The National Fair Housing Alliance has revealed the specifics of the racial discrimination claim it's making against U.S. Bank in Minneapolis.NFHA officials came to town this summer to take a look at 28 foreclosed homes. They concluded that foreclosures in neighborhoods predominately populated by "c ... More >>
U.S. Bank isn't taking accusations it illegally neglects foreclosed homes in Minneapolis's "neighborhoods of color" lying down.Yesterday, Dana Ripley, senior vice president of corporate communications for the Minneapolis-based bank, told us, "We categorically reject the NFHA's [National Fair Housing ... More >>
This week, the National Fair Housing Alliance plans to officially add Minneapolis to the list of more than 40 cities in which Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank is accused of illegal discrimination in "neighborhoods of color."In a release, the alliance alleges, "U.S. Bank fails to perform basic maintenance ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Macalester protesters heeding nature's call in kitty-litter box during sit-inAs the Wells Fargo-protesting sit-in at Macalester's Weyerhaeuser Hall enters its third day, student protesters have issued a response to the memos written by administrators that we shared with you yesterda ... More >>
Country club Sopranos get kid-glove treatment for high crimes
Organization builds a tight-knit national community while preventing foreclosures
Tim Pawlenty is now a professional lobbyist for the one percent. It's a strange gig for guy who last year said he "went to Wall Street and told them to get their snout out of the trough because they are some of the worst offenders when it comes to bailouts and carve-outs and special deals."SEE ALSO: ... More >>
SEE ALSO: - Brother Ali on Occupy Homes and the foreclosure crisis - Occupy protesters settle into another foreclosed home despite arrests [PHOTOS] [UPDATE]- Occupy Homes MN to deliver 6,000 signatures to US BankOn Wednesday night, while about 150 people were in Monique White's yard, listening to Br ... More >>
SEE ALSO: US Bank closes UC Davis branch, cites "intolerable" Occupy protestsMinneapolis-based US Bank is one of the biggest, baddest slumlords in Los Angeles, the city alleges in a civil lawsuit filed yesterday. The suit reportedly seeks "potentially millions of dollars in penalties and restitution ... More >>
If you've ever scoffed when someone has told you something will go on your permanent record, remember the story of Yolanda Quesada.Quesada, 58, was fired last week from her job with Wells Fargo's mortgage unit in Milwaukee after a background check revealed she had been convicted of two minor shoplif ... More >>
Minneapolis-based US Bank is mad as hell about UC Davis' Occupy protests, and executives aren't going to take it anymore.Citing the "intolerable" situation created by the daily protests outside the bank's doors, US Bank officials abruptly closed the US Davis branch location at the end of February ... More >>
At an Occupy Homes MN march early yesterday evening at US Bank in downtown, three marchers who refused to leave the bank's lobby were arrested by the Minneapolis police. They were not, however, dressed in Guy Fawkes masks and black bloc. Instead, cops lead three "OccuPirates" dressed in tri-cor ... More >>
The Occupy Homes movement -- an offshoot of OccupyMN and Occupy Minneapolis -- is still fighting to keep two Minneapolis homeowners' families from being evicted. This evening, a group of marchers is bringing over 6,000 signatures to US Bank, in the hopes that the downtown-based lender will find ... More >>
Anecdotally, TCF Bank seems to be struggling -- in Uptown, for instance, the bank used to have numerous ATMs, but they've all been removed over the last year or so, sometimes replaced with generic machines. TCF's fourth-quarter earnings report provides hard data to support that anecdote. It revea ... More >>
US Bank made almost $5 billion last year. How'd you do?After a record third quarter, US Bank continued to pile on the profits in the last quarter of 2011. $1.35 billion worth of profit, to be exact. For the year, Minnesota's sixth-largest company enjoyed record earnings of $4.87 billion. Tough ec ... More >>
Ruth Murman got an extra two weeks in her home after teaming up with Occupy MN.Ruth Murman needed two extra weeks to pack up her and her elderly father's things and get them out of the home she is losing to foreclosure. Her mortgage lender, US Bank, said no dice. The eviction was set for October ... More >>
Even though this is what she wanted, no one looks happy in a mugshot.Yesterday afternoon, in an attempt to escalate the level of confrontation with law enforcement, seven Occupy MN protesters refused to clear the intersection in front of US Bank. Their message was manifold, but the goal was clear ... More >>
Police tore up one of the tents shortly after it went up, but have left others.Earlier this week, Occupy MN demonstrators made it known they planned to set up a new Tent City on the plaza outside of US Bank. This was not an empty threat: Around 12:45 p.m. this afternoon, 50 protesters set up camp ... More >>
The first of seven arrests in the middle of the street this afternoon.During their protest of US Bank Plaza this afternoon, protesters took tents into the intersection of 6th Street and 2nd Avenue downtown. About 50 protesters circled the tents chanting as the Minneapolis police blocked off the s ... More >>
US Bank has enough money to buy five stars -- and a small planet.Hey, all you Occupy Wall Street and Occupy MN kids, can you keep it down for a minute? US Bank is trying to count its money, and you're distracting them.Exhibiting the best worst timing of this young decade, US Bank reported its thi ... More >>
This week, Minneapolis will be witness to a confluence of local protest entities, starting today at 11 a.m., when organizers from TakeAction Minnesota will converge at the Government Plaza and try to woo Occupy MN participants into following them in a march to the Wells Fargo Center. It probabl ... More >>
A new report concludes that the housing crisis has cost Minneapolis public schools $150 million dollars in lost state funding, thanks to thousands of kids leaving town after their parents' houses went into foreclosure. The study, conducted by Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, an advocacy gro ... More >>
EpsilonEpsilon CEO Bryan Kennedy. Is his e-mail secure?Epsilon, a digital marketing firm whose clients include Twin Cities-based Target, Best Buy and US Bank, has been hit by a hacking operation that made off with what sounds like a massive haul of of e-mail addresses, and perhaps other data ... More >>
With one out of every 245 Minnesota housing units in foreclosure during September, news has broken that Wells Fargo, along with other big banks, may have helped push some homeowners off properties with the use of "robo signers." And the bank, with deep ties to Minnesota, has no intention of ... More >>
Will the son of God be sharing a cell with Bernie Madoff?
We may have an answer.
Wachovia agreed to be acquired by San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. in a $15.1 billion all-stock deal, but Citi insists the ... More >>
Minneapolis police officers arrested 17 people for trespassing yesterday afternoon at a labor rally in downtown Minneapolis. The protest was held to support security guards locked in a contract dispute with five companies that are hired to safeguard office buildings.
On November 14, at approximately 3 p.m., Glenn Wayne Oltman entered an Unbank location in downtown Minneapolis. According to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court, Oltman attempted to cash a $7800 check drawn from an account at Delaware Federal Credit Union. He told the Unbank ... More >>
A surprising spike in bank robberies hits Minnesota
A massive consumer lawsuit against U.S. Bank ends in nickels and dimes for the plaintiffs, but big checks for attorneys
If the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with commercial bankers that credit unions enjoy an unfair advantage, millions of people will pay a lot more for financial services.
FINCA's average Third World loan is just $190, while here seed money can run to thousands of dollars, says program head Kim Hunter.
Closing in on Hillary