financial crisis

New Housing Starts Climb Again

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported this morning that new housing starts in July rose to an annual...

UnitedHealth Maintains Dividend

The shareholder payout continues to be in robust health at UnitedHealth Group . The company has declared its latest common stock dividend,...

New Home Sales Rise Sharply in June

The U.S. Census Bureau this morning released data on new single-family home sales for June. Sales rose 8.3% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted...

The Great Geithner: Ex-Treasury Secretary Gets Bailout Book Deal

The former Treasury Secretary has an agreement with Crown Publishers, an imprint of Random House, Inc. Crown announced Thursday that Geithner's book, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2014 and will provide a "behind-the-scenes" account of the financial crisis.

Post-Financial Crisis, the SEC Is More Toothless Than Ever

Whether you have millions of dollars invested in stocks, or a few thousand bucks in mutual funds, it's vitally important to you that the SEC -- Wall Street's top cop -- is doing its duty, and enforcing the law. But a new report casts doubt on whether our financial cop is really on the beat.

B of A Reaches Settlement with Fannie Mae on Risky Mortgages

Bank of America has reached a settlement with Fannie Mae on residential mortgage loans sold by the bank and its Countrywide unit to the agency ahead of the nation's 2008 financial crisis. The settlement includes a $3.6 billion payment to Fannie Mae.

Top 10 Business Stories of 2012

This would be the year when the global economy finally regained its vigor. At least that's what many had hoped. It didn't happen. So what were the top ten business stories of 2012?