Wells Fargo & Co. [stock WFC][/stock] became the last major commercial bank to cut its dividend amid mounting pressure from bad mortgages and related loans on its books Friday morning, cutting its quarterly common stock dividend 85 percent, from $.34 to $.05 per share.
Layton has over 35 years of experience in financial services and as a corporate leader. He worked for nearly 30 years at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors, starting as a trainee and rising to vice chairman and member of the three-person Office of the Chairman, retiring in 2004..
"The questions become, ‘Do the courts find a distinction between housing policy and lending, as in whether to make a loan and how you price that loan? Does the government get broader discretion than the private sector?’ ” Andreano said. “It’s not fleshed out.” Read More