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Wall Street Roundup: Disappointing domestic data, Lehman versus J.P. Morgan

May 27, 2010 |  8:52 am

Disappointing domestic data -- The U.S. economy grew less than expected in the first three months of the year (3%), while the number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits went down less than expected. 

Good news from China -- China reassured investors that it would not stop supporting the European economy and stocks shot up in response.

Lehman versus J.P. Morgan -- The estate of Lehman Brothers filed suit against J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., saying that the rival bank unnecessarily hastened the demise of Lehman -- a bankruptcy that had global consequences. 

U.S. and Europe at odds -- The United States and Europe have been pursuing different, sometimes conflicting approaches to financial reform after earlier promising to approach the problem together, the Washington Post reports. 

AIG roadblock -- Soon after American International Group's chief executive said he was confident that the company would fully pay back the money it received from the government during the financial crisis, a key part of AIG's plan -- the sale of a big insurance unit -- hit a roadblock that could derail the sale and the delivery of money to the government. 

-- Nathaniel Popper