Barclays plans share issue to fill capital hole


Barclays plans share issue to fill capital hole

LONDON Barclays, Britain's second largest bank, plans to issue new shares worth 5.8 billion pounds to shore up its capital and satisfy new regulatory requirements meant to prevent a repeat of the 2008 crisis. Its stock price plunged as investors…

Do a midyear tax checkup

Ready or not, big changes lie ahead for virtually every U.S. taxpayer next year. Tax cuts put into place under the Bush administration that slashed rates on wages, dividends and capital gains are set to expire at the end of 2012.

Gail MarksJarvis on the year in Chicago stocks

In a fearful investing year like 2011, stocks of large, stable, quality Chicago companies with long histories of delivering dependable dividends did better than others. See our report on the best and worst Chicago-area stocks of 2011.

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