Jul 24, 2012 The Troubled Assets Relief Program -- TARP -- was the formal name for what we often just call "the bailout." In 2008 Congress allocated $700 billion to stabilize the U.S. financial industry. Congress and President Bush assigned one man to build a team, and police all that spending.
Jul 20, 2012 Around 40 percent of credit reports have mistakes on them -- and it is a pain to get them fixed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it will start scrutinizing credit reporting agencies.
Jul 20, 2012 Two years after the Dodd-Frank Law was enacted, many in the banking sector are still grumbling about the change in regulation. How does that compare to when the rules change in another American pastime: Baseball?
Jul 19, 2012 Capital One must pay $210 million after settling charges from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that it misled credit card customers.
Jul 19, 2012 As banks face scrutiny over questionable practices, Chris Farrell explains why breaking up some of our biggest banks would solve a lot of problems.
Jul 18, 2012 New government oversight could give consumers more power.
Heidi N. Moore
Nov 14, 2012 The nine biggest banks in the U.S. have submitted plans for how to avoid a taxpayer bailout if they become insolvent. But will these plans work?
Jul 2, 2012 The chairman of Barclays Bank in London resigned today. Last week, Barclays agreed to pay $450 million to settle allegations that it conspired to manipulate a key interest rate, and some say CEO Bob Diamond should step down as well.
Jun 19, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made public the details of 137 complaints against credit card companies, but it's just a small fraction of the almost 17,000 such complaints the agency received.