| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:43 PM
On June 12 I visited my local bank, the Wells Fargo on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose, where I was confronted and affronted by a table displaying a huge poster of the president of the United States with a Hitler mustache. These crackpots (I won’t...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:30 AM
pay off the entire balance monthly, look for a zero-annual fee card that allows the most interest-free or grace days. Some cards
listed below feature special introductory or "teaser" rates for a specified time before regular rates apply. Additional...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Banks are reviving some of the riskier lending practices that preceded the financial crisis, attracting attention as you might expect, although they say they're keeping a lid on things this time.
One trend is enabling homeowners to tap equity...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:32 PM
When former Councilman John Drayman begins his five years of probation, expected to begin next month, the first meetings he has with the Los Angeles County Probation Office will include a thorough review of his assets and liabilities to determine how much...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Socked by mortgage-related legal expenses, Bank of America Corp. lost $276 million during the first quarter, sending its stock down sharply.
The quarterly loss, its first in 2½ years, came despite lower loan losses and better than expected results in...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Putting to rest one of its biggest remaining headaches, Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay $9.5 billion to settle claims by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The government-sponsored mortgage finance giants had demanded compensation from the Charlotte,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A “model block” in Boynton Beach received a large donation on Monday. Wells Fargo Community Bank presented two checks totaling $458,000 to the Boynton Beach Faith Based Community Development Corporation and the Neighborhood Renaissance...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: March PPI, University of Michigan consumer sentiment for April
Local earnings: Enable Holdings Inc.
Other earnings: Fastenal Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co. at others
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s parent struck a $6.9 billion deal Wednesday to acquire Pepco Holdings Inc., 16 years after BGE walked away from a protracted effort to buy its southern neighbor.
Chicago-based Exelon Corp.'s purchase of Pepco Holdings...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:47 AM
MB Financial Inc., which last July announced plans to buy Cole Taylor Bank, saw the happiness of its customers plummet in J.D. Power’s latest U.S. retail banking satisfaction study.
The company’s MB Financial Bank unit, based in Chicago, had...
| May 4, 2014
| 3:13 PM
A week after she signed up for a new online-payment service from TD Bank, Linda Asencio emailed money to a niece for her birthday. She used it again a few days later to pay money she owed her mother.
"It was really simple," said Asencio, 40, manager...