Articles by David Henry

Capital One Investors Wary of Reputational Impact of Data Breach

Capital One Financial Corp.’s assurances that a major data breach would have a limited impact on customers or profit failed to convince investors on Tuesday, with the bank’s shares closing down 5.9%. Capital One said the prior day that 106 …

JPMorgan, Amazon, Berkshire Venture to Target Health Issues Using Data, Technology

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Amazon.com Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway will focus on the biggest health issues threatening the U.S. economy in their new joint venture, including aligning healthcare payments with employee health and addressing chronic diseases, CEO Jamie Dimon said …

Equifax, Wells Fargo May Still Face Class Actions Despite Wall Street Arbitration Win

Not every financial firm will be able to reap the benefit of Wall Street’s victory in dismantling the threat of class-action law suits. The U.S. Senate killed a rule late on Tuesday that allowed consumers to band together to sue …

Texas’ ‘King of Torts,’ Joe Jamail, Dies at 90

Joe Jamail, the Texas billionaire who became the richest practicing attorney in the U.S. after winning jury verdicts in civil lawsuits that included a $10.5 billion award for Pennzoil Co. in its landmark case against Texaco Inc. during the 1980s, …

Report: U.S. Making Progress Against ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Bailouts

For the past year, a special team of U.S. bank regulators has been on a quiet mission to end the belief on Wall Street that large banks are “too big to fail.” The team from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. …

Bank Group Warns of Heightened Risk of Cyber Attacks

A financial services industry group warned U.S. banks, brokerages and insurers on Wednesday to be on heightened alert for cyber attacks after Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase experienced unexplained outages on their public websites. The Financial Services Information Sharing …

Treasury Launches $18 Billion AIG Stock Offering

The U.S. Treasury Department said it will sell most of its stake in insurer American International Group Inc., making the government a minority investor for the first time since it rescued the company in the depths of the financial crisis …

Former Citigroup Chief Weill Surprises with Call for Break-Up of Big Banks

Sanford “Sandy” Weill, the tycoon who built financial conglomerate Citigroup Inc. into a massive U.S. commercial and investment bank, said it is time to split up the biggest banks so they can go back to growing again. The comments were …

Banks Still Face Legal Claims After $25 Billion Settlement

A landmark $25 billion settlement over foreclosure abuses will allow large banks to resolve one piece of their mortgage-related problems. But it still leaves them exposed to a wide range of lawsuits and other claims related to the housing crisis. …

SEC Concedes Challenges in Probes of Rating Agencies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission faces hurdles proving wrongdoing at credit-rating agencies, the agency’s enforcement chief said, pointing to the complexity of the cases and the industry’s strong legal defenses. SEC Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami’s comments to Reuters came …