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Bernanke Faces Fire At Confirmation Hearing

Posted: 12/03/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke got a rough going over from both his supporters and detractors at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday.

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Credit Card Rates: Nowhere To Go But Up

Posted: 12/02/2009 - For millions of credit card customers, here's the good news: As of Feb. 22, a new law will bar banks from a host of practices that consumer advocates have long blasted as unfair.

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FDIC Announces 124th Bank Failure

Posted: 11/20/2009 - State regulators shuttered Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday night, bringing the 2009 national tally to 124.

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How An Ex-Con Landed A Job

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Gregory Headley got himself a job. That's quite a feat in today's economy, even for the most qualified job hunters. But for an ex-convict, it feels like a miracle.

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Job Outlook For 2010 grads: Still Stinks

Updated: 11/18/2009 - It's a tough time to be starting a career. Job prospects for the class of 2010 remain bleak after hiring of new college graduates plunged 40% this year to the lowest level in decades, a new report shows.

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Obama Officials, Business Owners To Discuss Lending Drought

Updated: 11/18/2009 - Several top administration officials, including Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Small Business Administration head Karen Mills, will meet Wednesday with bankers, policy makers and business owners to discuss the grim state of small business lending.

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Buffett's Berkshire Ups Wal-Mart Stake

Updated: 11/16/2009 - Investor guru Warren Buffett almost doubled his stake in Wal-Mart, adding 18 million shares in the discount retailer in the third quarter of 2009.

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How Fed Let AIG Banks Off Easy

Posted: 11/16/2009 - Federal regulators, in rushing to rescue AIG last year, failed to use their clout to negotiate concessions from business partners of the troubled insurer, a bailout overseer said on Monday.

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How One Worker Survived Wall Street's Downfall

Posted: 11/16/2009 - When the financial storm sent shock waves through Wall Street and the broader economy, millions of people lost their jobs. Workers in New York City were particularly hard hit.

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Fed Proposal Restricts Gift Card Fees

Posted: 11/16/2009 - The Federal Reserve Board announced proposed rules Monday to implement the gift card provisions of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009.

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Gold's Record Run: No End In Sight

Posted: 11/16/2009 - Gold prices surged to record highs yet again Monday, topping $1,139 an ounce, as investors continue to favor the precious metal over currencies like the U.S. dollar.

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Protecting Grandpa From Investing Peril

Posted: 11/15/2009 - Congress wants to help protect seniors who buy complex investment products that they don't understand or may do more harm than good.

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Nicolas Cage: Movie Star, Foreclosure Victim

Posted: 11/13/2009 - Even Academy Award winners are suffering from financial woes this recession. Actor Nicolas Cage lost two homes in New Orleans worth a total of $6.8 million in a foreclosure auction Thursday.

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Senate Bill Would Crack Down On Banks

Posted: 11/10/2009 - A far-reaching Senate proposal to overhaul the financial system would create three new agencies, while wiping out existing ones, to monitor risky bank practices and protect consumers.

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Twitter & LinkedIn Hook Up

Posted: 11/10/2009 - Tuesday, LinkedIn and Twitter announced a partnership that will allow users to share information across both social-networking platforms.

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KU Grad, FDIC Chair Bair Delivers Landon Lecture

Posted: 11/02/2009 - FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair offered these thoughts on the economy, its collapse and recovery during her Monday Landon Lecture at Kansas State. Read her speech here.

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