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Caterpillar CEO to retire next year

Oberhelman in the CEO role, effective January 1. Current board member Dave Calhoun will become non-executive chairman when Oberhelman retires. The company experienced the highest sales and revenues in 2012 under Oberhelman's tenure. Since then, trends have been decidedly more challenging, as revenue has fallen by almost one third over the past four years, and Oberhelman has been tasked with multiple lay-offs and reorganizations.

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Wells Fargo CEO resigns with immediate effect

The scheme resulted in a $185 million settlement with federal regulators in September and the termination of about 5,300 employees. The company initially attempted to play down the problem, noting that the 5,300 employees fired over five years totaled only a small portion of its workforce.

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Wells Fargo, Amid Turmoil, Beats Estimates: Q3 Earnings

Customer checking-account openings fell 25% during September, while credit-card applications sank 20% and customer visits with branch bankers were down 10%, the company said. Buried underneath all of the discussion of the scandal, however, was a solid quarter. Total revenue increased 1.8 percent to $22.3 billion, exceeding analysts' expectations.

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Weak China trade data hits equities, US dollar

But the gains faded as the day wore on. Banks and technology companies are falling the most. Uncertainty over the US presidential race as the November 8 vote looms and the chance for extra bank regulation could be adding to weight for financials, he said.

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Trump belittles accusers as more turn up with sordid stories

Zervos is among several women who have made sexual allegations against the Republican nominee. Clinton did not shake hands with the 70-year-old Trump as the two rivals walked on the stage at the Washington University here, a clear sign of the escalated rivalry between them, before proceeding for the fiery 90- minute clash attacking each other's character.

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After the scandal, Wells Fargo's damage becomes apparent

The split of the CEO and chairman roles had been called for by regulators, and it should be viewed as a positive move by investors, as far as accountability is concerned. The revelations tarnished the lender's reputation and upended a successful focus on cross-selling - the practice of pitching additional products to legions of customers.