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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 reaches $16.65 billion settlement  
Bank of America reaches record $17bn settlement over questionable mortgages  
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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.
Business growth across Europe and in China slowed this month, surveys showed today, providing more evidence that the world economy is stuttering and may need more monetary stimulus to keep it going.
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in drugmaker AstraZeneca have climbed more than 7 percent this week, fuelled 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.
The Teton Mountain Range stands in the background of the annual Jackson Hole economic symposium, sponsored by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.

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