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  • Deutsche Bank settles Libor manipulation investigation for $2.5 billion

    Deutsche Bank settles Libor manipulation investigation for $2.5 billion
    Deutsche Bank will pay $2.5 billion to an array of New York, U.S. and British regulators to settle a long-running investigation into alleged manipulation of a key interest rate benchmark known as Libor. The settlement, the largest rate-manipulation...
  • Fed's Dudley hopeful of interest rate hike this year despite weak data

    Fed's Dudley hopeful of interest rate hike this year despite weak data
    A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday that he was hopeful the central bank will raise its benchmark short-term interest rate this year despite recent weak economic data. William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York,...
  • Former Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke to advise Citadel hedge fund

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will work as advisor to a leading hedge fund, becoming another onetime Washington official to move into the high-paying financial industry. Bernanke will be an "outside senior advisor" at Citadel, a...
  • Former Fed Chairman Bernanke named Citadel adviser

    Former Fed Chairman Bernanke named Citadel adviser
    Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, has been named as an outside senior adviser to Citadel, the Chicago investment firm founded by billionaire Ken Griffin. The firm said Bernanke will consult with Citadel teams on monetary policy,...
  • Battle looms over retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule

    NEW YORK — A newly proposed rule to ban retirement planners from creating conflicts of interest with their customers might appear to put an end the years-long policy fight over the issue. Don't bet on the retirement on it. The battle is just...
  • Reaction to retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule is muted, but fight looms

    Reaction to retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule is muted, but fight looms
    NEW YORK — A newly proposed rule to ban retirement planners from creating conflicts of interest with their customers might appear to put an end to the years-long policy fight over the issue. Don't bet the retirement on it. The battle is just...
  • Investing: Whose advice can you trust?

    News that the Department of Labor might extend a fiduciary standard to everyone who advises investors on retirement accounts recently sent interested parties on Wall Street and in Washington into a tizzy. (For the record, investment fiduciaries are...
  • Keeping score on credit

    The use of credit scores and reports dates back nearly 60 years. In 1956, engineer Bill Fair and mathematician Earl Isaac formed the Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) on the premise that data could be mined and used to inform business decisions. Two years...
  • Fixes to residential treatment on the way in Illinois, but budget woes loom

    Fixes to residential treatment on the way in Illinois, but budget woes loom
    State officials and child advocates have begun the difficult, deliberate work of revamping Illinois' child welfare system following reports late last year that young state wards were assaulted, raped and lured into prostitution at taxpayer-financed...
  • U.S. agency wants brokers held to higher standards

     U.S. agency wants brokers held to higher standards
    In September 2008, as the financial crisis emerged, a retirement account of Al and Karin Betz slumped in value to $130,000 from about $160,000. "I got a cold call saying, 'Would you have some money to invest?'" Al Betz, 66, recalled. "I said, 'If you...
  • Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans

     Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans
    Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn't buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar's problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and...