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  • No sympathy for stock traders

    I'm writing in response to the photo of the traders on the stock exchange floor with their heads in their hands ("Summer plunge," Aug. 5). My heart goes out to those little brats in their $3,000 suits . Especially the one with the $10,000 wristwatch. Next...
  • CEOs paid more even as profits fall

    CEOs paid more even as profits fall
    Chief executives of public companies have long had a ready answer when criticized about high pay: It's all about company performance. That argument has been put to the test by the toughest financial environment since the Great Depression. If...
  • Constellation headquarters staying in Baltimore

    Constellation headquarters staying in Baltimore
    Constellation Energy Group Inc. revived its future as an independent, Baltimore-based company yesterday, calling off its takeover agreement with billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett in favor of a $4.5 billion investment from France's largest utility....
  • Convention center hotel proposed

    The city-owned parking lot near the Baltimore Convention Center downtown has seen a myriad of hotel-development dreams come and go over the years. Now, this one seems to offer the most promise. A proposed 750-room Hilton hotel north of Oriole Park at...
  • As some high-risk assets take a hit, investors fear worse is to come

    (Reuters) - World financial markets became reacquainted with fear last week, and even if it was short-lived, the ructions in some riskier assets looked to some like a precursor to a much rougher ride down the road. Concerns that Portugal's largest listed...
  • Japan investors bulk up on French bonds, bet on euro zone 'Japanisation'

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese investors have been buying most of France's government debt recently in a record surge spurred by expectations that Europe faces the kind of deflation and growth that Japan suffered for decades. Since the European Central...
  • Citi, U.S. $7 billion settlement announcement expected Monday

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to resolve a U.S. government investigation into shoddy mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis in a settlement set to be announced on Monday, sources said....
  • Bruised and grumbling, foreign banks bend to U.S. rules

    LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Financiers may grumble that the United States is acting like an imperial power in punishing foreign banks for dealings far beyond U.S. territory, but in the end they are more likely to bow to Washington than kick against its...
  • Wall St. edges up; indexes post losses for week

    Wall St. edges up; indexes post losses for week
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks managed to score modest gains on Friday, but the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly drop since April as investors showed only mild enthusiasm after getting their first glimpses of earnings. Shares of Wells Fargo & Co., which...
  • Raymond James' executive sees record recruiting year for top advisers

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investment bank and brokerage firm Raymond James Financial expects 2014 to be its best recruiting year since the global financial crisis, at a time when top brokers are reluctant to change jobs, a senior executive at the firm...
  • UK banks may have to hold more capital than under global rule

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England (BoE) proposed on Friday that Britain's biggest banks should set aside from 2019 more capital than planned under global rules being drawn up to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis. Launching a public...
  • Argentina to send technocrats to debt talks

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina said a team of technocrats, and not its economy minister, would attend a meeting in New York with a court-appointed mediator on Friday, as it seeks to resolve a dispute with holdout investors over its sovereign debt....