- The Fed today releases for comment a proposed rule prohibiting a financial company from merging with another if their combination's liabilities would exceed 10% of the total of all financial companies.
- The move is another step in implementing the intent of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Comments are due by July 8.
- Only JPMorgan (JPM +0.5%), Bank of America (BAC +0.6%), Citigroup (C +0.7%), and Wells Fargo (WFC -0.2%) would be affected - at least in the short term - says the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
at CNBC.com (Nov 18, 2014)