| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Nearly two-thirds of voters think the stock market is rigged against them and a majority believe Wall Street and big banks hurt average Americans, according to poll results from a pro-regulation group.
The survey by Better Markets, a nonprofit...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 3:26 PM
TORRINGTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not — I repeat, not — running for president.
The Democrat from Massachusetts has said over and over that she will not be a candidate in 2016. She even recently had her attorney send a letter...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Consumers paid an estimated $32 billion in overdraft fees on their debit accounts in 2013. But did you know that most of that revenue comes from customers who give the bank explicit permission to charge them?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:59 PM
For students heading to college this fall, signing up for the debit card that's promoted on campus may seem like the obvious choice, but consumer advocates say it's best to shop around.
In a recent post on its website, the Consumer Financial Protection...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks.
| May 13, 2014
About 60,000 service members will receive a cut of $96 million in settlements that federal regulators announced Tuesday with student loan servicer Sallie Mae over allegations that its terms violated service members' rights. Authorities alleged Sallie...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In her bid for a West Virginia Senate seat, Democrat Natalie Tennant is steering clear of President Obama, worried that his tough environmental policies and unpopularity in coal country might hurt her chances in November.
But at a recent fundraiser in...
| Aug 12, 2014
Write this down and tape it to your grandparents' telephone:
The Internal Revenue Service does not contact people by phone to demand payment for unpaid taxes or threaten them with arrest or deportation if they do not send money immediately.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, that whipping boy of big-business conservatives everywhere, demonstrated its value to the average consumer this week by explaining the pitfalls of bitcoins and other such "virtual currencies."
The key takeaway,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you had a complaint about your credit card last year, about billing or fraud, for instance, you were more likely to live in Maryland than North Dakota.
Mid-Atlantic residents had the most credit card complaints per capita, with Maryland ranked...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:15 PM
After months of financial uncertainty and battles with regulators, Corinthian Colleges Inc. told investors Wednesday about the prospect of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors.
The beleaguered Orange County for-profit college company said...