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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?

The Core of Wall Street Is Rotten

Dan Solin | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Dan Solin

A list of the largest bank settlements complied by the Wall Street Journal includes Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Ally Financial, Credit Suisse, HSBC Holdings, UBS, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Was all this conduct "not intentional"?

Banks Open on New Year's Eve 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Valencia Higuera, Contributor For many people, New Year's Eve is all about partying and celebrating the beginning of a new year. However, you c...

Big Banks Raise Rates As Investors Bet They'll Benefit From Fed's Move

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business

Large banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, announced Wednesday they're immediately increasing the cost to borrow as investors bid up bank ...

Hillary Clinton Targets Big Banks In NYT Op-Ed

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

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Here's What Big Banks Won't Say About Their Anti-Coal Pledges

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business

One after another, the big banks have rolled out new policies that limit the business they can do with the coal industry. In the last six months alone...

Hillary Clinton: U.S. Must Lead Globally Or Will 'Pay A Big Price'

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton asserts that the 2016 election will be a watershed moment for the United States.  "W...

Ending Indifference Toward Consumer Financial Safeguards

Steven Smith | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices
Steven Smith

Consumer vulnerabilities affect everyone -- financial institutions and retailers who must bear the cost, small businesses whose reputations' suffer if their consumers are affected by fraud, and most importantly, working class Americans who have to bear these consequences firsthand.

Hillary Is Winning: The Media and Sanders' Campaign Are Freaking Out

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

For the first six months of the Democratic primary, the media -- including the New York Times and Washington Post -- relished writing everything they could to hurt the Clinton campaign. But now everything has changed.

Banking on Climate Change

Lauren Compere | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Lauren Compere

In little over a month 196 world leaders will gather in Paris at the COP21 climate summit attempting to set a framework to keep the world within a two degree temperature cap -- a limit which experts believe would prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

Friday Talking Points -- Debate Talking Point Rundown

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Because of the importance of the first debate of the season for Democrats, we're devoting the entire column today to scrutinizing the various talking points (good and bad) delivered by the candidates.

Hillary, Bernie, and the Banks

Robert Reich | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

Giant Wall Street banks continue to threaten the well-being of millions of Americans, but what to do? Bernie Sanders says break them up and resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act that once separated investment from commercial banking. Hillary Clinton says charge them a bit more and oversee them more carefully. Most Republicans say don't worry.

A Summer Tale of a Very Big Bank

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The first thing we must note in fairness to Citigroup is that although it agreed to pay $180 million, it didn't admit it had done anything wrong. All it admitted was that the SEC had jurisdiction over the bank and "the subject matter of these proceedings."

Why We Should Be Wary Of Facebook's Patent Technology

Richard Zombeck | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Richard Zombeck

Why am I terrified? Because the prospect and potential that this represents means a world without discussion and without ideas. It means a world in which we have to be careful of what we say for fear of not getting that loan, job, or education.

Andrew Lord

Lloyd Blankfein Is Now A Billionaire

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Lloyd Blankfein has officially joined the billionaires' club. The Goldman Sachs CEO has a current estimated net worth of $1.1 billion, ...

A Blueprint for Getting America Back on Track

James P. Hoffa | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Given the economy's size and complexity, our problems cannot be solved by tinkering around the edges. Instead, a total revamp is necessary, one that both grows the middle class while reining in the runaway excess of the business class.

Amanda Terkel

Jamie Dimon Wants To Mansplain Banking To Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

There are few people in Congress who criticize big Wall Street banks more than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) does. A former Harvard bankruptcy law p...

Currency of Banking Isn't Dollars - It's Trust

Keith Mestrich | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

When five of the world's biggest banks were busted this week for manipulating the cost of dollars and euros, they did more than violate antitrust laws. They violated the public trust.

Ben Walsh

3 Of The 5 Big Bank Guilty Pleas Aren't All That They Seem To Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced what for years had seemed inexplicably unattainable: guilty pleas from the parent corporations of some...

Who Are the Top Lenders to Small Business?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Financial institutions across the U.S. this week celebrated small businesses in a big way -- offering grants from $10,000 to $100,000, holding seminars, and touting their service and commitment to those firms considered to be the backbone of the U.S. economy.