Meet the state’s top banking regulator
Last week was the anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. For friends and family members of the thousands of Americans and allies killed or wounded in that struggle, or of the tens of thousands of Iraqis killed, wounded or displaced, it probably wasn't a happy one. We don't know whether these ... More >>
American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won't notice.
Whether you're a part of the 47 Percent, the 99 Percent, the 1 Percent or some other slogan-driven demographic, this news should not surprise you: Wall Street is making a ton of money. Actually, it had its 5th best start of all time, doubling its profits from last year. In 2012 alone, the securities ... More >>
Wendy Long, the Republican Senate candidate who has quite a few ideas for your vagina, also has some ideas for banks. Writing about financial reform in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, "A Smarter Approach to New York's Banks," she takes on political rival Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's "punitive" view on f ... More >>
Bank of America has changed its mind about charging customers a $5 monthly fee for using their debit cards, a move that angered many a banking customer, not to mention lawmakers, and in part was a catalyst for Bank Transfer Day, a move initiated by Kristen Christian, an L.A. woman, to get peo ... More >>
A consequence of our sucky economy: The city estimates that around 125,000 housing units will go into foreclosure over the next two years. In many cases, owners (including banks) are trying to unload these buildings, and while they wait, living conditions deteriorate drastically for tenants ... More >>