JPMorgan Chase Settles Federal Mortgage Discrimination Suit for $55 Million

JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday that it had agreed to settle a federal lawsuit accusing the bank of working with mortgage brokers who discriminated against minority borrowers for years by charging them $1,000 more than white customers.

Black Lady Liberty On a Coin for the First Time

A new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury features a fresh depiction of Lady Liberty

Exporting Oil and Gas Will Import Economic Growth

What could turn out to be President Obama's most effective economic policies only just happened: ending the 40-year ban on U.S. crude oil exports and approving terminal construction to export U.S. liquefied natural gas. And a Donald Trump presidency likely ...

Mayor Turner Issues Statement Regarding City of Houston Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2016

Results from the City of Houston’s most recent financial audit confirm the need for pension reform and a long-range financial plan for Houston. While the City’s assets grew in value over the past year and we received a clean opinion ...

Resolve to Replace Your Bad Financial Habits

Most people have at least one bad financial habit. Whether it's impulse shopping, forgetting to pay bills on time or putting off building that emergency fund, balancing what you want to do and what you "should" do is never easy. ...

These Big Companies Had a Terrible 2016

It's been a tumultuous year on many fronts. In the business world, some big names have gone through particularly grueling times in 2016. Here are the ones that we think had a year they'd rather forget:

How to Turn Monetary Gifts into Teachable Moments

Children and teenagers who received monetary gifts for the holidays are often excited to choose what to buy. While they should be allowed to spend some of the money or gift cards, as a parent, you could also use these ...

Southeast Texas Hotel Workers Receive $285K in Back Wages, Damages After More Than 40 Federal Wage and Hour Investigations

Hundreds of low-wage workers in Southeast Texas’ hotel industry whose hard work doesn’t always equal fair pay will soon receive their just payday. Over 100 workers of the Baymont Inn of Galveston, TX will benefit after investigations by the U.S. ...

Workshop Houston Nears $1.9 Million Capital Campaign Goal

Workshop Houston, an after-school creative arts and education program for students in Houston’s historic Third Ward, announced today that it is within $50,000 of its $1.9 million goal for its capital campaign, Empowering Through Creativity. The campaign was launched in ...

Uber's Mideast Rival Is Worth $1 Billion After Saudi Investment

Careem started with $100,000 four years ago. Now Uber's main rival in the Middle East is worth $1 billion.

Apple Owes $2 Million for Not Giving Workers Meal Breaks

Apple has been ordered to cut a $2 million check for denying some of its retail workers meal breaks

DeVry Will Refund $100 Million to Students to Settle FTC Lawsuit

DeVry University will pay $100 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged its ads misled prospective students, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday.

Chevrolet Bolt Named Motor Trend Car of the Year

The Chevrolet Bolt electric car was given the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in a ceremony ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Facebook and Google to Stop Ads From Appearing On Fake News Sites

Facebook and Google are taking steps to undermine the business model used by fake news publishers.

8 Million Americans Could Get a Lower Rate On Their Student Loans

Eight million Americans could get a lower interest rate on their student loans, and many of them might not even know it.