Category: Business

Eating your feelings? The link between job stress, junk food and sleep

5:23 pm Eastern | SciTech

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.read more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release

5:11 pm Eastern | Business

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Your IMF Update: IMF Policy Paper

11:55 am Eastern | Business

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Mortgage Rates Nudge Higher, But Remain Near 7-Month Lows

11:10 am Eastern | Business

Mortgage rates were slightly higher this week, as the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.05 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Bank of America Provides 2017 Stress Test Results

22 Jun 17:27 | Business

Bank of America today published the results of the company’s 2017 Dodd-Frank Act Annual Stress Test. The results can be found on the company’s Investor Relations website at http://investor.bankofamerica.com under the Events and Presentations tab.

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Your IMF Update: Transcript

22 Jun 17:26 | Business

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Federal Reserve Board releases results of supervisory bank stress tests

22 Jun 16:30 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Iceland

22 Jun 12:13 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Transcript

22 Jun 11:55 | Business

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Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.1 Percent In May; Median Sales Price Ascends To New High

22 Jun 11:15 | U.S. News

Existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high while pushing down the median days a home is on the market to a new low, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »

Additional Charges Announced in Case Involving Pre-Released ADRs

22 Jun 11:10 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced additional charges in an enforcement investigation involving the improper handling of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) by a Wall Street firm’s securities lending desk. The SEC’s order finds supervisory failures by Anthony Portelli, a former managing director and head of operations at broker-dealer ITG Inc.  Portelli supervised ITG’s securities lending operations and was responsible for the firm’s compliance with “pre-release agreements” for ADR transactions.  ADRs are U.S. securities that represent foreign shares of a foreign company.  Before obtaining a “pre-released ADR” to lend to a customer, brokers like ITG must own, or determine that a customer owns, the number of foreign shares that corresponds to the number of shares the ADR represents.  Under Portelli’s watch, personnel on ITG’s securities lending desk failed to take reasonable steps to determine whether the proper amounts of foreign shares were owned and helread more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release

22 Jun 10:10 | Business

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Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas, 2015

22 Jun 08:30 | Business

Real state personal income grew on average 4.1 percent in 2015, after increasing 3.6 percent in 2014. Growth of real state personal income ranged from -2.3 percent in North Dakota to 7.0 percent in Delaware. Across metropolitan areas, growth ranged from -10.1 percent in Midland, TX to 9.9 percent in Carson City, NV. Full Textread more »

Your IMF Update: Speech

22 Jun 03:40 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Republic of Equatorial Guinea

21 Jun 18:41 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Jordan

21 Jun 18:25 | Business

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Close Failing Banks Before They Cost US Billions Of Dollars, Says Study

21 Jun 17:19 | Business

Billions of dollars could be saved if Congress revises a law to allow regulators to be more aggressive in reducing losses from insolvent banks, according to a recent study co-authored by a faculty member from Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.read more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Malawi

21 Jun 14:25 | Business

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Agencies release list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies

21 Jun 12:00 | Business

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Agencies issue host state loan-to-deposit ratios

21 Jun 11:00 | Business

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Advocate Health Care Named Title Sponsor of International Chicago 5K

21 Jun 10:04 | Business

The International Chicago 5K announced today that Advocate Health Care is the title sponsor of its second annual event. The Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K invites runners from around the world to celebrate Chicago’s global and cultural diversity during Bank of America Chicago Marathon race weekend on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Seychelles

20 Jun 18:11 | Business

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Robert Evans III Named Deputy Director in SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance

20 Jun 16:30 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Robert Evans III has been named Deputy Director in the agency’s Division of Corporation Finance. He will join Deputy Director Shelley Parratt as a senior advisor to the division’s director, William H. Hinman.  Most recently, Mr. Evans worked at Shearman & Sterling LLP as a partner in the firm’s capital markets practice. Mr. Evans has experience advising on public and private offerings, securities law compliance, and corporate governance.  “For over 20 years, Rob has been a leading voice on a wide range of issues relating to how investors and companies interact in the public and private markets, and we are excited to have him join the team here at the SEC,” said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. “The Division of Corporation Finance will benefit greatly from Rob’s extensive experience and his commitment to advancing the SEC’s mission.” Mr. Evans added, “I am honored to serve at the SEC, having long admired theread more »

Kelly L. Gibson Named as Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s Philadelphia Office

20 Jun 15:31 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Kelly L. Gibson has been named the Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s Philadelphia Office.  Ms. Gibson succeeds G. Jeffrey Boujoukos, who became Regional Director of the SEC’s Philadelphia office in January. Ms. Gibson joined the SEC as a staff attorney in the Enforcement Division in 2008.  When the Division was reorganized in 2010, she joined the Market Abuse Unit.  In 2013, she was promoted to Assistant Regional Director. Ms. Gibson has investigated or supervised a number of significant matters within the Enforcement Division, including those that resulted in the SEC’s charges against: Dozens of defendants for taking part in an international scheme to profit from stolen nonpublic information about corporate earnings announcements; A Pakiread more »

Kathryn A. Pyszka Named as Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s Chicago Office

20 Jun 15:30 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Kathryn A. Pyszka has been named an Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s Chicago Office.  Ms. Pyszka succeeds Timothy L. Warren, who retired from the SEC in January.  In her new role, Ms. Pyszka will co-lead the Chicago Office’s Enforcement program with Robert Burson, who serves as the office’s other Associate Regional Director for Enforcement. Ms. Pyszka has over 19 years of experience at the SEC.  She joined the SEC as a staff attorney in the Enforcement Division in 1997, was promoted to branch chief in 1998, and became senior trial counsel in 2000.  After a brief time in private practice, she rejoined the SEC as senior trial counsel and was promoted to Assistant Regional Director in 2007.  She joined the Division’s Market Abuse Unit in 2010. Ms. Pyszka has supervised a number of significant investigations within the Enforcement Division, including those that resulted in the SEC’s chargread more »

Kathryn A. Pyszka Named as Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s Chicago Office

20 Jun 15:30 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Kathryn A. Pyszka has been named an Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s Chicago Office.  Ms. Pyszka succeeds Timothy L. Warren, who retired from the SEC in January.  In her new role, Ms. Pyszka will co-lead the Chicago Office’s Enforcement program with Robert Burson, who serves as the office’s other Associate Regional Director for Enforcement. Ms. Pyszka has over 19 years of experience at the SEC.  She joined the SEC as a staff attorney in the Enforcement Division in 1997, was promoted to branch chief in 1998, and became senior trial counsel in 2000.  After a brief time in private practice, she rejoined the SEC as senior trial counsel and was promoted to Assistant Regional Director in 2007.  She joined the Division’s Market Abuse Unit in 2010. Ms. Pyszka has supervised a number of significant investigations within the Enforcement Division, including those that resulted in the SEC’s chargread more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Denmark

20 Jun 14:59 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Press Release

20 Jun 13:41 | Business

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The 10 U.S. Cities Where The Cost Of Living Is Rising Fastest

20 Jun 11:07 | U.S. News

American household debt totaled a record $12.73 trillion as of March 2017, so cost of living concerns are more pertinent than ever.read more »

Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action with JP Morgan Chase & Co.

20 Jun 11:00 | Business

Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action with JP Morgan Chase & Co.read more »

Business Employment Dynamics Latest Numbers

20 Jun 10:29 | Business

Gross Job Gains: Total Private 7,650,000 in 3rd Qtr of 2016 Historical Data Goods-Producing 1,299,000 in 3rd Qtr of 2016 Historical Data Service-providing 6,351,000 in 3rd Qtr of 2016 read more »

Import/Export Price Indexes Latest Numbers

20 Jun 10:29 | Business

Imports All Commodities: -0.3% in May 2017 Historical Data Fuels & Lubricants: -3.7% in May 2017 Historical Data All Imports Excluding Fuels: unchanged in May 2017read more »

Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers

20 Jun 10:29 | Business

Consumer Price Index (CPI): -0.1% in May 2017 News Release Historical Data Unemployment Rate: 4.3% in May 2017 News Release Historical Data Payroll Employment: read more »

Consumer Price Index Latest Numbers

20 Jun 10:29 | Business

CPI-U, US City Average, All Items: NSA +0.1% in May 2017 Historical Data SA -0.1% in May 2017 Historical Data NSA +1.9% since May 2016 Historical Dread more »

Current Employment Statistics Latest Numbers

20 Jun 10:28 | Business

Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +138,000(p) in May 2017 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.04(p) in May 2017 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: read more »

Mass Layoff Statistics Latest Numbers

20 Jun 10:28 | Business

Seasonally Adjusted: Total Mass Layoff Events 1,301 in May 2013 Historical Data Change in Total Mass Layoff Events +102 in May 2013 Historical Data Total Mass Layoff Initial Claimants 127,821 read more »

Labor Force Statistics Latest Numbers

20 Jun 10:28 | Business

Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate: 4.3% in May 2017 Historical Data Change in Unemployment Level: -195,000 in May 2017 Historical Data Change in Employment Level: -233,000 in May 2017 Historical Dataread more »

Your IMF Update: Transcript

20 Jun 10:25 | Business

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Bank of America Names Jeff Adams Market President for Rochester

20 Jun 09:03 | Business

Bank of America today announced that Jeff Adams will succeed John Pitton as market president, serving as the company’s enterprise leader in Rochester effective July 1. After serving eight years as market president, Pitton will focus full-time on serving U.S. Trust client needs.

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U.S. International Transactions, 1st quarter 2017 and Annual Update

20 Jun 08:30 | Business

The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $116.8 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2017 from $114.0 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The deficit increased to 2.5 percent of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) from 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter. Full Textread more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Côte d'Ivoire

19 Jun 18:56 | Business

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Luminosity Wins Call of Duty World League Anaheim Open Presented by PlayStation(R)4

19 Jun 17:20 | Business

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May's Brisk Home Sales Set Post-Recession Records

19 Jun 11:15 | U.S. News

After a brief dip in April home sales, the U.S. housing market returned to seasonally high sales in May, increasing 20.6% from the previous month and 4.3% from May 2016, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. read more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Kingdom of Swaziland

19 Jun 10:56 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Speech

19 Jun 05:25 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Mission Concluding Statement - Japan

19 Jun 01:12 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Transcript

17 Jun 17:12 | Business

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Z1: Enhanced Financial Accounts projects updated

16 Jun 19:36 | Business

The most recent data are available online at https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/fof/efa/enhanced-financial-accounts.htm. A new project, Equity Issuance and Retirement, provides additional detail on the equity Issuance and retirement activity of domestic nonfinancial corporations, with quarterly frequency data through 2017:Q1 and monthly frequency data through March 2017. Other existing projects with updated data are indicated on the main page. All projects now include data dictionary text files with additional descriptive information to accompany CSV data files.read more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Jamaica

16 Jun 18:40 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Press Release

16 Jun 18:25 | Business

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