Wall Street banks avoided their worst fears of the Volcker rule after regulators crafted the ban on speculative trading to leave market-making operations intact.
Federal Reserve officials are renewing a debate over cutting interest paid to banks on excess reserves, a move aimed at convincing investors that tapering its bond-buying isn't the same as tightening its monetary policy.
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans who selected health insurance through the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, quadrupled in November over the paltry statistics in October, according to new figures released Wednesday morning.
... Print. * U.S. budget deal gets tentative approval. * Costco shares drop after profit misses estimates. * Futures: Dow up 12 pts; S&P flat; Nasdaq down 0.5 pt.
Shares of Scripps Networks (SNI) soared 8% Wednesday morning amid reports that Discovery Communications (DISCA) is exploring a buyout bid for the parent of the Food Network and Travel Channel.