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    In the fallout from the financial crisis, many argued that the credit ratings agencies’ competition for business led to ratings shopping among bond issuers and relaxed ratings standards for the ratings agencies themselves. Last year, Standard & Poor's reached a $1.375 billion settlement over just such claims. And now the Department of Justice is taking aim at Moody's Investors Service. Click the headline to read more.

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Settling MBS disputes could cost JPMorgan upwards of $7 billion

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According to CNBC, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) may pay anywhere from $3 billion to $7 billion to settle lingering issues over mortgage-backed securities sold to investors during the run-up to the financial crisis. CNBC explains:

The talks, which involve the Justice Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the New York attorney general's office, continued on Tuesday without resulting in a final deal. The people briefed on the negotiations, who were not authorized to speak publicly, cautioned that terms were shifting and that the talks could fall apart.

Source: CNBC

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