| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Below: A chronology of today's Florida Panthers / Broward County Commission meeting, with highlights of all that was said. Bottom line: A majority of commissioners support giving more hotel taxes to the team.
The Broward County Commission is holding...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Marylanders are big complainers.
At least when it comes to the financial services they receive.
Maryland ranked No. 2 in the nation in mortgage complaints per capita, second only to New Hampshire, for grievances lodged with the Consumer Financial...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 9:52 AM
South Floridians have been trying to lower their student loan balances and experts say students can lower what they need to borrow with some advance planning.
In May, those with student loans in Miami-Dade and Broward counties had lowered their...
| May 9, 2014
| 7:37 PM
The former owner of a Fort Lauderdale-based consulting company has pleaded guilty to bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer announced.
Henry Fecker III, 60, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, was the owner of Camden Consulting, Inc., a shell company used...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:32 PM
The state-owned Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge continues to deplete a reserve fund to cover its semiannual debt payments because it is not making enough money.
The state withdrew $2 million from the reserve June 1, cutting the fund's...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
A recent article in The Sun lamented the scheduled interest rate increase on student loans ("Student loan rates set to rise, barring Congress cram session," June 7).
Cancellation of this program would be of benefit to all future students. The increase...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:59 AM
State regulators have ordered a South Dakota-based payday lender to stop making consumer loans in Maryland after finding the company used predatory tactics and charged excessive interest rates.
Western Sky Financial, located on a reservation in Timber...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Can you figure out how much a $300 sofa would cost during a half-price sale? If five people share the winning numbers for a lottery with a $2-million prize, can you calculate how much money will wind up in each winner’s pocket? If questions like...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it ordered U.S. Bank and its partner to return about $6.5 million to service members who had been deceived by the terms and costs of subprime auto loans.
The federal agency said U.S. Bank and Dealer...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The trouble started with the inheritance.
Eight years ago, the economy was booming and Jane Osick was on solid ground. She had manageable student loans, a stable job and excellent credit.
Then, in less than two years, she racked up $120,000 in...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Two hit shows from the 2013 Orlando Fringe Festival are back this weekend with encore performances at The Venue in Orlando's Ivanhoe neighborhood.
"Fosgate: Ferret Loan Officer" and "Rhubarb The Bear, Maximum fuR'n'B" — both from the brain of...