Wall Street : Instant Guide
They may not be the violent, but many Wall Street financiers are psychopaths who lack empathy and interest in others, according to a new study.

Why is Wall Street full of psychopaths?

A surprisingly high number of financiers have an "unparalleled capacity for lying," according to a new, unsettling report that's rattling the industry

Wall Street : Instant Guide
Abandoned bungalows in Far Rockaway, New York: In 2008, this beachside town was referred to as "ground zero" of the subprime mortgage crisis.

The return of subprime bonds: Is Wall Street courting disaster?

Everything old is new again, as investors snap up bundles of the same toxic subprime loans that led to the great crash of 2008

Wall Street : Opinion Brief
Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson reportedly gave top hedge fund managers a secret tip about the trouble at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ahead of the 2008 meltdown.

Hank Paulson's 'astonishing' insider tip to Wall Street

Bloomberg reports that as Treasury secretary, Paulson gave a potentially lucrative heads-up to hedge fund managers. Should we be outraged?

Wall Street : By the numbers
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says that newly revealed details about the Fed's bank bailout were kept secret to prevent a stigma against banks that took part.

The Federal Reserve's 'breathtaking' $7.7 trillion bank bailout

A new report on the 2008 financial crisis reveals some shocking numbers that dramatically exceed the $700 billion TARP bailout

Wall Street : Winners and Losers
Former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine may come out of MF Global's bankruptcy with a $12.1 million severance package, but he can say almost certainly say goodbye to a political comeback.

MF Global's 'spectacular' collapse: Winners and losers

The brokerage firm files for Chapter 11 in one of the biggest bankruptcies in U.S. history. But not everyone is particularly upset

Wall Street : The List
Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine heads the brokerage firm MF Global, which filed for bankruptcy on Monday, and is still scrambling to find $700 million in missing customer money.

MF Global: Where is the bankrupt firm's missing $700 million?

Jon Corzine's brokerage house files for bankruptcy — after the feds discover loads of cash missing from customers' accounts

Wall Street : By the numbers
Traders on the New York Stock Exchange: Things aren't looking good for Wall Street, which may see 10,000 jobs cut in the securities industry by 2012.

Wall Street's job 'slashing': By the numbers

New York's comptroller expects the titans of finance to jettison 10,000 jobs by the end of next year. How badly would that hurt the economy?

Wall Street : Best Video
Alessio Rastani, an independent trader, told a BBC interviewer gleefully that the financial markets are "toast," but later admitted he's an "attention seeker."

The 'sociopath' stock trader who dreams of financial Armageddon

Alessio Rastani, Europe's answer to Gordon Gekko, made jaws drop across the internet with his dire, gleeful prediction of an economic implosion

Wall Street : The List
UBS trader Kweku Adoboli leaves a London court on Friday after being charged with fraud related to his unauthorized $2 billion loss.

A rogue UBS trader's $2 billion loss: 4 lessons

Three years after the Lehman Brothers collapse, a single trader racks up massive unauthorized losses at UBS

Wall Street : Opinion Brief
Bank of America is trying to save money by cutting 10 percent of its workforce, but the financial behemoth still faces a raft of lawsuits and other problems.

Will cutting 30,000 jobs save Bank of America?

The struggling banking giant tries to save $5 billion a year by laying off 10 percent of its staff

Wall Street : Controversy
Warren Buffet's recent $5 billion investment in Bank of America has some analysts predicting that the mega-bank is on the verge of failure.

Warren Buffett's BofA investment: A 'bad omen'?

The legendary businessman has pumped $5 billion into the struggling banking giant, triggering fears of another Wall Street bailout

Wall Street : Opinion Brief
Between Bank of America's legal battle with AIG and its plummeting market shares, some worry that the banking behemoth is on the brink of disaster.

Is Bank of America on the brink of bankruptcy?

Ongoing mortgage issues, plunging stock values, and a fresh $10 billion lawsuit have analysts and investors worried about the financial giant's health

Wall Street : Analysis
A rusted Wall Street sign on the Lexington Avenue subway line in New York: Several giant banks have reported disappointing quarterly results.

'Bankageddon': 4 reasons Wall Street is struggling

The nation's biggest banks are unveiling their quarterly earnings, and some of the numbers are downright ugly

Wall Street : Opinion Brief
Farmville's wild popularity on Facebook, along with the recent rash of successful tech IPOs, has reportedly inspired Zynga to file an initial public offering by early June.

Zynga: Is FarmVille's maker the next hot IPO?

Zynga, the company behind hit Facebook games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars, may tap investor demand for anything and everything related to social media

Wall Street : Opinion Brief
LinkedIn CEO Jeffrey Wiener at the NYSE opening bell Thursday as the professional social network site goes public boosting its market value to nearly $10 billion.

LinkedIn's 'scorching hot' IPO: Proof of a tech bubble?

The business-focused social network's stock price more than doubled in its first day of trading — prompting some dubious exuberance

Wall Street : Forecast
Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam leaves court in New York Wednesday after being found guilty on 14 charges of securities fraud and conspiracy.

Galleon's Raj Rajaratnam guilty of insider trading: 3 repercussions

In one of the government's biggest insider trading cases ever, a hedge fund billionaire is convicted on 14 counts of securities fraud and conspiracy

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