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  • 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...
  • Walgreens Boots to trade under WBA symbol

    When Walgreen combines with European-based Alliance Boots, it intends to drop its "WAG" ticker symbol for the ticker symbol "WBA." Walgreen said Friday it informed the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Stock Exchange that it will voluntarily...
  • Obama defends foreign policy decisions on Cuba, Russia, Iran

    Obama defends foreign policy decisions on Cuba, Russia, Iran
    In a spirited defense of his foreign policy, President Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that normalizing relations with Cuba would bolster American influence there and that his diplomatic strategies to contain Russia and Iran are working. The...
  • Penn State's James Franklin photobombs his kicker's interview

    Penn State's James Franklin photobombs his kicker's interview
    Penn State's Sam Ficken gets two unique opportunities at the Pinstripe Bowl this week: to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and to kick at Yankee Stadium. Ficken will be part of Penn State's contingent that will open the NYSE...
  • H.B. students find their A game in stock-picking competition

    H.B. students find their A game in stock-picking competition
    Amber Martin, Rebekah Woerz and Audrey Kemp were teased when their peers found out they had invested in Isis. No, not the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, now most commonly known as Islamic State, but rather Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Carlsbad. The...
  • Asian stock markets snap 2 days of losses but growth worries temper gains

    Asian stock markets snapped two days of declines Wednesday but gains were tempered by worries about the plunge in oil prices and renewed doubts about Greece's membership of the euro currency bloc. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent to...
  • Obama taps community banker from Hawaii for vacancy on Federal Reserve Board

    President Barack Obama has selected the former head of a community bank in Hawaii to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Board. The White House said Tuesday that Obama will nominate Allan R. Landon, the former chief executive of the Bank of Hawaii,...
  • TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS, For release 01/07/15

    ((NOTICE: For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TCA Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tcacustomerservice@tribune.com.) TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS Tax-free money funds with assets of $100 million or more that are...
  • US stock market rises early as oil price stabilizes; bond prices fall

    U.S. stocks are rising in early trading as the price of oil steadies. The move higher Wednesday follows gains in European and Asia stock markets. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 122 points, or 0.7 percent, to 17,495 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time...
  • US stock market heads up as crude oil stabilizes; ADP reports solid job gains last month

    The stock market is turning higher as the price of oil steadied near six-year lows and a report showed U.S. businesses hiring more workers. European markets also climbed Wednesday after weak inflation figures for the region raised speculation of...