Yellen Says Rates ‘Unlikely’ to Return to Pre-Covid Levels

By Viktoria Dendrinou and Christopher Condon US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said it’s “unlikely” that market interest rates will return to levels that prevailed before the Covid-19 pandemic triggered a wave of inflation and higher yields. Asked why White House projections released Monday showed markedly higher expectations for interest rates in coming years compared with projections a year ago, Yellen said the new numbers […]

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Wall Street Wins After Powell Signals Changes to Contentious Bank Rules

By Katanga Johnson and Craig Torres Wall Street banks are on the cusp of a sweeping regulatory victory after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled officials would scale back plans to make them hold more capital. The world’s most powerful central banker flatly told lawmakers Wednesday that the government’s plan was in for “broad and material changes,” and that a complete do-over […]

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New York Community Bancorp to Get More Than $1 Billion Investment

By Justin Baer, Gina Heeb and Lauren Thomas New York Community Bancorp is raising more than $1 billion from a group of investors including former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in a bid to shore up confidence in the troubled regional lender. A group led by Mnuchin’s Liberty Strategic Capital, Hudson Bay Capital and Reverence Capital Partners and including Citadel and some of […]

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The economy is roaring. Immigration is a key reason.

By Rachel Siegel, Lauren Kaori Gurley and Meryl Kornfield Immigration has propelled the U.S. job market further than just about anyone expected, helping cement the country’s economicrebound from the pandemic as the most robust in the world. That momentum picked up aggressively over the past year. About 50 percent of the labor market’s extraordinary recent growth came from foreign-born […]

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NYCB Flags Weaknesses in Loan Oversight and Names New CEO

By Hannah Levitt and Sally Bakewell Commercial real estate lender New York Community Bancorp said it discovered “material weaknesses” in how it tracks loan risks, wrote down the value of companies acquired years ago and replaced its leadership to grapple with the turmoil. The stock plunged. Alessandro DiNello will become chief executive officer effective immediately, succeeding Thomas Cangemi, the lender said in […]

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