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Wells Fargo boosts sham-account settlement

Wells Fargo boosts sham-account settlement

Payout bumped to $142 million for affected customers BY JAMES RUFUS KOREN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to boost its payout in a class-action settlement over unauthorized accounts to $142 million, up from the $110 million it announced weeks ago, according to documents filed late on April 20. […]

Reducing credit card fees can be simple if you ask

Reducing credit card fees can be simple if you ask

BY PATRICIA SABATINI PITTSBURGH POST- GAZETTE/TNS Getting your credit card company to treat you better may be easier than you think. Nearly 90 percent of consumers who asked their card issuer to reverse a late fee were successful, according to a report by the credit card comparison site Creditcards.com. The study also found that almost […]

Think twice before cosigning for student loan

Think twice before cosigning for student loan

BY ERIN ARVEDLUND PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS PHILADELPHIA – Though the biggest debt for older consumers remains home mortgages, student-loan debt is becoming more common. It’s increasing because of the high cost of college and the growing number of parents and grandparents financing their children’s and grandchildren’s education, according to a January report by the Consumer Financial […]

Lamar, Solange among winners of Webby Awards

Lamar, Solange among winners of Webby Awards

EURWEB.COM Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga are among the winners of the 21st annual Webby Awards, announced Tuesday morning. The event, which honors the best of the Internet, will award K.Dot the Webby for Best Video Remixes/Mashups for “Swimming Pools (Drank).” Lady Gaga will take home three Webbys –  one for Live Experiences (Branded) in the Film […]

Tennis legend suspended after comment about Serena’s baby

Tennis legend suspended after comment about Serena’s baby

BY MICHELLE KAUFMAN MIAMI HERALD/TNS Romanian tennis legend and Fed Cup captain Ilie “Nasty” Nastase is in hot water after allegedly making a racist comment about Serena Williams’ unborn baby, and the next day getting tossed from a Fed Cup match against Great Britain for yelling obscenities from his courtside seat. The International Tennis Federation […]

Sweet Meets Spicy

Sweet Meets Spicy

From Family Features There’s no better way to spice up a party than by using unexpected ingredients in fun, flavorful dishes and drinks. For your next fiesta, celebrate a star of the party with sweet and juicy watermelon. Not only does versatile watermelon lend a unique taste to your menu, it’s a healthy ingredient that […]

Poets, authors participate in literary event in Orlando

Poets, authors participate in literary event in Orlando

Milton McCulloch, a poet and author, presented the second event in his Literary Series on April 22 at Three Masks Inc., an African gift store in Orlando. The evening featured Donna M. Gray-Banks, author of “Ila’s Diamonds’’ and poet Selina Sanchez. Also presenting poetry were Johnty Love, Eddie DTS Figures and Michael Brown. Klassy Kouture […]

FAILING GRADES

FAILING GRADES

Maybe many of Florida’s cities, counties and publicly-traded companies don’t believe in hiring a diverse workforce or doing business with Black-owned businesses and media outlets. Or maybe they just don’t want to talk about it. SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER FORT LAUDERDALE – The Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches’ latest Diversity Matters Report Card […]

Notables pick sides in Scott vs. Ayala

Notables pick sides in Scott vs. Ayala

FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – On one side, there’s the Florida Cabinet, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the Republican-dominated Florida House of Representatives. On the other side, there’s the Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, Color of Change, the Dream Defenders, Service Employees International Union, and more […]

PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, 1958-2016

PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, 1958-2016

One year ago this week In this file photo, Prince performs “Purple Rain” as the opening act during the 46th Annual Grammy Awards show on Feb. 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Prince died on April 21, 2016. He was 57.  (RICHARD HARTOG/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)