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Berkshire amends warrant deal with Goldman Sachs

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett’s company will likely become one of the biggest shareholders in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. later this year, and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. won’t even have to part with any cash to do so. Berkshire and Goldman ...

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S&P expects U.S. lawsuit over its mortgage ratings

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor’s says the government plans to file a civil lawsuit alleging wrongdoing by the agency when it gave high ratings to mortgage debt securities that later plunged in value and fueled the 2008 financial crisis. S&P ...

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Morgan Stanley closes a bleak bank earnings season

NEW YORK — It’s tough being a big bank these days. Morgan Stanley, the storied investment house, reported Thursday that its revenue was down sharply for April through June and its profit missed Wall Street expectations. Its stock was clobbered ...

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Bernanke defends Fed response to financial crisis

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that the Federal Reserve was left with few good options when it stepped in to shore up the largest U.S. financial institutions during the 2008 crisis. Bernanke defended the central bank’s actions to ...

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Unemployment rate hits 8.3 pct. after hiring burst

WASHINGTON — In the most impressive surge for the job market since early last year, the United States added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years. ...

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U.S. proposes new, tougher rules for big banks

NEW YORK — The Federal Reserve on Tuesday said the largest U.S. banks and financial companies should hold extra cash on their balance sheets to cushion themselves against financial crises. The proposal by the chief U.S. banking regulator will affect ...

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