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  • 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...
  • New agency looking into banks' overdraft policies

    New agency looking into banks' overdraft policies
    It's a common complaint in South Florida: High penalties and fees for overdrawing the balance in your checking account. Today, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching an inquiry into overdraft programs to see how they are...
  • Baltimore officials hope half-century trend of population decline at end

    Arriving in Baltimore for college in 2004 from her native New York City, Vienna DeGiacomo assumed she would quickly head back north after graduating from Goucher College. But nearly three years after receiving her English degree, DeGiacomo, 24, is...
  • Text of President Obama's State of the Union address

    Text of President Obama's State of the Union address
    Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as provided by the White House: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed...
  • BGE customers unhappy with website upgrade

    BGE customers unhappy with website upgrade
    Baltimore Gas & Electric has upgraded its website and customer interface software. As often happens in these matters, not all seems to be going smoothly. I've heard from several customers who are having problems with the site. Says one: "Have you tried...
  • Why are Hartford and Bridgeport on a Brookings Institute list of the wealthiest metropolitan areas?

    Why are Hartford and Bridgeport on a Brookings Institute list of the wealthiest metropolitan areas?
    When the Brookings Institution came out with a listing of the 200 wealthiest metropolitan areas in the entire freaking world, it seemed shockingly weird to see Hartford at the very top and Bridgeport just below at No. 5. Whenever Connecticut folks...
  • Read President Obama's State of the Union Address

    Read President Obama's State of the Union Address
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the...
  • FULL TEXT: President Obama's State of the Union Address

    The following are the remarks of President Barack Obama, as prepared for delivery. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of...
  • Senate challenges Obama on Iran

    Disregarding White House opposition, the Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran as part of its defense bill Thursday night, then passed the bill -- which already faced a veto threat because it requires military custody for certain detainees...
  • Obama willing to ignore the law when it threatens his Wall Street friends

    With each passing day, I regret more and more having voted for President Obama. One can't judge a book by its cover, nor can one judge a politician by his speeches, no matter how articulate. In August, Mr. Obama told the Justice Department to ignore...
  • BofA's Countrywide To Pay $335M in Discrimination Case

    BofA's Countrywide To Pay $335M in Discrimination Case
    Bank of America Corp's Countrywide Financial unit agreed on Wednesday to pay a record $335 million to settle civil charges that it discriminated against minority homebuyers, a historic settlement for the Obama administration in the wake of the subprime...