Why banks are easily affected by the markets

Aug 18, 2011
Banks have been getting stronger and more profitable since their big bailout, but they still get shaky every time the markets have a tumble. It has a lot to do with old debt and short term confidence
Posted In: Banks

N.Y. Fed keeps watchful eye on European banks

Aug 18, 2011
The New York Federal Reserve is seeking to ensure that the U.S. arms of European banks are holding enough money in their coffers, in order to be prepared for a future crisis.
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Getting a loan gets easier -- or does it?

Aug 15, 2011
Banks are making it easier to borrow, but loans are still hard to get. That's the conclusion of a report on bank lending released today by the Fe...
Posted In: Banks, Federal Reserve

Banks are jumpin' and the market is high

Aug 12, 2011
Bank of America, Citi, Wells, RBS, up, up, UP! Shares in banking companies sashayed higher today ... and no-one could really explain why. Many o...
Posted In: Banks, The Breakdown: Markets

Investors say 'c'est la vie' to the latest banking crisis

Aug 11, 2011
After another big sell-off yesterday, shares are back up in overseas trading this morning -- one reason for that rebound is that people aren't as worried about French banks and the credit rating of France's debt.
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Hackers take as much as $1 billion a year. Somehow that's your fault

Aug 5, 2011
Bloomberg reports hackers are making up to $1 billion a year in transfers on accounts businesses have with small banks. Instead of recovering the...
Posted In: Banks, hacking, Money, security

New regulations mean banks lose workers

Aug 3, 2011
Job cuts announced by HSBC, Barclays and others already total close to 50,000 globally. Why so much pain in the financial sector? From London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.
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Explainer: What is the repo market?

Jul 28, 2011
Stock markets have up until now seemed less than bothered by the nation's debt-ceiling drama. But the so-called "repo market" on Wall Street shows that confidence is wavering.
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FDIC waits for new director

Jul 26, 2011
The FDIC has important roles to fulfill under the Dodd-Frank Act, in preventing systemic failures of big banks. But it needs a new director to replace Sheila Bair to get its part done.
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MetLife to sell its banking operations

Jul 21, 2011
Insurance giant MetLife says the move to shrink is aimed at avoiding regulatory scrutiny for financial firms deemed "too big to fail."
Posted In: Banks