President Obama's pledge to end US support for overseas coal projects is on the chopping block, as Congress debates the future of the US Export-Import Bank. A reversal of the coal ban would deal a blow to the administration's Climate Action Plan.
A global survey of 15-year-olds show the US still has far to go to prepare the next generation to grasp complex financial products such as mortgages. To prevent another crisis like the one in 2008, young Americans need financial literacy.
Bank of America was ordered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to refund $727 million to consumers who were deceived by the bank's marketing of credit card payment protection programs, along with other fines. This makes Bank of America the fifth major credit card issuer to be fined for such behavior.
Spring is the housing market's time of greatest activity, and this year, the story of US real estate varies by location. One common theme: A recovery is well under way, but not yet complete.