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Tough Market Greets Bear Castoffs

Takeover sends bank employees looking for work on post-credit-crunch Wall Street

(Newser) - Thousands of Bear Stearns employees face uncertain futures after the investment bank's takeover by JPMorgan, and they’re entering a Wall Street beset with problems and bereft of jobs, reports Reuters. "They are coming into a market at a time when Wall Street doesn't offer much opportunity," one... More »

Wall Street Bonuses In for a Fall

Extra pay could drop in half for some senior bond traders

(Newser) - Wall Street's multi-million-dollar bonuses are likely to take a hit for the first time in five years, with extra pay dropping in half for some senior sellers of mortgage-backed securities, according to the Wall Street Journal. Traders in stocks and commodities are expected to do better than those working with... More »

Wall Street Bonuses To Sink

Market crisis hits paychecks

(Newser) - The credit crisis, which has surged across the global financial infrastructure like a tsunami, washing away millions of share prices, is about to hit one of Wall Street's most hallowed traditions —the fat bonus. The extra pay for all but an elite few may be cut for the first... More »

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