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Fed Stress Tests Clear 31 of 33 Big US Banks for Capital Returns
WASHINGTON—The largest U.S. banks got permission from regulators to return profits to investors, but the U.S. banking units of Deutsche Bank AG and Banco Santander SA SAN 1.30 % were held back again as the Federal Reserve released the final results ...
Deutsche, Santander fail US stress test; Morgan Stanley gets second chance  Reuters
DealBook|Nearly All US Banks Pass Fed's Stress Test  New York Times
Washington Post  
GE Capital Is No Longer Too Big To Fail
General Electric's GE +2.04% sprawling finance business was a huge moneymaker in the years before the 2008 financial crisis, but quickly became an albatross as frozen credit markets nearly brought the entire institution to its knees.
GE Capital Sheds 'Systemically Important' Label  Wall Street Journal
UPDATE 1-US lifts "too big to fail" designation of GE's ...  Reuters
Wal-Mart: Great Stock, But Shipping Logistics Need Work
WMT has been one of my favorite investments to suggest since late 2015 and to hold since earlier in 2016. The challenge for earnings in the next few quarters includes the impact of high shipping costs for online orders.
Walmart Would Really, Really Like You to Buy Some Things on Its Website  Slate Magazine (blog)
Wal-Mart offers a free trial of its Amazon Prime-like free shipping program
Tiny Company Hits King-Size Diamond Jackpot
LONDON—When a tiny Canadian company bought a majority stake in an unloved Botswana diamond mine in 2009, almost no one noticed. Seven years later, the Karowe mine is the world's biggest producer of large diamonds, and the company, Lucara ...
When Botswana Sells Its Big Diamond, Who Will Benefit?  North Country Public Radio
Biggest diamond in more than a century fails to sell in London  Chicago Tribune
Alphabet's new board member is a nod to diversity
Alphabet (GOOGL, Tech30), the parent company of Google, appointed former Federal Reserve vice chairman Roger Ferguson to its board on Wednesday.
Alphabet Appoints Former Fed Vice-Chairman to Board -- Update  Nasdaq
Google parent Alphabet board taps finance exec  USA TODAY
Oil Rises on Tightening Stockpiles, Broad Market Recovery
U.S. oil prices made their largest gains in one session since early April as falling U.S. stockpiles and a broader market rebound sent traders back into crude and many other commodities.
Oil Erases Brexit Selloff as U.S. Crude Supplies, Dollar Decline  Bloomberg
Oil ends over 4% higher as US crude supplies fall a sixth week  MarketWatch
CIBC Extends Canada Push Into U.S. With PrivateBancorp Deal
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce agreed to buy Chicago-based PrivateBancorp Inc. for $3.8 billion, joining the list of Canadian lenders looking to the U.S.
Canada's CIBC to pay $3.8 billion for PrivateBancorp, expand in US  Reuters
Why Brexit vote prompted Vodafone to contemplate leaving Britain
Vodafone, the British telecommunications giant, wants the EU's free 'movement of people, capital, and goods.' But it's unclear if that would continue after Brexit.
Brexit: Vodafone says it might leave the U.K.  CNNMoney
The Latest: Scottish leader meets with EU over Brexit  U.S. News & World Report
General Mills quarterly profit beats estimates as costs fall
General Mills Inc (GIS.N) on Wednesday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by cost cuts and higher demand in markets outside the United States, and company executives said its pivot toward brands aimed at health-conscious consumers ...
General Mills (GIS) Earnings Report: Q4 2016 Conference Call Transcript
General Mills' 4th-quarter results beat expectations  Washington Post
Las Vegas-based Diamond Resorts being sold for $2.2B
A Las Vegas-based luxury timeshare resort company is being sold to a private investment management company for $2.2 billion, the company announced Wednesday.
Apollo Global Makes Tender Offer for Diamond Resorts  24/7 Wall St.
Apollo Global to buy Diamond Resorts for $2.2 billion  Reuters