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Yahoo’s early investment in Snap is now worth about $97.6 million
Venture Beat • Fortune, Lucinda Shen
A little more risk-taking could increase the emerging affluent Indians’ savings by nearly 50%
Quartz • Madhura Karnik
The 6 Biggest Credit Mistakes Millennials Are Making
Forbes • Maya Kachroo-Levine, Women@Forbes
Big chargeoff blemishes solid quarter at Zions
American Banker • Laura Alix
Non-wealthy consumers need financial innovation, too
American Banker • Jonathan Morduch
Low interest rates are hurting the middle class
American Banker • Robert Wilmers
N.J. Town Pulls Public Funds From Wells Fargo
The Wall Street Journal • Kate King
Lighthizer expected to win committee approval to lead trade office
The Hill • Vicki Needham
Opus Bank's (OPB) CEO Stephen Gordon on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha • S.A. Transcripts
Overnight Regulation: Feds delay prepaid card rule by 6 months
The Hill • Tim Devaney
 
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Digital Media, Finance
Yahoo’s early investment in Snap is now worth about $97.6 million
Venture BeatFortune, Lucinda Shen
Ailing internet giant Yahoo was an early believer of Snap, the parent company of disappearing photo app Snapchat. As of Monday, nearly two months after Snap’s initial public offering, Yahoo’s stake in Snap is worth about $97.6 million on some 4.6 million...
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Finance, Investment Industry
A little more risk-taking could increase the emerging affluent Indians’ savings by nearly 50%
QuartzMadhura Karnik
A small tweak in the savings and investment habits of Indians could result in big returns for them. Taking on a little risk could increase the savings of India’s “emerging affluent” class by some 48%, according to a study by the Standard...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
The 6 Biggest Credit Mistakes Millennials Are Making
ForbesMaya Kachroo-Levine, Women@Forbes
When it comes to protecting your credit score, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure.
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FinTech, Finance
Big chargeoff blemishes solid quarter at Zions
American BankerLaura Alix
Zions Bancorp. in Salt Lake City leaned on its investment portfolio to produce a double-digit increase in profits in the first quarter as it dealt with sluggish commercial loan growth and a big problem loan. The $64 billion-asset bank reported net earnings...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
Non-wealthy consumers need financial innovation, too
American BankerJonathan Morduch
It is tempting, but dangerous, to assume that Americans’ financial trajectories trace steady climbs, their upward momentum stymied only by big events like lost jobs or medical emergencies. Instead, the households we got to know in our yearlong financial diaries’ research —...
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Economic Policy, FinTech
Low interest rates are hurting the middle class
American BankerRobert Wilmers
With the benefit of hindsight, it appears the economy in recent years has fallen out of balance — overly reliant on monetary policy not accompanied by traditional fiscal stimulus. Policies designed to benefit the majority have perversely only benefited a few. The...
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Bank of America, Foreclosure
N.J. Town Pulls Public Funds From Wells Fargo
The Wall Street JournalKate King
The city of East Orange in northern New Jersey has pulled public funds from Wells Fargo & Co. after lawmakers accused the bank of engaging in predatory-lending practices and exacerbating the city’s foreclosure crisis. City officials said Wells Fargo holds 13% of...
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Barack Obama, Pensions & Retirement Plans
Lighthizer expected to win committee approval to lead trade office
The HillVicki Needham
President Trump’s nominee to lead the nation's trade office is expected to get a vote in the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday after months in a holding pattern. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and the committee's top Democrat, Ron Wyden...
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Accounting, Mortgages
Opus Bank's (OPB) CEO Stephen Gordon on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking AlphaS.A. Transcripts
Opus Bank (NASDAQ:OPB) Q1 2017 Results Earnings Conference Call April 24, 2017 11:00 AM ET Executives Brett Villaume - Director of Investor Relations Stephen Gordon - Founding Chairman, CEO and President Brian Fitzmaurice - Senior Executive Vice President and Senior Chief Credit...
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Business Ethics, Energy Regulation
Overnight Regulation: Feds delay prepaid card rule by 6 months
The HillTim Devaney
Welcome to Overnight Regulation, your daily rundown of news from the federal agencies, courts, Capitol Hill, and beyond. It's Monday evening here in a wet Washington where lawmakers are trickling back into town after a two-week recess with only days to prevent...
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