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September 29, 2008 | Walter Hamilton and Tom Petruno, Times Staff Writers
The tentative agreement Sunday on a $700-billion financial system rescue package would provide a badly needed psychological boost on Wall Street but wouldn't be an immediate panacea for the economy or housing market, experts predicted.
September 19, 2013 | David Lazarus
Michael Barr served as the U.S. Treasury Department's assistant secretary for financial institutions in 2009 and 2010. He oversaw the Obama administration's dealings with Congress in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And he's still smarting from the experience. "The banks fought against the bureau tooth and nail," Barr told me. "They were in an all-out war with the administration over this. " But he makes no effort to hide his satisfaction with how things turned out. "The financial sector lost that fight," Barr said.
Federal thrift regulators on Tuesday banned former Lincoln Savings & Loan operator Charles H. Keating Jr. from the banking industry and ordered him to pay $36 million in restitution for two illegal dealings at the failed Irvine thrift. The action by the Office of Thrift Supervision ended three years of hearings and legal maneuverings involving Keating and other executives at Lincoln, which collapsed in April, 1989, and became one of the industry's costliest thrift failures.
February 11, 1991 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, Times Staff Writer
The banking industry has prepared a plan to contribute $10 billion over the next two years to avoid a taxpayer bailout of the troubled fund that insures savings deposits, industry officials said Sunday. The plan, which will be presented to federal regulators on Tuesday, calls for banks to purchase a special issue of bonds from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
March 18, 2012 | By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times
If you want to do business with the biggest bank in the Western world, don't get on a plane to New York or London. The new place to go is sunny California. Wells Fargo & Co., with its headquarters in downtown San Francisco, has shot ahead of the East Coast institutions that have long been the behemoths of the financial industry, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. andCitigroup Inc. Although Wells Fargo still has fewer bank deposits than its closest competitor, its total stock market value is now about $178 billion - that's about $70 billion more than Citigroup and about $9 billion more than JPMorgan.
December 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
Wrapping up a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde case that stretched around the world, a woman accused of helping her boyfriend rob banks across the West was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison and ordered to repay more than $231,000. Nova Guthrie, 31, turned and smiled at her parents and other relatives after hearing her punishment. Her father, Ralph Guthrie, waved at her as she was led away.
October 27, 1987 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
Last New Year's Eve, Jules Huppert was sitting alone in his Encino office. Three years had passed since he had taken over as president of Valley State Bank, and there was little to celebrate. Valley State had charged off $3.7 million in bad loans over the past three years, a high figure for a bank with only $100 million in assets. The bank was also in trouble with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for failing to disclose certain fees it charged borrowers.
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