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The new City watchdog issued a statement of intent today, slapping a £3 million fine on JPMorgan’s wealth management arm.

JP Morgan: Are investors about to clip Jamie Dimon's wings?

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The grim consumer environment in the United States led to an unexpected drop in sales in Walmart over the first quarter, with the world's largest retailer missing Wall Street expectations.

Larry Page: problem with his vocal cords that can make it difficult for him to speak and breathe

Google chief executive Larry Page breaks silence on 'rare' vocal cord problem

Mysterious absence led to speculation over whether search giant was hiding an ailing chief

Sir Alex Ferguson latest: Manager retires but will remain a director of club after 27 years in charge of Manchester United

'I built a club, not just a team', says the most successful football manager in the modern game after announcement that this is ‘the right time’ to go

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Van Dyke Parks deals in Americana of a different vintage to most musicians. In some ways, he's closer to Charles Ives than Hank Williams or Robert Johnson, his work redolent of an earlier, smalltown America, but viewed through a distorting mirror.

Starbucks toasts profits rise

Starbucks matched Wall Street’s expectations with its quarterly profits, after the world’s largest coffee chain enjoyed a strong performance in the US despite the sluggish economic backdrop.

Sheryl Sandberg: Passion of a feminist power player

Gideon Spanier meets Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, whose new book on how women can overcome inequality in the workplace has provoked controversy

Jamie Dimon spoke of 'positive signs' that signs that US economy is 'healthy and getting stronger'

JP Morgan Chase shows 33% rise amid signs that US economy is 'healthy and getting stronger'

JP Morgan Chase, America’s largest bank by assets, surpassed expectations with its quarterly profits today, booking a 33 per cent rise as chief executive Jamie Dimon spoke of “positive signs” that the world’s largest economy is “healthy and getting stronger.”

Fed stimulus debate minutes released early

The minutes of the last meeting of the US Federal Reserve arrived five hours earlier than expected today, with the record showing a growing debate about whether the central bank should begin rolling back its stimulus measures as early as mid-year.

S&P 500 sets record closing high

The S&P 500 index reached a record closing high last night, climbing beyond the 1,565 level struck in October 2007, a year before the collapse of the Lehman Brothers.

Visa Europe $3bn sell-off to Americans is on the cards

Visa Europe's owners are considering selling the credit-card company and setting up a rival system across the Continent.

UK software firm Autonomy probed over Hewlett-Packard fraud claims

HP bought the Cambridge-based software maker for $10bn in 2011 and then wrote off $8.8bn late last year in a move that stunned Wall Street.

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