Staying Put: More than 1,700 days after being the first black man sworn in as attorney general, Eric Holder has defied expectations that he was on his way out. And he's planning on staying in office until well into 2014, CNN reports.
Tax Break: JPMorgan Chase & Co's preliminary $13 billion mortgage settlement with the U.S. government could end up costing the bank closer to $9 billion after taxes, because the majority of the deal is expected to be tax deductible, Reuters reports.
Hot Seat: Bank of America Corp., sued by U.S. attorneys in August over an $850 million mortgage bond, faces three more Justice Department civil probes over mortgage-backed securities, Bloomberg reports.
Picking up the Tab: A federal judge has ruled that Goldman Sachs must pay the legal fees of a former computer programmer accused of stealing code from the bank, a decision that may reverberate as more and more Wall Street employees find themselves ensnared in lawsuits and investigations, The New York Times reports.
Gray Campaign: The legal maneuvering in an ongoing federal investigation into Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2010 campaign has reached the U.S. Supreme Court and has the potential to prolong an already lengthy probe, The Washington Post reports.