BRIEF-J C Penney reports Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.64/shr
* J C Penney reports positive net income for fiscal 2016; a $514 million increase compared to the prior year
CHICAGO, June 13 The chief executive and chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Wednesday he has no plans to relinquish his duties running the bank.
Speaking to reporters after a breakfast appearance in Chicago, Lloyd Blankfein quipped: "I'm 57. What am I going to do with the other 60 years of my life?"
Blankfein, who has become a post-bailout lightning rod for critics of Wall Street, said five of his six predecessors left Goldman to accept jobs with the U.S. government, and six died while still heading the firm.
Given his unpopularity on Main Street, Blankfein said, "I'd say the government probably isn't going to call me ... so that leaves staying forever and dying at my desk."
Blankfein added that leaving the job would be difficult because when it is going well "it's the best job in the world and you wouldn't want to leave."
When it's going poorly, "you can't leave because your sense of responsibility won't let you," he added.
SEOUL, Feb 24 Goldman Sachs and other shareholders said on Friday they had sold 100 percent of South Korea's second-largest producer of industrial gases to Asian private equity firm MBK Partners.
LONDON, Feb 24 The rise in world stocks this week to fresh all-time highs drew an eighth straight weekly inflow into equity funds, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday, while bond funds also chalked up their ninth straight weekly inflow.