A French court has eased the pressure on Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, by stopping short of making her an official suspect for her role in a €400 m pay-off to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. The FT reports.» Read More
TAMPA, Florida, May 21- JPMorgan Chase& Co's Jamie Dimon appears headed for a victory in a shareholder vote on whether he will keep his dual roles as chairman and chief executive of the largest U.S. bank, according to reports on Tuesday.
TAMPA, Florida, May 21- JPMorgan Chase& Co's Chairman and Chief Executive Jamie Dimon looks set to win a vote about whether he gets to keep his chairman title, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. A months-long and bitter shareholder campaign demanding more oversight of Dimon will end with JPMorgan's annual meeting on Tuesday.
*Ukraine's potholed roads sign of economic, political woes. KIEV, May 21- As the snow and ice began to melt in Ukraine this spring, exposing fresh cracks and potholes in the roads, hundreds of motorists gathered outside a government building carrying unusual burdens.
WASHINGTON, May 21- With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- Supporters of a plan to permit some grocery stores in Oklahoma's most populous counties sell wine plan to launch a new petition drive to put the proposal to a statewide vote.
LOS ANGELES-- Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighborhood concerns that pot shops attract crime.
Frederic Neumann, MD and co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, discusses German politics and the rise of 'get-out-of-euro' parties and what it would mean for Merkel come September.
*Democratic Party primary is on Tuesday. But unlike most cities, Harrisburg's financial troubles have thrust it into the national spotlight, most recently with a slap from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for fraud.
NEW YORK, May 17- Pension and endowment managers on Friday called on U.S. regulators to review the rules for shareholder voting after a firm collecting ballots for JPMorgan Chase& Co cut off the bank's opponents from polling information.
NEW YORK, May 17- Pension and endowment managers on Friday called on U.S. regulators to review the rules for shareholder voting after a firm collecting ballots for JPMorgan Chase& Co cut off polling information to the bank's opponents.
RALEIGH, N.C.-- Former presidential contender John Edwards has reactivated his license to practice law and is setting out on the speaking circuit. The two-time presidential candidate and former North Carolina senator is scheduled to appear June 6 at a private retreat in Orlando, Fla., for lawyer clients of the marketing firm PMP.
Beppe Grillo, the founder of the Five Star Movement tells CNBC he's going to win the next Italian election and that the country's traditional parties have already become history.
Beppe Grillo, founder of the Five Star Movement in Italy, tells CNBC how Britain has everything to lose from the EU and why he sympathizes with UKIP.
FHFA oversees the government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage financiers that own or back about half of all U.S. home loans. Bank of America Corp, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Wells Fargo& Co were among his top 20 contributors in his last election, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
*Government-controlled Congress likely to approve reforms. QUITO, May 16- Ecuador's government on Thursday presented a mining bill to Congress that should pave the way for the signing of contracts with several investors, including Canada's Kinross Gold Corp..
WASHINGTON, May 16- A Senate committee voted along party lines on Thursday to advance President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency to the full U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote.
VADUZ, May 16- Liechtenstein is reluctantly prepared to discuss exchanging data on bank clients in response to a new European Union push for more transparency from the secretive principality and other tax havens, its prime minister said.
WASHINGTON, May 16- A Senate committee voted along party lines on Thursday to send President Barack Obama's controversial nominee for secretary of labor, Thomas Perez, to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. The fate of the nomination in the full Senate is uncertain.
*Elliott will support Hess's five nominees. May 16- Hess Corp will put three directors backed by hedge fund Elliott Management onto its board, settling a months-long feud over the oil company's governance and long-term strategy.
WASHINGTON, May 16- A Senate committee voted along party lines on Thursday to send President Barack Obama's controversial nominee for secretary of labor, Thomas Perez, to the full U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote. It is uncertain whether the full Senate will confirm Perez.