Citigroup, the giant U.S. bank, is expected to report first-quarter earnings roughly equivalent to those from a year earlier, even after rival JPMorgan Chase posted a 5% increase. Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat, who this week announced major changes in his senior leadership team, is expected to provide commentary on how the bank is faring amid a slowdown in global economic growth.
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The central bank says the U.S. jobs market remains strong, but overall economic growth has slowed from 'its solid rate in the fourth quarter.'
U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, a New York Democrat, asks Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat at a hearing in Washington what it was like to get paid more than 400 times his employees' median pay. Corbat's response was that he hoped employees might see opportunities to get promoted.
Goldman Sachs is paying top-of-the-market interest rates on regular savings accounts via its online bank. So CEO David Solomon used his testimony at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing to tout the offering -- with the CEOs of low-paying JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America sitting close by.
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.'
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