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  • How John Freund kept Warren Buffett's stock picks secret for 30-plus years

    How John Freund kept Warren Buffett's stock picks secret for 30-plus years
    After more than 30 years working in Chicago as Warren Buffett's stockbroker, Citigroup Managing Director John Freund is retiring from the bank at the end of March, the company said. Freund, 69, managed to make big headlines only once: For altering the...
  • S&P is expected to settle litigation over its role in financial crisis

    S&P is expected to settle litigation over its role in financial crisis
    In May 2004, as the U.S. housing market was heating up, Standard & Poor's Financial Services lost to a rival a huge deal to rate mortgage-backed securities to be issued by a major Japanese bank. The reason? S&P's credit standards were too high, an...
  • S&P to pay $1.4 billion in claims it misled investors with rosy ratings

    S&P to pay $1.4 billion in claims it misled investors with rosy ratings
    Ending one the most contentious cases of the post-crisis era, Standard & Poor's Financial Services agreed to settle government allegations that it misled investors with rosy credit ratings on billions of dollars of mortgage securities during the run-up to...
  • No Sympathy For Super Bowl Ticket Brokers

    No Sympathy For Super Bowl Ticket Brokers
    As an interesting coda to the most thrilling Super Bowl in recent years, I'd like to point to an unintentionally hilarious article at ESPN.com about the travails of ticket brokers who were unable to fulfill customer orders for the event. Evidently it...
  • State pension funds look to recover more after S&P settlement

    State pension funds look to recover more after S&P settlement
    The nation's richest public pension fund was a big winner in the settlement with Standard & Poor's Financial Services over its ratings on mortgage-backed securities lawsuits. But that doesn't mean that the California Public Employees' Retirement System,...
  • Who wins in the City National bank sale

    Royal Bank of Canada's purchase of City National Corp., the priciest bank deal since the financial crisis, will create major expansion opportunities for the L.A. banking firm's key businesses — wealth management, entertainment services, private...
  • Fed Chair Yellen must weigh U.S. growth against global slowdown

     Fed Chair Yellen must weigh U.S. growth against global slowdown
    Now comes the tough part for Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen. After winding down the central bank's bond-buying stimulus without roiling financial markets, Yellen begins her second year on the job next week with the more difficult task of...
  • For STR Holdings, A Return Of Sorts To Local Roots

    With a restructuring completed this week, STR Holdings Inc. in some ways returns to its roots, at least as far as its Connecticut operations are concerned: a small, Enfield-based research and development firm in polymers. STR on Friday afternoon will...
  • S&P 500 Falls Below 2,000; Oil Extends Decline, Bonds Rally

    S&P 500 Falls Below 2,000; Oil Extends Decline, Bonds Rally
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, extending a decline after a big slump on Monday. The price of oil continued to slide and bonds rallied, pushing the yield on the 10-year Treasury note below 2 percent. Investors also had some downbeat...
  • Robert B. Reich: Wall Street's threat to the American middle class

    Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. The Street's excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential...
  • Quinn's action will cause financial crisis

    Former Gov. Pat Quinn’s last-minute executive order that raises the minimum wage of all employees of companies that contract with the state will have a devastating impact on nonprofit community agencies serving people with disabilities. While we...