Banking and credit

FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, an evening commuter is silhouetted against the glistening New York City skyline at sunset as he walks along Hudson River shoreline in Jersey City, N.J. On Wednesday, April 17, the Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
April 17, 2019 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the economy was expanding at a moderate pace in March and early April, despite uncertainty caused by trade tensions and severe flooding in the Midwest. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed said that some...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, April 15, 2019. Asian markets were broadly higher Monday on signs that the U.S. and China were closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 15, 2019 - 11:00 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Tuesday in Asia in mostly narrow trading in the absence of any major market-driving news. The Nikkei 225 index added 0.2% to 22,208.70. China's Shanghai Composite index lost 0.6% to 3,158.76 and the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong lost 0.3% to 29,736.05. South Korea's...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference after the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) conference at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 15, 2019 - 10:43 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government says it is in talks with European bailout lenders to repay its debts to the International Monetary Fund early as market borrowing rates tumbled to their lowest level since 2005. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said Greece is hoping to repay a "...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO David Solomon testifies before the House Financial Services Commitee during a hearing in Washington. Goldman Sachs said its first quarter earnings fell by 21% from a year earlier, hurt by a slowdown in trading. Solomon described the quarter as a "muted start to the year," in a written statement. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 15, 2019 - 9:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said its first quarter earnings fell by 21% from a year earlier, hurt by a slowdown in trading. The investment bank earned a profit of $2.25 billion, or $5.71 a share, down from a profit of $2.83 billion, or $6.95 a share, in the same period a year earlier. The results...
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FILE- This March 23, 2018, file photo shows the entrance to Citibank at the Citigroup Center in downtown Los Angeles. Citigroup reports earnings Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 15, 2019 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Banking conglomerate Citigroup said its first quarter profits rose by a relatively quiet 2% from a year earlier, as higher interest and investment banking revenues helped offset a decline in trading. Citi's results were similar to those of its Wall Street competitors, JPMorgan Chase...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during the International Monetary Fund IMF Governors group photo at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 14, 2019 - 12:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out of its current slowdown, but tensions persist between the United States and other nations over trade and other issues. Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a customers uses a credit card machine to pay for food at Peli Peli Kitchen in Houston. Owner Thomas Nguyen had a change of heart after transitioning one of his three Peli Peli South African fine dining restaurants and his Peli Peli Kitchen fast casual location to a no-cash policy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 12, 2019 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores...
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FILE- In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo a shopper scans an Amazon Go app on a cellphone while entering an Amazon Go store in Seattle. A small number of restaurants and stores are going cash-free in the U.S., looking to cater to customers who increasingly pay with a card or smartphone. But a backlash is growing against the practice that some say discriminates against those who lack back accounts or rely on cash for most of their daily transactions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 12, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores...
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FILE- This Nov. 29, 2018, file photo shows a Chase bank location in Philadelphia. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports financial results Friday, April 12. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 12, 2019 - 7:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase's first-quarter profits rose 5% from a year earlier, helped largely by higher interest rates, which have allowed banks like JPMorgan to charge more for loans. Higher interest rates helped make up for a drop in trading revenue. The nation's largest bank by assets and...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a one-on-one talk on Balancing Nature and the Global Economy, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 1:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With global growth slowing and many countries struggling with high debts, now is not the time for the "self-inflicted" economic wound of trade wars, the head of the International Monetary Fund is warning. "The key is to avoid the wrong policies, and this is especially the case for...
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