Category: Business

SEC Proposes to Enhance Protections and Preserve Choice for Retail Investors in Their Relationships With Investment Professionals

5:55 pm Eastern | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to propose a package of rulemakings and interpretations designed to enhance the quality and transparency of investors’ relationships with investment advisers and broker-dealers while preserving access to a variety of types of advice relationships and investment products. Under proposed Regulation Best Interest, a broker-dealer would be required to act in the best interest of a retail customer when making a recommendation of any securities transaction or investment strategy involving securities to a retail customer.  Regulation Best Interest is designed to make it clear that a broker-dealer may not put its financial interests ahead of the interests of a retail customer in making recommendations. In addition to the proposed enhancements to the standard of conduct for broker-dealers in Regulation Best Interest, the Commission proposed an interpretation to reaffirm and, in some cases, clarify the Commission’s views of thread more »

Your IMF Update: Transcript

5:12 pm Eastern | Business

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In the News: Barbara Bush

4:24 pm Eastern | Business

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In the News: Barbara Bush

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Your IMF Update: Transcript

3:42 pm Eastern | Business

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Cabo Verde

18 Apr 14:57 | Business

International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund: New item in your series of interest.read more »

Snapshot: U.S. Congressional Job Approval at 18%

18 Apr 12:31 | Business

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Snapshot: U.S. Congressional Job Approval at 18%

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Angola

18 Apr 10:12 | Business

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39 Organizations Create Exceptional Workplaces

18 Apr 09:27 | Business

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39 Organizations Create Exceptional Workplaces

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Homebuyers Swiping Right: Phoenix-Area Residents More Comfortable With a Digital Mortgage Than Online Dating

18 Apr 09:15 | Business

Phoenix consumers have been longing for more digital solutions in the mortgage space, according to the latest Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report. Nearly one-third of local residents are comfortable applying for a mortgage digitally, compared to less than one in five who say the same about online dating.

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Homebuyers Swiping Right: San Francisco-Area Residents More Comfortable With a Digital Mortgage Than Online Dating

18 Apr 09:15 | Business

San Francisco consumers have been longing for more digital solutions in the mortgage space, according to the latest Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report. More than one-third of local residents are comfortable applying for a mortgage digitally, compared to approximately one in five who say the same about online dating.

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Homebuyers Swiping Right: Dallas-Fort Worth-Area Residents More Comfortable With a Digital Mortgage Than Online Dating

18 Apr 09:12 | Business

Dallas-Fort Worth consumers have been longing for more digital solutions in the mortgage space, according to the latest Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report. Nearly two in five local residents are comfortable applying for a mortgage digitally, compared to just one in five who say the same about online dating.

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Homebuyers Swiping Right: Boston-Area Residents More Comfortable With a Digital Mortgage Than Online Dating

18 Apr 09:12 | Business

Boston consumers have been longing for more digital solutions in the mortgage space, according to the latest Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report. More than one-third of local residents are comfortable applying for a mortgage digitally, compared to less than one in five who say the same about online dating.

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Homebuyers Swiping Right: Nashville-Area Residents More Comfortable With a Digital Mortgage Than Online Dating

18 Apr 09:12 | Business

Nashville consumers have been longing for more digital solutions in the mortgage space, according to the latest Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report. More than one-third of local residents are comfortable applying for a mortgage digitally, compared to less than one in five who say the same about online dating.

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Homebuyers Swiping Right: Charlotte-Area Residents More Comfortable With a Digital Mortgage Than Online Dating

18 Apr 09:12 | Business

Charlotte consumers have been longing for more digital solutions in the mortgage space, according to the latest Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report. More than one-third of local residents are comfortable applying for a mortgage digitally, compared to less than one in five who say the same about online dating.

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Homebuyers Swiping Right: Austin-Area Residents More Comfortable With a Digital Mortgage Than Online Dating

18 Apr 09:12 | Business

Austin consumers have been longing for more digital solutions in the mortgage space, according to the latest Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report. More than one-third of local residents are comfortable applying for a mortgage digitally, compared to just one in five who say the same about online dating.

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Our National and Moral Responsibility to Young People

18 Apr 04:36 | Business

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Our National and Moral Responsibility to Young People

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One in Four Americans Feel U.S. Children Are Not Respected

18 Apr 02:27 | Business

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One in Four Americans Feel U.S. Children Are Not Respected

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How Managers Can Help Teams Focus on the Work That Matters

18 Apr 01:36 | Business

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How Managers Can Help Teams Focus on the Work That Matters

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G17: G.17 Data for March 2018 are now available

18 Apr 00:06 | Business

Industrial production and capacity utilization data for March 2018 are now available.Industrial production rose 0.5 percent in March after increasing 1.0 percent in February; the index advanced 4.5 percent at an annual rate for the first quarter as a whole. After having climbed 1.5 percent in February, manufacturing production edged up 0.1 percent in March. Mining output rose 1.0 percent, mostly as a result of gains in oil and gas extraction and in support activities for mining. The index for utilities jumped 3.0 percent after being suppressed in February by warmer-than-normal temperatures. At 107.2 percent of its 2012 average, total industrial production was 4.3 percent higher in March than it was a year earlier. Capacity utilization for the industrial sector moved up 0.3 percentage point in March to 78.0 percent, a rate that is 1.8 percentage points below its long-run (1972-2017) average.Tread more »

Your IMF Update: IMF Policy Paper

17 Apr 17:47 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Press Release

17 Apr 17:42 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Transcript

17 Apr 16:42 | Business

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Fee Rate Advisory #3 for Fiscal Year 2018

17 Apr 14:25 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that starting on May 22, 2018, the fee rates applicable to most securities transactions will be set at $13.00 per million dollars.   Consequently, each SRO will continue to pay the Commission a rate of $23.10 per million for covered sales occurring on charge dates through May 21, 2018, and a rate of $13.00 per million for covered sales occurring on charge dates on or after May 22, 2018.   The reduction in the fee rate for fiscal year 2018 is due, in part, to the substantially higher dollar amount of covered sales in recent months.  The Commission notes that if the dollar amount of covered sales deviates from current levels when the fee rate is next adjusted, a large reduction or increase in the fee rate may again be required; this is especially so if the next adjustment occurs later in the next fiscal year.   For more information on the term “charge date,” please refer to Rule 31(a)(3) and Exchange Act Reread more »

Your IMF Update: World Economic Outlook Report

17 Apr 09:47 | Business

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Guns Fall From Record High as Top Problem

17 Apr 04:14 | Business

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Guns Fall From Record High as Top Problem

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Your IMF Update: Mission Concluding Statement - New Zealand

16 Apr 20:57 | Business

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Slim Majority Now Says U.S. Middle Class Pays Fair Tax Share

16 Apr 16:49 | Business

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Slim Majority Now Says U.S. Middle Class Pays Fair Tax Share

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Are millennials taking over the supply chain?

16 Apr 14:37 | U.S. News

The way you get a cup of coffee, cook a meal at home and even purchase clothing is changing. What once was a $3 cup of coffee is now $15 with Starbucks Reserve. Meals are planned ahead of time with pre-packaged ingredients that are shipped to your doorstep by Blue Apron or Hello Fresh.read more »

Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by JN Bank Limited

16 Apr 14:30 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Jamaica

16 Apr 12:14 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Georgia

16 Apr 12:14 | Business

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SEC Unveils Public Service Announcement to Promote Background Checks on Investor.gov

16 Apr 11:13 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today unveiled a public service announcement (PSA) to encourage investors to check the background of their investment professional by using the free search tool on Investor.gov before investing.  Investor.gov, the SEC’s website dedicated to individual investors, provides investors with tools and resources to help them invest wisely and avoid fraud.  “Investor education is an important line of defense read more »

Federal Reserve Board accepting applications for its Community Advisory Council

16 Apr 10:00 | Business

Federal Reserve Board accepting applications for its Community Advisory Councilread more »

India Needs to Engage Its Workforce to Sustain Recovery

16 Apr 09:18 | Business

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India Needs to Engage Its Workforce to Sustain Recovery

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Bank of America Reports First-Quarter 2018 Financial Results

16 Apr 06:50 | Business

- Q1 2018 Financial Results Press Release- Q1 2018 Investor Relations Presentation- Q1 2018 Supplemental Information

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Less Than Half in U.S. Now Say Their Taxes Are Too High

16 Apr 04:34 | Business

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Less Than Half in U.S. Now Say Their Taxes Are Too High

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Chad

13 Apr 19:27 | Business

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Your IMF Update: World Economic Outlook Report

13 Apr 17:32 | Business

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SEC Staff to Host Roundtable on Market Structure for Thinly-Traded Securities

13 Apr 17:28 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced its staff will host a roundtable on April 23 that will address the market structure for thinly-traded exchange-listed securities, both equities and exchange-traded products.  The roundtable, which will be held at the SEC's headquarters at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C., will discuss the challenges faced by participants in the market for thinly-traded exchange-listed securities and potential improvements that might be considered to the market structure for these securities.   Smaller companies, the securities of which are often thinly traded, play an essential role in our economy.  Currently, there is a single equity market structure for all National Market System (NMS) securities, large and small, liquid and illiquid.  Staff is interested in views from a broad range of market participants as to whether targeted changes should be made to optimize the market structure for thinly-traded securities.  The roundtabread more »

Federal Reserve Board approves proposal to revise regulatory capital rules to address and provide an option to phase in the effects of the new accounting standard for credit losses

13 Apr 15:00 | Business

Federal Reserve Board approves proposal to revise regulatory capital rules to address and provide an option to phase in the effects of the new accounting standard for credit lossesread more »

Trump Favorable Rating Dips

13 Apr 12:16 | Business

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Trump Favorable Rating Dips

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Honduras

13 Apr 11:57 | Business

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Your IMF Update: Press Release - Tunisia

13 Apr 10:42 | Business

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Bank of America Declares Preferred Dividends

13 Apr 10:05 | Business

Bank of America Corporation today announced the Board of Directors has authorized regular cash dividends on the outstanding shares or depositary shares of the following series of preferred stock: ...

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Business Employment Dynamics Latest Numbers

13 Apr 10:05 | Business

Gross Job Gains: Total Private 7,604,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2017 Historical Data Goods-Producing 1,394,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2017 Historical Data Service-providing 6,210,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2017 read more »

Import/Export Price Indexes Latest Numbers

13 Apr 10:04 | Business

Imports All Commodities: unchanged in Mar 2018 Historical Data Fuels & Lubricants: -1.6% in Mar 2018 Historical Data All Imports Excluding Fuels: +0.2% in Mar 2018read more »

Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers

13 Apr 10:04 | Business

Consumer Price Index (CPI): -0.1% in Mar 2018 News Release Historical Data Unemployment Rate: 4.1% in Mar 2018 News Release Historical Data Payroll Employment: read more »

Consumer Price Index Latest Numbers

13 Apr 10:04 | Business

CPI-U, US City Average, All Items: NSA +0.2% in Mar 2018 Historical Data SA -0.1% in Mar 2018 Historical Data NSA +2.4% since Mar 2017 Historical Dread more »

Current Employment Statistics Latest Numbers

13 Apr 10:04 | Business

Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +103,000(p) in Mar 2018 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.08(p) in Mar 2018 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: read more »

Mass Layoff Statistics Latest Numbers

13 Apr 10:04 | 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 »

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