| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The end of the year is a time to review the year that just was. If, like me, you write about the financial services industry, this means you tend to find yourself drinking heavily and/or upping your blood-pressure medication as you total the year's supply...
| Dec 31, 2013
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau recently brought its first lawsuit against an online lender, accusing CashCall of collecting payments that borrowers didn't owe. The suit sets up a fight over the new bureau's jurisdiction, but it's one the bureau...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:53 PM
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:05 PM
The Baltimore region had its best year for home sales since the start of the recession, as the local housing market continued its slow recovery in 2013.
About 27,750 units closed in 2013, up roughly 14 percent from 2012, according to data provided by...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The federal government's consumer financial watchdog plans to crack down on the nation's 4,500 debt collectors with new regulations to ensure that collectors are going after the right people for the right amounts and aren't badgering...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:12 AM
A little-noticed yet significant report card was issued recently measuring the progress of the fledgling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau thus far.
The report by a Bipartisan Policy Center task force comes after almost a year's worth of in-depth...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Contrary to the claims in a Nov. 6 guest column, "Consumer protection bureau fails to protect," by Jeffrey H. Joseph, the CFPB is getting results for consumers and doing so in a transparent way. It's the first federal financial agency with just one job:...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Ah ... to be a new college graduate again. With your freshly minted diploma in hand, you're ready to start anew, pursue your passions, take the world by the horns and find your first job. And once you find a job, you finally have that...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Thanks to last-minute negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the government of the United States open, and the threat that the nation will default on its debts for the first time has lifted, at...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The federal Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has no congressional oversight, is supposed to be 10 times larger than the already corrupt IRS, and has no budget ("Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is doing its job," Nov. 9).
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Some Maryland education officials lauded a presidential plan to make colleges more affordable by assigning them value ratings tied to federal financial aid, yet others feared the state's historically black colleges and universities would suffer.