| Jan 10, 2014
Re "U.S. gives bank's execs a free pass," Column, Jan. 8
Michael Hiltzik is right on the money. JPMorgan Chase was clearly in violation of laws regarding suspicious activity reporting, and the fact that it got its own money out of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus.
Instead, we're on track for a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined the chair of JPMorgan Chase as the firm announced a five-year, $250 million effort to close the “skills gap” to curb unemployment in urban areas in the U.S. and Europe.
Chicago is among...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:08 PM
You would have thought news was slow on Wall Street last week, when the hottest item on the ticker was that television personality Maria Bartiromo was jumping from CNBC, her onscreen home for two decades, to the Fox Business Channel.
Financial and media...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The "statement of fact" -- that narrative document that lays out what a corporate defendant has done wrong, without actually mentioning anything that could hurt the corporation in court -- has become our generation's big new literary genre. The...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The headline number on the big JPMorgan Chase legal settlement with state and federal regulators hasn't changed in the weeks since the negotiations over the deal first broke into the open: $13 billion. The deal's sponsors are falling all over themselves...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:05 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. said the $13 billion settlement it reached with the Justice Department, state attorneys general and other agencies erased most of its potential liability in the sale of faulty mortgage investments that fueled the 2008 financial...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:36 AM
U.S. banks don't come any bigger than JPMorgan Chase, so no one should be surprised by the size of its settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice that was announced today — $13 billion to end civil litigation regarding mortgage lending...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:43 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. probably thought things couldn't get any worse than the $13 bilion it is expected to pay in a legal settlement with the government.
Then it stumbled into a public-relations debacle on Twitter.
The beleaguered banking giant asked...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe.
But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
JPMorgan Chase, one of our nation's ethically-challenged financial institutions, is facing another big fine. That means that once again you'll be hearing the right wing's go-to defense of the bank: President Obama's out to get JPMorgan Chairman Jamie...