Bank sitting on more hard-to-value securities than rivals; inputs 'unobservable'
Sold 'house stocks' in which they had a secret stake including Italian cheese, telecom companies
Morgan Stanley convinced companies to use less stringent risk metric; UAE, Seattle make for strange bedfellows
Famed stock-picker believes economy is on the improve; discounts recent market plunges
Corporate earnings still rising, but large cap stocks ignored; P/E ratio shrinking
New methodology could trigger upgrades of about one-third of public issuers; higher ratings means less interest
Laszlo Birinyi is bullish on the U.S. economy and is encouraging a more aggressive posture
Besieged real estate company declares Chapter 11; BGC Partners picks up the pieces
Apple profits masking worrisome signs at other large caps; 'earnings trend is really weak'
France, Italy and Spain will see credit rankings cut, report says; German to maintain AAA