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Last Updated Dec 10, 2016 01:05AM

For years the White House has pushed U.S. regulators to finish writing tough new rules that would restrict bonuses for Wall Street executives, one of the most contentious parts of the Dodd-Frank banki...

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  • South African bet wrong on Brexit, still no regrets
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  • Italy close to finalizing bank rescue plan
    Italy is close to finalizing a state-backed rescue for lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, a plan that would keep the world’s oldest bank afloat w...
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  • For DuPont, millions ride on the word ‘among’
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  • Wells Fargo seeks a quiet end to its scandal
    Wells Fargo & Co.’s attempt to force aggrieved customers into closed-door arbitration over its fake-accounts scandal is drawing a legislative backlash...
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