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Regulations designed to prevent another financial crisis have not discouraged banks from lending, Steven Eisman tells CNBC.

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Rising yields in the United States could make it harder for Beijing to keep managing its tremendous debt problem.

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U.S. companies are parking trillions overseas, with little progress from policymakers trying to bring all that money home.

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Bill Ackman tells CNBC he was approached indirectly by Carl Icahn to purchase a stake in Herbalife — his longtime short target.

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After hitting new post-crisis highs, financial services gigs in New York look set to backslide next.

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Germany may have a reputation as Europe’s economic stalwart, but a new report says the country is at risk of becoming the region’s money laundering capital. A study by the non-profit group European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad), says that despite recent revelations over corporate tax dodging, the EU still provides a “wide-range” of …

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GE, in a move to become a pure play industrial company, is exiting the financial services business by selling the bulk of the assets contained in its GE Capital unit and returning most of the proceeds from that disposition to shareholders in the form of a $50 billion share buyback. GE shares rose more than …

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Activist investor Bill Ackman told CNBC on Friday he has not traded around his short position in Herbalife. “We’re not trying to make money on short-term moves in Herbalife stock,” he said in a “Squawk Box” interview, a day after The Wall Street Journal reported that federal prosecutors and the FBI are investigating potential stock …

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Standard & Poor’s will pay more than $58 million to settle charges of fraudulent misconduct in rating mortgage bonds, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday. S&P will also pay $19 million to settle cases filed by attorneys general in New York and Massachusetts. The SEC case relates to the ratings on certain …

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RadioShack on Tuesday rejected lender Salus Capital’s claim that it breached covenants on a $250 million term loan. The electronic retailer said it plans to “vigorously contest” the allegations, calling them “wrong and self-serving.” “We will do everything we can to assure that these claims do not distract us from our ongoing efforts to rationalize …

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Pro-democracy demonstrators protest in front of the Government Complex in Hong Kong on Oct. 2, 2014.

China’s recent move to tighten control over Hong Kong’s political process could turn out to be a very costly move for Beijing. For more than a century, Hong Kong has enjoyed an outsized role in the global financial system, thanks to its freewheeling capital regulations, relatively high quality of life, rule of law and political independence from …

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Wall Street’s bonuses could be in jeopardy. A plurality of respondents to a finance industry poll said they expect bonuses to either decline or be non-existent this year. Bloomberg reports that 27 percent of investors, analysts and traders surveyed in its Global Poll said they expect declining bonuses compared to last year, and 18 percent do not …