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  • So much for BCS game change—looks like SEC will play for title again

    So much for BCS game change—looks like SEC will play for title again
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. —The final Saturday of the first Bowl Championship Series season in 1998 ended with shocking losses by Kansas State and UCLA that turned the BCS on its ear hole.
  • Cost has U.S. banks stalling on ID theft deterrent

    Cost has U.S. banks stalling on ID theft deterrent
    Leah Padow knows from identity theft. She recently had five accounts at three banks compromised. The fraud occurred in mid-November, so it was apparently unrelated to the digital break-in at Target, which began after Thanksgiving and resulted in the...

    Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

    Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood
    Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings. They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay...

    Windfall won't ensure a comfortable retirement

    Windfall won't ensure a comfortable retirement
    In March, Sukran Sir lost her father. Then she lost her job. There was more bad news: The 58-year-old Ventura County resident was expecting to get unemployment benefits but hasn't heard whether she qualifies, despite two phone interviews. Sir, who...

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is keeping banks in check

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is keeping banks in check
    Michael Barr served as the U.S. Treasury Department's assistant secretary for financial institutions in 2009 and 2010. He oversaw the Obama administration's dealings with Congress in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And he's still...