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  • U.S. sues BofA over mortgage-backed securities

    U.S. sues BofA over mortgage-backed securities
    In twin securities-fraud lawsuits against Bank of America Corp., the federal government is accusing the nation's second-largest lender of lying to investors about supposedly prime loans that more closely resembled subprime "liar loans." The civil suits,...
  • UBS to pay $50 million to settle SEC charges

    UBS to pay $50 million to settle SEC charges
    UBS will pay $50 million to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the Swiss bank misled investors, the regulatory agency announced Tuesday. UBS Securities was accused of violating securities laws while structuring and...
  • Eminent domain proposal for mortgages gains traction in California

    Eminent domain proposal for mortgages gains traction in California
    Cities in the Golden State are once again testing a controversial mortgage relief plan that could use local eminent domain powers to help residents stung by the last housing crisis. El Monte is the latest city to weigh the plan — opposed by the...
  • DWP worker transfer: Tantrum, fraud or something else?

    DWP worker transfer: Tantrum, fraud or something else?
    When the Department of Water and Power tried to prevent City Hall from filling the utility’s payroll and burdening its retirement fund with about 1,400 uninvited workers, was it standing up against securities fraud? Or simply throwing a “...
  • Wall Street star Philip Falcone admits wrongdoing in SEC settlement

    Wall Street star Philip Falcone admits wrongdoing in SEC settlement
    NEW YORK -- A major Wall Street figure did something unusual in a settlement with the country's top securities regulator: admit he did something wrong. Philip Falcone, a billionaire who runs the hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners, must admit...
  • The myth of the Obama 'attack' on JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon

    The myth of the Obama 'attack' on JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon
    JPMorgan Chase, one of our nation's ethically-challenged financial institutions, is facing another big fine. That means that once again you'll be hearing the right wing's go-to defense of the bank: President Obama's out to get JPMorgan Chairman Jamie...
  • Sen. Mark Warner calls for SEC probe of Nasdaq trading outage

    Sen. Mark Warner calls for SEC probe of Nasdaq trading outage
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Warner on Friday called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct a "thorough investigation" of the Nasdaq Stock Market's three-hour trading outage. Warner (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, said...
  • S&P raises desperate defense against government lawsuit

    S&P raises desperate defense against government lawsuit
    Everybody wants to see the perpetrators of the financial crisis punished, but you have to feel a little sorry for Standard & Poor's, the credit rating firm being sued by the federal government for its role in the disaster. S&P clearly has its back to...
  • JPMorgan admits it broke securities laws in 'London Whale' case

    JPMorgan admits it broke securities laws in 'London Whale' case
    NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has made a rare declaration for Wall Street: The nation's biggest bank admitted it broke the law. The financial giant acknowledged Thursday that it violated securities laws and agreed to pay fines of $920 million as...
  • Federal Reserve's bond-buying stimulus to continue at same pace

    Federal Reserve's bond-buying stimulus to continue at same pace
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers unexpectedly voted Wednesday not to alter one of the central bank’s key economic stimulus programs. The move defied market expectations that the Fed would begin tapering its monthly purchases of $85...
  • Former KPMG senior partner to plead guilty to securities fraud

    Former KPMG senior partner to plead guilty to securities fraud
    A former senior partner at accounting firm KPMG's Los Angeles office has agreed to plead guilty to a securities fraud charge of passing inside information about the firm's clients to a friend, who used it to make more than $1 million in stock trades....