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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...

  • 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

    The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • 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.

  • More than a dozen senior insurance executives met Fed Governor Dan Tarullo on Feb. 6 to pitch a two-step process for launching nationwide insurance rules, according to records of the meeting by Dirk Kempthorne, who heads the American Council of Life Insurers, an industry group. Tarullo, the Fed's top Wall Street regulator, did not indicate whether he was open to...

  • More than a dozen senior insurance executives met Fed Governor Dan Tarullo on Feb. 6 to pitch a two-step process for launching nationwide insurance rules, according to records of the meeting by Dirk Kempthorne, who heads the American Council of Life Insurers, an industry group. While precise estimates are lacking because the rules are still unknown, Bank of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- A Republican congressman and a Democratic colleague on Tuesday introduced a bill to shed more light on the workings of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which watches for emerging threats to market stability. The draft bill by Florida Republican Dennis Ross and Maryland Democrat John Delaney was introduced a day before...

  • March 24- Ocwen Financial Corp said it would sell an additional $25 billion of servicing rights on agency loans to a subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc, its fourth such deal in two months. The portfolio being sold to Nationstar comprises about 142,000 performing loans owned by government-controlled mortgage finance firms Freddie Mac and Fannie...

  • March 23- Ocwen Financial Corp rejected allegations of poor mortgage servicing practices and said on Monday that it had sent a letter to trustees of 119 mortgage pools, arguing that it should not be removed as a servicer. Investors including BlackRock Inc and Metlife Inc sent a notice to Ocwen and the trustees in January, alleging improper loan modification...