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Author : Mary Kane

Payday lenders flout new laws across the country

Payday lenders flout new laws across the country

WASHINGTON-- As states from New Mexico to Illinois passed payday loan reform laws over the past few years, the movement to curb customer-gouging short-term high-interest loans seemed to be gaining steam and growing teeth. Ohio and Arizona voters even...

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February 2, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Finger pointing begins as move to stem foreclosures fails

Finger pointing begins as move to stem foreclosures fails

WASHINGTON-- Only a year ago, hopes were high that a big push by the government to stop foreclosures would be a great success, living up to its billing as “Help for America’s Homeowners.”

Last January started out with...

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January 4, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Deck the halls with loan papers: Foreclosure-crisis holiday jingles

Deck the halls with loan papers: Foreclosure-crisis holiday jingles

Just in time for your holiday listening pleasure, two songs are making their way around the blogosphere, marking another year of falling home prices and […]...

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December 22, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
DC Scorecard: Bank lobbyists win again, with help from Dem friends

DC Scorecard: Bank lobbyists win again, with help from Dem friends

Bloomberg takes a hard look at the lobbying fight over financial regulatory overhaul and concludes that despite last week’s passage of a financial regulatory overhaul […]...

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December 16, 2009 Blog, Politics
Obama misses mark, scolds heedless bankers instead of New Dems

Obama misses mark, scolds heedless bankers instead of New Dems

President Obama’s attempt to shame top bankers on Monday convinced no serious observers that lending will suddenly flow freely and financial institutions will quit lobbying […]...

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December 15, 2009 Blog, Politics
Financial industry reform battle begins again in Washington

Financial industry reform battle begins again in Washington

As the Washington Independent noted on Wednesday, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee is in the midst of tackling financial regulatory reform, which has brought […]...

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October 15, 2009 Blog, Politics
Payday lenders prep to battle reform in Colorado

Payday lenders prep to battle reform in Colorado

Stung by losses in states that either refused to authorize its high-rate, short-term loans or moved to limit finance charges, the payday lending industry isn’t giving up without a fight. Its lobbyists are pressing hard in states where it sees...

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October 8, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Financial literacy coalition teams with subprime lender

Financial literacy coalition teams with subprime lender

The JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, a national nonprofit advocacy group that aims to improve the financial management skills of America’s youth, draws lots of attention for its surveys measuring how much kids...

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October 2, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Wells Fargo exec who partied in foreclosed beach house loses job

Wells Fargo exec who partied in foreclosed beach house loses job

Well, at least one banking executive is personally feeling the pain of the foreclosure crisis: Wells Fargo has fired a top employee who moved into […]...

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September 15, 2009 Blog, Politics
American meltdown mortgage crisis, the movie

American meltdown mortgage crisis, the movie

For many people, one of the confounding things about the financial crisis has been trying to grasp exactly what happened on Wall Street — and […]...

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September 3, 2009 Blog, Politics

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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