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  • Exclusive: BNP Paribas hires ex-U.S.Treasury official for compliance job

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - BNP Paribas has hired a former top official at the U.S. Treasury Department's sanctions office, people familiar with the matter said, part of the French bank's effort to build up its compliance department after its record settlement...
  • U.S. sanctions military officers on both sides of South Sudan conflict

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on two military officers on opposite sides of the ethnic violence in South Sudan on Thursday in a demonstration of U.S. frustration that fighting has continued despite two ceasefires. Thousands...
  • ExxonMobil said to halt drilling in $700-million project in Russia

    ExxonMobil said to halt drilling in $700-million project in Russia
    ExxonMobil has halted drilling on its platform in the Kara Sea and begun shutting down its $700-million joint venture with Russia's Rosneft energy giant to comply with U.S. sanctions that take effect next week, energy industry sources reported Friday....
  • Exxon winds down drilling as U.S. sanctions hit Russia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil said on Friday it will wind down drilling in Russia's Arctic in the face of U.S. sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow's oil sector, after the Obama administration granted a brief extension to safely...
  • Savings accounts may be on the way back

    An old-fashioned banking product that has fallen on hard times may be making a comeback with school kids. Passbook savings accounts are the centerpiece of a pilot program being launched this fall by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which is hoping to...
  • L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe

    L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe
    Sinaloa cartel bosses had a problem. They were holding a hostage and needed to get the $140,000 ransom his family agreed to pay from the United States to Mexico in the form of pesos. Worried a wire transfer would alert authorities, the drug...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...