Reuters

The U.S. consumer finance watchdog agency is expected to punish Equifax for its cyber breach with the wide-ranging powers it has used with Wall Street, former agency officials and lawyers said this week.
U.S. home resales fell to their lowest in a year in August as Hurricane Harvey depressed activity in Houston and a persistent shortage of properties on the market sidelined buyers.
 A federal judge ordered two Texas-based mortgage companies and their chief executive to pay $296.3 million to the U.S. government after a jury found them liable for inducing the government into insuring risky home loans, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.
Democrat Richard Cordray delivered a campaign-style stump speech at a sprawling Labor Day celebration on Monday, but the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief stopped short of saying whether he intends to run for governor of Ohio.
The head of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was coy, in a letter sent to the head of a congressional committee on Wednesday, about possible plans to resign and run for governor of Ohio.
U.S. mortgage agencies face possible losses on some of the 400,000 mortgages they guarantee on homes ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, but they will not know the extent of the damage until the wind and rain stop in Texas and Louisiana.
Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) will likely turn to a former community banker and Fed official to head its board as the scandal-ridden bank tries to restore its former reputation as a solid, plain-vanilla lender, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Wednesday it had ordered JPMorgan Chase & Co to pay $4.6 million for allegedly failing to make sure it reported accurate information for checking account screening reports.
An outside adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump called on Sunday for the firing of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray.
The Federal Reserve bought $6.461 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities in the week from Jul. 13 to Jul. 19, compared with $5.656 billion purchased the previous week, the New York Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday.