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  • 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...
  • Prepaid cards can be handy but come with fees

    Prepaid cards can be handy but come with fees
    Rich Barber got his tax refund on a prepaid card and now wishes he hadn't because it took him a while to figure out how to get his money without paying fees. Keep his situation in mind if you choose to use a prepaid card in lieu of a bank account for...
  • Prefabricated homes provide affordable option for some Bay Area buyers

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. Two years of mounting rent increases pushed them out of their 800-square-foot apartment, but Emily Gwynn and Roderick Fox have now purchased their dream house. "It's 1,370 square feet, three bedrooms, two full baths, washer and dryer,"...
  • More penalties arise from alleged mortgage kickback scheme

    Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that the leaders of a defunct Owings Mills title company and three loan officers had agreed to pay fines worth at least $660,000 collectively to settle allegations...
  • Marco Rubio went to bat for Corinthian Colleges

    Last summer, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida asked the U.S. Department of Education to "demonstrate leniency" toward Corinthian Colleges by permitting the wealthy for-profit company to continue accessing millions of dollars in federal financial aid while it...
  • Retirement: Be wary of 'senior' experts

    Which financial adviser would you pick to give you advice on retirement: a planner with extensive training as a generalist or someone who claims special expertise in retirement issues? If you said the latter, you could be setting yourself up for a scam...
  • Students left hanging after Corinthian closes remaining campuses

    Students left hanging after Corinthian closes remaining campuses
    Two days of class and an internship were all that stood between Leticia Ruiz and a medical assisting degree — a credential she now knows she'll never get. Her school, Everest College-Alhambra, abruptly shut down Sunday along with two dozen other...
  • Defense bill could halt plan to shield troops from abusive loans

    WASHINGTON A provision tucked into the annual legislation that sets policy for the U.S. Department of Defense could imperil a proposed regulation aimed at protecting military members from predatory loans. Part of the bill targets a rule that would cap...
  • Regions Bank fined $7.5 million for illegal overdraft fees

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined Regions Bank $7.5 million for illegally charging customers for overdraft protection. Regions Bank, which has branches across 16 states, mostly in the South, has already refunded $49 million in...
  • Pamela Yip: Be wary of pension advance offerings

    Today, traditional pension benefits are gold for retirees who receive them, as they're fast disappearing from the workplace. But even with a pension, some retirees still struggle financially and sometimes have a need for extra cash because of...