JPMorgan's Settlement SagaShares of JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) rose 0.4% to close at 51.89, after an early report from the Wall Street Journal saying that the bank's eventual settlement of multiple criminal and civil investigations by the Department of Justice, other federal regulators and states' attorneys general could be as high as $11 billion. Settlement figures of between $3 billion and $11 billion have been bandied about in various media reports this week. But Thursday was different, as JPMorgan Chase CEO James Dimon met with Attorney General Eric Holder. In a press conference following the meeting, Holder limited his prepared comments to "significant enforcement developments in the Justice Department's efforts to crack down on price fixing and bid rigging in the automobile parts industry."
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