Financial services

A currency trader wearing a face mask watches computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 17, 2020. Asian stock markets rebounded Friday after Wall Street closed lower amid uncertainty about the U.S. economic outlook. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 17, 2020 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street ticked higher Friday to close out its third straight winning week, one punctuated by hopes that the economy can continue to steady itself despite the pandemic. The S&P 500 rose 9.16 points, or 0.3%, to 3,224.73 after yet another day of wobbly trading. The Dow Jones...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2020 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Federal Reserve has opened one of its lending programs to nonprofit groups, including hospitals, educational institutions, and social service organizations. The Fed said Friday, July 17, that its Main Street Lending Program, which is targeted to mid-sized businesses, will now extend credit to nonprofits with at least 10 employees and endowments of less than $3 billion. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP, File)
July 17, 2020 - 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has opened one of its lending programs to nonprofit groups, including hospitals, educational institutions, and social service organizations. The Fed said Friday that its Main Street Lending Program, which is targeted to mid-sized businesses and can lend up to $...
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July 16, 2020 - 3:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. homeowners are seizing on the lowest average mortgage rates on record to refinance their mortgages. Americans refinanced nearly 2 million home loans from January through April, more than double the same four-month stretch in 2019, according to real estate data company...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 file photo a Bank of America logo is attached to the exterior of the Bank of America Financial Center building, in Boston. Consumer banking giant Bank of America saw its profits drop by more than half in the second quarter, the bank reported Thursday, July 16, 2020, as the bank set aside billions of dollars to cover potentially bad loans caused by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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July 16, 2020 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's second-quarter profits were sawed in half and the consumer banking giant set aside billions of dollars to cover potentially bad loans caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Earnings from the nation's biggest banks are painting a picture of American families and...
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At sunset, the sky above the Frankfurt skyline and the water of the river Main are colored deep red, Friday, June 19, 2020, in Frankfurt, Germany. (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)
July 16, 2020 - 10:33 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank hit pause Thursday after deploying massive stimulus measures in recent weeks and urged government leaders to do their part by agreeing on an EU-wide fund to support regions hardest hit by the virus outbreak. ECB President Christine Lagarde said...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, a woman walks past a store with sale signs displayed at Great Lakes Mall, in Mentor, Ohio. The Federal Reserve says economic activity has picked up in most regions of the country but still remains well below pre-pandemic levels with the country facing high levels of uncertainty. The Fed reported Wednesday, July 15 that its latest survey of economic conditions around the country found improvements in consumer spending and other areas but said the gains were from very low levels seen when widespread lockdowns push the country into a deep recession. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
July 15, 2020 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says economic activity has picked up in most regions of the country but still remains well below pre-pandemic levels with the country facing high levels of uncertainty. The Fed reported Wednesday that its latest survey of economic conditions around the country...
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July 15, 2020 - 12:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Goldman Sachs posted a massive 41% rise in revenues in the second quarter, the bank said Wednesday, helped by a blowout performance by the bank’s trading desks. The New York-based bank had second quarter revenues of $13.3 billion, which is up from $9.46 billion in...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
July 15, 2020 - 11:00 am
The nation’s largest health insurer more than doubled its second-quarter profit, as COVID-19 shutdowns kept patients out of doctor’s offices and off operating tables. UnitedHealth’s medical costs tumbled 11% to $34.68 billion with demand for care suppressed from the middle of March until it started...
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FILE- In this June 14, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard participates in an open meeting in Washington. Brainard warned Tuesday, July 14, 2020, that the U.S. economy appears to be slowing after an initial burst of recovery and called for the Fed to take aggressive steps to spur growth. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 14, 2020 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard warned Tuesday that the U.S. economy appears to be slowing after an initial burst of recovery and called for the Fed to take aggressive steps to bolster growth. Brainard said that hiring and consumer spending bounced back more strongly than...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, a Citibank sign hangs above a branch office in New York. The tens of millions of consumers and businesses out of work from the coronavirus pandemic weighed heavily on the financial results of Wall Street’s biggest banks on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, with the likes of JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup setting aside tens of billions of dollars to cover potentially bad loans that were just fine only a few months ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 14, 2020 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With tens of millions of Americans out of work and many businesses shut down or operating under restrictions due to the coronavirus, three of the nation's biggest banks set aside nearly $30 billion in the second quarter to cover potentially bad loans that were fine only a few months...
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