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BIS Confirms Banks Use "Lehman-Style Trick" To Disguise Debt, Engage In "Window Dressing"

Several years ago we showed how the Fed's then-new Reverse Repo operation had quickly transformed into nothing more than a quarter-end "window dressing" operation for major banks, seeking to make their balance sh.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 24th, 2018

Most Forecasters See Modest Growth Boost From Bank-Regulation Rollback

Most economists think the U.S. will experience somewhat stronger growth in the coming years due to relaxed postcrisis rules on some banks, though a sizable minority said the measure could weaken financial stability......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 7th, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush was the first president in nearly 50 years to have a train memorial, and thousands showed up to pay their respects

AP Photo/Nomaan Merchant Nearly a week after his death, former President George H.W. Bush's body traveled via train to its final place of rest in College Station, Texas on Thursday. His casket was loaded aboard 4141 — a locomotive .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 7th, 2018

Christopher & Banks closing up to 40 stores

Women's clothier Christopher & Banks plans to close 30 to 40 stores over the next two years but has seen a rise in e-commerce and expects net sales to increase in 2019, the company said in a quarterly call with analysts.  The Plymouth, Minnesota.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 5th, 2018

U.S. Mulls Changing Movie Rules for the Big Screen

The Justice Department is considering whether to wind down the legal decrees that have governed movie distribution for 70 years, since the Supreme Court dismantled Hollywood’s monopoly over the cinema business......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjDec 3rd, 2018

Trusts matter to families as much as ever. Here’s why.

There have been dramatic changes in the estate and gift tax rules over the past several years.  As recently as 2001, the amount of wealth that could be excluded from federal estate taxation was $675,000 per individual.  Quite a difference from our cur.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 3rd, 2018

A Resurgent Crispin Odey: "We Are At The Start Of A Profound, 25 Year Bear Market"

Two years after British billionaire Crispin Odey decided it was time to not only "fight the Fed" but launched a brutal and bloody crusade against central banks around the world.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 23rd, 2018

Here"s how some local banks have gotten "fuller" than others

While we've lost banks and branches over 10 years, many that stayed got bigger......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 23rd, 2018

US Stock-Market Margin Debt Plunges Most Since Lehman Moment

Authored by Wolf Richter via, It gets serious. Margin calls? No one knows what the total leverage in the stock market is. But we know it’s huge and has surged in past years, based on the limited data we have.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 22nd, 2018

The Era Of Gains Is Over

Submitted by Adam Taggart of Peak Prosperity Ever since the central banks became serial bubble blowers twenty years ago, household wealth has mostly been driven by asset price inflation: But this has be.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 17th, 2018

Iconic Toy Store FAO Schwarz Reopens in Manhattan

This time at 30 Rock. Just over three years after iconic toy store FAO Schwarz shuttered its doors on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, it is final.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 16th, 2018

Australia"s bank chiefs to face the music as misconduct inquiry wraps up

The CEOs of Australia's top banks and wealth manager will testify at a public inquiry into financial-sector misconduct in two weeks of hearings starting on Monday, in the final stages of a year-long process that looks set to transform the industry......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 15th, 2018

Five questions with William Bund, credit union CEO

William Bund worked for four banks and an insurance company before he landed a CEO job at a credit union. That’s where he stayed for 26 years......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 15th, 2018

MaryMed, a formerly suspended cannabis grower, cleared to begin operations

After two years, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission awarded MaryMed LLC final licensure for its growing and processing operations......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 14th, 2018

NerdWallet: For better interest on your savings, look to these banks

Alternatives to traditional big banks are offering some of the best deposit account interest rates in years......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 14th, 2018

Why Nigeria’s Banks Are Spurning Sort-of-Free Money

Nigerian banks, facing challenges on many fronts, are proving reluctant to take advantage of new rules aimed at boosting loans to the country’s agriculture and manufacturing industries. The measures introduced by Nigeria’s central bank in Augus.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 13th, 2018

Trump Says He Regrets Not Using A "Softer Tone" During First 2 Years In Office

Even as President Trump effectively doubled-down on his controversial non-PC rhetoric on immigration in the final stretch .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 6th, 2018

Impact of Looser Bank Rules Is a Mystery

Regulators plan to pare back requirements that banks keep billions of dollars of cash on hand to pay short-term bills. What banks will actually do with the extra cash is an open question......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjNov 3rd, 2018

Gold Buying by Central Banks Hits Highest Mark in 3 Years

Gold Buying by Central Banks Hits Highest Mark in 3 Years $GLD Global demand for gold rose in Q-3 compared to the same period a year ago as resurgent buying from central banks an.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsNov 2nd, 2018

Fed creates new safety, soundness rating for largest banks

The Federal Reserve on Friday said it has a new system to rate the health of the largest banks in light of financial rules conceived since the decade-old financial crisis......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 2nd, 2018