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  • U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. The sanctions,...
  • Exclusive: Akorn eyes $2 billion UCB unit in potential tax inversion - sources

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. specialty drugmaker Akorn Inc is exploring a bid for Belgian drugmaker UCB SA's U.S. subsidiary, a deal that would allow the company to move its tax domicile overseas in a practice known as inversion, according to people familiar...
  • Retirement: Should I invest in a deferred-income annuity?

    Deferred-income annuities, also known as longevity annuities, provide a guaranteed source of income when you reach a certain age. Say a 65-year-old man invests $100,000 in New York Life's Guaranteed Future Income Annuity and defers payouts for 15 years....
  • America's hangover from the heady Clinton years

    To the editor: Bill Clinton's high approval ratings prove that Americans have very short memories or are ignorant of the facts. ("How Bill Clinton, improbably, became America's favorite politician," Sept. 10) His administration is largely responsible...
  • U.S. sanctions Mexican lawyers linked to Sinaloa drug cartel

    WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has frozen the assets of three Mexican lawyers and a real estate company allegedly linked to the international drug cartel Sinaloa, known for its violence and kidnappings. The Treasury...
  • Treasury's Lew urges action on 'inversion' tax deals

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Jack Lew called on Monday for prompt action to stem the surge of U.S. businesses reincorporating abroad in "inversion" deals to avoid corporate U.S. income taxes, but offered no new ideas. While proposals stacked...
  • Got HAMP? If so, your mortgage may increase soon

    Got HAMP? If so, your mortgage may increase soon
    There is a fair amount of payment shock headed toward select groups of homeowners with mortgages. The reckoning has already started for people who took out home equity lines of credit a decade ago, when homes were appreciating handsomely. What started...
  • Treasury monitoring swaps loopholes at U.S. banks: WSJ

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department is monitoring banks that are shifting some of their trading operations overseas to avoid tough swaps rules in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source from the department. Swaps are contracts...
  • Big U.S. banks seek new clarity on risks of marijuana-linked accounts

    ST. LOUIS (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - Major banks are getting increasingly wary of some transactions with smaller banks that have begun to allow marijuana businesses to open accounts. Officials at the bigger institutions say they fear being in breach of...
  • Exclusive: Commerzbank close to settling U.S. sanctions probes

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - German lender Commerzbank AG is nearing agreement with U.S. authorities over its dealings with Iran and other countries under U.S. sanctions, sources familiar with the matter said. The bank is expected to pay about $650 million to...
  • Citi to pay $217,841 to settle OFAC violation liabilities

    (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc has agreed to remit $217,841 to settle potential civil liability for apparently violating multiple sanctions programs of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Department of Treasury said on Wednesday. Citi...