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  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is keeping banks in check

    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...
  • FBI agent Austin Berglas fights cyberattacks on corporate America

    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'...
  • New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays

    New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays
    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...
  • It's open warfare over the Fed

    In Washington, D.C., politics never takes a day off. But even in this city of nonstop campaigning, nobody's ever seen anything like this: a full-scale political campaign over who should replace Ben Bernanke as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve....
  • Judge deals blow to Chicago's vacant building ordinance

     Judge deals blow to Chicago's vacant building ordinance
    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...
  • 5 months confinement for former Fed supervisor accused of theft

    5 months confinement for former Fed supervisor accused of theft
    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. U.S....
  • 3 unlearned lessons from the financial crisis

    3 unlearned lessons from the financial crisis
    There are three straightforward and rather obvious lessons from the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings five years ago: The financial crisis was devastating. We haven't ended the problems associated with "too big to fail" financial institutions. We...
  • Giving the gift of education

    With the holiday season in full swing, many grandparents and other relatives are wondering how to make gifts earmarked for education. There are a myriad of options, and selecting the best one for your family depends on your circumstances. Section 529...
  • Retirement reconsidered

    When it comes to retirement, most Americans aged 45 and older say that peace of mind is seven times more important than accumulating wealth. According to a new survey from Merrill Lynch, people are reconsidering what retirement means and how they are...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • Tougher capital rules proposed for 8 largest U.S. banks

    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...