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  2. Bear Stearns: Its Collapse, Bailout, Winners & Losers

    Bear Stearns was a global investment bank located in New York City that collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis. The bank was heavily exposed to mortgage-backed securities that turned into...

  3. Bear Stearns collapses, sold to J.P. Morgan Chase - HISTORY

    Bear Stearns collapses, sold to J.P. Morgan Chase On March 16, 2008, Bear Stearns, the 85-year-old investment bank, narrowly avoids bankruptcy by its sale to J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. at...

  4. Bear Stearns - Wikipedia

    The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. was a New York-based global investment bank, securities trading and brokerage firm that failed in 2008 as part of the global financial crisis and recession, and was subsequently sold to JPMorgan Chase.

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  5. The stunning downfall of Bear Stearns and its bridge-playing ...

    Bear Stearns eventually ran out of cash. The bank told the SEC on March 13, 2008, a Thursday, that it wouldn’t be able to operate normally the next morning. Schwartz called Jamie Dimon,...

  6. A Brief History of Bear Stearns : NPR -

    JPMorgan is getting Bear Stearns for the rock-bottom price of about $2 a share — or about $236 million. That's a stunningly low price when one considers that Bear Stearns' shares were...

  7. How the Bear Stearns Fraud Case Unfolded : NPR -

    It is unclear whether Bear Stearns is actually the strongest case the FBI has of the 19 major corporations it is investigating — or simply a convenient target. Related NPR Stories Bear...

  8. The last days of Bear Stearns - Mar. 31, 2008 - CNN Business

    The last days of Bear Stearns It took only a few days, a rising sense of panic - and a critical e-mail - to spell the end of the 85-year-old investment bank. By Roddy Boyd, writer Chaos on Wall...

  9. Bear Stearns: Its Collapse and Bailout - The Balance

    Bear Stearns was an investment bank that survived the Great Depression only to succumb to the Great Recession. Founded in 1923, it became the fifth-largest investment bank by 2008. 1  2  In 2006, it produced a record $9.23 billion in revenue. By 2007, that had fallen to $5.95 billion. 3 

  10. TIMELINE: A dozen key dates in the demise of Bear Stearns

    12) March 16 & 17, 2008 - JPMorgan agrees on March 16 to buy Bear for $236 million, or $2 a share, representing just over 1 percent of the firm’s value at its record high close just 14 months...