Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tag: big banks

Trump’s new bank regulator: Lawyer who helped banks charge more fees

Keith Noreika helped big banks avoid state laws protecting consumers. As head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, he now has the power to override those state laws.

What Trump’s idea to break up big banks could mean for...

While it is unclear whether Trump’s plans are serious, it’s worth considering what breaking up the banks could mean for typical bank customers.

The empire expands

Not the American one, but Trump’s.

A bank even a socialist could love

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

Wall Street’s house of cards: Let’s play bankster three card monte

We haven’t even scratched the surface of the many many years and billions if not trillions of dollars scammed, tricked, kicked (hard) and stolen, and the harm done to the middle and working class.

“US law enforcement agency” assisted major bank CEO in whistleblower hunt

If and when U.S. regulators announce a probe, there could be questions about federal officials’ own conduct in the affair.

Meet the six big banks keeping private prisons in business

Without these institutions, The GEO Group and CoreCivic would be in trouble—which is what advocates for divestment want.

Waking Up in Hillary Clinton’s America

Hillary won’t do anything to upset that applecart. We should have no illusions about what her presidency would mean from a Wall Street vs. Main Street perspective.

The Better Business Bureau Downgraded Wells Fargo. It’s Not Enough.

Americans won’t be safe until all fraudulently-inclined institutions are discredited and their leaders are replaced.

The Ethical Rot of Wells Fargo, From the Top Down

What's at work here is the ethical rot that now consumes America's entire corporate system.

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The unraveling of the American empire

U.S. leadership has stumbled from one military debacle to another, a trajectory mirroring the sad finales of other historical imperial powers.
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9 minutes, 29 seconds: Derek Chauvin trial opens with full video of George Floyd’s...

The death of Floyd, who was a 46-year-old Black man and father originally from Houston, Texas, sparked international protests calling for racial justice.

Total number of black Americans killed by the US police. Why Joe Biden may...

In clear words, he could be considered as a threat to minority voters.

Bowman, Sanders lead coalition demanding ‘desperately needed’ boost to SSI lifeline

“People with disabilities and older adults receiving SSI represent some of the most marginalized members of our society. History will not forgive us if we fail to address their needs.”

A third of U.S. billionaire wealth gains since 1990 have come during pandemic

U.S. billionaire pandemic profit balloons to $4.56 trillion, a 55 percent increase.