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  • Bankers are complaining — again — about too much regulation

    Bankers are complaining — again — about too much regulation
    The term "regulatory capture" refers to what happens when regulators swim so close to the companies they regulate that they get snared in those companies' gravitational fields. What results is tolerant, indulgent regulation, or none at all. For a good...
  • Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat to be Google's new CFO

    Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat to be Google's new CFO
    The balance of power between Wall Street and Silicon Valley shifted another degree westward. Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley, is leaving to take the same job at Google Inc., a symbolically significant move by a high-profile Wall...
  • Google grabs Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat

    Google grabs Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat
    Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley, is leaving to take the same job at Google Inc., a symbolically significant move by a high-profile Wall Street executive -- and one of the finance industry's most prominent women. Google said in a...
  • Will the Fed hike rates? It's all over but the Yellen

    A few years ago, I was dispatched to cover a speech by then-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Although the topic listed was listed in the Physician's Desk Reference under "heavy narcotics," my presence was required, "just in case he makes some news."...
  • How will NFL's lifting of blackout policy affect Florida fans?

    How will NFL's lifting of blackout policy affect Florida fans?
    The NFL announced Monday it will lift its local blackout policy, at least for the 2015 season. Because Orlando is deemed "a secondary market'' for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars, those teams' fans can expect to see plenty next...
  • Stocks rise on rebound in oil, strong company results

    Stocks rise on rebound in oil, strong company results
    Stocks advanced Friday, capping a strong week, helped by a recovery in the price of oil and earnings from Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants and sportswear giant Nike. The Nasdaq composite index inched closer to its all-time high set at the height of...
  • Pimco loses more funds to MetWest, other rivals, Morningstar says

    Pimco loses more funds to MetWest, other rivals, Morningstar says
    Rival bond funds are gaining at the expense of Pimco's flagship Total Return Fund as it continues to suffer a "staggering" rate of investor defections, according to a new report from investment research firm Morningstar Inc. Metropolitan West Total...
  • Stocks decline for third week; interest rate worries persist

    Stocks decline for third week; interest rate worries persist
    The stock market was hit hard Friday, capping a third week of declines, as investors reacted to a steep drop in oil prices and a jump in the value of the dollar.   Utilities, companies that make basic materials like steel, and major exporters had...
  • Taking ax to the 'Lizzie Borden defense' on pensions

    Taking ax to the 'Lizzie Borden defense' on pensions
    Deep into the argument about the pension overhaul law before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon in Springfield, Aaron Maduff, attorney for the State Universities Annuitants Association, played the "Lizzie Borden" card. Maduff was one of...
  • Fed orders Bank of America to revise capital plan after stress test

    Bank of America must revise its plans for increasing dividends or buying back its own stock, the Federal Reserve has ordered, citing gaps in the bank's risk planning. The Fed announced the decision Wednesday as part of its "stress tests" — an...
  • Wall Street workers earned $28.5 billion in bonuses last year

    Wall Street workers earned $28.5 billion in bonuses last year
    The average Wall Street bonus last year rose 2% to $172,860 from a year earlier as the financial industry continues to adjust to an era of tighter regulation and moderating, though still relatively high, profits. In a report Wednesday on Wall Street's...