Bank of America settles with Fannie and Freddie for $9.5 billion
Bank of America settles with Fannie and Freddie for $9.5 billion
E. Scott Reckard
Putting to rest one of its biggest remaining headaches, Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay $9.5 billion to settle claims by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The government-sponsored mortgage giants had demanded compensation...
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew heads home after prostate surgery
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew heads home after prostate surgery
Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew had successful outpatient surgery on Tuesday but remained at a New York area hospital overnight because of a low-grade fever, a Treasury Department spokeswoman said. Lew, 58, underwent the procedure...
Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis
Bernanke says Fed could have been more aggressive in fighting crisis
Jim Puzzanghera
Although the Federal Reserve has been criticized for its unprecedented efforts to fight the 2008 financial crisis, former Fed chief Ben S. Bernanke said Tuesday the central bank could have done more. "Although we have been very aggressive, I...

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Ads for controversial 'Noah' will now carry disclaimer
Ads for controversial 'Noah' will now carry disclaimer

In a move clearly aimed to appease potential religious critics, Paramount Pictures is adding a disclaimer to marketing materials for "Noah," writer-director Darren Aronofsky's drama about the great flood. The studio announced late Thursday that the "explanatory message," as Paramount calls it, will read: "The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis." Opening March 28, "Noah" has proved to be a...

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