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Not Too Big to Jail: Why Eliot Spitzer Is Wall Street's Worst Nightmare
Business  (tags: Eliot Spitzer, New York, Wall St. corruption, banking control legislation, Bush Administration, predatory lending, bailout, Federal Reserve, OCC, corporatocracy )

Judy
- 241 days ago - truth-out.org
Suddenly, the Masters of the Universe were staring at their worst nightmare: the prospect of a comeback by the only major politician in the U.S. whose deeds -- and not simply words --prove that he does not think corporate titans are too big to jail.
Big Banks Have Found Another Way to Rip You Off
Business  (tags: bank of america, banks, big banks, business, economy, jpmorgan chase, main street money, payday lenders, payday loans, predatory lending, predatory loans, short-term loans, wall street, wells fargo )

Judy
- 418 days ago - truthdig.com
Meet the major banks' newest partner: payday lenders! These are the owners of those check cashing stores that offer short-term loans with interest rates that sometimes exceed 500 percent.
Follow the Money: Behind the European Debt Crisis Lie More Bank Bailouts
Business  (tags: Follow the Money, European Debt Crisis, deja vu U.S. 2008, People bailout private banks 2X, Ponzi Scheme, People screwed again, scapegoat The People, predatory lending, fault of the poor, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, austerity/resistance )

Judy
- 938 days ago - newsocialist.org
Follow the money. When debt-strapped governments receive hundreds of billions in new loans, that money is immediately sent into the coffers of private banks as payments on PAST loans. New loans come from public funds; the people rescue private banks AGAIN
TAKE ACTION NOW! Submit a Comment to the OCC on Predatory Lending!
Business  (tags: OCC< PAYDAY LOANS, predatory lending, abuse, abuse, business, corporate, corruption, economy, consumers, society, politics, ethics, debt, dishonesty, news, money, usa )

Cal
- 988 days ago - showdowninamerica.org
Payday lending preys on our communities, stripping billions of dollars of wealth every year - from families who can afford it least. Now the big banks, like Wells Fargo, US Bank, 5th/3rd and other banks are getting into the act, offering their own predato
The New Poor - Peddling Relief, Firms Put Debtors in Deeper Hole
Business  (tags: recession, debt settlement programs, buyer beware, rip-off, virtual ponzi schemes, predatory lending, preying on the poor, BBB, state attorneys general, US Organization for Bankruptcy Alternati, scam )

Judy
- 1399 days ago - nytimes.com
Consumers rarely emerge from debt settlement programs with their credit card balances eliminated, these critics say, and many wind up worse off, with severely damaged credit, ceaseless threats from collection agents and lawsuits from creditors.
Foreclosure Rates Surge: Banks Catch Up To Backlog, US On Pace To Hit 1 Million Repossessions In 2010
Business  (tags: Banks, California, Financial Crisis, Florida, Foreclosure Rate, Mortgages, Nevada, Obama, Predatory Lending, Real Estate, Realtytrac, Repossession, Subprime Mortages, Unemployment, Us Foreclosures, Wall Street, White House, Business News )

Judy
- 1465 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A record number of U.S. homes were lost to foreclosure in the first three months of this year, a sign banks are starting to wade through the backlog of troubled home loans at a faster pace, according to a new report.
Native Americans Disproportionately Affected By Predatory Lending
Business  (tags: predatory lending, economy, consumers, Native Americans, news, finance, abuse )

Cal
- 1795 days ago - indiancountrytoday.com
A new study found that predatory lending practices disproportionately affect Native American families.
Credit Card Reform: Kiss Costly Credit Card Ripoffs Goodbye
Business  (tags: credit cards, consumers, ripoff, interest rates, late fees, predatory lending, truth in lending, bait and switch, dishonesty, economy, ethics, finance, government, corporate, business, abuse, money, americans, congress, dishonesty )

Rebecca
- 2269 days ago - secure.npsite.org
Congress is Back! Tell them to get off the dime and eliminate costly credit card "gotchas" NOW! Each year credit card companies sap billions of dollars from consumers' wallets in excessive fees, unexpected rate hikes and other "gotchas." ACT NOW!
   

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