Exclusive: Walmart laying off hundreds of US workers at five e-commerce fulfillment centers

Exclusive: Walmart laying off hundreds of US workers at five e-commerce fulfillment centers

NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers at five U.S. Walmart facilities that fulfill e-commerce orders are being asked to find jobs within 90 days at other company locations, a spokesperson confirmed to Reuters. About 200 workers at Pedricktown, New Jersey, and hundreds of others at Fort Worth, Texas; Chino, California; Davenport, Florida; … Read more

Citigroup CEO declares ‘this is not a credit crisis’ after U.S. bank failures

Citigroup CEO declares 'this is not a credit crisis' after U.S. bank failures

March 22 (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc (C.N) CEO Jane Fraser on Wednesday expressed confidence in U.S. banks after a series of closures rattled investors and fueled turmoil in global financial markets. “The banking system is pretty sound,” and large and regional banks are well-capitalized, Fraser told the Economic Club of Washington D.C. on Wednesday. “This … Read more

First Republic shares drop 11% as Yellen says Treasury won’t insure all deposits

First Republic shares drop 11% as Yellen says Treasury won't insure all deposits

NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) – As beleaguered First Republic Bank (FRC.N) considers its options, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday there is no discussion on insurance for all deposits, making a “bull case” scenario more difficult for the stock. First Republic, whose shares have lost much of their value since the banking crisis … Read more

Exclusive: Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott, Democrat Warren unveil Fed oversight bill

Exclusive: Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott, Democrat Warren unveil Fed oversight bill

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – A conservative Republican and a progressive Democrat in the U.S. Senate are introducing legislation on Wednesday to replace the Federal Reserve’s internal watchdog with one appointed by the president, aiming to tighten bank supervision following the failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Elizabeth … Read more

SVB Financial Group seeks cooperation with FDIC after $2 bln frozen

SVB Financial Group seeks cooperation with FDIC after $2 bln frozen

March 21 (Reuters) – An attorney for SVB Financial Group (SIVB.O) told a judge on Tuesday it was seeking cooperation from regulators who seized its Silicon Valley Bank unit and removed $2 billion of its cash, which was needed to sustain operations. SVB Financial, which filed for bankruptcy on Friday, had said in court papers … Read more

Nvidia announces tech for speeding up chip design at AI conference

Nvidia announces tech for speeding up chip design at AI conference

March 21 (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) Chief Executive Jensen Huang on Tuesday unveiled a new product for speeding up the design of semiconductors as it rolled out an array of new artificial intelligence technologies based around its chips and software. Huang made the remarks at GTC, the company’s annual conference for software developers. Analysts … Read more

UBS mulls takeover of Credit Suisse with possible Swiss government guarantees

UBS mulls takeover of Credit Suisse with possible Swiss government guarantees

FRANKFURT, March 18 (Reuters) – UBS (UBSG.S) is examining a takeover of Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) that could see the Swiss government offer a guarantee against the risks involved, said two people with knowledge of the matter on Saturday. The people said that UBS was coming under pressure from the Swiss authorities to carry out a … Read more

Wall Street ends sharply lower on bank contagion fears

Wall Street ends sharply lower on bank contagion fears

First Republic Bank tumbles on suspending dividend SVB Financial seeks bankruptcy protection FedEx jumps on full-year profit forecast raise Indexes down: Dow 1.19%, S&P 1.10%, Nasdaq 0.74% NEW YORK, March 17 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed lower on Friday, marking the end of a tumultuous week dominated by an unfolding crisis in the banking sector … Read more

US banking system sound but not all deposits guaranteed, Yellen says

US banking system sound but not all deposits guaranteed, Yellen says

WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. banking system remains sound and Americans can feel confident that their deposits are safe, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Thursday, but she denied that emergency actions after two large bank failures mean that a blanket government guarantee now existed for all deposits. In her first public remarks … Read more

TikTok says US threatens ban if Chinese owners don’t sell stakes

TikTok says US threatens ban if Chinese owners don't sell stakes

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has demanded that TikTok‚Äôs Chinese owners divest their stakes in the popular video app or face a possible U.S. ban, the company told Reuters on Wednesday. The move, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, is the most dramatic in a series of recent steps by U.S. … Read more