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Surf's Up! Balance Transfers Are Back

Ellen Cannon | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business
Ellen Cannon

Balance transfer deals became scarce following the financial crisis of 2008 as credit card issuers pulled back on their offers. In 2011, though, this started to change, and many new balance transfer offers are anticipated this year.

Unconventional 'House': Dr. Chase's Very Bad Day

Posted 04.07.2012 | TV

To chronicle what may wind up being Dr. Chase's worst day ever, "House" (Mon., 8 p.m. EST on Fox) gave fans one of its occasional unconventional story...

CardRatings Hall of Shame: Worst Credit Cards of 2011

Curtis Arnold | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

It's hard to avoid noticing some offers that would have been better left on a marketing team's whiteboard. Our panel of credit card experts found this year's five worst credit card offers, along with one account that's worthy of a second look.

Catherine New

Banks At A Tipping Point, Heading For Decline | Catherine New | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

Wall Street has lost its luster. Financial services -- the white-collar industry that has grown to more than 8 percent of the economy -- is at a tippi...

Firm That Extracted Billions From BofA Sets Its Sights On JPMorgan

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

A law firm that led mortgage bondholders to extract a $8.5 billion settlement from Bank of America Corp is turning its sights on JPMorgan Chase & Co. ...

Janean Chun

Too Big To Lend? Why Small Businesses Are Getting Denied By Big Banks | Janean Chun | Posted 12.16.2011 | Small Business

Politicians and banking executives are quick to hail small businesses as key to economic expansion and job creation. That message was front and center...

2011 Editor's Choice Awards, Part 1

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

As we compiled our list of the best credit cards for this year's Editor's Choice Awards, we saw something we haven't seen much of from lenders over the past few years. Hunger.

Occupy Movement Pushes CSR to the Tipping Point

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

The financial industry could greatly improve its reputation if its members actively supported laws to fix income inequities. This would be CSR in its ultimate incarnation, doing well by doing the right thing. Actions like these would show true leadership.

Independent Foreclosure Review: Is It the Real Deal?

Anna Cuevas | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Anna Cuevas

While I agree wholeheartedly with an independent review of foreclosures in an effort to right the wrongs that may have been committed by lenders, I also am skeptical.

PHOTOS: More Work From The Flaming Bank Painter

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

The Occupy Movement has its fair share of accidental activists, people without political backgrounds who feel a human obligation to take action. Alex ...

Matt Sledge

Occupy Detroit Says GOP Candidates Ignoring Student Loan Debt | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.09.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Republican presidential candidates are debating at a university in the heart of the economically depressed state of Michigan Wednesday ...

Best Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

This time of year, retail stores want to encourage new account signups at checkout. If you make too many new applications, you can put a temporary ding in your credit report that can disqualify you from the best credit card deals.

Why the Big Banks Won't Change (Until We Change Them)

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Hoyt Hilsman

Force the banks to go back to traditional banking. If that means turning them into non-profits, so be it. But there is no way to justify allowing them to continue to bilk average American customers, not to mention risking driving the global economy off the cliff again.

Bank Of America Retreating From Debit Card Fee, Reformer Keeps Pressure On

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Bank of America is reportedly scaling back its plans to charge a $5 debit card fee to its customers, but Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) is still pushing le...

The Voices of Occupy's March Against the Millionaires

Daniel Medina | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Daniel Medina


4 Ways to Avoid That Dreaded Monthly Debit Fee

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business
Attiyya Anthony

The only question I demand the answer to is, 'How do I make it stop?'

The Points Guy: All About Transferable Miles

Brian Kelly | Posted 11.30.2011 | Travel
Brian Kelly

My advice is to keep your points in your central accounts so that you can transfer to the airline or hotel program that best fits your needs when you travel.

Ben Muessig

WATCH: 'Bentley Bandit' Busted, According To Cops | Ben Muessig | Posted 09.17.2011 | Weird News

He drove it like he stole it. Then he crashed it and got arrested. After months of brazen luxury car thefts in more than half a dozen states, law e...

The Other All-Star Game

Tamar Wallace | Posted 09.14.2011 | Sports
Tamar Wallace

MLB All-Star Fantasy Camp provided a much deserved break from the world of cancer for a number of oncology researchers, physicians, patients, and family members all of whom are involved in Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).

Man Who Returned $17K Fined For Lying About Where He Found The Money

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

Next time he may not be such a good samaritan. A man who returned $17,021 that he discovered in a plastic bag near an ATM has been fined $500 for...

Zach Carter

Single Point Of Contact: Why Won't Banks Pay More Attention To Homeowners? | Zach Carter | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Tim Collette's son Aaron will get back from Iraq on August 19. On August 9, his bank, JPMorgan Chase, is taking his house in Bend, Ore. ...

Zach Carter

American Soldiers Abroad Still Battling Foreclosures At Home | Zach Carter | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In August, Tim Collette's son Aaron will spend 15 days on leave from Iraq. Aaron is 20 years old, and he's been in the Army for abou...

Zach Carter

Boehner's Big Foreclosure Problem | Zach Carter | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

Regina Moore has lived in her Hamilton, Ohio, home, in the heart of House Speaker John Boehner's district, for 50 years. Her husband passed away i...

Zach Carter

Chaos At JPMorgan Chase Shareholer Meeting | Zach Carter | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

This article has been updated WASHINGTON -- Police maced several elderly protesters Tuesday at JPMorgan Chase's annual shareholder meeting in Colum...

Zach Carter

Protesters Swarm JPMorgan Shareholder Meeting Demanding Action On Foreclosures, Human Rights | Zach Carter | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than 1,000 activists descended on JPMorgan Chase's annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, according to community organizers present at...