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Hedge Funds Cash In on Collapse of Bear

Wagering the securities firm stock would fall paid off millions

(Newser) - The epic collapse of Bear Stearns didn't mean bad news for everyone on Wall Street—several big hedge funds made a mint off it, the Wall Street Journal reports. The funds essentially placed bets that Bear would stumble, then raked in millions when the security firm's shares took a nosedive.... More »

Stocks Soar After Bumpy Ride

Streeters pleased with Bernanke speech, BofA news

(Newser) - The Dow finished up 117.78 points today, closing at 12,853.09 on signals from Fed chairman Ben Bernanke of interest-rate cuts to come and reports that Bank of America is in talks to buy home-loan giant Countrywide. It was a bumpy ride, though, as the key index was... More »

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