Thursday, April 9, 2009

News Roundup

Here are links to some interesting recent stories:

Today, Barclay's sold subsidiary iShares to private equity group CVC Capital. The price tag was somewhere between $4.2 and $4.41 billion, depending on if you are Financial Times or The Wall Street Journal.

Top Obama Economic Adviser Lawrence Summers sees an end to our current economic free fall. Summers did not, however, provide insight about when a rebound would happen and how strong it would be.

As the stress tests on banks wrap up, Reuters reports that no banks will close as a result of the tests.

According to the Housing and Urban Development Secretary, banks receiving TARP assistance will be required to participate in the
government’s mortgage modification initiatives. You can check out that story here.

And finally, Wells Fargo had a good day.
The bank rallied global stocks today when it announced expectations of $3billion in net income for the first quarter. The AP suggests that it may just be an anomaly.

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