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War

Why $16.65 billion? Looking for rhyme and reason in big bank settlements

Bank of America on Thursday announced a settlement with U.S. authorities concerning its involvement with mortgage-backed securities that went up in smoke during the financial crisis. 350 more words

Finance

Macy’s will pay $650,000 to resolve racial bias inquiry

Macy’s has settled with the New York Attorney General’s office on charges of racial profiling, the retailer has announced.

Last year, a number of black customers… 177 more words

Management

HKMA takes note of new consent order between NY and Standard Chartered Bank

I guess this is what happens if the first massive fine doesn't your attention:

US action against Standard Chartered Bank

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) has taken note of the Consent Order (“Order”) entered into by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) and Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”) on 19 August.

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Settlements

Hague court under western pressure not to open Gaza war crimes inquiry

The international criminal court has persistently avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimesin Gaza as a result of US and other western pressure, former court officials and lawyers claim. 1,263 more words

Human Rights

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions - Wrong for Everyone

Over my last two weeks in the US on a Speaking Tour sponsored by the Friends of the IDF many people, asked me about my thoughts regarding BDS. 1,027 more words

Israel