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  • WASHINGTON, June 29- MetLife asked a federal judge on Monday to force the U.S. government to hand over 500 pages of confidential records that relate to financial regulators' decision to designate the insurance giant as systemically important. In a filing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, MetLife said the government's failure to hand over the...

  • CHICAGO, June 25- How much money you will need to save to enjoy a secure retirement depends on the ultimate unknowable: How long will you live? The advantage of these QLAC plans is that they provide some guaranteed regular income until death, so they can supplement Social Security. For example, Principal Financial Group Inc, which introduced a QLAC for individual...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Unlike Wall Street banks that are subject to Fed oversight, large insurance firms such as MetLife and Prudential are overseen by a multitude of state regulators, and there are no nationwide rules that determine how much risk they can take on. This came to light when insurance giant AIG collapsed in 2008 because of risky bets made by a...

  • Early movers: AOL, MS, HTZ, TSLA, AAPL & more Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
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  • May 11- The U.S. government on Monday said MetLife Inc's lawsuit fighting its designation as being systemically important to the economy, often referred to as "too big to fail," should be dismissed. MetLife had in January became the first nonbank to challenge a decision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council, a panel led by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, that...

  • Insurers step up lobbying to battle U.S. regulators Friday, 8 May 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 8- Insurance firms, already among Washington's biggest donors, are securing powerful allies in Congress as the Federal Reserve draws up nationwide capital rules for the $1 trillion industry after years of delay. Two members of the House of Representatives who received large industry donations for their election campaigns and one senator...

  • Early movers: BABA, PCLN, PG, COST, ANN & more Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • May 6- MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit due to gains from investments and derivatives. MetLife has long had a substantial derivatives program designed to smooth out risks stemming from changes to interest rates, currency exchange rates and equities. MetLife's total operating revenue fell slightly...

  • U.S. life insurer MetLife profit jumps 64 pct Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    The company's net profit rose to $2.13 billion, or $1.87 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $1.29 billion, or $1.14 per share, a year earlier.

  • *Private employers add fewest jobs since Jan 2014. MoneyGram and Synageva soar on buyout offers. "This is certainly going to change expectations for Friday's numbers," said Joe Saluzzi, co-manager of trading at Themis Trading in Chatham, New Jersey.

  • *MoneyGram and Synageva soar on buyout offers. May 6- Wall Street was set to open higher on Wednesday as investors focused on healthy corporate earnings reports and a revival in dealmaking, shrugging off a rout in the global bond market and weaker-than-expected U.S. private jobs data. "This is certainly going to change expectations for Friday's numbers," said Joe...

  • *MoneyGram soared 23.3 percent to $9.62 in premarket trading after Bloomberg reported that Western Union was considering buying its smaller rival. *Herbalife jumped 14.3 percent to $45.81 after the weight-loss and nutritional products maker raised its full-year profit forecast. *Synageva BioPharma soared 41 percent to $134.98 after Alexion offered to...

  • Berkshire too big? Don't be silly, Buffett says Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 4:32 PM ET
    Warren Buffett at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting in Omaha Nebraska on May 2, 2015.

    Warren Buffett rejected the idea that Berkshire is so big that it is now too big to fail and requires tighter regulatory oversight.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett on Saturday rejected the idea that Berkshire Hathaway Inc, a sprawling conglomerate he has built over 50 years, has grown so big that it is now too big to fail and requires tighter regulatory oversight. Those catastrophes can be costly, and both the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon as well as Hurricane...

  • Your first trade for Monday Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:38 PM ET

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  • April 29- Life and mortgage insurer Genworth Financial Inc is considering going private and would be open to selling its long-term care insurance unit, among other strategic options, Chief Executive Tom McInerney said. McInerney said that, although Genworth would be open to selling its long-term care insurance unit, it could be difficult to find a buyer.

  • April 29- Life and mortgage insurer Genworth Financial Inc is considering going private or selling its long-term care insurance unit, among other strategic options, Chief Executive Tom McInerney said. Genworth's shares rose as much as 11 percent on Wednesday. Genworth had also said at the time that the long-term care business remained "a priority".

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- The U.S. Justice Department has sued Quicken Loans Inc for filing false claims on government-insured mortgages and other violations. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday, said the company improperly originated and underwrote mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration.

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- The U.S. Justice Department has sued Quicken Loans Inc for filing false claims on government-insured mortgages and other violations. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday, said the company improperly originated and underwrote mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration.

  • Why this govt thinks Buffett’s ‘too big to fail’ Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:08 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    British regulators have challenged their US peers over their reluctance to subject Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to tougher scrutiny. The Financial Times reports.