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  • Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate

    Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate
    Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
  • In the Senate, crisis averted — for now

    In the Senate, crisis averted — for now
    Faced with another crisis over one of its least democratic traditions, the U.S. Senate appears to have blown off enough steam to avoid a messy and divisive showdown over the use of the filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a handful of...
  • Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez

    Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez
    Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department. After days of escalating rhetoric,...
  • Debt collectors warned to play fair

    Debt collectors don't have easy jobs. They're tasked with tracking down people who often don't want to be tracked down and don't want to pay up. But that doesn't mean they can do whatever they think it would take to get you to write a check, like...
  • Senate confirms Richard Cordray as consumer bureau chief

    Senate confirms Richard Cordray as consumer bureau chief
    WASHINGTON — The nation's consumer watchdog for credit cards, mortgages and other financial products is set to emerge from a legal cloud that threatened its authority after a Senate deal paved the way for confirmation of its director. After...
  • Can't get no satisfaction with your bank? Try this

     
    A report today says one of every four people who complained about their bank to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau got "monetary relief," providing hope that big banks do have to answer to someone after all. The report, from the......
  • Chase is having a bad day

     
    Within hours Thursday, various federal banking regulators announced that JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and Chase Bank USA N.A. had been fined about $1 billion and had repaid customers more than $300 million for incidents involving poor derivatives trading...
  • How to get out of paying your student loans

    Brazen Careerist 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...
  • Be an informed consumer

    People sometimes ask me whether a product or company is reliable, or if I can recommend a business or professional to do work for them. I'm usually not in a position to make such endorsements. Instead, I point people to places where they can do their...
  • Not even death stops banks from deducting fees

    Rocco Bersane died in March at the age of 56 after being hospitalized for a gallbladder infection and liver failure. At the time of his death, Bersane had about $1,175 in a Bank of America checking account. His disability-related Social Security...
  • When the right to sue goes away

    Federal regulators are taking a closer look at those restrictive contract provisions that force consumers to arbitrate disputes — barring them from suing a company individually or joining a class-action lawsuit. And it doesn't look as if officials...