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The Thursday Express: North American financials

* The House Financial Services Committee bills that repeal the Dodd-FrankAct's bailout fund for large, complex financial institutions and put the ConsumerFinancial Protection Bureau's spending on budget.

* The Federal Reserve and the FDIC have asked their inspectorsgeneral to look into informationabout their determinations on the largest banks' resolution plans that appearedin the press a day before the regulators released it.

* Sources told Bloomberg News that banks such as JPMorganChase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. are looking for ways toarrange new financingfor managers of collateralized loan obligations to help them comply with new risk-retentionrules.

* CME Group Inc. will permanently close its trading floor in New York, effectiveDec. 30.

* The Federal Housing Finance Agency is expected to releasea new plan that wouldforgive the mortgage principals of certain eligible Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac borrowers,The Wall Street Journal reports, citing"people familiar with the matter." The new program could be announcedas soon as April 14, according to the report.

* Assured Guaranty Ltd. unit Assured Guaranty Corp. isacquiring CIFG HoldingInc., the parent of CIFG Assurance North America Inc., for an expected $450 millionin cash.

*The New York City Employees' Retirement System will votetoday on whether to begin divesting its investments from hedge funds, WSJ reports.

* Cybersecurity company Optiv Security LLC engaged GoldmanSachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley for an IPOthat could come as early as the second half of 2016, "people with knowledgeof the plans" told Bloomberg News.

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