| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Swiss voters soundly rejected a plan Sunday that would have limited executive compensation to no more than 12 times the lowest-paid employees' pay.
The measure, known as the "1:12 initiative," was defeated 65.3% to 34.7% even amid wide public...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- UBS said Monday it agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by U.S. regulators alleging the Swiss banking giant misrepresented mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the years leading up to the subprime-loan meltdown....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. regulators said Thursday that they reached an $885-million settlement with UBS Americas Inc. of a suit alleging that the subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant misrepresented mortgage bonds it sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:47 PM
In twin securities-fraud lawsuits against Bank of America Corp., the federal government is accusing the nation's second-largest lender of lying to investors about supposedly prime loans that more closely resembled subprime "liar loans."
The civil suits,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:09 AM
UBS will pay $50 million to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the Swiss bank misled investors, the regulatory agency announced Tuesday.
UBS Securities was accused of violating securities laws while structuring and...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"Story of My Death," Catalan director Albert Serra's imagined meeting of two oft-filmed historical figures--Casanova and Dracula--won the Golden Leopard Saturday night at the 66th Locarno Film Festival, the first edition under the stewardship of...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:56 PM
The first taxpayer charged in Chicago in an investigation into clients of overseas banks will serve a year and a day in prison after paying almost $4 million in penalties for tax evasion, prosecutors said today.
The owner of a Skokie cemetery monument...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, is expected to cut up to 10,000 jobs, or 16 percent of its workforce, as it contends with shrinking revenue and rising capital requirements, a person familiar with the company said on Friday.
The cuts would be among...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Swiss bank UBS will cut 10,000 jobs as it exits from its fixed-income trading business and tries to cut costs and concentrate on wealth management.
The Zurich, Switzerland-based institution, which stated that it is “significantly reshaping its...
| Nov 4, 2012
No one today can overlook that it's California's self-indulgent initiative process that's attracting the big political bucks into the state, the way a magnet attracts scrap iron. Year in, year out, the torrent of spending on initiative campaigns swamps...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:11 PM
It pays to rat out your tax-dodging clients.
A former banker who helped wealthy Americans illegally evade taxes, and later confessed his transgressions and cooperated with the government, has been awarded $104 million in what appears to be the largest-...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The faltering U.S. job market has prompted economists to take a much dimmer view of the country’s growth prospects. That’s a shift from just a few weeks ago, when many were upgrading their forecasts.