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  • L.A. councilman wants Wall Street banks to cut bond refinance fees

    A Los Angeles city councilman wants out of deals with two Wall Street banks he says are costing the city money. Councilman Paul Koretz introduced a motion Friday that calls on two banks to either renegotiate contracts with the city at no cost, or for...
  • Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street

    Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street
    A coalition of city labor unions and community activists say big banks preyed on Los Angeles and other municipalities, locking them into interest rate swap deals that ended up costing taxpayers millions of dollars after the economic crash. So, how do...
  • With Libor suit, Baltimore reinforces role as banking watchdog

    With Libor suit, Baltimore reinforces role as banking watchdog
    Two huge civil cases led by Baltimore — one that ended last week as the other gained momentum — spotlight City Hall's emerging role as an aggressive watchdog against the misdeeds of multinational banks. On Thursday, Wells Fargo settled a...
  • Bang the BASD debt drum rapidly

    In the 1973 movie ''Bang the Drum Slowly,'' baseball players and coaches spend their spare time engaged in a razzle-dazzle card game called tegwar. ''Banjo!'' triumphantly yells coach Joe Jaros, as he slams down his cards. ''That's the first natural...
  • Nazareth schools OK borrowing $31 million

    The Nazareth Area Board of Education earlier this week unanimously signed off on floating a bond for up to $31 million as the final borrowing package to pay for the ongoing middle school project and to refinance existing debt. The bond would give the...
  • Bailout misses the mark

     
    I was going to write about the end of storied Yankee Stadium and the implosion of not-so-storied Miami Arena (feel free to share your favorite memories below), but the proposed $700 billion government bailout of teetering financial firms seems a......
  • Let's hear your credit card horror stories

     
    I got a letter from Bank of America the other day. The fine folks at Bank of America wanted to let me know that they were raising my credit card interest rates. Currently, the card has an 8.9 percent fixed......