| Sep 1, 2010
| 6:09 PM
As thousands of homes are forfeited to banks each year, I continue to receive calls from constituents who cannot understand why financial institutions seem to prefer foreclosures and short sales on homes rather than to work with homeowners on loan...
| Aug 15, 2010
Even as the doors open this month on a new $43-million building to house the inaugural nursing class at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, the university's interim president warned that the long-struggling institution is already in danger of...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 11:56 AM
If you believe that you've been the victim of identity theft or similar fraud, you need to act immediately. Your first step is to verify that such a crime has taken place, and the easiest way to do that is to obtain a copy of your credit report. Americans...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Fifth Third Bank and the Fifth Third Foundation have donated to the Eskenazi Health Foundation the largest gift ever related to a financial institution in Indiana history, contributing $5 million to the new Eskenazi Health project.
Health and Hospital...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 7:18 AM
The Occupy Wall Street protest may be the answer to a favorite question of social scientists ever since the bank bailouts of 2008 -- where is the social movement? Americans are famously willing to tolerate a relatively large amount of income inequality...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:31 PM
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests and fellow Americans:
Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 7:34 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A former supervisor at a credit union on the Camp Pendleton base was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for stealing $100,000 from the financial institution.
Erin Diane Lovellette, 31, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:50 AM
LOS ANGELES -- For Mary Sanchez, the vacant, foreclosed home across from hers on Abner Street in El Sereno was an assault on the senses and her piece of mind.
Gang members and squatters used it as a stash house. The place stank of dead animals. Mice made...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:45 AM
It's a common complaint in South Florida: High penalties and fees for overdrawing the balance in your checking account.
Today, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching an inquiry into overdraft programs to see how they are...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Arts as an economic dfevelopment tool will get a national spotlight when the Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for the Arts co-host “The Arts, New Growth Theory, and Economic Development.”
The symposium with leading...
| May 1, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Five men, some of whom describe themselves as anarchists, were arrested after allegedly conspiring to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, the FBIsaid Tuesday.
Douglas L. Wright, 26, Brandon L. Baxter, 20, and Anthony Hayne, 35, were arrested Monday...
| Oct 28, 2011
Millions of people who are having difficulty finding the money they need to buy or refinance homes may be overlooking two borrower-friendly sources for loans — credit unions and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Credit unions are best known for...