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  • Republicans in Congress begin new effort to water down Dodd-Frank law

    Boosted by their November election gains, congressional Republicans have launched a new effort to weaken, bit by bit, a law that dramatically expanded federal oversight of the financial system after the Great Recession. On Wednesday, the Republican-...
  • Wall Street banker withdraws Treasury nomination after liberal opposition

    Wall Street banker withdraws Treasury nomination after liberal opposition
    Investment banker Antonio Weiss has withdrawn himself from consideration for a top Treasury Department position in the face of strong opposition from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other liberals who objected to his Wall Street background. A...
  • Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now

    Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now
    For the fourth time in 12 years, the world is facing a deflation scare. And as with any good horror movie, no one is sure what lurks in the shadows. Since summer, slowing growth in China and severe weakness in Europe and Japan have deepened fears that...
  • Homer J. Livingston Jr., Chicago banker and investment exec, dies at 79

     Homer J. Livingston Jr., Chicago banker and investment exec, dies at 79
    Homer J. Livingston Jr., whose father was chairman and CEO of First National Bank of Chicago, was a longtime commercial and investment banker who for a time headed the Chicago Stock Exchange. "I think Homer was an excellent, superb banker, not only in...
  • Stocks open lower; crude oil price falls again

    Stocks open lower; crude oil price falls again
    Another drop in the price of oil is pulling the stock market lower. Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and other oil companies sank along with crude oil after Goldman Sachs slashed its forecast for oil prices for the next two years. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones...
  • Stock volatility could be the norm for 2015

    Stock volatility could be the norm for 2015
    This week's wild ride on the stock markets brought this word of advice from analysts: Get used to it. Friday's 170-point slide in the Dow Jones industrial average seemed almost moderate compared with other triple-digit gains and losses this week, but...
  • TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS, For release 01/07/15

    ((NOTICE: For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TCA Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tcacustomerservice@tribune.com.) TAX-FREE MONEY MARKET FUNDS Tax-free money funds with assets of $100 million or more that are...
  • Few Natural Disasters In 2014 Made Profitable Year For Insurers

    When property-casualty insurers close their books for 2014, it is estimated to be the second most profitable year since the financial crisis of 2007-08, due largely to a quiet hurricane season caused by an El Niņo weather phase and the absence of other...
  • Signs of aging may soon affect financial advisers — and brokerages

     Signs of aging may soon affect financial advisers — and brokerages
    Like the rest of the population, financial advisers are showing signs of aging. As an adviser ages, he or she is more likely to have senior moments, including forgetting to put in a sell order, misunderstanding the number of shares asked to be bought...
  • H.B. students find their A game in stock-picking competition

    H.B. students find their A game in stock-picking competition
    Amber Martin, Rebekah Woerz and Audrey Kemp were teased when their peers found out they had invested in Isis. No, not the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, now most commonly known as Islamic State, but rather Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Carlsbad. The...
  • Obama to nominate former Bank of Hawaii CEO to Federal Reserve Board

    Obama to nominate former Bank of Hawaii CEO to Federal Reserve Board
    President Obama said Tuesday that he would nominate the former head of one of Hawaii's largest banks to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, following criticism from some lawmakers about the lack of community banking experience among the...