"Symphony" is a chat system that claims it would would prevent government spying for Wall Street. This is why it's important to ask exactly what that means.
When Republican governors promise to bring their budget-balancing skills to Washington, it is worth knowing that those skills involve number-fudging and willful blindness.
One of the proposals gaining traction in Congress for fixing what everyone agrees is a broken tax system is switching to a territorial tax for corporations. Here’s what you need to know about how it works.
Because Congress won’t let Puerto Rico declare bankruptcy, the island’s creditors need to come to terms with the futility of austerity and accept that their money is not coming back.
While Republicans do everything they can to cripple regulators, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau knows no restraints. As a result, it actually does its job.
The SEC’s pay-ratio disclosure rules have been held up by commissioners who believe CEO pay has nothing to do with the financial crisis. This could not be farther from the truth.
Dodd-Frank was an attempt to make sure executives could not profit from cooking the books, but unless the SEC cracks down on accounting fraud, executives still have every incentive to fire up their burners.
The story of one borrower from a payday lender shows why it's important, at least as a first step, for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to implement tougher regulations to protect consumers.
A House hearing reveals that Republican lawmakers still can’t seem to grasp what exactly caused the last financial crisis and are mistaken about the threats facing the U.S. economy today.
Loan sharks, in the form of payday lenders, claim more victims each minute than aquatic sharks do in a year. But unlike the shark attacks you see on Discovery Channel, there are surefire ways to prevent getting bitten.
Three European leftist party leaders are appealing to lawmakers and activists in the United States to push the International Monetary Fund to stop the imposition of austerity policies in Greece.
New rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will end practices that lead to black, Latino and women car buyers paying more for cars than white males with the same credit rating.
The Project on Government Oversight has called on Securities and Exchange Commission chair Mary Jo White to step down, in the wake of a scathing critique from Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Despite the fact that 760 banks were important enough to be bailed out by taxpayers in 2008, the Senate Banking Committee approved legislation that would remove the "too big to fail" designation from all but six.
The truth is that payday lenders trap their customers in a vicious cycle of debt. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureauhas begun writing a series of new rules to prevent the worst abuses of the industry.