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Did Bear Stearns Know These Securities Were a House of Cards?

JPMorgan Chase may come to regret buying Bear Stearns. Suits by Wells Fargo and bond insurer Ambac claim that Bear entirely disregarded loan quality to appease its trading desk's ever-growing demand for mortgages to securitize. Now, those parties are suing to get their money back, and they might get it.

Bankruptcies: Could 2011 Be Even Better Than 2010?

In another bit of good economic news, the list of U.S. business bankruptcies will likely get shorter, and probably less distinguished, in 2011, just as it did this year. Still, several factors beyond an improving economy are also at play here.

Ambac Shares Soar on Surprise Profit

Shares in credit-crisis poster child Ambac Financial rallied as much as 86% at one point Friday after the beleaguered bond insurer reported a surprise quarterly profit.