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James Rufus Koren

James Rufus Koren covered banking and finance for the Los Angeles Times before leaving in 2018. He previously wrote for the Los Angeles Business Journal, where he covered banking, manufacturing and other industries, and for daily newspapers in Southern California and rural Michigan. He was raised in St. Louis and small-town Iowa, headed west to study at the University of Southern California and now lives in Long Beach.
CashCall says federal regulators are looking for a 'do over' by appealing tribal lending case

A years-long battle between Orange County lender CashCall and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues in federal appeals court, with the bureau saying CashCall should pay huge penalties for breaking state lending laws and CashCall saying the bureau is asking for a "do over."

Judge signs off on $480-million settlement with Wells Fargo shareholders

The deal, given preliminary approval in September, would compensate shareholders for losses incurred after the San Francisco bank’s 2016 admission that employees might have created millions of unauthorized accounts.

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