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  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- While private pilots and skydivers have to take out extra life insurance to cover the added risk of their pursuits, space tourists do not need special policies on their high flying rides. That loophole is likely to disappear, slowly, after the fatal crash last week of a test flight of a Virgin Galactic space ship designed to take tourists into space.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The U.S. Wednesday's rule applies to banks and to large financial firms who are designated as "systemic" by the Financial Stability Oversight Council, a federal government panel of regulators that polices for emerging market threats. The FSOC has already designated General Electric Co's GE Capital, American International Group Inc and...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- MetLife has retained a top Washington lawyer in its bid to escape a plan by the U.S. financial risk council to subject it to far tougher rules, a sign the largest U.S. insurer may be preparing a legal challenge. A MetLife spokesman told Reuters the company had retained Eugene Scalia, a partner at law firm Gibson Dunn LLP, who has successfully fought...

  • Early Movers: CVD, BLK, HLF, AAPL, PG & more Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • MetLife to argue that it's not 'too big to fail' Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    MetLife will make a final plea on Monday to U.S. regulators determined to subject it to tougher oversight.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- Insurer American International Group will pay a $35 million penalty for violations related to former subsidiaries that solicited insurance business in New York without a license, the New York State Department of Financial Services said on Friday. In March, MetLife paid a $50 million fine to the department and $10 million to the Manhattan...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- Insurer American International Group will pay a $35 million penalty for violations related to former subsidiaries that solicited insurance business in New York without a license, the New York State Department of Financial Services said on Friday. In March, MetLife paid a $50 million fine to the department and $10 million to the Manhattan...

  • UPDATE 1-MetLife beats profit estimates as premiums rise Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    Oct 29- MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher premiums and gains tied to its derivatives program. MetLife said earlier this month that it would fight a plan by the U.S. risk council to designate it as a firm whose demise could risk global finance, a tag that brings far greater regulatory...

  • MetLife profit more than doubles on derivative gains Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    The company's net profit rose to $2.06 billion, or $1.81 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $942 million, or 84 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Fed will go out of its way to be dovish Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:01 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Fed is expected to announce the end of the easing program, but observers say the Fed is unlikely to change the language about keeping rates low.

  • Markets could shrug off Fed if it sounds dovish Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:49 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Fed is expected to announce the end of the easing program, but observers say the Fed is unlikely to change the language about keeping rates low.

  • US insurer MetLife to contest super-risky tag Monday Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 28- MetLife will plead against being branded a super-risky financial firm at a meeting next week with regulators, a company spokesman said, as the U.S. insurer tries to escape oversight by the Federal Reserve. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, a group of the main U.S. watchdogs, last month proposed adding MetLife to a small group of...

  • Oct 14- JPMorgan Chase and Co's quarterly results surfaced more than three hours before schedule on Shareholder.com, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc's investor-communications company. **Oct. 15, 2013- Citigroup Inc's third-quarter results were released early as Bloomberg News broke an embargo, forcing the bank to pull forward the release of its statement.

  • Rising rates power play: Insurance stocks Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Insurance stocks are still in a slump but poised to rebound once interest rates rise. Priced at low valuations, it is a sector with upside.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- The U.S. top financial risk council may tweak the way in which it identifies insurers and other companies that are not banks as systemically important, a process the industry and politicians have fiercely criticized. Insurer MetLife Inc on Friday said it would fight a plan by the FSOC to designate it as a so-called Systemically Important...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 3- Insurer MetLife said on Friday it would fight a plan by the U.S. risk council to designate it as a firm whose demise could risk global finance, a tag that brings far greater regulatory scrutiny. The company had asked the Financial Stability Oversight Council to call a meeting at which it could give written and oral evidence of why it disagreed with...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The U.S. Insurers American International Group and Prudential Financial have already received this designation, and regulators are considering applying it to MetLife too.

  • Your first trade for Friday Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

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

  • Your first trade for Thursday Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

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

  • Congress returns: For what? Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    Congress finally returns this week after its long recess and prepares to do what it does best: Absolutely nothing, Politico's Ben White says.