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The Congressional Blacklist

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

After all the noise, threats, doomsday scenarios and cataclysmic prognosis by political pundits and elitists, the only relevant argument in the BREXIT victory is the self-determination by the British people.

Selling the Planet Short

Lindsey Allen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Lindsey Allen

Don't believe the banks. Because the banking industry is betting on disaster.

Stop Bankers From Robbing Taxpayers

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Does the question of morality have a place in the realm of banking and regulation? That it feels awkward to even raise the issue is convenient for bankers who engage in reckless and harmful activities every day without fear of punishment.

Banks' Embrace Of 'Jumbo' Mortgages Means Fewer Loans For Blacks, Hispanics

The Wall Street Journal | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business

Last decade’s financial crisis left many losers in banking. One winner is the jumbo....

The Big Banks Can Be Beaten

Sarah Anderson | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Many Americans who were hurt by the financial crisis want more done to crack down on Wall Street greed and the recklessness that caused it.

Bank5 Connect Offers Best Checking Account of 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.15.2016 | Black Voices
GOBankingRates

By Valencia Higuera, Contributor Whether you're opening your first checking account or transitioning to an interest checking account, choosing the b...

Why Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About Big Banks

Quora | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Why Suing Your Bank Could Help Others Avoid Being Ripped Off

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business

A new proposal by the nation's chief consumer watchdog could help government regulators and prosecutors stop big banks' dubious practices more quickly...

The Cure for a Sluggish Economy: More Entrepreneurial and Small Business Support

Frank Islam | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the United States increased by 2.4% in 2015. The Bureau of Economic Analysis' advanced estimate of GDP for the f...

Elizabeth Warren Has Basically Had It With Paul Krugman's Big Bank Nonsense

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared to offer a thinly veiled rebuke of liberal economist Paul Krugman on Wednesday by highlighting ...

'Living Wills' For Five Big Banks Fail U.S. Regulators' Test

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five out of eight of the biggest U.S. banks do not have credible plans for winding down operations during a cri...

Yikes, Paul Krugman Really Doesn't Understand Dodd-Frank

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business

Paul Krugman does not seem to understand the very financial regulations he claims to support. Following up on his Friday column in which the liberal e...

Bernie and the Big Banks

Robert Reich | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

The recent kerfluffle about Bernie Sanders purportedly not knowing how to bust up the big banks says far more about the threat Sanders poses to the Democratic establishment and its Wall Street wing than it does about the candidate himself.

10 Best Savings Accounts of 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist Year after year, Americans' top financial resolution is to save more. Yet, a recent GOBankingRates survey found tha...

10 Best Online Banks of 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist Online banks also offer many perks, and GOBankingRates has analyzed the top national online banks as part of its Be...

Congressional Watchdog To Investigate Wall Street Regulation

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog agency is preparing to investigate whether the Federal Reserve and other regulators are too soft on the banks the...

Why Bernie's Proposals Would Spur Economic Growth

Robert Reich | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

Failure to take action on the biggest banks, a single-payer plan, widening inequality, and discrimination will almost certainly harm the economy.

Can Bernie or Hillary Actually Take on Wall Street?

Lynn Parramore | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Recently, the financial reform proposals of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have gotten a flurry of press. Will either of them make us safer? Are economic experts using their professional expertise to judge them or blowing political and philosophical smoke?

Exchange Rate 101: How to Save Money on a Terrible Canadian Dollar

Chris Enns | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Chris Enns

A few weeks ago I bought several pairs of socks. I needed socks. I've needed socks for quite some time. And so I thought I would capitalize on a a great sale. High quality, fun coloured socks for a mere $3.23.

Your ATM And Overdraft Fees Made Big Banks $6 Billion Last Year

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

America's three biggest banks continued their ongoing joke on poor people last year by collecting $6 billion from overdraft and ATM fees, and 2016 is ...

Bigger Isn't Always Better and Relationships Are Key

John Burnett | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
John Burnett

Now that I have your attention, we can talk about the financial service needs of the working poor comprised of the financially disenfranchised, immigrants and lower tier of the middle class and which type of banking institution is positioned to best meet their needs.

What Donald Trump Gets Right

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Donald Trump is wrong about most everything - not to mention being hate-filled and demagogic. But the few things he does get right may account for his popularity among Republican voters.

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: The Big Short

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Fresh from watching the Big Short in a crowded theater in Philly, I wanted to shout out my experiences from that time, using excerpts from my book: "M...

Bernie Sanders and 'The Big Short' Demand Real Change. Are We Ready?

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Larry Cohen

As we celebrate the New Year, let's commit to real change. Bernie Sanders has challenged us to join him in a political revolution that goes far beyond the presidency. If not now, when?