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7 years on from crisis, $150bn in bank fines and penalties

The Titanic

More than seven years after the global financial collapse, regulators and investors are still working through an epic pile of lawsuits and other civil actions, collecting settlements, fines and other penalties for a long list of wrongdoing.

LinkedIn shares down 19% after weak outlook

Linkedin Chocolates

Shares of LinkedIn plunged after the company released lowered guidance for the year. The company reported earnings per share of 57 cents on revenue of $638 million for the first quarter of 2015 on Thursday.

Japan's inflation ticks up, bolstering BOJ stance

Japanese Flag

Japan's inflation ticked higher in March, coming in slightly above expectations, offering a small sign of progress in the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) two-year-long effort to kick start the long-moribund economy.