The mortgage settlement with JPMorgan and four other banks included very little cash and led one Bronx woman down a circuitous, two-year path before her loan could be modified.
Rebecca Mairone, a mid-level Countrywide executive in a hurry in 2007 and 2008, will pay the government $1 million and face a public shaming that may be difficult to overcome.
The Blackstone Group and Skadden tried to advise the U.S. Treasury Department on its stake in mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie in 2011, according to court documents.
Barclays Capital committed fraud tied to a private, internal stock trading platform known as a 'dark pool,' according to charges filed Wednesday by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Unlike peers such as Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, Citigroup might fare surprisingly well in what looks like a sustained low interest rate environment.
Citigroup has a stronger argument than Bank of America in trying to lower the cost of an expected mortgage settlement with the Department of Justice, assuming math matters just a bit.
Reports of an insider trading inquiry involving Phil Mickelson now appear exaggerated, but pro golfers do have access to senior corporate executives that is unique even in the rarefied world of professional sports, say money managers and agents with ties to top athletes.
Nicholas Financial, an auto lender, called off a planned acquisition by Prospect Financial after the Securities and Exchange Commission required Prospect to change the way it accounts for companies it owns on its balance sheet.
Even as Bank of America sees the cost of a potential mortgage settlement balloon to $17 billion, the bank is still struggling to prove it can grow revenue at the same time it is selling off branches and reducing its footprint in other business units, analysts say.
Prospect Capital will not be required to restate past earnings as the Securities and Exchange Commission had requested, surprising many analysts who follow the stock and sending shares higher in pre-market trading.