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Citigroup net income jumps $4.45 billion in 1st quarter

Rises from $350 million in 4Q14 to $4.8 billion in 1Q15
Ben Lane
Citigroup reported net income for the first quarter 2015 of $4.8 billion, or $1.51 per diluted share, on revenues of $19.7 billion. The results of the first quarter were a dramatic reversal from 2014’s fourth quarter when Citigroup reported a net income of $350 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, on revenues of $17.8 billion.
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Nationstar drops more than 10% in day's trading after $500M public offering

Investors seem wary of what the deal says
Trey Garrison
Yesterday's public offering of 17.5 million in common stock by Nationstar Mortgage to raise funding isn't pleasing investors. Here's what's happening on the Street.
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Report: Citigroup forgot to send 23,000 settlement checks

Still owes $20 million as part of Independent Foreclosure Review
Ben Lane
According to a report from Bloomberg, Citigroup did not send settlement checks to approximately 23,000 borrowers who are eligible for payment under the Independent Foreclosure Review and is now preparing to mail out $20 million worth of checks to those borrowers.
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Big banks, big returns?

Some of the nation's largest financial institutions offer better deals at low risk
The real no-brainer, however, is to look at how the bank performed in the last downturn. Invest in one that not only didn’t need a bailout but one that didn’t take major risks for the sake of short-term versus long-term gains.
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Citigroup leverages Zillow to grow online mortgage lending

Creates digital marketing alliance
Brena Swanson
Citigroup is putting greater emphasis on its lending operations. And the way it’s choosing to do so falls right in line with where the industry is heading.
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REITs riding high

But for how long?
HousingWire Staff
Feared rate increases are likely to come slowly given the general slowdown in global economic growth, which means even the less diversified REITs could still have a good run for the immediate future.
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Nomura fighting back against FHFA toxic mortgage lawsuit

Claims U.S. unit “did nothing wrong”
Ben Lane
Nomura Holdings reportedly does not want to settle with the Federal Housing Finance Agency because it claims that its U.S. unit did not knowingly sell bonds backed by fraudulently originated loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the run-up to the crisis.
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Citigroup 4Q net income tumbles to $350M

Income dented by legal fees
Brena Swanson
Citigroup's fourth-quarter earnings were significantly impacted by higher operating expenses. But despite the tough year, Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup, said the difficult year helped to pave the way for a strong 2015.
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Reuters: DOJ collects $24.7 billion in settlements in 2014

JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, BofA among biggest settlements
Levi Shultz
The U.S. Department of Justice reported a total of $24.7 billion in settlements for fraud and other cases in 2014. Approximately $11 billion came from settlements with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup, along with $16.65 from Bank of America.
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Citi 3Q earnings revised down

Adds in $600M increase in legal costs
Brena Swanson
Citigroup lowered its third-quarter net income due to a $600 million increase in legal accruals.
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