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2016-06-29

Banks’ capital return plans: Big stock buybacks, dividend increases

Following stress test results, several banks released plans late Wednesday outlining a round of share buybacks and dividend hikes.

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4 hidden hazards in your home

Your house has plenty of things that can hurt you beyond the usual suspects of lead-based paint, asbestos and mold.

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The collapse of this college has cost taxpayers $170 million so far

The Department of Education approved more than 11,000 claims for student loan discharge from former students of Corinthian Colleges.

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How paying down credit cards faster will get you in a new home

Fannie Mae to reward borrowers who don’t keep high credit card balances starting in June

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Market Extra: The Dow is just 320 points shy of its pre-Brexit close

After stocks were thrashed following the U. K.s' decision to sever ties with the European Union. Wall Street has been steadily creeping back to its pre-Brexit levels.

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NewsWatch: Most banks get Fed clearance to lift dividends and stock buybacks

The Federal Reserve gave the go-ahead to most banks to lift dividends and increase stock buybacks, a sign of the growing recognition the regulator has given for the capital raised by the financial sector.

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Medill News Service: Lew, Perez back fiduciary rule at financial literacy event

The Obama administration on Wednesday said why they acted in the face of a lack of regulation of financial planners who guide millions of Americans seeking help with investments and retirement accounts.

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The Fed: Most banks get Fed clearance to lift dividends and stock buybacks

The Federal Reserve gave the go-ahead to most banks to lift dividends and increase stock buybacks, a sign of the growing recognition the regulator has given for the capital raised by the financial sector.

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Market Extra: Here’s why investors bought S&P 500 bonds — not stocks — after Brexit

The bonds of companies in the S&P 500 index enjoyed a mostly good run following the victorious “leave” vote in the U.K.’s referendum on EU membership — even as their stocks got crushed.

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The Wall Street Journal: Energy Transfer Equity calls off Williams Companies merger

Energy Transfer Equity calls off its merger with Williams Companies after a judge ruled it could, a ruling Williams plans to appeal.

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The Wall Street Journal: Facebook regains ability to collect data about users in Belgium

Facebook won an appeal that allows it to collect data about Internet users in Belgium.

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