Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves.
Despite bitter community protests, Greece is pressing ahead with controversial new investment projects that threaten rare habitats.
With plans for mining development underway, the peninsula of Halkidiki is at the center of a bitter struggle over how to address the harsh economic realities in Greece.
Canada’s Experimental Lakes project has influenced environmental policy around the world. So why would the Harper government abandon it?
Useless degrees are now too-good-to-be-true tickets to the American Dream — targeted at those who can least afford it
An inside look at the sales quotas that drive aggressive, deceptive recruitment tactics at for-profit institutions of higher learning
A bad credit score used to block your access to bank loans. Now it may keep you from getting a job, too.
In Philadelphia, aggressive collection efforts have had Kafka-esque results.
Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.
In the wake of the housing crash, unscrupulous landlords are making a profit by renting rooms in “sober houses” to recovering addicts.
Fewer than 4,000 adults in the southern state receive welfare, even as poverty is soaring. How Georgia declared war on its poorest citizens.
Watch out — payday lenders are now targeting seniors. And some are even garnishing Social Security benefits.
Online lending is poised to take over the payday loan industry. But according to a lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission, those loans just may violate federal law.
Of the 18 states with bans or restrictions on payday loans, New York’s is the toughest. But that hasn’t stopped online lenders from targeting customers in the Empire State.
Refund anticipation loans, part of a fraud-ridden industry, are targeted at low-income people at exorbitant subprime fees.
Once the middle class started investing in stocks, business news narrowed its focus to investor concerns, going back to its early 20th century roots as a servant of the markets.
MERS, the massive registry that tracks sales of mortgages, just may provide a loophole allowing homeowners to escape foreclosure.
How the financial industry is buying off Washington and killing reform. The only winners seem to be well-paid lobbyists and the legislators who are being showered with campaign dollars.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is poised to launch on July 21. But banks, payday lenders, and the GOP have joined forces to try to gut it first.
It’s easy to fall down the payday lending rabbit hole. And the industry is adapting so quickly to new regulations, you just may never get out.