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4/21/14 -- CRA: Fight with HMDA Rogue Mercantile in Michigan by ICP. Federal Reserve get ICP's Request for Reconsideration on Umpqua. Bank Beat: Bahrain merger on horizon. UN - Global: On Western Sahara, Outgoing French PR Gerard Araud's "Word" Belied by Acts in 2011 & 2010 MINURSO Renewals. Enviro: Garcia from NY to EPA and onward. Bronx: US Postal Service disparate impact discrimination

4/14/14 -- CRA: Protests to three BancorpSouth proposals, as Federal Reserve delays information 2 weeks. Bank Beat: Mercantile of Michigan is a rogue on HMDA. UN - Global: Week After Burundi Cable on Arming Young, SC Press Statement, What Action? Enviro: Comments for safer chemicals. Bronx: Style Wars revisited

4/7/14 -- CRA: In 2013 Disparities Continued at Citi, Chase, BofA & Wells as Fed Lax on M&T, US Bank & Smaller. Federal Reserve Order on Umpqua. Bank Beat: Royal Bank of Scotland products dropped? UN - Global: On Syria, Kessab Issues Hits LA & DC, UNSC Delay, Why Not Kardashian Arria, more here on Beacon Reader. Environmental Justice issues of moving auto business to Bronx, Hunts Point fights back?

3/31/14 -- CRA: Royal Bank of Scotland Sale of 93 Branches to US Bank Stalled, Info Withheld, CRA Protests. Federal Reserve: HSBC and Santander can't move dividends out of US. Bank Beat: Sumitomo Mitsui on the prowl? UN - Global: On Ukraine, IMF Answers ICP on Gas Price 50% Rise, Citing Kyiv. Enviro: Lawsuit against Kinder Morgan. Bronx: Rights Applied to NY City Council, Haiti Cholera Test, Bronx Scores Low

3/24/14 -- CRA: Payday lending hearing moved to Country Music Hall of Fame. Federal Reserve hits new low on M&T. Bank Beat: Old National WARN Act layoffs. UN - Global: In Ukraine, List of Parties UN's Ban Met Still UNdisclosed, Visa Ban. Enviro: Lead paint in Sri Lanka. Bronx: Sad memorial of Happy Land Social Club fire

3/17/14 -- CRA: Umpqua Bank commits to commit: but will Federal Reserve make it public? Bank Beat: On Ukraine, IMF Defers Most Press Questions While Mission In Field, Insiders? Evans Bank NA under scrutiny. UN - Global: Of French Mistrals to Russia, US Urges Restraint on Sale, Of Mayotte Analogy. Enviro: North Dakota crude halted in Albany. Bronx: Hearken back to occupations of Lincoln Hospital.

3/10/14 -- CRA: New M&T comment based on 2013 HMDA LAR filed by ICP. Federal Reserve: Parading big banks as experts? Bank Beat: M&T CEO Wilmers faces pay cut, still too high. UN - Global: In South Sudan, UN Admits "Error" of Trucks of Guns by Road, Haiti Cholera. Enviro: Gina McCarthy offers defense. Bronx: Waterfront games

3/3/2014 -- CRA: State Bank in North Dakota, maybe Montana; UK looks at CRA. Federal Reserve says no jurisdiction over Bitcoin. Bank Beat: Ocwen affiliates under scrutiny in NY. UN - Global: Myanmar Invited for UN Peacekeeping by Nambiar, UN Silent on Law (for ICP's Ukraine coverage, click here). Enviro: Ellison and Grijalva want EJ in Climate Action Plan. Bronx: Sushi shootout on 187th Street.

2/24/14 -- CRA: US Bank - Royal Bank of Scotland, 3d comment. Umpqua responds again, Mercantile is in denial, CFO Christmas in February. Federal Reserve by not commenting, enables? Bank Beat: Huntington spins Ohio branch closing to OCC. UN - Global: In Ukraine, Yanukovych Heads East, Putin - Obama Talk, Hagel Gets His Call. Enviro: GSA quashes probe in Buffalo, where we look at M&T: CRA & EJ. Bronx: Cheap tricks by Paris politician cited

2/17/14 -- CRA: Now Mercantile Bank Grilled by FDIC. Federal Reserve is asked to focus on regulating banks: how 'bout mergers? Bank Beat: M&T to close 10 branches. UN - Global: On FSA Child Soldiers, Amos Says Use Leverage, US Left UNanswered, Until Now. Enviro: Protest in San Antonio old Kelly AFP. Bronx: Mayor at Sanitation Garage

2/10/14 -- CRA: Second Comment on US Bank - Royal Bank of Scotland. Federal Reserve: Third questions to Umpqua - Sterling. Bank Beat: Kearny into Brooklyn? UN - Global: On Nuland & Feltman, UN Tells ICP It Might Be a Third Jeff, Or Geoff Pyatt. Enviro: Crude oil in Albany. Bronx: Tale of two, charter school defense and Osborne Association

2/3/14 -- CRA: Predators return, First Franklin founder is back. Federal Reserve asks Umpqua which branches it would close. Bank Beat: Mercantile says "progress" on acquisition of Firstbank, how? UN - Global: Deal On Rwanda Genocide Description Voted 15-0, US Policy UNexplained; Longer form here. Enviro: Mission Critical at Bowdoin. Bronx: Inaugurations, fundraises, State of the Boro / Union

1/27/14 -- CRA: Stegman Says Obama Wants To Repeal Affordable Housing Goals; First Franklin Andy Pollock is back. Federal Reserve, are they watching off-shore leaks? Bank Beat: Old National's response to ICP/Fair Finance Watch. UN - Global: Syria Represented by Ja'afari in Geneva, Annan to Iran After Ban Disinvitation. Enviro: Chevron in Richmond, Cali. Bronx: FOX's the following gums up Belmont.

1/20/14 -- CRA: Here's why press for disclosure of branch closings before a merger. Federal Reserve puts questions to Umpqua after ICP protest. Bank Beat: ICP comments on Old National. UN - Global: On Mali Gang Rapes, Chad Tells UN Probe's Finished, But Not Result: Longer form, with Video link, here via Beacon Reader Enviro: Abuses in Bangladesh's shrimp industry. Bronx: Metro-North redlines; sale of General Post Office?

1/13/14 -- CRA: As US Bank Eyes 94 branches from RBS Citizens Charter One, ICP asks how many would close? Federal Reserve should answer on Huntington. Bank Beat: Old National eyes Michigan despite Indiana record. UN - Global: Khobragade "On Watchlist," But US Let French Dip Serman Return as Consul; UN Says Truck in Anti-Kagame Convoy "Taken Over" - But Jeep in Video? Enviro: West Virginia chemical spill. Bronx: no housing, just Red Lobster

1/6/14 -- CRA: Now Mercantile Bank is sued for discrimination, 3 get Needs to Improve from FDIC. Federal Reserve recruits new DCCA chief: groups should play role. Bank Beat: South Sudan plays hard ball. UN - Global: For South Sudan, Ladsous Cited Troops from Haiti, UN Wouldn't Answer, Morocco Follow Ups. Enviro: TPP would undercut protections. Bronx: De Blasio, Farina and Mark-Viverito

12/30/13 -- CRA: Enforcement against PNC, Ocwen and Ally; industry talk. Federal Reserve conditions on United VCB. Bank Beat: Rockville discloses which branches it would close, a long mile. UN - Global: On Killers Armed from Kiir's Armory, UN's Johnson Says It Was Broken Into. Enviro: Ex dry cleaner with tetrachloroethene (PCE). Bronx: Representing at NYC inauguration

12/23/13 -- CRA: After ICP protest, Huntington-Advantage "re-publish," comment to Jan 8. Federal Reserve vice chair from Citigroup? Bank Beat: FIG Partners on Mercantile, listening to management. UN - Global: In South Sudan As Civilians Threatened in Yuai, UN Evacuates Troops, No Briefings, FUNCA protests. Enviro: Critique of Obama climate plan. Bronx: Bloomberg brags about hot-sheet motels?

12/16/13 -- CRA: Mercantile Bank asks borrowers of color for letters. Federal Reserve reviews FirstBank merger application. Bank Beat: Old National closes branches, flies under Dodd Frank. UN - Global: In Mali, UN Peacekeepers Guarding Bank in Kidal Killed by Car Bomb, Questions for Ladsous. Enviro: Koch in Corpus Christi. Bronx: Abu Dhabi sheik and First Gulf Bank want 153rd Street, tax free bonds

12/9/13 -- CRA: Focus Shifts For Now to Smaller Banks, Federal Reserve Imposes Conditions on Investors Bancorp. Bank Beat: Delay for Mercantile and VCBI. UN - Global: France Says Its Troops in CAR Have No Economic Aspect, Power Agrees. Enviro: From Detroit to Nairobi for UNEP. Bronx: Marchiselli raged against the Machine, RIP

12/3/13 -- CRA: Challenge to Mercantile - FirstBank reported, to SEC. Federal Reserve and Wal-Mart, Green Dot a mark of shame? Bank Beat: United Bancshares hires Sullivan & Cromwell for still delayed Virginia Commerce Bancshares (VCBI) proposal. UN - Global: UN Admits No Mission Has a Claims Commission, Like on Haiti Cholera, No Remedy. Enviro: Disparate Impact survives settlement in Mount Holly case. Bronx: Celebrating brewery, forgeting #AskJPM?

11/25/13 -- CRA: Protest to Talmer's proposal to acquire Michigan Commerce, Bank of Las Vegas, Community Bank of Indiana & Sunrise Bank of Albuquerque. Federal Reserve hears plea from Mercantile Bank, on New Years. Bank Beat: IMF in Sri Lanka Ignoring CHOGM Issues Unanswered, Sudan Ignored. UN - Global: Evading Haiti Cholera Case, UN Won't Confirm Refusing Papers, DRC Reprisals. Enviro: In Warsaw, Amid Dispute on Loss & Damage, Ban Says It's Up to (Some?) States. Bronx: Don Delillo, Martin Scorsese, Herman Wouk, & Theodore Dreiser - but what since?

11/18/13 -- CRA: Challenge to Umpqua bid to buy Sterling, 20% owned by Warburg Pincus where Geithner's going. Federal Reserve withholds Mercantile exhibits, secret calls? Bank Beat: JP Morgan Chase Gets Asked of Predatory Lending & Even Tony Blair, Cancels Q&A. UN - Global: UN Peacekeepers for Syria Floated by Ladsous, Copters to Mali, Rape Stonewall. Enviro: Dry eyes in the city, ophthalmology. Bronx: Friday at Family Dollar

11/11/13 -- CRA: Challenges from St. Louis to Spokane to Michigan, as after Fair Finance Watch protest, Federal Reserve asks Mercantile - FirstBank some questions. Bank Beat: Royal Bank of Scotland / Greenwich Capital Markets settles some predatory underwriting charges. Deal-watch. UN - Global: On Sri Lanka, Swire Silent on What UK Does in UNSC or UNHRC. Enviro: Most polluted cities, California dreaming? Hardly. Bronx: Museum of hip hip, by Melle Mel?

11/4/13 -- CRA: Goldman Sachs is given CRA credit for lending to CitiBank by Federal Reserve and NYDFS. Bank Beat: Royal Bank of Scotland moves up Citizens Sell-Off. UN - Global: UN Won't Say If Saudi Rebuffed Brahimi, Al Arabiya Puts Assad in Maliki's Mouth; As Ban & Kim Head to Sahel, Softball Questions Ignore Tuareg, Rape, Dams. Enviro: Mobil and Nigeria. Bronx: Redlined by CitiBike, Goldman Cashes In

10/28/13 -- CRA: Challenge to Mercantile - Firstbank. Federal Reserve fires examiner for noting flaws at Goldman Sachs. Bank Beat: IMF Stresses Lagarde NOT Call for Wealth Tax, Ignores Africa. UN - Global: On Syria, UN's Amos Says Met Jarba's SNC, Won't Answer on Nusra or ISIS. Amid Shelling of Rwanda, UN Silent on Civilian Casualties, Reuters Phones It In. Enviro: Power Shift in Pittsburgh against fracking. Bronx: CU does not evaluate any races.

10/21/13 -- CRA: Victims of JPMorgan Chase's predatory lending stiffed in settlement. Bank Beat: Break 'em up, says Federal Reserve of Dallas chief: what's he doing? UN - Global: Saudi Withdrawal Explained to ICP by Syria as Inability to Support Geneva II; On Sri Lanka, After ICP Publishes Ban's Failure Plan, Spox Says It "May Not Exist." Enviro: For Power Shift, Asked About Fracking, Ban Ki-moon Says Gas Is Good, Silent on Tear Gas. Bronx: Graffiti under threat, lawsuit filed

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4/22/13 -- CRA: Laundered buck doesn't stop with M&T's Wilmer. Federal Reserve didn't give documents under rules against ex parte commmunications, FOIA now. Bank Beat: OCC counsel Amy Friend, through revolving door from Promontory. At IMF, S. Sudan on Budget Support, Comoros on Restrictions, BRICS Bank; India Fin Min Chidambaram Tells ICP Obama's IMF Reform Vote Delayed, Will Meet Lew. UN - Global: On Western Sahara, AU Writes to UN, Pushing African View not WW2 Carve Up; France Uses Veto from WW2 to Own UN Peacekeeping, Mention Triggers Threat. Enviro: Tejeda in Buffalo. Bronx: Bill de Blasio in Parkchester, where's Liu & other



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