AP: Government not expected to help more companies

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by MrDODGE, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080713/credit_crisis_new_phase.html?.v=14

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. government is signaling it won't throw a lifeline to struggling financial companies -- except for mortgage linchpins Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- marking a shift to a new and potentially more volatile phase of the credit crisis.

    Such an approach could mean beaten-down investment banks like Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and regional banks must now fend for themselves as they try to recover from billions of dollars in mortgage-related losses -- unlike Bear Stearns Cos., whose buyout the government helped orchestrate in March. That is bound to unnerve an already turbulent Wall Street and make investors even more anxious as they await financial companies' earnings expected to be down a stunning 69 percent from a year ago when all the numbers are in.
  2. The market is bipolar. This is too funny.