| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:10 PM
A former supervisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago was sentenced Thursday to five months of confinement at a work-release facility for stealing computer files containing confidential bank information on his last day of work two years ago.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:56 PM
NEW YORK — Bank of America has been found liable for fraud in the sale of faulty loans by its Countrywide mortgage unit, a major victory for the federal government as it continues to pursue cases stemming from the financial crisis.
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Matt Certo jumped at the chance to use his smartphone for banking as soon as his bank offered the service a few years back.
The Orlando high-tech entrepreneur understood the technology and knew the benefits. But he also was aware of the risks.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:23 PM
WASHINGTON — The nation's eight largest banks would have to meet tougher financial ratios than required under international standards as part of proposed rules designed to protect taxpayers from another financial crisis.
Under the plan, Bank of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has launched a campaign to make banks boring again as she pushes legislation to enact stricter regulations forcing deposit-taking financial institutions out of the investment business.
The Massachusetts Democrat wants...
| Feb 21, 2013
A top L.A. County Probation Department executive who once was a state assemblyman has agreed to plead guilty to federal bank fraud charges, admitting he bilked financial institutions out of nearly $200,000 by falsely claiming to be an identity theft......
| Mar 8, 2013
Friday's print column Becky Carroll, a (Chicago Public Schools) spokeswoman, argued that big classes don't necessarily hamper learning. "It's the quality of teaching in that classroom," Carroll said. "You could have a teacher that is high-quality that...
| May 6, 2012
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...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Maryland banks and credit unions are likely to be among the first to notice that an elderly customer is being financially exploited by a con artist or an unscrupulous relative.
So it makes sense that these institutions take part in an effort to protect...