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Exclusive: New U.S. consumer watchdog chief to continue review of complaints database, fair lending

18 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will continue with reviews, begun by her predecessor, of its public complaints database and how the agency enforces discriminatory lending laws, she told Reuters.

SEC steps on Tesla 'reasonable' to prevent problems: commissioner

08 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. securities watchdog's request that a federal judge hold Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk in contempt over the billionaire entrepreneur's use of Twitter was "reasonable," said a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official on Monday.

PwC to pay $335 million over failed audits of Alabama's Colonial Bank: U.S. regulator

16 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON A top U.S. banking regulator said on Friday that PricewaterhouseCoopers will pay $335 million to settle claims of "professional negligence," after saying the auditor should have identified problems leading to the 2009 collapse of Alabama-based Colonial Bank.

Fed sanctions former Goldman Sachs bankers over 1MDB money-laundering scandal

12 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Tuesday it had sanctioned two former Goldman Sachs Group Inc bankers for their roles in a money-laundering scandal involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia's state-owned investment fund.

Trump slams Mueller, mocks critics in fiery two-hour speech

03 Mar 2019

OXON HILL, Md. President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller ahead of his report on alleged Russia collusion by the Trump campaign in 2016 and said his political opponents were "trying to take me out with bullshit." | Video

Trump vows executive order requiring 'free speech' at colleges

02 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would soon sign an executive order requiring American universities and colleges to maintain "free speech" on campuses and threatened that schools not complying could lose federal research funds.

Trump vows executive order requiring 'free speech' at colleges

02 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would soon sign an executive order requiring American universities and colleges to maintain "free speech" on campuses and threatened that schools not complying could lose federal research funds.

UPDATE 1-Trump vows executive order requiring 'free speech' at colleges

02 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON, March 2 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would soon sign an executive order requiring American universities and colleges to maintain "free speech" on campuses and threatened that schools not complying could lose federal research funds.

UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate committee votes to advance Trump's pick to head housing agency

26 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 The U.S. Senate Banking Committee voted on Tuesday to advance President Donald Trump's pick to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, despite Democratic opposition.

U.S. Senate committee votes 13-12 to advance Trump's pick to head Federal Housing Finance agency

26 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 The U.S. Senate Banking Committee voted on Tuesday to advance President Donald Trump's pick to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, despite Democratic opposition.

World News

Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.