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  • Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns
    If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason. The Supreme Court's 2010...
  • Pittsburgh mayor calls county official's 'Undercover Boss' concerns a 'cheap political stunt'

    The county controller said Friday she's withholding money from a Pittsburgh tourism agency until it details contributions linked to the mayor's appearance on "Undercover Boss," a move the mayor is calling a "cheap political stunt." Mayor Bill Peduto...
  • Lower Macungie hears proposal to preserve open space

    Lower Macungie hears proposal to preserve open space
    A Lower Macungie Township commissioner has proposed a plan to preserve open space that he hopes will quell the tide of development in the western portion of Lehigh County while not placing a tax burden on residents. James Lancsek presented a memo...
  • BofA expanding into 2 new states with branches

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America did something this week it hasn't done in more than a decade: celebrated the opening of a branch in a new market. On Wednesday, the Charlotte bank cut the ribbon on a branch in Denver, Colo., its first in that state....
  • Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City

    Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City
    Though the calendar and the weather forecasters say it's winter, there's a hint of spring in Hartford's step. High-end apartments are sprouting. A Double-A minor-league ballpark is in the offing. School scores are rising. Crime is being tamped down. The...
  • DreamWorks' shares fall as investors worry about financial issues

    DreamWorks Animation's plans to lay off 500 people, overhaul management and release fewer movies was intended to reassure investors that the struggling Glendale studio was taking steps to right itself. But the moves had the opposite effect on Wall...
  • Ocwen settles California mortgage compliance dispute for $2.5 million

    Ocwen settles California mortgage compliance dispute for $2.5 million
    Ocwen Financial Corp. will pay $2.5 million and hire outside accountants to settle a dispute with California, which had threatened to suspend the license of the mortgage payment collector and foreclosure specialist. State financial regulators said...
  • Man stole hundreds of thousands from Century Village retirees, police say

    Like many of the Century Village residents Ariel Luis Hernandez represented, Verna Munden said she was charmed by her smooth-talking financial planner. "I thought he was a nice guy. He never did anything to make me think otherwise," said Munden, 93....
  • Behind bars, college is back in session in some prisons

    SEATTLE Every week, they slide books through the metal detectors novels by Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen, copies of the U.S. Constitution, texts on sociology, psychology and comparative religion. Then dozens of professors and instructors from Washington...
  • City National deal began with a Canadian banker going undercover

    City National deal began with a Canadian banker going undercover
    Before spending $5.4 billion to buy City National, the Los Angeles "bank to the stars," Royal Bank of Canada Chief Executive Dave McKay wanted to see firsthand what he would be getting. McKay personally went to branches in L.A. and New York, posing as...
  • Consumer agency's 'Rate Checker' gets an incomplete grade

    When the federal government's consumer protection agency for financial matters tells you how to shop for a good deal on a home mortgage, you should follow the advice, right? Maybe some of it. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created in...