Sep 24, 2012 Banks are spreading the pain of fees to a wider swath of clients, according to a Bankrate study. Free checking is a dwindling option.
Sep 20, 2012 Bank of America is accelerating plans to cut costs by laying off workers. According to the Wall Street Journal, the bank has set a target of cutting 16,000 jobs by the end of this year -- about 6 percent of the bank's workforce.
Aug 29, 2012 As part of our coverage of "The Real Economy" -- what matters most to voters this election year -- we've invited a guy named Mike Sleaford into the studio to give us his thoughts on the election and the economy.
Jul 26, 2012 With costs to open rural bank branches prohibitive, tech companies look to turn payphones into virtual banks.
Jul 23, 2012 Former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky talks about his new tell-all, "Bailout," on what went on during the height of the financial crisis.
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 19, 2012 According to the Financial Times newspaper, four big European banks have joined Barclays in the not-so-prestigious club of financial institutions being investigated for rigging a benchmark lending rate called LIBOR.
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Jul 17, 2012 In the face of a tough banking market and disappointing earnings, Goldman Sachs announced this week that it will build a private bank -- joining the ranks of UBS and U.S. Trust and others -- that will manage and lend money to very wealthy individuals and companies.
Jul 17, 2012 A congressional watchdog panel will be grilling executives from the British bank HSBC about -- get this -- money laundering, drugs and terrorist financing.
Jul 11, 2012 News this morning that Bob Diamond, the former head of Barclay's bank has given up $30 million in bonuses after resigning over that interest rate rigging scandal. And the scandal has brought up the issue -- yet again -- of whether current regulations on the financial industry are adequate.