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U.S. stock index futures were down Monday, pointing to a lower opening for Wall Street after a three-day weekend.



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HSBC is considering selling some of its key properties, including its signature world headquarters in London’s Canary Warf and its offices in New York and Paris, in a reported effort to raise cash and avoid taking a bailout from the U.K. government.



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While optimism for an Asian economic recovery is rising, Japan seems to be lagging behind, even amid a few positive signals.



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After China’s central bank signals there will be no slowing in the massive lending spree by mainland banks, the market's focus turns to whether A-shares can continue their climb.



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Firms that fed client money to Bernard Madoff likely took in at least $790 million in fees over the years, according to a published report.



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It's gut-check time for investors next week as earnings from three of the nation's largest banks may help determine whether the recent financial-led stock-market rally is a legitimate bull run or a bear trap.



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The Treasury Department's program to clear out $1 trillion in so-called toxic assets from the financial sector is experiencing delays as agency officials seek to diversify the number and types of private participants they will accept, according to securities attorneys.



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Hopes raised by a five-week rally in stocks will be challenged next week as big banks such as J.P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup report quarterly earnings results that may have benefited from recent accounting changes.



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Short sellers are being ambushed from all sides -- from tighter regulations to double-digit stock rallies. But there are ways to get out of the jungle alive.



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SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Wilmington, N.C.-based Cape Fear Bank was closed by regulators Friday, marking the 22nd bank failure of the year as the effects of the financial crisis spread throughout the economy.