| Apr 27, 2011
| 9:35 PM
A proposed law that would have ended "dual track" foreclosures in California failed to win a key vote in Sacramento on Wednesday. The California bill, SB 729, would have required a lender to fully evaluate a borrower for a loan......
| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Thomas Hoenig, the head of the Federal Reserve’s Kansas City branch, has made a name for himself as an implacable foe of Too Big to Fail financial institutions. He tried to turn up the heat on the giants on Monday,......
| Jun 29, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Responding to an outcry from financial institutions, federal regulators on Wednesday significantly increased a new limit on fees that large banks can charge to merchants for processing debit card purchases, and they delayed the implementation of the cap...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 6:09 PM
As thousands of homes are forfeited to banks each year, I continue to receive calls from constituents who cannot understand why financial institutions seem to prefer foreclosures and short sales on homes rather than to work with homeowners on loan...
| Aug 15, 2010
Even as the doors open this month on a new $43-million building to house the inaugural nursing class at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, the university's interim president warned that the long-struggling institution is already in danger of...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 11:56 AM
If you believe that you've been the victim of identity theft or similar fraud, you need to act immediately. Your first step is to verify that such a crime has taken place, and the easiest way to do that is to obtain a copy of your credit report. Americans...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 3:01 PM
On the day last week that Bank of America announced sweeping cost-cuts, including the elimination of 30,000 jobs, executives at BlueRidge Bank celebrated a milestone for the three-year-old financial company.
The Frederick-based community bank opened a...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Fifth Third Bank and the Fifth Third Foundation have donated to the Eskenazi Health Foundation the largest gift ever related to a financial institution in Indiana history, contributing $5 million to the new Eskenazi Health project.
Health and Hospital...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Ken Rose is a Bank of America customer, but he has also done business for years with Destinations Credit Union in Parkville. Now, with the bank's announcement that it will charge many debit-card users a $5 monthly fee, the Edmondson Village resident...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 7:18 AM
The Occupy Wall Street protest may be the answer to a favorite question of social scientists ever since the bank bailouts of 2008 -- where is the social movement? Americans are famously willing to tolerate a relatively large amount of income inequality...
| Oct 16, 2011
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...