AMERIPRISE TO SETTLE TRADING CHARGES: Ameriprise Financial - the entity spun off by former parent American Express - and its broker/dealer arm agreed to pay $57.3 million to settle charges of illegal trading and brokerage misconduct.The Securities and Exchange Commission charged that Minneapolis-based Ameriprise Financial Services - the company's broker/dealer - failed to "adequately" disclose millions in revenue-sharing payments that it received from a group of mutual fund companies dating back to 2001.

Two months ago, Ameriprise agreed to pay $15 million to settle charges that it allowed shareholders to execute "market timing" deals in shares of mutual funds of which the company served as an advisor.

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