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Why Invest in Youth? One Scholar's Story

Kadar Lewis | Posted 11.01.2012 | Impact
Kadar Lewis

Matriculating to UC Santa Cruz, he struggled to transition his early academic success to the college level, achieving a GPA far below his standard. So we worked with Eric, like all our scholars, through a 1:1 counseling model.

Wall Street Accountability and the Election

Mike Lux | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

There is finally, finally, finally some momentum starting to build toward accountability for the biggest banks. The results of the election will determine whether it continues to build or completely fades away.

Richard Eggers Fired From Wells Fargo Over 50-Year-Old Crime, Won't Take Job Back

AP | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — Richard Eggers, the 68-year-old Iowa man whose firing from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage over a minor crime 50 years ago stirred ...

Below the Fold: Wells Fargo Thumbs its Nose at Judge and Evicts Anyway

Richard Zombeck | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Richard Zombeck

The latest example of Wells Fargo thumbing its nose at the courts and using law enforcement to carry out its dirty work is the case of Niko Black, a 37-year-old Mescalero Apache woman, suffering from a rare and terminal form of cancer.

Back From the Vomitorium: The Looting of the Mortgage Settlement Agreement

Adam Levin | Posted 12.25.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

Politicians, not bankers, are the culprits this time around -- siphoning billions from that historic settlement and pumping it into their broken state budgets.

Wheelchair-bound Homeowner With Breast Cancer Pledges to Fight Bank Eviction

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

California is ground zero in the battle between homeowners and Wall Street.

Paul Blumenthal

Which Corporations Funded the RNC Convention? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Convention in Tampa, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination of the Rep...

Guess Who Bank-Rolled Those Political Party Conventions

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business

* Labor unions and Duke Energy biggest Democratic backers * Sheldon Adelson among donors to Republican convention * Demo...

The One Bank Hating On The Housing Recovery

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

OK, it's official now: The housing market is recovering. Three out of the four biggest U.S. banks agree, so it must be true, right? The latest gino...

Jamie Dimon Just Earned Another Pair Of Cufflinks

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

Ben Bernanke just can not stop rescuing banks. He's like a chocoholic, except for alcohol rescuing banks. Friday morning brought another example, w...

Even FDIC Approval Can't Get This Bank Worker His Job Back

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Trying to save a dime is costing one former Wells Fargo employee a lot. Robert Eggers, of Des Moines, Iowa, was fired from his job as a customer s...

Obama Administration Tries To Look Tough On Mortgage Fraud

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

Thing One: Busy Work: The Obama administration would really like you to know how tough it is getting with evildoers in the housing market. Manhatta...

Land Grab by Big Banks and Big Investors Is Deal Made in Hell

Karen Hinton | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Karen Hinton

Take news about rising bank profits and combine it with reports about land grabs by private equity firms, and you've got a deal made in hell. You can bet working schmucks like you and me won't be invited to the closing party.

Middle East Cyber Attacks On U.S. Banks Were Highly Sophisticated

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The hackers behind the cyber attacks on major U.S. banks have repeatedly disrupted online bank...

Putting Names And Faces To The 1 Percent: Wells Fargo's Tim Sloan

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Wells Fargo CFO Tim Sloan makes $8 million a year and lives in a $5 million house in San Marino, a wealthy Los Angeles suburb. His bank is trying to e...

College Students Remain Hopeful, Despite Massive Debt

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.28.2012 | College

Student debt leaves plenty to be depressed about, but a new poll finds people who have loans overwhelmingly remain optimistic. According to a new p...

Your Bank May Owe You Money

Preeti Vissa | Posted 11.27.2012 | Money
Preeti Vissa

If you are a homeowner facing foreclosure or who has been foreclosed upon, it may look like nothing has been done to help you.The good news is that many steps have been taken to bring help to people who need it. The bad news? They don't matter unless we take advantage of them!

Another Bank Gets Hit With Cyber Attacks

Reuters | Rick Rothacker | Posted 11.25.2012 | Technology

By Rick Rothacker (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co on Tuesday became the latest bank to suffer problems with its website amid heightened co...

Andy Birkey

Boy Scouts Get Big Money From Corporations Despite Anti-Gay Policy | Andy Birkey | Posted 09.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Published in collaboration with The American Independent Corporate foundations have given millions to the Boy Scouts of America and its subdivision...

If Only Smartphones Also Printed Cash...

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money

When it comes to personal banking, the smartphone can now accomplish most of what a bank teller or an ATM can do, aside from actually dispensing cash ...

Wells Fargo Plans To Foreclose On Dying Cancer Patient

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.14.2012 | Business

Battling cancer is difficult enough without your mortgage lender deciding to foreclose on your home just weeks after saying it was trying to help. Yet...

Lily Diaz Tries To Sell Her Home, Finds Bank Foreclosed On It

Posted 09.08.2012 | Business

These days, the process of selling a home is hard enough. Now imagine selling one you thought you owned but did not. That’s what happened to Lil...

WATCH: Wells Fargo Ransacks This Man's Home BY MISTAKE

Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

One California couple may never be able to retire in peace, courtesy of Wells Fargo. Subcontractors hired by the bank broke doors, smashed windows...

Jason Cherkis

Protesters March Through Charlotte Before Democratic Convention | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On Sunday afternoon, the Coalition to March on Wall Street South demonstrated amid Charlotte's mega-banks, chants bouncing off the ...

Man Fired From Wells Fargo For 'Stupid Stunt' He Committed Nearly 50 Years Ago

Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

A “stupid stunt” that took place nearly 50 years ago has cost one Iowa man his job at Wells Fargo. The bank fired Richard Eggers from his job ...