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Yellen says bank regulators making progress in reforms

...creation, innovation and economic growth but that problems arise when the incentives become distorted, prompting bank executives to pursue risky strategies to increase profits."Unfortunately, in the years preceding the financial crisis, all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-06/yellen-says-bank-regulator
Area charitable groups to take part in national day of giving

...will go toward scholarships for people to participate in programs at the Family Y, she said.Golden Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Travis McNeal said the Giving Tuesday movement brings generosity back into people's minds. Because the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-01/area-charitable-groups-take-p
Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

...depending on IRS guidance.Bank of America's stock surged more than 4 percent Thursday to close at $16.16.No major bank executive has faced criminal charges stemming from the mortgage crisis. But the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-21/bank-america-settlement-li
Bank of America nears $16 billion-$7 billion settlement with US over sale of securities

...surrounding the deal, urging the Justice Department to make public information on investor losses, the names of any bank executives involved and details on bank profit.The settlements all stem from the sale of toxic securities made up of subprime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-06/ap-source-bank-america-nea
Jury acquits former UBS executive in IRS offshore tax evasion probe

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A federal jury acquitted a former Swiss bank executive of U.S. charges that he conspired to hide $20 billion in secret accounts from the IRS.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-03/jury-acquits-former-ubs-ex
Wells Fargo found in contempt of court in U.S. District Court in Augusta

...learning that Wells Fargo had failed to provide the bank statements as ordered, Bowen set a hearing for the next day. Bank executives were subpoenaed to court.Wells Fargo Vice President Susan Honnicut, who is also president of the area marketing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-11/wells-fargo-found-contempt
11 selected to review bids for Columbia County hospital

...commissioners are a former commission chairman and state senator, a former newspaper publisher, two physicians and a few bank executives.The committee will reviewing proposals submitted by Doctors Hospital, Georgia Regents Health System and University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-21/11-selected-review-bids-
Local authors talk about self-publishing their books

...he said. "Large publishers are making big profits off work I can do myself."PAT G. BLANCHARD SR.For career bank executive Pat Blanchard, whether to self-publish his first book, Starting at the Top, was never a question."It was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-04-26/local-authors-talk-about
Rants & Raves

...retailer has to pay a $15-$25 fee. Do banks ask if you've contacted the company? No ? they'd lose the fees! Bank executives make hundreds of millions a year, because you won't call the company's phone number (on every statement) to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-27/rants-raves
Regulations destroying small banks

...the reason small Main Street Bank wants to be bought up by Big City Corporate Tower Bank. That's what an Augusta bank executive told Congress on Tuesday. Dan Blanton, the chief executive for Georgia Bank and Trust, spoke to the U.S. House...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-07-18/regulations