by Alan Pyke Posted on October 8, 2014
After a Washington woman's school lunch check bounced, debt collectors turned a $30 debt into a $700 one.
by Alan Pyke Posted on October 3, 2014
Federal prosecutors say a Chicago trader manipulated markets and pocketed $1.6 million using controversial high-frequency trading programs.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 30, 2014
International tax law allows creative accounting gimmicks that protect stock owners from taxes on their gains and make billions for banks.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 26, 2014
Military families are ostensibly protected from lending scams by the Military Lending Act of 2006, but loopholes have left them vulnerable for years.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 22, 2014 Updated: October 4, 2014
Over 340 global investors worth over $24 trillion just called on governments worldwide to provide stable, reliable, and economically meaningful carbon pricing.
by Alan Pyke Posted on August 11, 2014
The $40.24 billion in combined quarterly profits that U.S. banks reported from April to May is just a rounding error short of the all-time record.
by Alan Pyke Posted on August 7, 2014
"If you let a thief buy his way out of jail, you should really make sure the check doesn't bounce," a foreclosure activist warns.
by Alan Pyke Posted on July 30, 2014
A company that lured servicemen and women into bad debt for consumer electronics gets busted for good by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
by Alan Pyke Posted on July 22, 2014 Updated: July 30, 2014
A hedge fund is now the country's largest landlord, and the first formal study of living conditions for its tenants shows critics' concerns are justified.
by Alan Pyke Posted on July 2, 2014
The rent was already too damn high, but it just got too-damn-higher.