Stress Test Shows 29 of 30 Banks Meet or Top Capital Target
The Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests found 29 of the 30 largest U.S. banks could withstand a deep recession and still pay dividends, fueling speculation about which firms will win approval next week to raise payouts.
Companies Squeeze 401(k)s From Facebook to JPMorgan
Employers are holding back on both the amount and the timing of 401(k) matching funds and dragging out vesting schedules.
Obama Offering Retirement Savings Plan for Workers
President Barack Obama offered more Americans the chance to save for retirement through payroll deductions with a plan for new government-sponsored savings accounts.
Citigroup Earnings Miss as Bond Trading Slump Slows Recovery
Net income at Citigroup more than doubled to $2.69 billion from $1.2 billion a year earlier.
Goldman Reports Highest Profits in 3 Years
Underwriting revenue at Goldman Sachs surged to a record, and the firm’s reliance on trading fell to the lowest level in more than a decade.
Legal Woes Drag JPMorgan Profits Down 7%; Wells Net Jumps 10%
Though both banks report weaker sales in Q4, JPMorgan faced some $1 billion in legal and other expenses in the fourth quarter.
Payrolls Rise Less Than Forecast; Jobless Rate Drops to 6.7%
December job growth likely muted by weather as unemployment rate falls to lowest since October 2008.
National Companies Step In as Banks Exit Commodities Markets
Thanks to regulatory changes, the departure from commodities markets has opened the door for national companies to enter. But those aren't the only changes afoot.
SEC Names Osnato to Head Complex Products Unit
The unit, formerly known as the Structured and New Products Unit, was created along with four other specialized enforcement units in 2010.
SEC Levied Record $3.4B in Fines in 2013
But brokers and advisors were hit with fewer enforcement actions this year, the SEC says.