Probably the biggest change to U.S. business culture during the pandemic was that most Americans worked from home rather than going into the office. For brokerages, that shift ushered in remote office inspections by Finra, something the industry wants to ...

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., one of Wall Street’s fiercest champions of returning its staff to offices, is asking U.S. employees to work from home if they can until Jan. 18 as Covid-19 surges nationwide. Goldman’s reversal comes after most of ...

It’s hard to argue that something good has come out of the pandemic. Yet the shift to remote work models has been popular, with many workers believing it’s more convenient and creates a better work-life balance, to say nothing of the approach leading ...

Since the stock market serves as an indicator of investor sentiment about the future, its recent gyrations underscore the worries surrounding the possible impact of the Covid-19 omicron variant. One thing is certain: Given the experience with the first wave, ...

Constant technological evolution means that the work-from-home trend was likely always to take root. But because of the pandemic, it arrived faster than anyone could have imagined.  Though millions have returned to the office — including many at financial services ...

If you find yourself mentally checked out at 2 p.m. on a weekday, you’re not alone. Burnout, a social side effect of the pandemic, is affecting workers from every walk of life, and it’s not a trend that employers should ...

Finra is on the verge of extending into next year a rule that allows brokerages to conduct remote branch office inspections. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. implemented temporary rules that relieved member firms of the onsite inspection ...

Working remotely, which was generally viewed as an anomaly for special circumstances less than two years ago, has become such a normal part of business since the start of the pandemic, it is now seen as a major and permanent ...

Wells Fargo & Co., the U.S. bank with the most employees, is laying out a back-to-office plan set to begin in September, telling staff their schedules will look a lot like they did before the pandemic. The firm, which has ...

Citigroup Inc. joined rivals including UBS Group in touting its flexible work policies as a tool that will offer a competitive edge in recruiting and retaining top staff. The lender’s employees will have the option of working from home at ...