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The Bigger The Bank, The Less People Trust Them: Survey | Geoff Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's no revelation that big banks have an image problem these days. And to add proof to what we'd already suspected, a new report from Forrester Resea...

Santa Cruz, CA May Move Its Money

Santa Cruz News | Jessica Lussenhop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Armed with the old It's A Wonderful Life parable on local banking, MYM has caught the attention of state government officials in New Mexico and Oregon...

BankBreakUp.Org: Valentine's Day Themed Bank Campaign Launched | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"This Valentine's Day, it's time to break up with the big banks." Click below to see the full campaign....

Move Your Money: Make the Switch and Invest in America

Dave Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Adams

Tea Party Movement step aside. When it comes to personal finance, people are angry but they can take matters into their own hands by voting with their feet and by switching to a credit union.

Big Bank Customers Move Their Money And Explain Why

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans fed up with the lack of financial reform and the behavior of big Wall Street banks are moving their money to smaller community banks and cre...

Arthur Delaney

Bill To Move New Mexico's Money 'Has Legs' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bill to move New Mexico's money out of big national banks and into local banks and credit unions has some serious legs in the state's legislature. ...

Beware Frank Luntz's Lies and Rein in the Big Banks!

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

Frank Luntz, pollster to the right wing and Wall Street agenda, has written a 17-page memo on how to talk about financial reform in order to destroy it.

Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Wall Street

James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Kwak

The big banks face a choice. They can agree to sensible reforms that protect consumers and rein in the excesses of the past decades. Or they can simply decide to screw customers, but do it openly this time.

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren: Time For Wall Street CEOs To 'Earn Back' America's Trust | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bailout watchdog and middle-class advocate Elizabeth Warren is accusing Wall Street CEOs of abusing the public's trust and is challenging them to step...

Is the Senate Afraid of Ghosts?

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

How can these bankers justify awarding themselves bonuses that rival the budgets of some small countries? It's shocking, and more than a slap in the face to those millions of unemployed Americans.

Julian Hattem

Are Your Tax Dollars Sitting In Big Banks? | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When it comes to banking, state and local governments are choosing Wall Street over Main Street. As of the third quarter of 2009 (the latest data ava...

Knowing When To Pick A Fight

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Senator Dodd, don't tarnish your great legacy by having the final act of your distinguished Senatorial career be giving the banks and their Republican allies everything they want.

The Main Street Brigade

Mary Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Wald

The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will limit the banks from using our accounts to take the kinds of unethical risks that led to the current crisis, preventing future financial meltdowns.

How Big Banks, Lobbyists, And Lawyers Move Dirty Money Into The US

Mother Jones | — Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Among Bank of America's 50 million customers, Pierre Falcone was far from ordinary. An infamous global arms dealer who illegally sold weapons to Angol...

Crash Test Ratings for Banks: Move Your Money Somewhere Safe

Ray Brescia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Brescia

Regulators or non-profit groups should create a bank safety rating system to allow customers to make informed decisions about where to move their money.

Move Your Borrowing Along with Your Money

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

As we start down the path of breaking up with the big banks and defending our own economic interests and that of our communities, we should think about the whole range of financial services we use.

Arthur Delaney

Calif. Man Moves His Money The Wrong Way, Gets Burned By Bank | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mike Iacuessa learned two things from his recent experience with a Wells Fargo checking account. First thing: It's expensive to be poor. Iacuessa s...

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...

What are Independents Thinking?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

The issue and candidate-driven focus of independent voters allows them to be pragmatic and flexible. But lacking a firm political ideology, it can also cause them to appear fickle, gullible, and impatient.

Obama's Tin Ear on Bernanke---And Company

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

President Obama's ear can't be that tin on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. His wink and nod at the Big Banks and Wall Street's roulette play with public mo...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Announcement Revives Regulatory Push | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama's new proposal to limit megabanks' trading activities wouldn't actually break up "too big to fail" institutions -- but it does ...

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.

Arthur Delaney

New Mexico State Legislator Introduces Bill To Move State's Money | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New Mexico state representative Brian Egolf has introduced a bill to move the state's money out of Bank of America and into banks and credit unions ch...

Paul Volcker Prevails: Obama's New Limits On Banks Are What Volcker Has Been Pushing For | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This is an important change of course that, while still far from complete, represents a major victory for Volcker -- who has been pushing firmly for e...

Roy Sekoff On Massachusetts Senate Race Results: 'Like A Mild Heart Attack' For Democrats

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post's Roy Sekoff appeared on The Ed Show Tuesday evening to weigh in on the Massachusetts Senate race between Democrat Martha Coakley and ...