First Republic Bank enlists Lazard’s assistance in reviewing strategic options

Bank of the First Republic FRC 29.47% bolsters its advisory ranks as the troubled lender seeks to stay afloat and plan for a post-crisis future amid a transatlantic crisis of confidence in the banking system. The California bank this week typed Lazard ltd. LAZ 3.23% to assist in the review of strategic options which could … Read more

Trout and Ohtani, the latest pair of teammates to face off

ESPN staff5:31 PM ET4 minute read Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Tuesday night’s World Baseball Classic final between the United States and Japan will feature some of the best Major League Baseball players in the world. The main attraction is American outfielder Mike Trout playing against his Los Angeles Angels teammate Shohei Ohtani. If Ohtani throws … Read more

Dow Jones Futures: the market comes up against the decision of the Fed; GME is soaring late, the Free Republic is collapsing

Dow Jones futures fell slightly after hours, along with S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures, with Nike (OF) and GameStop (GME) post-closing reports. Investors are already eyeing the Federal Reserve’s rate hike decision on Wednesday. X The stock market rally posted strong gains on Tuesday as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen signaled increased support for banks. Bank … Read more

New York Knicks legend Willis Reed dies at 80

Tim BontempsESPN3:06 PM ET4 minute read Willis Reed, the legendary New York Knicks captain and star center who led the franchise to its only two championships and authored one of the defining moments in NBA history, has died. He was 80 years old. “The Knicks organization is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our … Read more