By Alan Pyke on March 7, 2014
Payday loan interest rates average 339 percent nationwide. Louisiana legislators want to cap rates at 36 percent in their state.
By Alan Pyke on March 4, 2014
By one provocative metric, minimum wage workers get a better deal in places like Malaysia and Mongolia than they do in the United States.
By Alan Pyke on March 1, 2014
Only 15 states prohibit high-interest payday loans, and that could fall to 14 if a pair of Pennsylania Republicans get their way.
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By Alan Pyke on February 28, 2014
The average effective income tax rate for giant, profitable companies from 2008 to 2012 was just 19.4 percent.
By Alan Pyke on February 20, 2014
Wall Street's entry into being America's landlord is set to explode over the coming years. That's great for banks, but probably terrible for their tenants.
By Alan Pyke on February 14, 2014
By a 44-37 margin, Americans support replacing predatory cash-advance companies with the U.S. Postal Service.
By Alan Pyke on February 13, 2014
Nicole Miller CEO Bud Konheim thinks being poor in the world's richest country isn't so bad.
By Alan Pyke on February 10, 2014
The fight to curb abusive payday lenders continues to simmer at the state level, but real relief for consumers might need to come from national action.
By Josh Israel on January 27, 2014
Reps. Darrell Issa and Jim Jordan attacked the efforts to protect consumers from predatory loan practices.
By Alan Pyke on January 23, 2014
JP Morgan got a great deal out of government prosecutors last year, but CEO Jamie Dimon says the whole thing was "unfair."