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  • Q&A: Why bank reforms lead to bank fees

    Q&A: Why bank reforms lead to bank fees
    The first reports of big banks instituting new fees for using debit cards and for certain checking accounts really riled customers. Clifford Rossi, a professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, is well suited to...
  • Wells Fargo agrees to pay $175M settlement in pricing discrimination suit

    Wells Fargo agrees to pay $175M settlement in pricing discrimination suit
    About 1,000 Baltimore-area residents are expected to receive thousands of dollars each under a landmark $175 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Wells Fargo over accusations of discriminatory lending practices. Under the terms...
  • LA Sues US Bank, Prosecutor Calls The Lender A 'Slumlord'

    LA Sues US Bank, Prosecutor Calls The Lender A 'Slumlord'
    LOS ANGELES -- For Mary Sanchez, the vacant, foreclosed home across from hers on Abner Street in El Sereno was an assault on the senses and her piece of mind. Gang members and squatters used it as a stash house. The place stank of dead animals. Mice made...
  • Report: Let private student loans be discharged in bankruptcy

    Report: Let private student loans be discharged in bankruptcy
    Borrowers overwhelmed by private student loan debt often discover an ugly truth too late — these loans can't be discharged in bankruptcy like other types of consumer loans. A new report on private student loans by the Consumer Financial...
  • Building Baltimore's next economy

    Building Baltimore's next economy
    By several measures, metropolitan Baltimore's economy is doing better than fine. In 2010, median household income was nearly $15,000 higher than the national average, and during the last decade, real incomes grew even as they shrank nationally. Metro...
  • NEA, Brookings Institute To Pow-Wow on Arts and Economic Development

    NEA, Brookings Institute To Pow-Wow on Arts and Economic Development
    Arts as an economic dfevelopment tool will get a national spotlight when the Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for the Arts co-host “The Arts, New Growth Theory, and Economic Development.” The symposium with leading...
  • Anarchists arrested for allegedly trying to blow up Ohio bridge

    Anarchists arrested for allegedly trying to blow up Ohio bridge
    Five men, some of whom describe themselves as anarchists, were arrested after allegedly conspiring to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, the FBIsaid Tuesday. Douglas L. Wright, 26, Brandon L. Baxter, 20, and Anthony Hayne, 35, were arrested Monday...
  • Banks and credit unions to offer cash prizes under new law

    Banks and credit unions to offer cash prizes under new law
    The thrill of potentially winning big bucks gets people to spend millions of dollars regularly on lottery tickets. Can this same concept excite Marylanders to become better savers? We'll find out. A new law that kicks in next month will allow banks...
  • U.S. war on drugs has failed, report says

    The United States' war on drugs has failed and will continue to do so as long as it emphasizes law enforcement and neglects the problem of consumption, a Washington think tank says in a report co-chaired by a former president of Mexico. The former...
  • Illegal immigrants wiring money have an amigo: the Fed

    Even as the federal government is starting to crack down on companies that hire illegal immigrants, it's been helping those same workers send money home, cheap. Dubbed Directo a Mexico, the Federal Reserve-sponsored service allows customers without...
  • Cash going to Mexico likely to start at a bank

    Mexicans who work in the United States and send money south of the border are moving into the financial mainstream, according to a new survey. Fully 70% of migrants interviewed by Mexico's central bank said they had a U.S. bank account. The findings also...