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  • Members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council voiced support for changes recommended in a staff report including notifying companies earlier in the process that they could be designated, a step that would give them more time to challenge the designation. The council did not take any final action but members including Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Next week may show whether U.S. stocks are finally undergoing a long-awaited correction or if a recent run of losses are just a bump on the road to more gains. This month, the benchmark index fell five sessions in a row, from Jan. 8 through Jan. 15, shedding more than 3 percent in the process. Oil prices have fallen in half in recent months, trading below $50 a...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- MetLife Inc said it plans to sue U.S. regulators on Tuesday over a decision to subject the insurer to tougher oversight because it harbors enough risk to endanger the financial system in a crisis. "FSOC's designation of MetLife is premature," MetLife Chief Executive Officer Steve Kandarian said in a statement. "It is completely appropriate for...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- MetLife said it would file on Tuesday a lawsuit against regulators subjecting it to tougher oversight, challenging their verdict the firm harbors enough risk to endanger the financial system in a crisis. The designation of MetLife as a so-called "systemically important" company would make insurance products more expensive without...

  • MetLife challenging US regulators' high-risk label Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 7:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In the first legal challenge to a U.S. body that arose from the financial crisis, MetLife is challenging its designation by regulators as a potential threat to the financial system. MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. insurance company by assets, announced Tuesday that it is taking the government to court to appeal its assessment by the Financial Stability...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- MetLife said it would file on Tuesday a lawsuit against regulators subjecting it to tougher oversight, challenging their verdict the firm harbors enough risk to bring down the financial system in a crisis. The designation of MetLife as a so-called "systemically important" company would make insurance products more expensive without...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down. "The proof is that oil turned down and the market said,' Oh, that was yesterday's news, today we're moving ahead,"' said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- U.S. regulators have declared insurer MetLife Inc so big that its failure could destabilize financial markets, a designation that brings extra regulation. MetLife said in a statement on Thursday announcing the designation that it was disappointed by the decision, made by the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council, and was considering...

  • *Buyback, dividend hike, guidance lift Boeing, 3 M, CVS. NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile Tuesday session as energy shares rallied and investors bet the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. "Perhaps markets think the Fed will not be as on-schedule on taking out that language," said Quincy Krosby,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile Tuesday session as energy shares rallied, and on bets the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. Adding to global concerns, data showed factory activity shrinking in China and euro zone business growth remaining weak. "Perhaps markets think the Fed will not be...

  • UPDATE 1-Jefferies in talks to sell futures business Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Dec 16- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a quarterly net loss and said it was in talks to sell its futures brokerage. Jefferies bought the business, formerly known as Prudential Bache, from Prudential Financial Inc in 2011 for $430 million to expand into a full-fledged investment bank. Leucadia, which models itself on...

  • The slide came the day after oil cartel OPEC decided not to cut output in a meeting in Vienna. "We do not know if OPEC has ulterior motives to let oil prices drift lower and pinch the global sector, or if reaching a consensus on cuts was just too challenging," wrote Wells Fargo Securities in a Friday client note. "We'll wait to see the trend next week when there's full...

  • Nov 6- Genworth Financial Inc lost more than a third of its market value after the life and mortgage insurer said a turnaround in its long-term care business would take longer than expected and posted a surprise quarterly loss. Shares of Genworth, the largest long-term care insurer in the United States, fell as much as 38 percent, wiping out about $2.7 billion of...

  • Nov 6- Life and mortgage insurer Genworth Financial Inc said it would suspend dividends in its life business until the end of next year, and that it was open to all strategic options. Genworth shares fell as much as 38 percent on Thursday, wiping out about $2.7 billion of the company's market value. Genworth, spun off from General Electric Co a decade ago, had years ago...

  • Nov 5- Prudential Financial Inc, the second-largest U.S. life insurer, reported a quarterly profit that fell short of market estimates by a wide margin, mainly due to losses tied to its derivatives program. The company reported operating earnings on an adjusted basis of $2.20 per share, well below the average analyst estimate of $2.41 per share.

  • After-hours buzz: Qualcomm, Tesla, Zillow & more Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    Companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday: Qualcomm, Tesla, Zillow & more

  • Nov 5- Prudential Financial Inc, the second-largest U.S. life insurer, reported a 52 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by lower operating income from individual annuities and U.S. life insurance. The net profit in the financial services businesses attributable to the company was $465 million, or 99 cents per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $966...

  • 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...

  • *Visa, MasterCard both rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. stocks rallied on Thursday, boosted by a strong reading on quarterly economic growth and on the back of upbeat earnings reports including Visa, which accounted for nearly 150 points in the Dow industrials. "End of year for mutual funds is most likely going to be selling losers and continue to buy winners,"...

  • 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...