IN THE BLACK Daily experiences as teaching moments
Just by taking a little extra time throughout your day, you can make many of your daily experiences into learning moments for your kids. Some examples are:
- At the bank, explain what you are doing... Posted on 8/1/11 at 7:27 PM
SUNDOG: MARKETING + TECHNOLOGY Online application process scaring off bank customers
When it comes to pressing the proverbial easy button to complete a banks online account application, a majority of customers are saying see ya later to the sometimes 15 or more screens required to com... Posted on 6/28/11 at 8:32 AM
THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF TOWN Repubocrats
It's getting more and more difficult to sit by and watch the "Repubocrats" ( my name for our one party system...Yes, the Washington tax burdens proclaim the... Posted on 2/25/10 at 9:05 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Chance : Banking and Biscuits
I like drive up windows, they usually have dog treats. I can always count on a treat at the drug store and at the bank. While we are waiting in line, I start to drool. Not just a little bit of wetness... Posted on 2/21/10 at 5:33 AM
Lakeside State Bank was founded with $35,000 in capital when it opened in 1952 to serve a new town created to replace communities flooded by Garrison Dam’s reservoir. Flash forward 55 years, to 2007, when the bank’s deposits had grown, along with farming and energy in western North Dakota’s Mountrail County, to $47 million.
The U.S. Department of Justice has informed Stu Voigt, a tight end for the Vikings in the 1970s, that he's being investigated for alleged bank and wire fraud "and other potential offenses," according to a copy of a short letter to Voigt from the U.S. Department of Justice dated Feb. 16 and signed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Lewis.
A group of legislative Democrats wants what is termed a no-cost solution for responsible MinnesotanBills Democratic-Farmer-Laborite lawmakers back include expanding refinancing options for homeowners who are current on mortgages, but face problems such as owning more than the home is worth. Such programs can prevent homeowners from getting current low interest rates.s affected by home foreclosures.
Banks are paring their load of troubled commercial real estate loans -- a primary culprit in the recent bank crisis -- by charging them off, restructuring them, bringing in new capital and getting customers to pay them. But while asset quality may start to approach precrisis levels by the end of the year, loan growth probably won't and neither will profitability, the Minneapolis Fed said Wednesday in its first local bank forecast.
Foreclosures in Minnesota fell 17 percent last year to the lowest level since 2007, according to a report released Tuesday. While foreclosure rates dropped in many areas, there are counties that saw no improvement -- or where repossessions actually increased.
Five major banks — Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Ally Financial — will pay roughly $26 billion to reimburse American homeowners and overhaul their industry. The nationwide settlement stems from abuses that occurred after the housing bubble burst. It would force the five largest mortgage lenders to reduce loans for about 1 million households.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem tells The Associated Press that North Dakota will get a direct payment of about $3 million. He says his plan is to develop a program with private industry to increase housing in oil country, particularly for newly hired law officers and emergency responders.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced Minnesota's settlement today. Five major U.S. banks agreed to pay about $26 billion to reimburse American homeowners.
Conceding his earlier housing programs have fallen short, President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed a vast expansion of government assistance to homeowners, aiming to make lower lending rates a possibility for millions of borrowers who have not been able to get out from under burdensome mortgages.
Ben Feller and Jim Kuhnhenn
, February 01, 2012
The Obama administration hit two senior Iranian military officials with travel and financial sanctions today and moved closer to a compromise with Congress over tough new sanctions against Iran's Central Bank that Washington worries could have unintended consequences.
Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee
, December 13, 2011
Few question former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray's credentials for the job as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But nearly all of the Senate's 47 Republicans are expected to vote against him today, maintaining a GOP filibuster that requires 60 votes to break.
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