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  • Stocks edge higher after three days of declines

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose slightly in early trading Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses on Wall Street. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked...
  • Stricter tax inversion rules punish stocks of firms mulling such moves

    The Obama administration's tougher rules on offshore corporate inversions had an immediate effect Tuesday, pushing down the stock prices of companies considering such moves. But the highly technical changes to the tax code did not appear to go far...
  • Fed's George wants to raise U.S. rates soon, gradually

    CHEYENNE Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve should begin raising rates soon or risk stoking future inflation and further distorting financial markets where too many investors are already taking excessive risks, a top Fed official said on Tuesday....
  • Economic data, Syria strikes weaken US, European markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weak economic news and airstrikes against militants in Syria sent global stock markets lower. The biggest declines came in Europe, where France's benchmark index fell sharply. The selling was more modest in Asia and the U.S., where...
  • Nasdaq to administer data system behind three-hour trading halt

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq OMX Group Inc won a contract to administer billing and other chores for the data feed system that sparked a three-hour trading halt in Nasdaq-listed stocks last year, but a contract to build and manage the system is still...
  • Soft economic data, Syria strikes hit US, European markets

    NEW YORK — U.S. and European stocks mostly fell Tuesday following some disappointing economic reports and news that U.S.-led forces have started airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average...
  • Bank of England's Carney says spring rate hike possible

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England may start to raise interest rates next spring if the labor market continues to recover from the financial crisis, Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday. Carney said forecasts made by the Bank last month showed that...
  • UK watchdog says banks struggle to clean up forex market

    LONDON (Reuters) - Banks are struggling to stamp out activity at the root of alleged manipulation in foreign exchange markets, the chairman of Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. The FCA and U....
  • Risk and compliance specialists in high demand at banks

    At a time when banks are trimming staff to lower expenses, one area of hiring remains hot: risk and compliance. Banks, wary of being penalized for violating new regulations introduced since the financial crisis, are staffing up on risk and compliance...
  • Lessons of the crisis prompt Moody's to overhaul bank ratings

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lessons learned in the financial crisis have prompted rating agency Moody's to overhaul the way it assesses banks - but most of the banks and debt it covers will have the same credit ratings after the review as before. Many banks who...
  • Roll Call's 50 richest members of Congress for 2014

    WASHINGTON They invested in an aquaculture business, a bank and good old blue chip stocks and bonds. The richest members of Congress found myriad ways to get wealthier in 2013, CQ Roll Call's annual survey of congressional wealth shows. Many lawmakers'...