| May 3, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Tax lien auctions are a little-known but juicy Florida financial market worth up to $1 billion a year. And, the Sun Sentinel has found, banks, hedge funds and other financial powerhouses have hit upon a way to game the system, squeeze out the little guy...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:55 AM
This post has been updated with information from an amended criminal complaint filed Thursday afternoon.
Hackers allegedly targeted 15 financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and E-Trade, as part of a nearly two-year-...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:41 AM
When Crunch Fitness took over the Bally's Total Fitness gym location in Newport News, Mickey Marcella, of Newport News, wanted a refund on his contract since the new owners removed the swimming pool and sauna facilities.
Joseph David, of Virginia Beach,...
| Aug 27, 2013
A federal court ruling has dealt a setback to Chicago's efforts, and to potentially those of municipalities around the country, to maintain some of the vacant properties caught in the limbo of the foreclosure process.
Chicago's ordinance, which took...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Michael Barr served as the U.S. Treasury Department's assistant secretary for financial institutions in 2009 and 2010. He oversaw the Obama administration's dealings with Congress in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
And he's still...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:07 PM
NEW YORK — Corporate America has increasingly found itself under siege by hackers backed by organized criminals and foreign governments alike.
A group called the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for knocking the New York Times'...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Gina Blandin has a theory about what caused the flooding disaster that befell New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck last August, an idea that has little to do with engineering studies or physical evidence and everything to do with the poisonous...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Maryland for years benefited from its close proximity to the nation's capital, but the mandatory federal spending cuts called sequestration will be a drag on the state's economy for the next couple of years, said the president of the Federal Reserve...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:21 PM
More people live in poverty in Baltimore's suburbs than in the city itself, part of a nationwide shift that is challenging the largely urban assistance network built up over decades.
Suburban poverty in the Baltimore area grew 58 percent between 2000 and...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Four area nonprofits will receive support through Irvine-based financial institution First Foundation's Supporting Our Communities initiative, the company announced in a news release.
The donations to the Orangewood Children's Foundation, Court...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough.
"It didn't work out the way I...