A New Jersey town settled a housing- bias lawsuit that was set for a U.S. Supreme Court hearing next month, scuttling a case that might have shielded lenders from discrimination suits pressed by the Obama administration.
Elizabeth Warren , the special adviser charged with setting up the new U.S. Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, has begun soliciting names of potential nominees to head the agency from industry and consumer groups, according to three people involved in the discussions.
New U.S. rules requiring simplified mortgage paperwork will take effect in August 2015 without an exemption for small lenders, according to people briefed on plans by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The U.S. government took a step toward legitimizing the marijuana industry, allowing U.S. banks to offer accounts and other services to businesses in states where medical or recreational pot sales are legal.
Jennifer Cavallaro’s Twitter feed usually deals with matters like the free-range egg salad she serves at her Beehive Café in Bristol, Rhode Island. On May 17, 2010, she blasted a different message to her followers.