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Wells Fargo Fined $185 Million; 5300 Employees Fired Over Suspicious Account Openings

Wells Fargo will pay $US185 million ($240 million) to resolve claims that bank employees opened deposit and credit-card accounts without customers' approval to satisfy sales goals and earn financial rewards, United States regulators said .

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America, many of you got a raise

That was down from 14.7 per cent in the prior year, but still considerably higher than the 12.3 per cent poverty rate in 2006, the year before the Great Recession began, and the 40-year low of 11.3 per cent in 2000. "Economic recovery finally started arriving for tens of millions of American families over the past year". The median household income reached $56,516 in 2015, 5.2 per cent higher than the level in 2014, Xinhua news agency quoted the bureau as saying.

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BoJ will put negative-rate policy at heart of future plans-Nikkei

The greenback treaded carefully against the yen, however, with a week still to go until the Federal Reserve's and BOJ's September 20-21 meetings meaning there was plenty of time for speculation over policy to churn the market. The rise in U.S. bond yields came even as expectations on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook hardly changed. US interest rate futures are pricing in about 10 percent chance of a rate hike at next week's policy review and about 60 percent chance by December.

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US Treasury calls for tax reforms after EU ruling on Apple

However, it's not Ireland that wants Apple to pay billions. Ireland should threaten to leave the European Union over the Apple tax ruling, according to Michael O'Leary. Clausing , a professor at Reed College. Ireland is challenging this decision. The European Commission didn't decide that there was a problem "from scratch", the commissioner said.

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Bank of England's Carney says he is "serene" about Brexit warnings

While being questioned by MPs on the Treasury Select Committee about how the BoE handled the European Union referendum outcome, Carney said he was "absolutely serene" about its preparations to cope with the impact of a Brexit vote. Mr Rees-Mogg said if the Bank knew its actions would be so effective, it "wouldn't need the dire warnings" made ahead of the referendum. He told MPs that the BoE had not been as pessimistic as many independent economists over the outcome of the Brexit vote, had ...

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Goldman Sachs: Likelihood of September Fed rate hike down to 25 percent

In her speech in Chicago, Brainard suggested that the risk that higher rates might damage a fragile economy exceeds the risk that lower rates might ignite inflation. "The case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months", Yellen said on August 26 at an economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Mistakes doom Penn State in 42-39 loss to Pitt

But then. Pitt vs. Penn State. "I heard the crowd cheer, but I didn't even know where I was". The athletic department's preference would be to play all three nonconference games in a given season at Beaver Stadium, and away games against Virginia Tech (2020), Auburn (2022) and West Virginia (2024), respectively, virtually eliminate a game at Pittsburgh as a possibility in those seasons.

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Asian shares mostly down on worries about global growth, Fed

On Monday, the US dollar weakened against most other currencies following dovish comments from Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard. Oil blues: Oil prices settled sharply lower after the International Energy Agency warned demand growth is slowing at a faster (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/iea-cuts-oil-demand-forecasts-as-allure-of-cheap-prices-fades-2016-09-13) pace than initially predicted.

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Clinton server technicians rebuff questions from US Congress

Jason Chaffetz , R-Utah, the Oversight committee chairman. Chaffetz criticized Pagliano, who was paid by Clinton to manage her server while she was the nation's top diplomat, for not complying with the subpoena and said the committee would decide after the hearing whether to punish him.

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Wells Fargo to end sales goals for retail bankers

One of the United States' largest and most respected financial institutions, Wells Fargo built itself into the most valuable USA bank after the financial crisis partly because it did not rely on risky trades or complex derivatives to turn a profit.

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Syria ceasefire violated 23 times by opposition forces - Russian military

However, details on the terms of the deal have not been publicized - though Russian Federation has said it will seek to release them - and not all rebel groups agreed to the cease-fire. The Syrian Army announced the truce at 7 p.m., the moment it took effect, saying the seven-day "regime of calm" would be applied across Syria . Turkey's foreign minister is accusing the Syrian government of not abiding by a U.S.

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KC mayor slams Missouri legislators for gun override attempt

That's almost four times the combined total of all other governors' overrides dating back to the early 1800s. It's unknown where Nixon ranks on the charts of American's most overridden governors in history. But Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey need help from GOP members to overturn Christie. A veto override requires a two-thirds majority in each chamber - 109 House votes and 23 Senate votes.

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Global glut forecast puts pressure on oil prices

Supply last month, at 96.9 million bpd, was 300,000 bpd lower than last year's output. The organization, which represents 29 major oil-importing nations including the USA, also noted that supplies from the OPEC oil cartel are running at near-record levels as Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates pump at their highest levels ever.

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Clinton to return to campaign trail on Thursday

Bill Clinton said nothing more serious is happening. "These are not deplorable people, that I can tell you", the real estate mogul added as he was joined by his supporters, according to Business Insider . And I think it's fair to say, Anderson, that people know more about me than nearly anyone in public life. "It's a lovely day in NY", she added, while smiling and waving.

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Wells Fargo drops sales goals tied to scandal

Stumpf began speaking out publicly for the first time since the controversy thrust the San Francisco-based bank into the spotlight. After Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia in 2008, Mack rose to head of the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Services Group, which includes investment products, strategic and advisory solutions and lending services.

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Bill Clinton Says Hillary 'Frequently' Suffers Severe Dehydration, Then Corrects Himself

Newsbusters, which provided a side-by-side comparison of the two clips, reported that CBS News aired the unedited clip when the interview was replayed on Tuesday morning. He is standing in for his wife at her next rally in Pennsylvania. He said he's been lucky to lead the Clinton Foundation since departing the White House himself in 2001.

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Tom Brady Praises the 'Great' Performance of Jimmy Garoppolo

Garoppolo finished 24-of-33 for 264 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. He never seemed rattled. "I thought it was great", he said . Garoppolo is not Brady, and anyone who suggests there is a quarterback controversy now is suffering from severe cognitive malfunction and should be rushed to a hospital immediately.

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Libyan general seizes key oil terminals from militia

It was the first time that Haftar's forces and fighters loyal to the GNA clashed directly since the unity government started working in the capital in March. Haftar's move to take over the oil ports, according to Libya analyst Mattia Toaldo of the European Council on Foreign Relations, "was widely expected".

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Railways defends 'flexi fares', says cheaper than flights

Jamshed said the new fare system can not be termed dynamic as there is a cap on every slab. The Railways has introduced the flexi-fare system in Rajdhani, Shatadbi and Duronto trains from September 9, aiming to rake up Rs500 crore more during the current financial year.

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NCAA pulls three soccer finals from North Carolina

The ACC football championship, for now scheduled for December in Charlotte, is the last marquee college event left in North Carolina during the 2016-17 season. "The blowback may be building up even more", he said . "The NCAA Constitution clearly states our values of inclusion and gender equity, along with the membership's expectation that we as the Board of Governors protect those values for all", said Susquehanna University President Jay Lemons , vice chair of the Board of Governors and ...

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Europe equities struggle on US rate rise outlook

The S&P 500 was down 17.39 points, or 0.81 percent, to 2,141.65. Brainard has been a consistent voice for postponing increases in interest rates in favor of allowing job creation. The price of oil has plunged over the last two years as an enormous supply glut built up while growth in demand slowed. Natural gas jumped 12 cents, or 4.2 percent, to $2.92 per 1,000 cubic feet.

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Brokerage Views On Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR)

The shares ended last trade at $71.77, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares climbing about 19.63 per cent in 12 months' time. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock.

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Engine blade on Southwest jet showed signs of cracking

When the engine failed it also allowed debris to puncture the engine's casing and the plane's fuselage, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. "GE and Safran continue to assist the NTSB in its investigation", GE spokesman Rick Kennedy told Bloomberg News. The aircraft has been released to Southwest, which has started the fix process, a spokeswoman for the airline said.

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Bayer nears acquisition of Monsanto

By accepting Bayer's offer, the largest cash acquisition proposal on record, Monsanto is set to give the German company a shot at grabbing the top spot in the fast-consolidating farm-supplies industry, combining its crop-science business with Monsanto's strength in seeds.

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IOS 10 update causing problems for some users

But don't worry, we're here to help: Here's how to install it more smoothly, and troubleshoot problems. If you have difficulty downloading over Wi-Fi because the signal is either not good enough or too slow, you can download iOS 10 in iTunes and update your phone by connecting it to your computer.

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Over 70 aid groups say UN allows Syria to manipulate relief

An advance by pro-government forces on Sunday to the south of the city resulted in the encirclement of the opposition-held half of the city. More than 250,000 people have died and 11 million from a population of 23 million have been forced from their homes in Syria's five-year war which started as an uprising against Assad's rule.

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Governor approves overtime bill for California farmworkers

Given how dramatically food prices fluctuate from year to year, farmers say they try to keep operating costs as low as possible. I've already got hedge funds looking at this industry. I remember working in those fields when it was 103 degrees and today it is supposed to be 108 degrees. "This is about equality under the law", he said.

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Canadian markets slip as oil drops

Canadian stocks fell Tuesday, driving Toronto's main index to its lowest since July. The S&P financial index fell 1.82% after three US Federal Reserve officials on Monday took a dovish stance on interest rates, in contrast to more aggressive comments from other officials in the past two weeks.

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5 students injured in DE school bus crash

Two patients were reported to be in critical condition, two in serious condition and one in fair condition, according to the Denver Post . A school bus veered off a roadway and slammed into a concrete pillar at Denver International Airport , killing the driver and injuring 15 students and three staff members, officials said.

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Didn't think illness would be 'that big a deal': Clinton

Speaking to CNN on Monday, Hillary Clinton said she was dizzy but didn't lose consciousness when she stumbled on the way out of the 9/11 memorial on Sunday. Clinton fainted even before she is elected, which has frightened the USA society. "I feel great", he said. The episode played into Trump's efforts in recent weeks to raise doubts about Clinton's stamina.

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(NYSE: F) Overweight Rating Reiterated at JPMorgan Chase & Co

Ford Motor Company (F ) spent much of the 20 Century being one of America's most innovative companies. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of General Motors in a report on Thursday, June 9th. Timko Thomas S retains 27,477 shares in the stock after this transaction. Following the transaction, the Director is left with a stake of 25,000 shares, now valued at $309500.

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Elizabeth Warren v. Wells Fargo: Senate hearing set for September 20

When Wells Fargo was hit last week with $185 million in fines after thousands of its employees were caught setting up fake accounts customers didn't ask for, regulators heralded the settlement as a breakthrough. Roughly 5,300 employees at Wells Fargo were fired in connection with this behavior, according to the city attorney's office. The Senate Banking Committee expects to hold a hearing on Wells Fargo and intends on calling Stumpf as a witness, the Wall Street Journal reported .

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Man got Taco Bell after running down pedestrian

The Republican reported that Loranger pulled in to a Taco Bell drive through and placed a food order in his heavily damaged auto around 10:40 p.m. last Friday. Loranger told police that the damage to his auto was caused by items that fell from a box truck, still not convinced that he struck a pedestrian. At the hospital, he gave "long rambling answers before nodding off into a semi sleep-like state", the report said.

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Muslims celebrate Eid al Adha

The Eid-ul-Adha comes 2 months and 10 days after the end of the Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of 30 or 29 days of fasting in the month of Ramadan. "Today is Eid al-Adha, an important festival, so we had to get out early", Ma said. Because the festival depends on the sighting of the new moon, some countries may celebrate on Tuesday. May Allah bless us with the same in all circles of life! "They, by no means, represent me, or us".

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Western powers call on Libyan forces that seized ports to withdraw

According to a spokesman for the LNA, the military operation took over the ports of Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, Brega and Zueitina. On the contrary, Siraj government rejected seizure of the oil crescent region and called on supporting forces to "report to national and military duty" in order to regain control over the region, knowing that it represents one of the major financial resources to Siraj government.


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