Week InReview: December 23, 2016

Barclays to face off against U.S. over 'craptacular' loans - U.S. sues over defaults on billions in securitized mortgages; investors were deceived about risk of securities, DOJ says; two individuals named; summary of the complaint (Dec 22) | Red flag on recession crops up in NY Fed's coincident economic index - Last time the index declined was in November 2009 (Dec 22) | Who owns blockchain? Goldman, BofA amass patents for coming wars Established firms seek exclusive rights in threat to startups; beyond techno-utopian roots, blockchain seen reshaping finance (Dec 21) | SEC maintains stance on regulatory audits for advisers - Since Chair Mary Jo White announced she was leaving the SEC in January, registered investment advisers have speculated whether this signals a change in SEC enforcement trends (Dec 20) | The $12 trillion credit risk juggle - After the financial crisis, regulators were worried about too much risk being concentrated in too few hands; they are still concerned, but the hands have changed (Dec 16)

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