FDIC http://kplu.org en Could your money-market fund 'break the buck'? http://kplu.org/post/could-your-money-market-fund-break-buck <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you think the money in your <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_market_fund">money-market mutual fund</a> is as safe as the cash in an FDIC insured bank account, think again.</span></p><p>Although money funds have been very safe investments in the past, there's always the possibility they could drop in value or "break the buck".</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal regulators are considering new rules that could impact the cash you park in money-market funds. But it looks like the targets at this point are funds catering only to corporations and other large institutional investors.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 9036 at http://kplu.org Could your money-market fund 'break the buck'? Still mad about Chase's takeover of WaMu? You should be, author says http://kplu.org/post/still-mad-about-chases-takeover-wamu-you-should-be-author-says <p>J.P. Morgan Chase&rsquo;s recent multi-billion dollar trading loss has knocked the bank far down the list of world&rsquo;s most respected companies, according to the financial magazine Barron&rsquo;s. &nbsp;</p><p>That just adds to the company&rsquo;s already tarnished reputation in the Northwest because of the way it took over Washington Mutual in a fire sale during the darkest days of the financial crisis in 2008. And that animosity is warranted, one expert says.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:11:20 +0000 Ashley Gross 5404 at http://kplu.org Still mad about Chase's takeover of WaMu? You should be, author says FDIC sues 3 former top executives of failed WaMu http://kplu.org/post/fdic-sues-3-former-top-executives-failed-wamu <p>Federal bank regulators have sued three former top executives of Washington Mutual (WaMu), the biggest U.S. bank ever to fail, accusing them of negligence in allowing risky mortgage lending and seeking $900 million in damages.</p><p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:14:52 +0000 The Associated Press 1020 at http://kplu.org FDIC sues 3 former top executives of failed WaMu