Tag: Banking and credit regulation

As prices rise at rapid pace, Fed chief seeks patience

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WASHINGTON — For anyone watching with concern as prices surge for everything from food and gas to airplane tickets and clothes, the message from...

Yellen: US regulators to assess risk posed by climate change

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she will lead an effort by top U.S. regulators to assess the potential risk that climate...

In hunt for infrastructure deal, every Dem has leverage

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WASHINGTON — In a crucial moment for Democrats, party leaders are hunting for a sweet spot that would satisfy their rival moderate and progressive...

Are state interest-rate caps an automatic win for borrowers?

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Small-dollar, short-term lenders, unburdened by a federal maximum interest rate, can charge borrowers rates of 400% or more for their loans. ...

Israel blocks law that keeps out Palestinian spouses

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JERUSALEM — Israel’s parliament early on Tuesday failed to renew a law that bars Arab citizens from extending citizenship or residency rights to spouses...

As leaders hunt Biden budget deal, every Dem has leverage

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WASHINGTON — In a crucial moment for congressional Democrats, leaders are hunting for a sweet spot that would satisfy the party’s rival moderate and...

Feds dropping case against former Wilmington Trust execs

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DOVER, Del. — After being dealt a stunning setback by an appeals court, federal prosecutors in Delaware have declined to retry four former executives...

Israel looks to renew law that keeps out Palestinian spouses

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JERUSALEM — Israel's parliament is set to vote Monday on whether to renew a temporary law first enacted in 2003 that bars Arab citizens...

Overhaul makes it easier for aspiring teachers to get grants

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The U.S. Education Department on Thursday loosened the rules around a grant program that’s intended to help aspiring teachers pay for college but has...

Warren Buffett says pandemic’s impact still hard to predict

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OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the one constant throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been that it has been difficult to predict how...