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Bank of America nixes debit card fees

By | 11.01.11 | 12:53 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The Associated Press reports that Bank of America has completely back-peddled on its its plans to levy $5 debit card fees.

Big banks back away from debit card fees

By | 10.31.11 | 5:35 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

Responding to public pressure and the competitive rates featured by competitors, Bank of America is reconsidering its debit card fees, as rival Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase scrapped their versions of the highly unpopular new charge.

Iowa GOP hopeful Archer: Social issues aren’t most important

By | 10.26.11 | 4:59 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

WILTON — For those not already aware, there are two politicians in Iowa named John Archer. One is a West Liberty Democrat making a repeat attempt to unseat state Rep. Jeff Kaufmann, a Wilton Republican. The other is a Quad Cities Republican hoping to earn his party’s nomination for More…

Florida state legislator wants to ban debit card fees

By | 10.18.11 | 1:32 pm | More from The Florida Independent

State Rep. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, has filed a bill that would ban banks from charging fees on debit cards.

In recent Iowa speech, Perry echoes pre-recession, anti-regulation tone

By | 09.21.11 | 9:09 am | More from The Iowa Independent

DES MOINES — Texas Gov. Rick Perry swung through Des Moines on the caucus campaign trail last week, bringing a touch of Texas swagger to the Iowa Credit Union Convention while again railing against federal regulations.

Fla. Senate debate includes call for repeal of ‘Obamacare,’ cuts to regulatory agencies

By | 08.21.11 | 3:18 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The candidates at Saturday’s U.S. Senate debate in Orlando spent most of the time agreeing with each other (some wraparound coverage of the debate can be found here and here). The four Republicans are all opposed to abortion (with some nuances), and they all More…

Sen. Sanders proposes legislation to limit Wall Street’s influence in setting fuel prices

By | 06.15.11 | 4:47 pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation today that would order the federal commodity regulators overseeing futures trading to limit the positions on oil speculators in an effort to curb high gas prices.

The bill, titled End Excessive Oil Speculation Now Act of 2011, has been in the making for weeks More…

Texas officials cry foul to SEC over Dodd-Frank Act, appointed boards

By | 05.16.11 | 12:43 pm

A sweeping federal law aimed at preventing bailouts, “too big to fail” and another financial crisis has provoked objections from a variety of Texas governmental entities, big and small, who argue that it would hinder the hundreds of appointed boards and commission in the state.

The Cuts in the Republicans’ Pledge

By | 09.23.10 | 11:51 am

Primary among the proposals in the Republicans’ “Pledge to America” is the promise to cut spending, slash taxes and shrink the government to restore the United States’ fiscal health. How do they intend to do it, and to end the United States’ debt and deficit problems?

Credit Ratings Agencies Stop Issuing New Ratings in Response to Dodd-Frank

By | 07.21.10 | 2:24 pm

The Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform bill is now law. And a few unintended consequences of the enormously complex, very long bill are coming to light. The Wall Street Journal reports on one provision spooking the ratings agencies:

The nation’s three dominant credit-ratings providers have made an urgent new request of