AMR Swings to Profit on Tax Benefit
AMR swung to a fourth-quarter profit as the parent of American Airlines recorded positive one-time items of $350 million from an income-tax benefit and the settlement of a commercial dispute. Still, the No. 3 U.S. carrier by traffic posted an annual loss of $1.88 billion.
Bad Checks Hit Foreclose Pact
Borrowers who have spent two years waiting for banks to compensate them for potential foreclosure abuses ran into a new problem this week: Checks sent as part of a $3.6 billion federal settlement wouldn't clear.
BofA to Settle Mortgage Investors’ Class-Action
(NEW YORK) — Bank of America has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by investors who bought mortgage investments from Countrywide Financial, the California-based lender it acquired in 2008. The announcement came as the nation’s second biggest bank reported higher net income for the first quarter, but missed analysts’ expectations. Bank of America said Wednesday that it would pay $500 million to settle the lawsuit brought by the Maine State Retirement System and other pension funds who said Countrywide had misled them about the quality of the mortgages they bundled together and sold to investors before the crisis. The settlement is the latest reminder of the long fallout of Bank of America’s decision to buy Countrywide, which was known for making exotic loans. The purchase catapulted the bank into a spot at the top of the nation’s mortgage scene, but it’s been an albatross ever since, bringing lawsuits, regulatory investigations and quarterly losses. Bank of America ...
Airlines Forecast Post-Merger Profits
US Airways and American Airlines said they anticipate the merged company would earn a profit of $2.6 billion this year and remain profitable through 2017, excluding one-time items.
Court OKs Lehman settlements to free up $15 billion for customers
NEW YORK - A judge on Tuesday approved a set of settlements among Lehman Brothers entities that will allow the company's defunct brokerage to pay back about $15 billion in customer claims.
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