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 U.S. Labor Department says the consumer price index rose 1.9% over the past 12 months, faster than the 1.5% pace of the prior month and economists' estimates for a 1.8% increase. But excluding volatile energy and food prices, the index rose just 0.1% during the month, less than economists estimated.
Bitcoin-trading companies aren't waiting for a rebound in prices for the cryptocurrency to set up shop. They're applying at a rapid pace for regulatory approval from New York State officials - with a new license just announced for London-based Bitstamp.
The number of U.S. job openings falls in February to an 11-month low of 7.1 million, the Labor Department says, in a sign of just how drastically businesses slowed hiring in the wake of December's stock-market swoon and the 35-day federal-government shutdown, the longest in American history.
Bank of America says it will raise its minimum wage to $20 an hour from $15 now, in an effort to be a 'great place to work.'
Standard Chartered, a big U.K. lender, will include a $190 million charge in first-quarter results to pay for the settlements, on top of a $900 million reserve recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018.
More than $200 billion of investment-grade bonds could fall into the $1.2 trillion junk-grade category during the next economic downturn, Fitch Ratings estimates in a new report, adding to a growing chorus of regulators and Wall Street analysts warning of the risk.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says he doesn't worry about loan growth. But Wall Street analysts do - and the brokerage firm KBW is projecting a slowdown at the biggest U.S. bank this year and next - even as profit margins shrink on new and existing loans.
The expansion by Bank of America, the second-biggest U.S. lender, in Ohio aims squarely at territory that's currently dominated by large regional banks like Fifth Third, Huntington and Key.
Bank of America said it would accelerate a branch expansion and modernization effort started three years ago -- betting that customers still want to visit physical locations even as more shoppers go online.
U.S. employers added 196,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department says. Economists had estimated a gain of 175,000, based on a survey by FactSet.
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