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AN MBJ BANKING ANALYSIS: Weighing "Too big to fail"

It’s as if Johnny Appleseed suddenly developed a disdain for apples, says a banking and investment industry stunned by former Wall Street kingpin Sandy Weill’s condemnation of the marriage of depositor institutions and investment banking. After all, having the two tie the knot was Weill’s idea, they say, pointing to the former Citigroup chairman’s successful lobbying of the Clinton administration ...

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Education meets exposure — Millsaps partners with MBCI for entrepreneurial camp

“Marketing creates value,” Dr. Penny Prenshaw told a group of 12 Choctaw Indian high school students on the campus of Millsaps College last week. That was the primary lesson Prenshaw wanted to pass along during one of the sessions that made up the on-campus portion of the Youth Entrepreneurial Summer Camp offered by the Else School of Management at Millsaps. ...

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Hood details spending of state’s $47.1M share of foreclosure settlement

A proposed national foreclosure fraud settlement provides an estimated $47.1 million in direct relief to Mississippi homeowners and addresses future mortgage loan servicing practices, Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday in announcing Mississippi’s participation in the $25 billion joint federal-state agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses and fraud. The five lenders — Bank of America, ...

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Foreclosure fraud deal offers payments to displaced homeowners

Up to two million Americans could benefit from mortgage relief from the nation’s biggest banks under a foreclosure fraud settlement of $25 billion announced Thursday. Mississippi and 48 other states signed on to the deal with Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial. The only remaining holdout is Oklahoma. The deal settles charges of systemic and ...

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UPDATE: DEAL IS DONE … Foreclosure settlement said gaining key state support

WASHINGTON — U.S. states have reached a $25 billion deal with the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses that occurred after the housing bubble burst. Federal and state officials announced the deal Thursday. It is the biggest settlement involving a single industry since a 1998 multistate tobacco deal. Under the agreement, five major banks — Bank of America, JPMorgan ...

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Banks pledge $20 billion hike in lending to small business

Regions Bank, Wells Fargo and 11 other large banks have committed to increase lending for small businesses by a combined $20 billion over the next three years. The banks made the announcement at a press conference joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills John Asbury, head of Business Services for Regions, said Birmingham-based Regions ...

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Stocks climb after Citigroup tops forecasts

NEW YORK – An upbeat start to a busy week of earnings pushed stocks higher Monday. Citigroup Inc.’s better-than-expected results drove financial stocks higher, putting an end to a recent slide. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36 points in midday trading. Citigroup said fewer of its customers defaulted on loans, an encouraging sign that borrowers may be returning to ...

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Citigroup earns $2.15B as failed loans decrease

NEW YORK – Citigroup Inc., one of the largest banks in the world, reported its third straight quarter of profit Monday in another sign that the American consumer is healing. The New York bank, which is still 12 percent owned by the government, earned $2.15 billion, or 7 cents per share, in the three months ending in September. The results ...

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