• Illegal Mortgage Practices, Robo-Signing Continue Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 10:21 AM ET

    Mortgage industry employees are still signing documents they haven't read and using fake signatures more than eight months after big banks and mortgage companies promised to stop the illegal practices that led to a nationwide halt of home foreclosures.

  • JPMorgan Files Foreclosure on R&B Artist R. Kelly Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 11:43 AM ET
    R Kelly

    Fame ain't no thing for JPMorgan.

  • Bank of America: Talking Tough, Then Settling Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
    Bank of America flag

    Bank of America sure talked tough when it came to fighting claims by investors that it should buy back soured mortgages securities.

  • Meredith Whitney: New Jersey's $2.5B Loan  Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 8:09 AM ET

    There's just not enough funds to go around in New Jersey. Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, weighs in on the Garden State's decision to take out a bank loan to pay its bills.

  • US Income Tax Basics: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    For anyone who has computed taxes, “tax brackets” are a familiar term -- but how they work can be complicated. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy breaks down and explains the U.S. income tax schedule.

  • Investing vs. Paying Off Loans: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:03 AM ET

    Choosing where to put your money is one of the most important decisions you can make. When you have the option to invest or to pay off debt, which do you choose? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy outlines the best ways to get yourself into good financial shape.

  • The science fiction website io9 reports on a new study of microlending that finds that microloans work very differently than advertised.

  • China's Lending Data Put Policymakers in a Dilemma Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 3:39 AM ET

    China's May lending data have put policymakers in a dilemma over whether to tighten, loosen or pause monetary policy, according to  Barclays Capital.

  • Subprime Crisis Brewing?  Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Discussing the chance of a subprime mortgage crisis in the banking industry, with Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine Capital CEO.

  • Exotic Dancer in Windsor, Ontario

    When Credit Suisse bankers were debating with mortgage brokers over the stated income of a stripper who had purchased a $1 million home, they probably should have brought in an expert.

  • Credit Suisse And The $12K A Month Stripper Loan Friday, 6 May 2011 | 12:44 PM ET
    Exotic Dancer in Windsor, Ontario

    A debate about loan on a $1 million home loan home made to a stripper in Charlotte, North Carolina has turned up in the bond insurer MBIA’s case against Credit Suisse.

  • JPMorgan's Earnings Point to a Double Dip Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    While JPMorgan Chase appears to have had a good first quarter, its earnings show evidence that a massive credit contraction is underway.

  • Mortgage Bankers Are Still Clueless Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 3:41 PM ET
    Foreclosure Sign

    You would think that mortgage lenders would be chastened by the financial crisis and prolonged economic slump. After all, mortgage loans played a central role in the calamity from which we are still struggling to recover.

  • Whole Foods: Central Banker to The Poorest of the Poor? Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 4:32 PM ET
    A Whole Foods Market in Dallas.

    Whole Foods is a curious experiment in banking.

  • Japan Disaster Won't Harm US Banks Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:37 PM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    US banks do not have huge exposure to the disaster unfolding in Japan. On the face of it, JPMorgan has the biggest exposure with $53.9 billion of outstanding loans to Japanese companies. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley come next, with Bank of America ranked fourth.