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  • Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed

    NEW YORK — The stock market rose Tuesday as investors waited to find out when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of morning, then turned broadly higher in the afternoon on gains...
  • Virginia sues 13 banks for $1 billion over alleged mortgage bond fraud

    RICHMOND Va./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Virginia said on Tuesday that it sued units of Citigroup Inc, Deutsche Bank AG and 11 other banks, accusing them of defrauding the state's retirement fund by selling it shoddy mortgage bonds in the run-up...
  • SEC's Gallagher calls for reforms in fixed income markets

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. regulator called for major reforms in the fixed income markets on Tuesday, saying many of the rules are out of date and lack enough protections for retail investors. In prepared remarks for a market structure...
  • SNB to keep 1.20 franc cap for at least six months: Reuters poll

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss National Bank will keep the 1.20 cap on the franc for at least six months, intervening in foreign exchange markets again or even effectively charging for franc deposits if needed, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday. An...
  • US stocks slightly higher ahead of Fed meeting

    US stocks slightly higher ahead of Fed meeting
    NEW YORK — US stocks inched higher in the first half hour of trading Tuesday after losses in technology and small-company stocks a day earlier. Investors are keeping an eye on a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that starts Tuesday. KEEPING SCORE:...
  • Goldman Sachs gets strong demand for landmark sukuk issue

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs raised $500 million with its debut sale of Islamic bonds on Tuesday, becoming the first conventional U.S. bank to issue sukuk as Islamic finance develops beyond its traditional homes in the Middle East and southeast Asia....
  • European stress tests to challenge banks' political defences

    DUBLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - For the first time since its financial crisis struck in 2008, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections. The European Central Bank is leading the latest attempt...
  • Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small companies slump

    Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped. Fed policy makers start a two-day meeting on Tuesday and many...
  • Paris, Beijing work to boost French yuan investments

    PARIS (Reuters) - Bank of China was appointed on Monday as a yuan clearing service in Paris and two French groups were awarded licenses enabling them to invest in China's mainland securities, in moves to expand yuan markets. Competition is fierce among...
  • Stocks open lower ahead of Fed meeting

    Stocks open lower ahead of Fed meeting
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dropped in early trading Monday ahead of this week's potential pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. The Fed is nearing the end of its bond-buying stimulus program, and investors will be looking for indications of when...
  • Alibaba worried about Facebook IPO as considered Nasdaq versus NYSE

    Alibaba worried about Facebook IPO as considered Nasdaq versus NYSE
    (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd could have sold nearly $2 billion worth of stock without lifting a finger. All it had to do was list its shares on Nasdaq. That listing would have guaranteed Alibaba inclusion in the Nasdaq 100 Index by the end of...