Daniel Wagner

Payroll tax increase: Killer whale or red herring?


WASHINGTON — Com­pa­nies are rushing to describe the impact of higher So­cial Secur­ity taxes that took effect in... Read more

S&P expects suit over its mortgage ratings

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is expected to file civil charges against Stan­dard & Poor’s Ratings... Read more

Stocks rise on hopes for budget deal, Europe


The stock market finally shook its post-election slump.

Investors seized on hope that Washington will reach a deal on the... Read more

Dow falls 313

Wall Street greeted a second Obama term the way it greeted the first.

Investors dumped stocks Wednes­day in the sharpest sell-off of the... Read more

Feds order Discover to refund $200M to cardholders

WASHINGTON — Discover Bank will pay millions in fees to settle accusations by regulators that it pressured credit card customers to buy costly... Read more

Capital One to pay $210 million for marketing tactics


WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s consumer watchdog agency flexed its enforcement muscles for the first time Wednesday and... Read more

JPMorgan traders may have sought to conceal losses

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase said Friday that its traders might have tried to conceal the losses from a soured bet that has embarrassed the bank and... Read more