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Wells Fargo’s Credit Rating Takes a Hit
S&P downgrades the bank, citing "the complexities of improving compliance and operational risk controls throughout its very large organization."
The U.S. Jobs Market: Full Steam Ahead
A still-strengthening jobs market is good and bad news for employers.
Consumer Spending Rises Modestly
Consumption picked up in May, but the key measure of U.S. inflation grew only 1.4%.
CRE Market Set to Soften: Fitch
Once again, U.S. banks are over-exposed to commercial real estate at a time when the market is expected to turn.
Fed Finds Banks Are Tightening on C&I Loans
A less favorable economic outlook had some banks tightening standards for commercial and industrial loans in July, said the Federal Reserve.
Is the Future of Fintech a Bank Charter?
The benefits in bank conversion are clear, but the path to getting approval from regulators that tend to distrust innovation is challenging.
N.Y. Fed, Bangladesh Bank Join Forces to Solve Cyber-Heist
The banks pledged to work together with SWIFT to solve the crime and recover the $81 million that is still missing.
Junk Bond Defaults Seen Rising Again in 2016
The credit ratings agency forecast that the junk default rate will be 4% this year, up from 3.5% in 2015.
IMF Urges Emergency Plan for Global Economy
'Accommodative monetary policy remains essential where inflation is still well below central banks’ targets,' said the IMF.
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Yellen Says Fed Looking at Negative Rates
The FOMC wants to be prepared in case it needs to reverse course and make monetary policy more accommodative, Chair Janet Yellen told Congress.