GOP Senators’ Position On Consumer Finance Bureau Matches Industry Lobby

Five months after its formation, the new federal agency tasked with safeguarding the financial interests of ordinary people is still without a director, meaning it cannot regulate the kinds of lenders that consumer groups say prey on the poor.

Financial Planning For Later-Life Marriages

Couples who marry as young adults usually don’t bring a lot of financial baggage to the table. But what if you’re getting married in your 40s, 50s or later – after divorce, children and years of building assets have complicated your economic situation? Do you and your spouse-to-be have a game plan for how to comingle your finances?

Bar Foundation Offers Free Seminar For Home Buyers & Sellers

NEW BRUNSWICK – Tomorrow evening, from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation will present a free public seminar on “Buying and Selling a Home.” The event will be held at the New Jersey Law Center at One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.

ANALYSIS: A Tired Playbook Of Insurance Industry Scare Tactics On Health Reform

If you wonder why the health insurance industry has to set up front groups and secretly funnel cash to industry-funded coalitions to influence public policy, take a look at the most recent results of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s monthly Health Tracking Poll.

CEPR Co-Directors Welcome Fed’s Intervention in European Markets, But Say It is Not Enough

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Directors Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot welcomed the Federal Reserve’s move this week to reduce emergency dollar borrowing costs for European banks.

Employers Add 120,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.6%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November as the economy added 120,000 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. However, there are still 13.3 million unemployed workers.

Senate Committee Approves Bill To Allow Sports Betting In NJ

TRENTON – A state Senate committee approved legislation that would permit licensed casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks throughout the state to operate sports wagering pools on professional and collegiate sporting or athletic events if a federal law banning sports betting in all but four states can be overturned.