White House: Budget Request Will Include Doubling SEC, CFTC Funding by 2021

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The Obama administration will call on lawmakers to double the budgets of the top U.S. market cops over the next several years

Japan and the Strange Case of the Negative Bond Yields

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The global government bond market just took a step further through the looking glass.

Fortis to Buy ITC for $6.9 Billion

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Canadian utility operator Fortis Inc. agreed to buy U.S. electricity-transmission company ITC Holdings Corp. for about $6.9 billion in cash and stock.

Viacom Revenue Misses Expectations on Weak Film, Cable

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Viacom said profit in its latest quarter slid, hurt by weak performances in both its film and cable networks segments.

Deutsche Bank: No Liquidity Crisis but Capital Fears Are Right

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It will not take much to knock the German bank’s plan off course, which could stop payouts to equity and junior debt investors.

Japan Markets Shaken as Investors Seek Shelter

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Japanese stocks tumbled and the benchmark government bond yield fell into negative territory for the first time, as a global flight to safety threatened to unravel the delicate market balance that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan have tried to build.

Deutsche Bank CEO Seeks to Reassure on Finances

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Deutsche Bank co-Chief Executive John Cryan sought to reassure employees about the bank’s finances, saying that while it would likely raise legal provisions this year, the lender “remains rock-solid.”

UniCredit Profit Hit by Strategic Revamp

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UniCredit said its fourth-quarter net profit dropped 10%, hit mainly by costs related to its recently announced strategic plan, but still beat analysts forecasts that it would report a loss.

Wendy's Profit, Revenue Top Expectations

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Wendy’s reported preliminary fourth-quarter profit that beat expectations as it continues to see benefits from operating fewer of its restaurants itself.

Coke Results Top Expectations on Volume, Pricing Growth

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Coca-Cola Co. reported better-than-expected profit and revenue for its fourth quarter, as higher volume and pricing helped offset the impact of weakness abroad.

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