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  • JPMorgan admits it broke securities laws in 'London Whale' case

    NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has made a rare declaration for Wall Street: The nation's biggest bank admitted it broke the law. The financial giant acknowledged Thursday that it violated securities laws and agreed to pay fines of $920 million as...
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is keeping banks in check

    Michael Barr served as the U.S. Treasury Department's assistant secretary for financial institutions in 2009 and 2010. He oversaw the Obama administration's dealings with Congress in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And he's still...
  • Forget too big to fail: Some banks now too small to succeed

    Forget too big to fail: Some banks now too small to succeed
    Most Americans have gotten an earful about the too-big-to-fail banks, which created a financial tsunami that engulfed the world — only to be rewarded with a bailout by Uncle Sam. But what about the little banks caught in the ensuing economic and...
  • Public servants may be missing out on student loan breaks

     
    If you work as teacher, soldier, firefighter, cop, nurse or other public service job, did you know there are programs that can forgive or reduce your college debt? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is trying to get the word out......
  • Republicans turn the Capitol into "Dog Day Afternoon"

    Republicans turn the Capitol into "Dog Day Afternoon"
    Ever see the Al Pacino movie, "Dog Day Afternoon?" Based on a true story, it's about a bank robbery that goes bad. When it becomes clear that the jig is up — that there's not much money to be had and they're surrounded by police — the list...
  • House GOP switches gears on debt ceiling, tries blackmail

    Late Tuesday, the chatty Sen. Ted Cruz read Dr. Seuss to his kids at home: “Green Eggs and Ham.” On Thursday, House Republicans took a page from another Seuss classic: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”   Frustrated by the...
  • Sapphire credit card holders to be on their own for fraud protection

    Holders of Chase bank's popular Sapphire credit card may be wondering why they'll soon be on their own when it comes to keeping fraudsters at bay. "Please note that ID Theft Coverage will be canceled," Chase has notified Sapphire cardholders. "All...
  • Financial Thanksgiving

    It's that time of year and in addition to giving thanks for the big stuff -- health, loving mate, wonderful family, great country -- it's appropriate to express thanks for some of the positive developments in the financial world. 1. The economy is...
  • Financial elder abuse increases in a down economy

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day recently occurred on June 15, and to mark the occasion, the recently created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is ramping up efforts to prevent scams targeted at the elderly. "The amount of money stolen from...
  • The F(iduciary)-word

    One of the many provisions of the July 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was the creation of the first new federal regulatory agency in a decade, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which consolidates most federal...
  • The winners and losers of 2012

    Between the presidential election, Washington gridlock over the fiscal cliff and plenty of market gyrations in between, 2012 was a long year. Here are the year's financial winners and losers, as I see them: Winners Diversified investors: Once again, the...