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Map Illustrates Bank's Alleged Racist Mortgage Policies

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- New York state filed suit on Tuesday against a Buffalo-based bank for allegedly not making home loans in black neighborhoods. Evans Ban...

Blaming the Victim, Redux: More Hijinx Around the Causes of the Financial Crisis

Ray Brescia | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Ray Brescia

The Businessweek cover plays into a long-standing trope that portrays borrowers of color as having caused the crisis because they supposedly took out loans they knew they could never repay. The only thing wrong with it is that it has no basis in fact.

New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Should Regulate Online Advertising of Financial Products

Nathan Newman | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business
Nathan Newman

By closely regulating how the large search engine and related online advertising players collect and share the personal data they control, many abuses can be stopped.

ReThink Review: American Casino -- Gambling on Timebomb Loans

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When you hear terms that sound very technical like "credit default swap" and "reverse redlining", it's easy for part of your brain to shut off. I was guilty of this myself.