still on Shaky Ground

It has been two years since Lehman Brothers went under, sparking the Great Recession. While the banks have done surprisingly well in past two years, the economy is still struggling to recover and millions remain out of work. Here are 10 charts of key economic indicators to watch.

Blaming Short Sellers: A Pointless Game

The former CEO of Lehman Brothers, Richard Fuld, blames the firm's collapse on hedge funds and short sellers that bet on declines in Lehman's stock price. That explanation may be satisfying for Fuld, but there's one problem -- it's probably not true.

Two Years After Lehman, Muriel Siebert Warns of Danger Ahead

Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, the grande dame of Wall Street, says that Lehman Brothers should never have collapsed, that government's steps were a necessary evil and that there is a still a need for more regulation. She warns that left unregulated, the markets and the economy could still face turmoil ahead.

Two Years Later, Corporate Credit Is Flowing Again

Many aspects of the financial crisis are still with us. But when it comes to one of the most profound economic impacts of the 2008 meltdown -- the downright seizure of credit markets -- things could hardly be more different now than during the height of the crisis.

CNBC Anchor's Book Is a Fly on the Wall for Lehman's Fall

This week marks the second anniversary of an event that shook the financial industry to its core. In her newly released book, 'The Weekend that Changed Wall Street,' CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo gives an insider's look at the fateful days surrounding the fall of Lehman Brothers.

Two Years Later: The U.S. Economy Still Needs a Spark Plug

The capital markets have recovered nicely from the depths of the financial crisis's despair, though skittishness remains. What the economy sorely needs now is the next big thing -- perhaps a new technology that boosts business productivity.

Two Years After Lehman:
Still Too Big to Fail

"It felt like the world was on fire," recalls financial writer Andrew Ross Sorkin, whose book Too Big To Fail covers the crisis at its peak. In an interview, he discusses the meltdown, its aftermath, the quest for power on Wall Street and why more regulation is still needed.

Face-Off on Stocks: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup

The implosion of Lehman Brothers was just two years ago and yet Wall Street and the financial industry are still struggling to rebuild from the ashes. But as the economy recovers, are bank stocks good buys? Here are the bull and bear cases for three of the nation's biggest banks.