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  • Banks win Fed extension on Volcker Rule provision

    Banks win Fed extension on Volcker Rule provision
    The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday extended by two years the time that big banks have to comply with a new rule that requires them to dispose of investments in hedge funds, private equity firms and other risky operations. The provision is part of the...
  • MetLife designated too big to fail

    MetLife designated too big to fail
    Federal regulators Friday designated MetLife Inc. for special oversight, saying the insurer is so big that its failure or other major problems would pose a threat to the U.S. financial system. In a 9-1 vote, the Financial Stability Oversight Council --...
  • Robert B. Reich: The coin of the realm

    A few years ago, hedge fund Level Global Investors made $54 million selling Dell Inc. stock based on insider information provided by a Dell employee. When charged with insider trading, Level Global Investors co-founder Anthony Chiasson claimed he didn't...
  • US exits Ally Financial investment, auto bailout

    DETROIT The U.S. Treasury sold its remaining shares of Ally Financial Thursday night and Friday morning, cutting the last financial cord from the auto industry bailout following the 2008 financial crisis. The Treasury, which provided $17.2 billion in...
  • Exclusive: AdvisorHUB site tried to sell broker data to major wirehouses

    AdvisorHUB, a year-old gossip and news website for the brokerage industry, has become such a part of brokers' daily reading routine that some call it the "New York Post of financial news." The website's founder, Andrew Parish, says the site has 200,000...
  • South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation

    South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation
    The high cost of living in South Florida leaves people more vulnerable to a financial crisis than anywhere in the country, a new study concludes. Of the nation's 35 largest metros, the tri-county area has the highest percentage of households that don'...
  • Fed's Lacker says he supported 'patient' change on guidance

    A top Federal Reserve official said on Friday that he supported the central bank's addition of the word "patient" to describe its interest rate guidance in its policy statement this week. "I support the characterization that we can be patient,"...
  • Obama: Sony made a mistake in pulling 'The Interview'

    Obama: Sony made a mistake in pulling 'The Interview'
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake in pulling the 'The Interview' from theaters, after the FBI announced that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on the entertainment company. "Yes I...
  • Bulgaria approves pension change despite coalition rift

    Bulgaria's parliament on Friday approved making private pension contributions optional despite the junior coalition partners voting against a plan that has been criticized by the financial sector and brought Bulgarians out onto the streets. Hundreds of...
  • Why is Elizabeth Warren so angry about Dodd-Frank?

    Why is Elizabeth Warren so angry about Dodd-Frank?
    Earlier this month, Congress approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that rolls back a provision of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. That happened over the ferocious objections of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other progressive Democrats....
  • Attorney General To Investigate Hartford Community Group

    Attorney General To Investigate Hartford Community Group
    HARTFORD — The state Attorney General's office on Friday launched an investigation into financial practices at Hartford Areas Rally Together, where assets have dropped by nearly $500,000 over three years and the executive director admitted to The...