New regulations on home mortgages from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will raise ethical standards and lower risks. But they don't reduce government incentives that might create another housing bubble.
Wall Street protests have spread from New York to Boston to San Francisco. Occupy Wall Street activists are getting attention by holding sit-ins and dressing up as zombies, but are they on message?
American exposure to the Greece crisis is high in certain areas. Half the assets in the 10 biggest money market funds are invested in European banks, which hold a lot of Greece's debt.
Debit card fees paid by retailers to banks could plummet next month after the Senate failed to pass a delay Wednesday. Retailers are happy, but that might not help consumers.
The deficit only keeps growing if we spend more than we bring in from tax revenue – but tax revenue depends on the nation's economic health.
Credit card fees and rewards programs help the rich and hurt the poor, according to a recent report. But experts disagree whether a cap on fees would solve the disparity.
Local property tax revenues are up 3.6 percent, according to new census data, despite a 30 percent decline in home prices.
Most banks have tightened lending, choking off needed credit for some US businesses.