Bradley Keoun covers markets and finance for TheStreet.
A former reporter and editor for Bloomberg News in New York and Mexico City, he covered the financial crisis of 2008 and has written about U.S. banks, the energy industry and emerging markets.
Keoun, who previously worked for the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun and Chicago Tribune, has a master's in journalism from the University of Florida and a bachelor's in electrical engineering from Duke University. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @liqquidity.
The combination of the two southeastern U.S. lenders would be the biggest bank merger in a decade and would create a regional powerhouse with an estimated $76 billion market value.
A decade after the entire financial system nearly collapsed in 2008, Fed officials are following through on a plan to simplify annual 'stress tests,' in which banks are graded on their ability to withstand a severe financial crisis. Shareholders could see bigger dividends and stock buybacks -- potentially at the cost of increased risk.
In 2011, global markets were gripped by fears of rising losses at giant French banks like BNP Paribas. Now, a veteran analyst is warning it could happen again -- this time from losses on derivatives bets.
A government report shows that the economy added 304,000 jobs in January, well above economists' average projection of 165,000.
Stephen Schwarzman's Blackstone Group posted a fourth-quarter net loss of $79.7 million, as investment revenue tumbled.
The Federal Reserve made no changes to U.S. benchmark interest rates, now in a range between 2.25% and 2.5%, as monetary policy officials met this week for the first time in 2019.
Even after an abysmal 2018, 16 big U.S. money managers could see earnings per share in 2019 fall another 5% on average, Jefferies estimates.
Bank of America economists estimate that the 35-day-old partial U.S. government shutdown will shave 0.2 percentage points off first-quarter growth in gross domestic product.
Some Wall Street analysts are starting to warn that big banks like JPMorgan Chase might have to start paying higher rates on deposits to keep customers from defecting to smaller banks with better offers, or to online-only lenders that don't have to cover the costs of maintaining hundreds or thousands of branches.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says he doesn't worry about the ups and downs of financial markets. Yet the bank's trading business, Wall Street's biggest, has proved remarkably consistent -- and resilient.
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