| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:47 PM
In twin securities-fraud lawsuits against Bank of America Corp., the federal government is accusing the nation's second-largest lender of lying to investors about supposedly prime loans that more closely resembled subprime "liar loans."
The civil suits,...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Let's face it. We're all going to die.
And our final expenses can be quite expensive, topping $10,000.
Some people want to go to their grave knowing their families won't be burdened with the cost. They also want to have a say in how their funeral is...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Pat Foley wasn't behind a microphone when Patrick Kane's overtime goal in Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup finals lifted the Blackhawks to their first championship in 49 years.
NBC had exclusivity for the finals, which meant Foley was reduced to spectator...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Kenneth Todd Brunetti and Lois Jean Vance Smyth rekindled a high school friendship after finding each other on Facebook two years ago. Just a few months later, Brunetti shot Smyth in the head and left her for dead in Leakin Park.
After the killing,...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Global banking giant HSBC will pay $1.92 billion in a record settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve money-laundering allegations.
The U.S. Treasury said Tuesday that HSBC allowed hundreds of millions of dollars from Mexican drug trafficking...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 8:18 PM
The calendar year is running out, and so is your time to possibly reverse or suspend your foreclosure or even collect a windfall if your bank didn't play fair when it tried to take your home.
If you faced foreclosure actions in 2009 or 2010 by one of...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Corporate-sponsored groups have launched a campaign of litigation in the lower federal courts challenging the legality of the second major piece of President Barack Obama's legislative program, one that received a lot of attention in last week's first...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:05 AM
A Forest woman has been sentenced to one day in prison for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme.
44-year-old Mary Thompson was sentenced Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Lynchburg. Thompson, who was a financial specialist, previously pleaded...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:07 PM
(CNN) - Wells Fargo will pay $6.5 million to settle charges that it failed to disclose the risks of complex investments it sold to municipalities, non-profits and other customers, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday.
In 2007, the SEC...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 6:46 PM
Local homeowners may be able to cash in on last week's mortgage discrimination settlement with Wells Fargo.
The bank was accused of steering black and Latino borrowers into subprime mortgages or charging them higher fees and interest rates than white...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:24 PM
About 1,000 Baltimore-area residents are expected to receive thousands of dollars each under a landmark $175 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Wells Fargo over accusations of discriminatory lending practices.
Under the terms...