Why banks pay ever-larger dividends

Ever since the 2007–10 financial crisis, banks in the United States have been asking regulators for the right to resume and increase dividend payments to shareholders.

The media move stocks—even when the news is old

Research by Jonathan L. Rogers and Sarah L. C. Zechman of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Chicago Booth’s Douglas J. Skinner suggests that stock markets move in response to media reports of SEC disclosures as well as to initial public dissemination via the SEC website.