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Most Big Banks Pass Stress Test; 4 Fail

Citigroup, SunTrust among those that failed

(Newser) - The Federal Reserve released the results of its latest round of stress tests at the nation's biggest banks, and they're generally being received as good news. Fifteen of the 19 banks passed, which is what outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post are highlighting in... More »

More Banks Scrap Debit-Card Fees

Bank of America now only bank still planning new charges

(Newser) - The people have spoken—and the banks have listened. SunTrust Banks and Regions Financial have become the latest banks to stop charging customers for using their debit cards. JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have also scrapped testing the new charges, and several other banks say they have no intention of... More »

Dow Up 70 on Mixed Earnings

Apple, eBay do well in first quarter; UPS, SunTrust banks post losses

(Newser) - Stocks gained today amid mixed earnings news, the Wall Street Journal reports. Market volatility has dropped, with neither of the past two sessions seeing any big moves. Apple, eBay, Coach and Radio Shack beat expectations, while UPS, SunTrust Banks and Fifth Third Bancorp saw losses. The Dow rose 70.49... More »

Credit Woes Move Bank to Offload $2B in Coke Shares

Cola's secret formula kept in SunTrust vault

(Newser) - Continuing credit losses have prompted SunTrust Bank to offload its 43.6 million shares of Coca-Cola, breaking ties with the soft-drink maker that stretch more than 90 years and include a copy of the cola’s secret recipe stored in the bank’s Atlanta vault, the Guardian reports. SunTrust’s... More »

Home-Equity Loans Latest to Bite Banks

Even lenders that dodged subprime chaos suffering big trickle-down losses

(Newser) - Home-equity loan defaults are soaring, the Wall Street Journal reports, as the trickle-down effect of the subprime mortgage crisis makes its way into what was once a source of big profits for lenders. JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo both escaped major writedowns on subprime mortgages gone bad, but already... More »

Wireless Giants Blocking New Mobile Services

Verizon, AT&T, keep competitors away

(Newser) - Wireless service giants AT&T and Verizon may be blocking other companies' devices and applications to defeat potential competition. Business Week reports that a discount international cell phone service, a wireless banking service, and PayPal, trying to bring its online payment service to wireless, were all obstructed by one or... More »

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