FDIC deserves applause, not criticism

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) – Every tax season, consumers across the country hope that when their returns are completed a refund will soon

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State attorneys general, FTC challenge for-profit colleges on jobs and earnings

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) – Although the former Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, closed its doors last year,

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Labor Department fines popular boudin stop for shorting workers
By Eric Craig Contributing Writer They not only cooked boudin, but cooked the books. William “Billy” Frey, II’s boudin enterprise shorted its workers overtime pay in order to increase its profits. That’s ...
5 things you should know about the FCC’s proposed privacy rules
By Julia Angwin ProPublica Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission proposed new privacy rules for Internet providers. The proposal was immediately praised by privacy advocates as “a major step forward” and ...
congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), extreme right, has requested an investigation into federal government spending with Black and Hispanic-owned newspapers. At her left is Dennis Rolark Barnes, NNPA Chair and publisher of The Washington Informer.
Norton to push for investigation into feds spending with Black Press
By Barrington Salmon Contributing Writer ( – The federal government, through its various agencies, spends considerable sums of money every year on advertising and representatives from two prominent newspaper organizations are pushing ...
Auto dealers charge Blacks, Hispanics higher interest rates on loans
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – In recent months, this column has reported on a series of settlements reached between banks and finance companies with the Consumer Financial ...
Huge ‘balance bills’ surprise patients after ER visits
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Last week, state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said he has publicly opposed “balance billing” by hospitals during his nine years in office. To control their own costs, ...
Cities that get it right on public transportation and a few that don’t
By Emily Logan Contributing Writer (Special Analysis from New America Media) – Americans took a record 10.8 billion transit trips in 2014—the most in 58 years. More cities are realizing the critical ...
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau orders Citibank to refund $4.9 million to 2,100 consumers
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a national initiative, dubbed Operation Collection Protection, to further protect consumers from ...
Payday lending supporters attack Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while top industry lenders face RICO charges
By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire For years deceptive and predatory lenders have bilked millions of trusting consumers from their hard-earned monies, while consumer advocates have fought back for fair and ...

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