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Large Banks Clear Fed Stress Tests

The largest U.S. banks collectively showed that they can withstand a severe economic downturn and continued to improve their capital positions, according to the results of Dodd-Frank Act-mandated stress tests the Federal Reserve released yesterday. 

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House Approves 2018 Farm Bill

By a narrow vote of 213 to 211, the House today passed the 2018 farm bill, a crucial step toward ensuring the well-being of the nation’s farmers and ranchers and the 2,000 farm banks that serve them.

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Delinquent GSE Mortgages Fall Slightly

The number of home loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that are 60 days or more past due dropped from 1.6 percent to 1.4 percent at the end of the first quarter, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s foreclosure prevention report released today.

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OCC: Trading Revenue Rebounds in First Quarter

Commercial banks reported total trading revenue of $8.2 billion in the first quarter of 2018, up 62.8 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 and 15 percent from the year before, according to the OCC’s Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities today.

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Podcast: A Community Bank View from the Oil Patch

The latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, sponsored by Velocity Solutions, takes listeners to the “busiest place in the entire country” when it comes to oil, as Jay Jenkins describes his hometown of Carlsbad, N.M. The boomtown — located in the heart of the oil-rich Delaware Basin, which is part of the broader Permian oil-producing area — has ...

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