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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

US bank earnings decline 7.7 percent in first quarter

WASHINGTON - U.S. banks' earnings declined 7.7 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier, as higher interest rates dampened demand for mortgage refinancing and reduced banks' ...
By Marcy Gordon

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Regulators push for stronger bank capital

MILWAUKEE - A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork ...
By Marcy Gordon

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Federal Reserve bars Citigroup, 4 other big banks from moves

WASHINGTON - Citigroup cannot raise its dividend or buy back its own stock because it needs better plans to cope with a severe recession, the Federal Reserve ruled Wednesday, a disappointing ...
By Marcy Gordon

Friday, March 21, 2014

U.S. appeals court upholds Fed's cap on 'swipe' fees

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve's cap on how much banks can charge businesses for handling ...
By Marcy Gordon

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Nearly all major US banks pass Fed 'stress tests'

WASHINGTON - All but one of the nation's 30 largest banks are better able to withstand a severe U.S. recession and global downturn than at any time since the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve ...
By Marcy Gordon

Friday, March 14, 2014

FDIC suit says 16 big banks rigged key rate

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has sued 16 big banks that set a key global interest rate, accusing them of fraud and conspiring to keep the rate low to enrich themselves.
By Marcy Gordon

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

FCC won't appeal ruling on Internet neutrality

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission says it won't appeal a court decision that struck down so-called 'Net Neutrality' rules. The agency says it will fashion new rules. 
By Marcy Gordon

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Merrill paying $131.8 million to settle SEC charges

WASHINGTON - Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay $131.8 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.
By Marcy Gordon

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

JPMorgan Chase reaches $4.5 billion settlement

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has settled with investors who said the bank de­ceived them about bad mortgage in­vestments.
By Marcy Gordon

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

JPMorgan paying $5.1 billion in Fannie, Freddie deal

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $5.1 billion to resolve claims that it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky home loans and mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market ...
By Marcy Gordon

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

JPMorgan pays $100 million, admits fault in London trades

WASHINGTON - JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay a $100 million penalty and admitted that its traders acted "recklessly" during a series of London trades that ultimately cost the bank $6 ...
By Marcy Gordon

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

JPMorgan admits fault, pays millions in loss

WASHINGTON - The financial penalty is staggering. JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay $920 million for trading losses that shook the financial world last year.
By Marcy Gordon

Friday, July 19, 2013

SEC files charges against hedge fund manager Cohen

WASHINGTON - The Securities and Exchange Commission leveled its most direct shot against billionaire hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen.
By Marcy Gordon

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

SEC considers tough rules for money funds

The SEC voted 5-0 to advance the plan, which would require shares of some money-market funds to "float", instead of having a fixed value of $1 per share.
By Marcy Gordon

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nasdaq paying $10 million for botching Facebook IPO

Nasdaq has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle federal civil charges after regulators said its systems and decisions disrupted Facebook's public stock offering last year.
By Marcy Gordon

Bank earnings set record

The industry earned $40.3 billion in the first quarter, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Wednesday. That's the highest figure ever for a single quarter.
By Marcy Gordon

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Apple's Cook faces Senate questions on taxes

Apple CEO Cook testifies before Senate panel after report says it avoids billions in taxes
By Marcy Gordon

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

SEC says companies can use social media

The Securities and Exchange Commission will allow public companies to make significant announcements on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites provided they alert investors which sites ...
By Marcy Gordon

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ex-executives pressed about trading loss

WASHINGTON - Two former high-ranking executives at JPMorgan Chase faced tough questions from senators Friday about why the bank played down risks and hid losses from regulators when it was losing ...
By Marcy Gordon

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fed says biggest banks in stronger position

The Fed's annual "stress tests" showed Thursday that as a group, the 18 banks hold fewer bad loans compared with last year, helped by a stronger economy.
By Marcy Gordon
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