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Bank earnings are way, waaay up. Here’s why.

by Erika Beras Oct 16, 2018
Quarterly earnings reports out this week from the major banks including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America show very, very strong gains. Many companies are benefiting from the changed tax code, but banks are a special case. Click…

Banks count their blessings in recovery

by Justin Ho Oct 12, 2018
Three big banks posted their quarterly results Friday. And they were good. When you hear that profits at a bank like JPMorgan Chase were up almost 25 percent, you have to wonder: Why? Well, one reason is banks are making…
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Could a cyberattack cause the next financial crisis?

by Janet Nguyen Oct 3, 2018
Cyberthreats keep CEOs up at night. We asked experts what those scenarios look like.
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Once "too small to thrive," now some banks are "too big to fail"

by Sabri Ben-Achour Sep 11, 2018
There was a time when most banks were small. They liked it that way. Today, just six banks manage more than half the assets in the entire U.S. banking industry.
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Why Lehman still exists 10 years after its collapse

by Tracey Samuelson Sep 10, 2018
The investment bank's failure triggered nearly 80 bankruptcy proceedings involving hundreds of its subsidiaries.
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The global economy a decade after the financial crisis

by David Brancaccio and Jonaki Mehta Sep 5, 2018
A McKinsey Global Institute report looks at what we learned and the risks we can expect moving forward.
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To combat Spain's affordable housing crisis, Barcelona has started renting out empty apartments owned by banks

by Lucia Benavides Aug 2, 2018
Spain is in a housing crisis. According to the latest official figures from 2012, around 22,000 people are homeless, though more recent estimates from nonprofits say it could be closer to 40,000. And there’s a surplus of empty homes —…
Mainly empty apartments are seen in Marina d'Or resort on May 19, 2014 in Oropesa del Mar, Spain.
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Lloyd Blankfein changed Goldman Sachs. Will David Solomon keep it up?

by Justin Ho Jul 17, 2018
Goldman Sachs reported quarterly profits today, beating analyst expectations. As is often the case on Wall Street, the ups were no match for the downs — like heavy legal expenses and weak trading results. But the big news for the bank…

With Fed giving Wells Fargo good marks on its financials, the bank tries to look beyond recent scandals

by Reema Khrais Jul 2, 2018
Wells Fargo has seen its share of bad headlines recently … from news it opened fake accounts, to a payout of $1 billion to settle claims of improper mortgage and auto lending practices. But there was a bright spot for…

The Volcker rule, explained

by Kimberly Adams May 30, 2018
Today, the Federal Reserve is scheduled to take a step toward revising the Volcker rule. That’s the regulation, hated by the big banks, that limits risky trading practices. The Fed is one of five federal agencies that needs to weigh…