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  • Wall Street banks make legal case for physical commodities trade

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street banks have mounted a massive legal defense of their physical commodities activities, in a last-ditch effort to convince regulators that chartering oil tankers and owning power plants pose no risk to the financial system....
  • States crack down on for-profit colleges, student loan industry

    WASHINGTON When Murray Hastie returned to New York in January 2006 after two tours of duty in Iraq, he hoped to use the GI Bill to complete his college education. Denied admission to two state colleges, Hastie came upon DeVry University. The day after he...
  • CEOs gave the Fed bad economic information

    Recently the Federal Reserve released transcripts of the Federal Open Market Committee meetings during 2008 at the height of the financial crisis. Reading the transcripts prompts one to wonder why Fed officials were so often behind the curve, constantly...
  • No swaps with foreign central banks in latest week: New York Fed

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve provided no liquidity to foreign central banks in the latest week, the New York Fed said on Thursday. The Federal Reserve has established swap arrangements with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the...
  • Fed's balance sheet logged $84 billion profit last year

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve logged $84 billion in net profit last year on its massive portfolio of assets, and average income will probably remain higher than before the financial crisis for another decade to come, according to an annual...
  • Anthony Orlando: Financial regulation would stimulate economy

    On Wednesday, in her first speech on monetary policy, Janet Yellen, the new Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, pointed out a discouraging paradox: In recent years, private-sector forecasters have been surprisingly accurate at forecasting changes in the...
  • Amid frigid winter, Goldman, Morgan Stanley see commodity gains

    LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley both cited stronger commodities trading as a bright spot in the first quarter, aided in part by extraordinary volatility caused by the coldest U.S. winter in three decades. The two longest-...
  • Fidelity biotech fund among worst performers in April sell-off

    BOSTON (Reuters) - One of the biotechnology sector's worst two-week declines in the past decade has clobbered one of Fidelity Investments' hottest funds. The $9.4 billion Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund plunged 11.75 percent during the first 14 days...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates near low for year; 30-year at 4.27%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates near low for year; 30-year at 4.27%
    Mortgage rates have fallen as the spring home-buying season begins, with Freddie Mac pegging the average 30-year fixed loan at 4.27% this week, the lowest it has been since early February. The average for a 15-year fixed mortgage was 3.33% this week,...
  • Philly Fed factory activity accelerates in April

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region expanded in April at a faster clip than expected, a survey showed on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its business activity index rose to 16.6 from 9.0 in March,...
  • Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level

    Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level
    Initial jobless claims over the previous month hit their lowest level since the start of the Great Recession, indicating the labor market might be nearing a return to normal. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose slightly...