The Fed is viewed as having too much influence on capital markets and is seen as behind the curve, according to a Wall Street survey.
Bank of America is expected to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and its units sold.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy.
In a world preoccupied by geopolitical crises, the global economy has taken something of a back seat.
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