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AmEx Increases CEO Chenault’s Pay by 3%

wsj.com — American Express Co. awarded Chairman and Chief Executive Kenneth Chenault a pay package valued at $25.1 million for his work in 2014, up 3% from the previous year, the credit-card company disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday. The 63-year-old executive's pay rose from $24.4 million for 2013 as the New York company hit the top end of its...

Thain, in Interview, Reflects on Merrill and CIT

online.wsj.com — Former Merrill CEO John Thain, in an interview, said he regretted having to sell the firm to Bank of America amid the financial crisis. He also spoke about his plans for CIT Group.

Settling a Bad Bet on the Boardwalk

Fewer Theatrics at J.P. Morgan Annual Meeting

blogs.wsj.com — The annual meeting season for big banks ended today with a bit of a whimper. J.P. Morgan Chase held an hour-long meeting with much less drama than last year's edition. The 2013 meeting capped a months-long battle between activist shareholders and the bank's board, led by Chairman and CEO James Dimon.

Fixed-Income Trading Sinks J.P. Morgan Revenue

blogs.wsj.com — The just-released first-quarter results from J.P Morgan Chase & Co. showed that revenue was down to $23.86 billion, a 7.7% drop from a year earlier and short of analyst estimates. One of the culprits was revenue from fixed-income, currency and commodities trading, which dropped 21% to $3.76 billion.

Firms Seek Edge Through Speed As Computer Trading Expands

online.wsj.com — In some obscure corner of the stock-trading universe, speed is critical and fractions of seconds loom large. The growth of computer trading has set off an arms race among dozens of firms to shave the time it takes for orders to reach the computers of electronic exchanges.

As Stress Tests Loom, Biggest Dividend Hikes Expected at Citi, BofA

blogs.wsj.com — As the annual Federal Reserve bank stress tests begin this afternoon, the stakes are higher for some banks than others. According to data highlighted today in the Wall Street Journal , some banks are expected to push to increase their dividends sharply. Others are eyeing share buybacks in an effort to boost per-share profitability.

Winklevoss Twins Plan Bitcoin Index

online.wsj.com — Bitcoin proponents Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss said Wednesday that they would launch a new index to price the volatile virtual currency. The Winkdex, as the brothers are calling it, will also be used to price the value of the assets held by Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, a proposed exchange traded fund which is currently being reviewed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Big Banks Set for Best Year Since Crisis

online.wsj.com — The big six U.S. banks - J.P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America - are set to post net income of about $73 billion in 2013, a 22% gain from 2012 that would be the best year for the industry since the financial crisis.

On Street, Reluctance to Blow the Whistle

online.wsj.com — Should Wall Street have spoken up? That is a key question to emerge from the Madoff scandal: whether Wall Streeters should more-readily report concerns about possible fraud to regulators. Since Bernard Madoff's December arrest on allegations of a Ponzi scheme, some people in the investing world have said they questioned his performance numbers.
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RT @jdawsey1: Cuomo, de Blasio rarely talk as relationship hits rock bottom. Both sides explain why. Not pretty. Story w/@MaraGay: wsj.com/articles/gov-a…

May 28, 2015

Former Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted. Bank officials worried about money laundering asked about suspicious moves. wsj.com/articles/forme…

May 28, 2015

Moody’s Upgrades Four Top U.S. Banks, basically reverses previous downgrade of Morgan Stanley wsj.com/articles/moody…

May 28, 2015

Allegations include 'lying to the FBI and illegally transferring millions' twitter.com/thehill/status…

May 28, 2015

What's going on this week? First, Dimon calls shareholders lazy on.wsj.com/1AANVql Then, Fuld suggests a questioner should "bite" him.

May 28, 2015

Interesting: As hedge funds search for more data, McDonald’s says it will stop reporting monthly sales $MCD on.wsj.com/1Kou9i1 via @WSJ

May 28, 2015

Dick Fuld: “Why has the belly of America been ripped out?” Former Lehman CEO voices concern for the little guy bloom.bg/1dAeHFi

May 28, 2015

Breaking: J.P. Morgan expected to lay off more than 5,000 by next year $JPM on.wsj.com/1d21unX @WSJ

May 28, 2015

Dick Fuld speaks this afternoon, seven yrs. after Lehman collapse. How defiant will he be? nypost.com/2015/05/28/ex-… pic.twitter.com/Ph0Hvy3xWE

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