U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Bank of America for Climate Change Leadership

Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. First Financial Institution to Receive Organizational Leadership Award; Addresses Accomplishments Across the Company The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Bank of America for exceptional leadership in response to climate change. The announcement was made today at the EPA 2015 Climate Read more [...]

Insider Buzz: Titans Planning ‘Aggressive’ Free Agency Push, Eyeing Greg Hardy

The Tennessee Titans have about $ 46 million in cap space and plan to be aggressive in free agency. Who are the Titans planning to go after in free agency? What positions should they focus on? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole discuss the Titans' free-agency plan in the video above. Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Scale of Guinea’s Ebola epidemic unprecedented: aid agency

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that are far apart, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Monday. The warning from an organization used to tackling Ebola in Central Africa comes after Guinea's president appealed for calm as the number of deaths linked to an outbreak on the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone hit 80. The outbreak of one of the world's most lethal Read more [...]

Bank of America Announces Settlements With Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and New York Attorney General

Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. FHFA Settlement Includes Cash Payment of $ 6.3 Billion and Purchase of Certain Securities at Fair Market Value FHFA Settlement Expected to Reduce Q1-14 Net Income by Approximately $ 0.21 per Common Share Bank of America today announced it reached a settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to resolve all of FHFA’s residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) litigation with Read more [...]

U.S. border agency under pressure to reform use-of-force policies

Lawmakers and watchdog groups call on U.S. Customs and Border Protection to toughen deadly force restrictions and increase transparency.WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and watchdog groups called Friday for tougher restrictions on the use of deadly force by U.S. border agents and more transparency in the investigation of killings, including the release of an independent audit that recommended reforms in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency's "use-of-force" policies. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill

Federal subpoenas are issued to the state's environmental regulatory agency as well as Duke Energy, the utility connected with the toxic river spill. DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Consumer Agency Seeks to Break the Logjam in Financial Education

The fight for financial education at work or in school has reached a troubling impasse: There is little conclusive evidence that personal finance instruction changes behavior, and without such evidence doubts about these programs linger and the larger effort loses steam. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is trying to break this logjam. In a report, the watchdog agency sets forth guidelines for gathering scientifically rigorous data that it believes will help squash the doubts. This would Read more [...]