- Associated Press - Friday, November 15, 2013

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co. says it has reached a $4.5 billion settlement with investors over mortgage-backed securities.

The settlement was announced Friday and includes 21 major institutional investors. The mortgage-backed securities were issued by JPMorgan and Bear Stearns between 2005 and 2008. JPMorgan acquired the failing investment bank Bear Stearns in March 2008.