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Since When Did Megabanks Become Your Evil Step-Mother?

Adam Levin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

Banks say transaction reordering is not simply a new way to squeeze profits from unsuspecting customers. They claim that by processing the largest transactions first, they're actually doing us a solid.

Forecast On Main Street: Clear Skies

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 05.24.2012 | Small Business

Citing increased liquidity and plans for expansion, small businesses started 2012 off on the right foot, according to a quarterly index from Capital O...

Corporate Tax Rate and a Busy Lame Duck Session

Ted Kaufman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

Since Japan lowered its rate last April, our corporate tax rate has been the highest in the world. There is no disagreement in Washington, believe it or not, that a 35% rate is too high. What complicates things is that very few if any corporations actually pay that rate.

Garnished Wages For Working Poor: Banks And Debt Collectors Often Go After Borrowers, Win

New York Times | JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the worst economic downturns of modern history has produced a big increase in the number of delinquent borrowers, and creditors are suing them ...

Haiti Credit Card and Bank Donations: Companies Must Use Their Consciences

Rep. Betsy Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rep. Betsy Markey

We await word from Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America. My hope is that they will make sure that every dollar donated to earthquake relief gets directly to the people of Haiti.

Banks Declare War on America

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

These rate increases -- some to as high as 29 percent -- are exactly the opposite of what the bad economy needs for recovery.