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Bank of America to pay record $17bn settlement for mortgage sales
The US government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Bank Of America Settles With Uncle Sam Over Mortgages For Nearly $17B  
Bank of America to pay record $16.65 billion fine  
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The Government remains on track to miss its borrowing target this year, despite stronger income from tax and VAT receipts last month.
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, due to speak at a central bankers meeting in the US, is now under more pressure to do something to stimulate the eurozone economy.
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in drugmaker AstraZeneca have climbed more than 7 percent this week, fueled by speculation of renewed takeover interest from Pfizer, following an abortive $118 billion (71 billion pounds) takeover attempt in May.
People walk past a closed McDonald's restaurant, one of four temporarily closed by the state food safety watchdog, in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters.
Bedford has been crowned the UK's most generous town, according to data gathered by donation site JustGiving. In the year to May 2014, 41,631 people with a Bedford postcode gave a total of �1,145,967 to appeals on the site.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,086.63M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc 7.69% 1,561.05M
PFG Provident Financial plc 5.08% 3,226.99M
SNR Senior plc 3.84% 1,221.87M
GENL Genel Energy PLC 3.22% 2,437.33M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,086.63M
KAZ Kazakhmys plc -5.58% 1,302.81M
OPHR Ophir Energy Plc -3.79% 1,312.29M
INVR Investec plc -3.77% 5,010.59M
FRES Fresnillo Plc -3.60% 6,917.10M
Excludes shares with mkt cap of less than �1,000M. Learn more