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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Nostalgia, but little outcry, over CME decision to close futures pits

     Nostalgia, but little outcry, over CME decision to close futures pits
    The CME Group's announcement late Wednesday afternoon to close most of its futures trading pits in Chicago and New York evoked a wave of nostalgia. Paul R.T. Johnson Jr., a former director at the Chicago Board of Trade, spoke fondly of the days when the...
  • 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...
  • MetLife Objects To 'Systemic' Tag By U.S. Risk Council

    WASHINGTON — Insurer MetLife said it is exploring ways to fight the U.S. government's proposal on Thursday to deem it "systemically important" and subject it to stronger regulatory oversight. MetLife is the third insurer to be tapped for such a...
  • Tribune Media stock to trade under the symbol TRCO

    Tribune Media stock to trade under the symbol TRCO
    Tribune Media plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TRCO, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The amendment to the Form 10 registration, which was initially filed in September, includes...
  • Investing: Top picks from a top value investor

    Veteran fund manager Bill Nygren co-manages three Oakmark funds: Oakmark Fund, Oakmark Select and Oakmark Global Select. He looks for growing businesses whose stocks trade for less than he thinks a company is worth and that are run by executives who put...