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  • Sprint and Verizon Wireless to pay $158 million in mobile 'cramming' settlement

    Sprint and Verizon Wireless to pay $158 million in mobile 'cramming' settlement
    Sprint and Verizon Wireless will pay $158 million in penalties and refunds to consumers nationwide, including many in Maryland, under a national settlement over allegations of mobile cramming. Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined Vermont...
  • New banking rules could mark the end for credit unions

    Credit unions are thriving. More than 100 million Americans are members an all-time high. Credit unions are making more loans and holding more savings than ever before. And by competing aggressively with banks, credit unions are saving consumers $10...
  • Everest University changes course

    Everest University changes course
    Instead of the usual yearly college tuition hike, Everest University in Pompano Beach has changed direction — cutting tuition prices 20 percent across the board. Some students are also seeing portions of their loans forgiven, while others are...
  • Newport News Everest College now a nonprofit

    Newport News Everest College now a nonprofit
    The Everest College campuses in Newport News and Chesapeake aren't part of a nationwide for-profit school shutdown because they were sold in February and converted to nonprofit institutions. Corinthian Colleges Inc., which was the previous owner of...
  • Follow these simple steps to check your credit score

    Follow these simple steps to check your credit score
    Your credit history has a lot of influence on your financial life, from whether you can rent an apartment to the interest rates you pay on loans. So keeping tabs on your credit record is important to do. Thankfully, it's relatively easy to get your...
  • Oxfam America presses SEC on drafting disclosure regulations

    The aid group Oxfam America is pressing federal officials to draft regulations aimed at requiring U.S.-listed oil, gas, and mining companies to publish what they pay to governments for access to natural resources in foreign countries. Lawyers for the...
  • Biz News:

    Costa Makers studio to close After less than a year in business, a creative workspace studio in Westside Costa Mesa is closing. Costa Makers, at 1638 Babcock St., will close late this month or in early June, the owners announced in an email Monday. They...
  • 26 million consumers lack credit history, bureau finds

    26 million consumers lack credit history, bureau finds
    About 1 in 10 Americans have no credit history, according to a new report. The report, released this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, found that 26 million Americans are "credit invisible," meaning they have no credit history with a...
  • Durbin seeks debt relief for former Everest College students

    Durbin seeks debt relief for former Everest College students
    Students who attended Corinthian colleges, including Everest College in Merrionette Park, should get "meaningful federal debt relief" in the wake of Corinthian's collapse "under the weight of its own wrongdoing," U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday in a...
  • O.C. firm Corinthian Colleges files for bankruptcy protection

     O.C. firm Corinthian Colleges files for bankruptcy protection
    Over two decades, Corinthian Colleges Inc. grew from a small collection of trade schools into a publicly traded powerhouse with more than 100 campuses and 110,000 students in 2010. On Monday, the Santa Ana company filed for bankruptcy, a week after...
  • Reed says the nation must address the 'student debt crisis'

    Rhode Island U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says the nation needs to take significant steps to address the student debt crisis threatening the economy. Reed has introduced the Protect Student Borrowers Act of 2015 to make colleges more accountable for student...