Nontoxic Financial Stocks

The credit crisis has crimped most banks and other financial firms, but some have actually prospered. How did they survive the subprime storm?

It has become a running theme of the credit crisis: Every week another financial firm rushes to raise capital to absorb big losses. On June 9, it was investment bank Lehman Brothers (LEH), which said it would raise $6 billion to help deal with a $2.8 billion second-quarter loss.

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