Quintenz sworn in as commissioner of the CFTC

By Dave Kovaleski  |   August 18, 2017   |   Federal

Brian Quintenz was sworn in this week as commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal agency that oversees the commodity futures, options and swaps industry. â€...

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Georgia banks post strong first quarter

By Dave Kovaleski  |   August 17, 2017   |   Industry

Financial institutions in Georgia earned $764 million during the first quarter of 2017, up 6.2 percent over the same period in 2016, according to the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA). GBA also re...

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Online retailers aid July sales boost

By Douglas Clark  |   August 17, 2017   |   Industry

A recently released report attributes a portion of the 0.6 percent July rise in retail sales to online retailers. Officials said the increase, detailed in the NAFCU Macro Data Flash report, repres...

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Lawmakers seek Deutsche Bank records subpoena

By Douglas Clark  |   August 17, 2017   |   Federal

A group of lawmakers are petitioning the House Committee on Financial Services to request documents from Deutsche Bank related to the Russian mirror trading scheme. Officials said the written reque...

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Anna Maria FarĂ­as

FarĂ­as sworn to HUD post

By Douglas Clark  |   August 16, 2017   |   Federal

Anna Maria Farías was sworn into duty last week as the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) new Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. HUD Secretary Ben Carso...

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New home mortgage applications on rise

By Douglas Clark  |   August 15, 2017   |   Federal

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Applications Survey (BAS), released last week, revealed that mortgage applications for new home purchases in July of this year increased 5.1 percent in c...

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