Sunday, April 21, 2024

Tag: banking

Capital One announces plan to buy Discover

Capital One announced a definitive agreement under which the company will acquire Discover in an all-stock transaction valued at $35.3 billion.

Bank of America pays $250 million to customers and in penalty fees...

CFPB said Bank of America implemented a "double-dipping scheme" to "harvest junk fees" from customers and those actions are "illegal and undermine customer trust."

Why are there fees on everything? 

They hide the true cost when you buy a good or service.

How activists are trying to change the way banking gets done

A public bank would allow the state of New York to keep its money closer to home, and put it to good work.

Standing Rock’s surprising legacy: A push for public banks

A public bank is an institution owned by a governmental body, funded with taxpayer money, and mandated to serve the public interest.

Tenth anniversary of financial collapse, preparing for the next crash

Many of the root causes of the crisis remain today, making another economic downturn or collapse possible.

HSBC will no longer fund fossil fuel industry

HSBC is among other banks, such as BNP Paribas, to take such critical action against climate change.

A bank even a socialist could love

The fight for public banking is gaining ground in cities and states across the country.

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The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new report says

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

Progressive International unveils database exposing global right-wing network threatening democracies

This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.
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How Trump is following Hitler’s playbook

History shows there are no “one-day” dictatorships. When democracies fall, they typically fall completely.