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Jury reaches verdict on one Barclays trader in libor case

Courtroom Gavel

The jury in the trial of five former Barclays traders over Libor-rigging allegations said they’ve reached a decision on one of the defendants, and were told by the judge that he would accept a non-unanimous verdict on the rest after the panel said they’d reached an impasse.

Merrill Lynch fined $415m for misusing customer cash

Sec Building

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay $415m and admit wrongdoing to settle charges that it misused customer cash to generate profits for the firm and failed to safeguard customer securities from the claims of its creditors.