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  • Banks lead early gains in US trading; Dollar General up

    Financial stocks are leading an early gain in U.S. trading a day after a number of banks announced dividend increases and stock buybacks. Morgan Stanley gained 3.5 percent in the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The bank raised its dividend and...
  • Fed approves dividend, buyback plans for US banks

    The Federal Reserve gave the green light Wednesday to major U.S. banks to raise dividends and buy back shares, deeming they have a sturdy enough financial foundation to withstand a major economic downturn. But the Fed gave Bank of America only...
  • Congress finds rare bipartisan ground in focus on New York Fed

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers who agree on little else are finding common ground in one thing: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has too much power within the U.S. central bank. One result has been increased interest in a plan advanced last month by Dallas Fed...
  • The Mortgage Professor: What is live mortgage pricing?

    Q: I have read statements by you regarding "live mortgage pricing," but I am not sure what it means or why it is important? A: A live mortgage price quote is a price that the lender is prepared to lock at the time of the quote. A lock is a binding...
  • Asia stocks regain footing after US rate hike jitters fade

    Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday, finding a firmer footing after several days of volatile trading linked to anxiety over a probable rate hike in the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index rose 1.1 percent to 18,928.66. South Korea's...
  • 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...
  • Bank of America receives OK for capital plan but must address 'deficiencies'

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America received conditional approval Wednesday from the Federal Reserve to return additional capital to shareholders, but the Fed told the Charlotte bank it has to address "deficiencies" and "weaknesses" in its capital planning...
  • Yellen faces growing lawmaker pressure for answers on leak probe

    Janet Yellen is under growing pressure from lawmakers to provide more information on investigations into the leak of confidential Federal Reserve policy deliberations that occurred in 2012. Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican and chairman of the Senate...
  • US stock indexes edge lower, stabilizing day after sell-off

    U.S. stock indexes are closing slightly lower, stabilizing a day after a global sell-off prompted by worries about higher U.S. interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,635 Wednesday. The Standard...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

    U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday, extending losses from a sell-off a day earlier. Investors are nervous about the likelihood of higher U.S. interest rates and the sharp appreciation in the value of the dollar. On Wednesday: The Dow Jones...
  • 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...