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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

Royal Bank Q3 profit rises to $2.38 billion, most units post record results

Canada's largest bank is hiking its dividend for common shares by six per cent after reporting a record third-quarter profit that beat analyst estimates.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, RBC Financial Group

4 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

Uncertainty over currency in iScotland could lead to 'capital flight', says HSBC chairman

Uncertainty over currency in an independent Scotland could lead to "capital flight" from the country, according to the chairman of HSBC.

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Related Topix: HSBC Holding

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

BofA Seeks to Prove Buffett Right After Countrywide Legal Morass

Billionaire Warren Buffett has predicted Bank of America Corp. will become a profit powerhouse once it finally resolves legal battles that have sapped funds and distracted managers.

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Related Topix: Bank of America, Financial Services, Warren Buffett, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Wells Fargo , Business News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Citigroup Facing Restrictions On Sales Of Hedge Fund Investments: WSJ

Citigroup Inc has been sending hedge fund firms letters informing them that it cannot sell investments in hedge funds and private-equity funds to clients after a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Citigroup, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Journal Gazette

20 percent of Northeast Indiana workers could retire soon

Twenty percent of the adult workforce in northeast Indiana is at or nearing retirement age, according to the August Labor Market Information Report released by Northeast Indiana Works.

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Related Topix: Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Financial Services

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.

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Related Topix: Bank of America, Financial Services, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Financial Markets, Foreclosures, New York

Sydney Morning Herald

'Seriously cruel': top surgeon bashed girlfriend's dog

Sydney surgeon Nicolas Oddone leaves Downing Centre District Court after his sentencing hearing for bashing his former girlfriend's dog.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Macquarie Bank

Business Journal

Wells Fargo creates startup accelerator to get front-row seat on financial innovation

Wells Fargo said Wednesday that it established the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator designed for startups pursuing innovation in financial services.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Wells Fargo

Inside Bay Area

Biz Break: Pandora overwhelmingly white, close to gender equality

Today: Pandora Media releases workforce diversity data that shows Oakland's largest tech company to be more than 70 percent white and nearly equal along gender lines.

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Related Topix: Pandora, Startups, Pandora Media, Financial Services, Silicon Valley Bancshares, Oakland, CA

Reuters

RBS settles copyright lawsuit after U.S. judge blocks software's use

Terms of the settlement with Complex Systems Inc were not disclosed. But RBS in a statement said the deal would allow it to use the company's BankTrade software and continue processing trade finance transactions across all of its legal entities.

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Related Topix: Bank of America, Financial Services, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Yahoo!

JPMorgan, BofA to raise junior banker pay by 20 percent: sources

JPMorgan Chase & Co and Bank of America Corp are planning to hike salaries of junior employees by at least 20 percent, people familiar with the proceedings said.

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Related Topix: JP Morgan Chase , Bank of America, Financial Services, Goldman Sachs, Investment Services

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Argentina defends plan to pay creditors outside US

Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof speaks during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: Argentina, World News, Bank of New York, Financial Services

Park Record

Argentina defends plan to pay creditors outside US

Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof speaks during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: Argentina, World News, Bank of New York, Financial Services, Park City, UT

Brandon Sun

RBC forecasts Canadian housing market will cool in 2015 if interest rates rise

RBC Economics says higher interest rates will put a strain on the Canadian housing market in 2015 and "substantially" moderate prices increases.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, RBC Financial Group, Housing

The Toronto Star

Bank of America reaches $17 billion settlement with U.S.

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures, Financial Services, CitiMortgage, Citigroup

NewsOK.com

Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era.

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Related Topix: Ben Bernanke, Financial Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Merced Sun-Star

Still inflating the student loan bubble

Perhaps we should not be surprised that the Obama administration's solution to a problem of high debts is to incur even more debt.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Foreclosures, Bankruptcy, Financial Services, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

WTLV

Florida man, 83, admits hiding $1.1M from IRS

An 83-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty Tuesday to hiding at least $1.1 million from the IRS in secret Switzerland and Israel bank accounts for more than a quarter century.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Ubs Ag, Weird

West Australian

Citigroup seeks to exit Japanese retail banking - source

The company which pioneered 24-hour ATMs in Japan and was the only foreign bank to make a major push into its retail banking sector is throwing in the towel after failing to gain enough scale to justify its costs.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, CitiMortgage, Citigroup, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Tue Aug 19, 2014

MarketWatch

The Wall Street Journal: Citigroup may sell Japan retail-banking business

Citigroup, which for decades has been a leading Western bank in Japan, is considering a possible auction to sell the retail business, the people said.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, CitiMortgage, Citigroup

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