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  • US seeks to tame mortgage risk, prevent new bubble Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday will unveil a reworked proposal aimed at reducing risk in the mortgage market and limiting shoddy underwriting practices.

  • The rise of peer-to-peer lending     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 9:43 PM ET

    Renaud Laplanche, Founder & CEO of LendingClub.com, discusses his online "matchmaking" business for borrowers and investors.

  • UK is back on 'firmer footing': pro     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Howard Archer, chief U.K. & European economist at IHS Global Insight, talks about the pick-up in U.K. data but advises against investing in "pure, domestic exposure" to the U.K..

  • UK GDP to 'significantly' improve: pro     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities, expects U.K's GDP to strengthen but highlights that there are still many imbalances in the economy that need to be dealt with.

  • UK recovery hasn't got 'much legs': pro     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Ross Walker, senior U.K. economist at RBS and Luciano Janelli, chief economist at MIG Bank, question the sustainability of the U.K. recovery and whether more stimulus is needed in Europe.

  • Morningstar Says Client Data May Have Been Leaked Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 5:29 PM ET

    Morningstar said personal information, including credit-card details, of about 2,300 customers may have been compromised due to a security breach last year.

  • Court Rules for American Express in Class Action Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled that an arbitration agreement prevents merchants from bringing class action claims against American Express.

  • More Brokers Seek to Buff Smudges Out of Records Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    Seth Lipner, a lawyer who represents investors in cases against brokers, at Deutsch & Lipner in Garden City, N.Y.

    As investors rely increasingly on Finra’s database to vet Wall Street professionals, some brokers and executives are trying to remove complaints.

  • Banks Will Pay You to Open an Account, Here's Why Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:27 AM ET

    Free money is mighty appealing and a number of banks and credit unions will pay you $50, $100 or even more to become a new customer, but there is a catch.

  • House Votes to Tie Student Loan Rates to Market Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 5:27 PM ET

    The Republican-dominated House of Representatives on Thursday voted to switch federal student loan interest rates to a market-based system.

  • How Much Americans Think Families Need to Get By Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    Americans think that a family of four needs to bring in at least $58,000 a year to get by in their community, a new Gallup survey finds.

  • EU Commission Says Visa Europe Offers Cut in Fees Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    Visa Europe, the European licensee of Visa Inc., has offered to cap its inter-bank credit card fees at 0.3 percent of transaction value for four years, the same level as the rival MasterCard network, to end a European Union competition investigation and stave off a possible fine.

  • Credit-Card Rule Eased for At-Home Partners Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Thanks to fast action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spouses and unmarried partners who run the home will no longer be penalized for lack of income when they apply for cards.

  • US Watchdog Expands Probe Into Auto Lenders Friday, 3 May 2013 | 5:25 AM ET

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expanded its probe into the car loan industry by issuing subpoenas to auto lenders over the sale of financial products like extended warranties, the WSJ reported.

  • Visa Earnings Beat, Supported by Strong Growth Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 5:25 PM ET

    Visa reported earnings and revenue that beat market expectations. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Car Loans Growing Longer and Pricer for Buyers Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    Six- and seven-year loans are becoming an increasingly popular choice — and some lenders will even stretch that out to eight years. These long-term loans allow buyers buy the vehicle they want, but it also costs them more.

  • Parents Kinda Stink at Teaching Kids About Money Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Parents always want their children to succeed, but a survey from T. Rowe Price shows many parents are "unrealistically optimistic" about their children's financial future.

  • JC Penney Shares Jump on Joe Fresh 'Brightspot' Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 12:36 PM ET

    J.C. Penney shares surged Monday after a research note flagged promising early customer response to the department store chain's weekend launch of Joe Fresh shops within its stores.

  • The Art of Kvetching: Complaints Get Results Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    The fact is, if you want to get your customer service problem solved, you need to speak up and stand your ground until the company makes you happy.

  • Crystal Dupont and her mother, Regina Dupont-Williams, shop for inexpensive groceries at a dollar store.

    About 3.6 million Americans were earning at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour in 2012, and those weren't all high school students flipping burgers, about half of them were 25 or older. How do they do that? NBC reports.