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Big banks face tougher lending rules than global rivals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eight biggest U.S. banks will need to hold twice as much equity capital as required globally under a new rule launched by U.S. regulators on Tuesday, intended to protect taxpayers from any future costly bailouts. Full story

Regulators propose stricter rule for 8 big banks

Federal regulators took a step Tuesday toward making eight of the largest U.S. banks meet a stricter measure of health to reduce the threat they pose to the financial system. Full story

FDIC Tightens Screws on Banks

   Dick Bove, Rafferty Capital analyst, explains why the new banking regulation is a "turf war" between the Fed, which believes in the Basel III approach to capital, and the FDIC.

FDIC to Raise Key Leverage Rules

   The FDIC's stricter leverage rules will be announced on Tuesday, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly. The FDIC is expected to raise the key leverage ratio for banks to 5 percent from 3 percent.

How to maximize your savings before buying a home

   CNBC’s personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson explains that when parking your money in a savings account, you should pick one that’s with an FDIC insured institution, watch out for fees if you want to withdrawal funds and select a  high-yield or money market account

Surge in U.S. commercial lending raises bubble worries

BOSTON (Reuters) - There was a time when robust growth in U.S. commercial loans was seen as a good sign for the economy, but this year a double-digit surge is being seen as a red flag. Full story

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  FDIC Reports All-Time High Net Income of $40.3B

The FDIC is out with first quarter bank earnings, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. The level hits an all-time high, even as loan-loss provisions were down 23.8 percent from a year ago.

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