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22 Simple Ways To Start Eating Healthier This Year

More veggies. Less junk. You can do it!

Nutrition

4 Ways to Take Better Photos With Your Cell Phone

We're all snapping pictures of everything we see since the iPhone made it so quick and easy. Here are some cell phone photography tips to make those pictures really sing.<p>There's more to taking good pictures than just pointing and shooting. Dan Burkholder, who has taught the art of phone photography …

35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.

JP Morgan received $11 mln fees for advising Co-op on Britannia | Reuters

LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - JP Morgan received 7 million pounds ($11 million) in fees for advising the Co-operative Bank on its takeover of the Britannia Building Society, one of its top executives told lawmakers on Tuesday.<p>5 million pounds of the fees were contingent on the deal going through, Tim …

Morgan Stanley trader: I signed my own death warrant when I complained about £518,000 salary

City trader is claiming just under £1 million from Morgan Stanley for unfair dismissal, breach of contract and whistle-blowing<p>A highflying city trader went from a £518,000 a year salary to just £71 a week unemployment benefit when he was made redundant after complaining about his wages, a tribunal …

Senior traders in investment banks reject the accusation that they're mindless drones

This is not a trader<p>Last week’s article on the presentation put together by ex-Goldman Sachs trader Anton Kreil caused a bit of fuss. To recap, Kreil …

Why Wall Street isn’t ready for Bitcoin

As the price of Bitcoin has shot into the stratosphere, there’s been a growing chorus talking about the virtual currency not only as means of …

You Should Probably Ignore That 'JP Morgan Bitcoin' Patent — It's Over A Decade Old

But the filing is actually a renewal of a patent first filed in 1999 — meaning it significantly predates that digital currency's breakout success.<p>But even if you were still inclined to dig into the patent itself, you'd discover that there are really very few similarities between Bitcoin and JP …

JPMorgan files patent for 'bitcoin killer' currency

The largest bank in the US, JPMorgan, has filed a patent for an electronic currency with many similarities to bitcoin<p>The largest bank in the US, JPMorgan, has filed a patent for an electronic currency with many similarities to bitcoin.<p>At no point in the <b>lengthy patent application</b> is there any …

Bank fines go to good causes after rule change

<b>Most reasonable observers would count over-zealous bankers as one cause of the financial crisis that sparked a global economic downturn, wiping billions off corporate and government balance sheets alike.</b><p>But there has been a small recompense (with the emphasis on small).<p>Monies coming back from …

Finance

Bank Gets Fined $100 Million For Having A Step By Step Guide To Sending Money To Iran And Sudan

New York State fined RBS, still majority owned by the British government, for doing $523 million in transactions with companies in Sudan, Iran, and other banned entities.<p>New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday afternoon that Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $100 million for "violations of …

U.S. Attorneys

Five signs your client may be running a Ponzi scheme

It seems that another big fine is in the offing for JP Morgan: Leaks abound that the bank will sign a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department, effectively admitting to wrongdoing and paying perhaps $2 billion in penalties and fines. (It agreed to pay $13 billion over its handling …

Finance

JPMorgan jumps in

THERE is some interesting news from JPMorgan Chase today: the bank has filed for a patent for an online payment system that sounds rather like …

From bail-out to bail-in

SLOVENIA’s banking bail-out announced on December 12th followed a familiar pattern. Having driven over the edge thanks to reckless lending, the …

Banking union: A giant step for Europe?

<b>Europe stands on the edge of taking one of the most controversial and far-reaching steps since creating the euro. On Wednesday this week European finance ministers will try to agree the details of a banking union. There are deep tensions between certain countries and a marathon meeting lies …

Europe

Jamie Dimon’s holiday card looks like a Ralph Lauren advertisement

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and his family have sent out their annual missive, wishing family and friends happy holidays and all the best for 2014. Like last year, the card features Jamie, his wife Judy, their three daughters, a dog, and a young man who we presume is a boyfriend or son in law.<p>(The …

Ralph Lauren

JP Morgan's Junior Bankers Will Soon Get A Guaranteed Weekend Off Each Month

But then about two months ago, Goldman Sachs announced a spate of reforms to ease back on junior staffers. Saturdays are now off, Goldman mandated.<p>Now it seems J.P. Morgan is following Goldman's lead. Both Dealbreaker's Bess Levin and New York Magazine's Kevin Roose report that the bank will give …