Europe's Crowning Glory Imperils Postwar Project

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The great project some hoped would eventually create a European superstate faces the biggest challenge of its history Sunday, when Greeks vote in a referendum that could decide whether they crash out of the eurozone.

Lloyds Bank Retail Sale to Yield Political Dividends

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Government plans to sell Lloyds shares to the public will mean financial gains for a lucky few but political insurance for the bank.

Noble Group Distracted by Bonfire of Its Equity

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Noble Group has been busy buying back its beleaguered stock. That risks weakening the more important fight: defending its credit.

Activism-Defense Specialist Leaving Goldman Sachs

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Activism-defense specialist William Anderson is leaving Goldman Sachs for Evercore Partners, according to people familiar with the matter.

Regulators Warn Banks on Loans to Oil, Gas Producers

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U.S. regulators are sounding the alarm about banks’ exposure to oil and gas producers, a move that could limit their ability to lend to companies battered by a yearlong slump in prices.

BP to Pay $18.7 Billion to Settle Deepwater Horizon Spill Claims

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BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion over 18 years to settle all federal and state claims arising from 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including the biggest pollution penalty in U.S. history.

AIG a Wallflower at Insurer-Merger Dance

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The acquisition of Chubb by ACE likely signals the start of a merger rush for U.S. insurers. AIG isn’t likely to join in.

Jobs Gains Don't Ease Spending Strains

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An improving job market is giving Americans the wherewithal to keep buying more. But things aren’t so good that spending is about to really rip.

Airlines: A Justifiable Bet

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The Justice Department is probing airline expansion practices. But cheap valuations will allow shareholders to be patient.

Brazil Antitrust Agency Investigating Banks for Suspected Rate Manipulation

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Brazil’s antitrust agency is investigating banking giants HSBC Holdings PLC, Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and others on suspicion of forming a cartel to manipulate the exchange rate of the Brazilian currency, the real.

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