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Sex, Drugs, and No Control: The Wild Ways of Banks Continues

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

How will investors be protected going forward? If history is any indication of the future, banks at times are free to do exactly as they please--as long as they pay to play. Clients deserve far better than illegal, unethical, and egregious behavior from "trusted" banking institutions.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Hammers The Endless Failures Of Wall Street Regulators

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) assailed the nation's top bank regulators on Wednesday for coddling Wall Street offenders and ducking th...

Why a Credit Union Might Be the Smartest Choice You've Ever Made

Rachel Pross | Posted 04.10.2015 | Money
Rachel Pross

Imagine what the U.S. economy would be like without a not-for-profit balance and competitive presence in the financial services marketplace to help keep rates and fees in check.

Big Banks Abuse Consumers and Shake It Off

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

When the US Justice Department announced last August that it was levying a $17 billion penalty against Bank of America for its role in bringing on the mid-2000s housing crisis, pundits said the sheer size of the fine would make all banks take notice.

Elizabeth Warren Fires Back After Wall Street Threats

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a blunt message for the big Wall Street banks that may withhold campaign donations to Senate Democrats in hopes of...

1 In 3 Feels Scammed By Big Banks

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business

Do you feel like you're getting ripped off by your bank? You're not alone.

For Small Businesses, Funds are Now a Click Away

Shindy Chen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Small Business
Shindy Chen

Businesses live and die by it. Growing up the daughter of small business owners, and for anyone who's owned a small business, we can certainly attest to the daily anxiety of taking in enough cash to pay vendors, overhead and employees.

Ben Walsh

Meet The Man Who Wants To Build The ESPN Of Finance

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business

Inside Keith McCullough's Hedgeye Risk Management: “For better or worse, I’ll die here."

How Big Corporations Evade Real Justice

The New York Review Of Books | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business

So-called “deferred prosecutions” were developed in the 1930s as a way of helping juvenile offenders. A juvenile who had been charged with a crime...

America Should Send More People to Prison

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

You know the statistic. We incarcerate a higher proportion of the population than any other country does. Hundreds of thousands of young, now aging, men, are doing hard time for possession of small amounts of drugs. More and more people find themselves in jail because they got caught with bench warrants for their arrest for exorbitant fines they could not afford to pay. More than a century after debtors prisons were abolished, thousands are again behind bars because of debts. But one category of felon is free on the street. I refer, of course, to corporate criminals. Consider the case of a checkout clerk at Walmart who puts her hands in the till and walks off with a couple of hundred bucks of the company's money. That clerk could expect to face prosecution and jail. Now consider her boss, who cheats her of hundreds of dollars of pay by failing to accurately record the time she clocked in, or the overtime she worked.

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan CEO, Gets Millions In Cash Bonus

Reuters | David Henry & Avik Das | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business

Jan 22 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co paid Chief Executive Jamie Dimon a first cash bonus in three years, part of a total 2014 pay package of $20 mil...

Dueling Wall Street Taxes

Sarah Anderson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

There's a pattern here. Whenever the push for taxing Wall Street speculation starts to build some serious steam, the Obama administration dusts off their proposal for a big bank fee. This fee idea was is a good one. The problem: Obama officials have presented the big bank fee as an alternative to a financial transaction tax.

Stocking Stuffers for Criminal Corporations: 2014 Was the Year of Billion-Dollar Settlement Deals With Perks

Michelle Surka | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Michelle Surka

2014 was the year that nine-figure government settlement deals with corporations passed from shocking anomaly to normal event.

It's a Wonderful Life, Comrade

Michael Winship | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Hollywood Christmas classic was once accused of hiding a subversive Communist message. A number of years ago, I was telling a longtime city dweller friend of mine yet another story about the small, upstate New York town in which I grew up.

Zach Carter

Why Mitch McConnell Plans To Troll Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), looking forward to a GOP Senate majority, laid out the Republicans' 2015 financial policy platform: trolli...

The World's Leaders Are Failing To Curb Corruption. Here's Why

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.21.2014 | Crime
Frank Vogl

Rogue current and former dictators and global bribe-paying giant corporations are enjoying levels of impunity, which only encourage international corruption and money laundering. The G20 needs to use this event to forcefully declare "NO IMPUNITY."

10 Iconic Photos Of Occupy Wall Street, 3 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

Wednesday marks the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. On September 17, 2011, demonstrators descended on lower Manhattan to prot...

JPMorgan Hackers Didn't Steal Any Money: Report

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business

BOSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Hackers accessed dozens of servers at JPMorgan Chase & Co in a cyberattack launched in June, though no money was taken, ...

What Do Banks Have to Hide From CFPB's Efforts to 'Make the Market for Credit Work Better'?

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Ed Mierzwinski

This month, two different but powerful Wall Street bank lobbies launched self-serving attacks on the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau's most recent efforts to make banking markets more transparent. What do the banks have to hide?

Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.

Bank Of America Agrees To Pay $16.65 Billion To Settle Mortgage Charges

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled inve...

Breaking Up (the Banks) May Not Be Quite So Hard to Do

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

Six years after the financial crisis demonstrated that the mega-banks are too big to fail, regulators have now officially determined that more must be done before one can fail without triggering a bailout.

$128 Billion In Bank Fines, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short and Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business

Bank of America's reported $17 billion settlement over bad mortgages would be the biggest in a string of increasingly expensive bank punishments. But ...

Loyalty and Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.

Our Fraudulent Two-Tiered Justice System

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

We're all familiar with the golden rule, right? I'm not talking about the "do unto others" bit from The Bible, but the "He who has the gold makes the ...