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July 23- Britain's markets regulator and a group of global banks are in talks to reach a first settlement in a currency-rigging probe, with a deal possible this year, Bloomberg reported.
NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. authorities' $8.9 billion settlement last month with French bank BNP Paribas for sanctions busting will pay for New York cops to get live computer feeds of street crime and for new carpets in the offices of prosecutors, among many other things. In some places- particularly New York state- that is leading to ugly wrangling over how to spend it.
NEW YORK, July 23- A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a shareholders' lawsuit claiming JPMorgan Chase& Co board members knew about Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme and ignored red flags signaling his massive fraud.
For banks working on their post-financial crisis image, catering to poor clients may lead to good will from regulators, the NYT reports.
ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
JPMorgan Chase is close to a deal to sell half its private equity business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
SYDNEY, July 23- Brazil's BTG Pactual has received a green light from the London Metal Exchange to set up warehousing operations in Singapore, marking the investment bank's first foray into Asia as builds out its physical metals business.
Citigroup Inc. rose$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $49.60. Goldman Sachs rose $3.30 or 1.9 percent, to $175.02. JPMorgan Chase rose$. 43 or. 7 percent, to $58.67.
Bank of America Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $15.52. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $49.70. Goldman Sachs rose $3.05 or 1.8 percent, to $174.77.
July 22- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a 24 percent jump in quarterly profit, beating market estimates for the sixth straight quarter, as member signups surged 23 percent. The company's shares rose as much as 8.5 percent to hit a life high of $81.98 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Centene said it had 3.2 million members as of June 30.
*No significant likelihood of another bank deal- CEO John Thain. July 22- U.S. small-business lender CIT Group Inc said it would buy California bank OneWest Bank NA for $3.4 billion in cash and stock, a deal that will give CIT a more reliable source of funding.
Bank of America Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $15.53. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $49.56. Goldman Sachs rose $1.57 or. 9 percent, to $173.29.
July 22- Comcast Corp reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, helped by the highest subscriber additions in its high-speed internet business for six years and improved profitability at its NBC Universal unit.
LONDON, July 22- Citi has hired Credit Suisse banker Nicolas Desombre to lead its investment bank in France, the latest in a series of senior hires in Europe to help strengthen its operations in the region. In a memo to employees seen by Reuters, Citi said Desombre will also run its global insurance business alongside Gautam Chawla.
July 22- United Technologies Corp posted an 8 percent increase in quarterly profit, topping estimates, as sales of its elevators and aircraft parts helped offset a sluggish performance in its Pratt& Whitney engine business.
July 22- U.S. small-business lender CIT Group Inc said it would buy regional lender OneWest Bank NA for $3.4 billion in cash and stock, its second deal in two months to boost its middle-market lending operations.
*Credit Suisse to exit commodities trading. ZURICH, July 22- Credit Suisse Group AG reported its biggest quarterly loss since the peak of the financial crisis in 2008, the result of a 1.6 billion Swiss franc settlement with U.S. authorities over helping its clients evade taxes.
ZURICH, July 22- Credit Suisse said on Tuesday it was winding down its commodities trading to focus its resources on more profitable areas of its business.
On the four-year anniversary of Dodd-Frank, perhaps there is a lesson big banks can learn from smaller, regional banks, says Dan O'Donnell.