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THE FEDERAL RESERVE warned that investors are at an increased risk due to high corporate debt and historically high borrowing levels in its first ever report on financial stability. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Risky corporate debt flagged in Fed’s financial stability report

NEW YORK - The United States economy is showing some vulnerabilities as investors take increasing risks with corporate debt and businesses rely on “historically...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE'S bank stress test assumed tougher economic conditions than 2017 for its "severely adverse scenario." / BLOOMBERG

Goldman, Morgan Stanley say test scores may not curb payouts

NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley are imploring investors not to get spooked.The investment banks had the two lowest capital...
JAY POWELL, GOVERNOR of the U.S. Federal Reserve. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Key U.S. bank regulators say they’re ready to soften rules

NEW YORK - Top U.S. banking regulators are sprinting to ease the Volcker Rule, stress tests and other constraints on Wall Street after the...
U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY Steven Mnuchin said neither he, nor the treasury, are not in favor of breaking up major U.S. banks as part of economic policy. Above: An aerial view of Lower Manhattan on Friday, June 19, 2015. BLOOMBERG / CRAIG WARGA

Breaking up big banks would be `huge mistake,’ Mnuchin says

NEW YORK - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said breaking up the biggest banks would be a “huge mistake,” easing concerns that the Trump administration plans...
THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU has sued the largest servicer of student loans, Navient Corp., for what the regulator says was behavior that "systematically" cheated borrowers.

Navient ‘systematically’ cheated borrowers, CFPB alleges

WASHINGTON - Navient Corp., the largest servicer of student loans in the United States, was sued by a U.S. regulator over allegations that the...

Victorious Donald Trump is devil Wall Street doesn’t know

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump, the financial sector hardly knows ye.During the campaign, a group of bankers from around the country -- plane tickets in...

Wall Street banks to face on-site reviews of sales practices

WASHINGTON - To ensure Wells Fargo & Co.’s scandal over unauthorized customer accounts isn’t being repeated at other lenders, regulators are poised to start...

Brexit raises stakes for foreign banks on Fed’s stress tests

WASHINGTON - Bankers have a new year to fear: 2018.That’s when the U.K. could complete its retreat from the European Union, potentially revealing...
BANK of AMERICA, among all 33 banks that were included, have passed the first round of the Federal Reserve's stress test, which is designed to see if the financial institutions are healthy enough to continue functioning despite dire economic circumstances.  / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JIN LEE

Biggest U.S. banks seen weathering severe stress in Fed’s tests

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve’s stress tests of big banks found all 33 have enough capital to withstand a severe economic shock, though Morgan...

Fed’s Tarullo says stress tests to get tougher for big banks

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve plans to make changes to its annual stress tests that will penalize Wall Street banks for being large and...
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