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JPMorgan Faces Yet Another Big Payout

JPMorgan Chase is nearing an agreement worth close to $6 billion with a group of institutional investors to settle claims over shoddy mortgage-backed securities.

Happy Fifth Anniversary, Great Recession!

According to the National Bureau of Economic Records, December 2007 is the when the Great Recession began. Five years later, the economy still hasn't recovered. DailyFinance takes a look back.

JPMorgan Hit With Fraud Lawsuit Over Bear Stearns Securities

The New York attorney general's office has hit JPMorgan Chase & Co. with a civil lawsuit, alleging that investment bank Bear Stearns -- prior to its collapse and subsequent sale to JPMorgan in 2008 -- perpetrated massive fraud in deals involving billions in residential mortgage-backed securities.

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.

Federal Reserve Releases Massive Amount of Bailout Data

The Fed on Wednesday released detailed information about the efforts it took to stabilize financial markets during the recent downturn. The Fed, which is facing increasing criticism from conservatives, defended its actions, and noted that no money was lost on its bailout programs.

Eight Boneheaded Blunders by America's Biggest CEOs

The CEOs of America's largest companies are often coached by a team of public relations professionals, but every once in awhile an executive goes rogue. Here are some of the biggest verbal blunders made by well-known chief executives.

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.

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.

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.

Enron Hits Broadway: Story More Timely than Ever

Enron, a musical hit about the Texas energy company's dizzying rise and fall, is coming to Broadway. The story of high finance and fraud unfolded nine years ago, but in an economy still reeling from the Lehman Brothers collapse, it's lessons are more relevant -- and funnier -- than ever.

What if your employer implodes?

Bear Stearns Cos. was able to survive many recessions, inflations and wars. Yet, it was a credit crunch that took down the bank. Now, it looks like...