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Lehman Brothers Proposes End To Bankruptcy

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc defended on Tuesday a proposed plan to end the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, but said it will alter certain language to resolve objections from the U.S. Trustee. Lehman filed court papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan asking Judge James Peck to approve the outline for its $65 billion payback […]

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US Files Suit Against Goldman Sachs

Regulators filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Goldman Sachs Group Inc., accusing the investment bank of violating federal and state securities laws in the sale of $1.2 billion in mortgage-backed securities. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, seeks damages in excess of $491 million. It is the fourth securities lawsuit to be […]

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MassMutual unit agrees to $1 billion Madoff settlement

A hedge fund group owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to customers of imprisoned fraudster Bernard Madoff, in one of the largest settlements with the trustee in Madoff bankruptcy case. Under the agreement, announced today, Tremont Group Holdings of Rye, N.Y., and its Rye Select family […]

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FINRA Fines SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, SunTrust Investment Services a Total of $5 Million for Auction Rate Securities Violations

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has fined SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. (SunTrust RH) and SunTrust Investment Services, Inc. (SunTrust IS) for violations related to the sale of auction rate securities (ARS). SunTrust RH, which underwrote the ARS, was fined $4.6 million for failing to adequately disclose the increased risk that […]

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Moody's Adds 5 States to Creditwatch List

Moody’s Investors Service placed its ratings on five Aaa-rated states on watch for downgrade, saying if the U.S. government’s ratings were to be lowered, those states would face probable cuts as well. The ratings agency’s action on Maryland, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia affect a combined $24 billion of general obligation and related […]

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