| Feb 8, 2015
| 6:10 PM
Tom French is dead, but will the retired Bucks County deputy sheriff — through two notes he reportedly left behind — get the last word in the $20 million insurance fraud in which he was accused?
The answer may play a role in the upcoming...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:09 PM
Tom French said he "committed no crime."
In a note to his stepson, purportedly written by the retired Bucks County deputy sheriff and emailed to the newspaper by a source involved with the case, French, who was among seven charged in connection with a...
| Feb 5, 2015
A group of top U.S. regulators charged with monitoring the financial system is making changes to the way big financial firms are chosen for stricter government oversight.
Companies will be notified earlier in the process by the Financial Stability...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 3:35 PM
Easton Farmers Market now accepting applications
Easton Farmers Market is accepting vendor applications for the 2015 Saturday open-air market. The market operates 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays May 2 through November 21 in Centre Square.
| Jan 18, 2015
| 9:00 AM
The AIG effect may be dead.
During the nation’s financial collapse, insurance giant AIG held a weeklong retreat at a swanky Dana Point resort, less than a week after getting an $85-billion federal bailout. The scandal sparked such outrage that...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:14 AM
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 --...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Christopher J. Swift, CEO of the Hartford Financial Services Group, has been elected chairman of the board of directors, the company announced Monday.
Swift became CEO in July 2014, taking over from the property-casualty insurer's former CEO, Liam E....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 12:59 PM
State Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi, who led the department for nearly four years and traveled widely as an industry expert, is resigning to take a job with a New York investment firm.
Leonardi, 60, is taking a job at Evercore Partners Inc.,...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Maurice R. Greenberg, the ousted chief executive of American International Group Inc., was practically laughed out of New York for claiming that he and other shareholders were shortchanged by the U.S. government's $182-billion bailout of AIG.
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:55 PM
To the editor: The lawsuit by former American International Group Inc. chief Maurice R. Greenberg claiming punitive treatment by the government toward AIG in the $182-billion emergency bailout during the financial meltdown of 2008 is an object lesson in...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Aroma of hubris
Imagine you were a swimmer who'd recklessly gotten caught in a riptide, only to be saved by a boater who was busily helping other struggling swimmers to shore. Would you complain if the boater charged you a big fee? Maybe. But you almost...