When Lenders Sue, Quick Cash Can Turn Into a Lifetime of Debt
13 Dec 2013, 9:47 am
by Paul Kiel
A version of this story will be published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday.
Five years ago, Naya Burks of St. Louis borrowed $1,000 from AmeriCash Loans. The money came at a steep price: She had to pay
by Charles Ornstein
The statistics released
yesterday from Covered California could bode well for health insurance
exchanges that have their act together.
Although the California exchange enrolled 109,000 in Octo
by Jake Bernstein
and Jesse Eisinger
Five years after the financial crisis, the Securities and
Exchange Commission appears to be wrapping up its investigation into more than $40
billion worth of controversial mortgage deals
by A.C. Thompson
It’s been eight years since New Orleans police officers killed
Henry Glover and incinerated his
body, leaving his charred remains in a scorched Chevy Malibu parked on the
edge of the Mississippi Rive
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