An association of Contra Costa realtors have started running radio ads in opposition to the City of Richmond’s plan to use eminent domain as a way of helping financially struggling homeowners.
Lisa McIntire, a freelance writer who has previously worked for Gavin Newsom and several progressive organizations, first posted a photo of the mailer on Twitter Thursday.
California State University, San Jose is suspending online courses for credit that were announced with great fanfare and backing from the governor in January, saying it wants to improve student performance.
More Bay Area high school students are graduating than ever before. But many of them are doing so by taking classes by computer to make up courses they failed in the classroom. Critics contend those students are graduating but they’re not really learning.
At a hearing in North Carolina Tuesday, intended to start the process of writing rules to govern the rapidly expanding industry, Consumer Financial Protection Board Director Richard Cordray warned about the high fees that catch many consumers by surprise.
It will now be more expensive for the city of San Jose to borrow money now that the city has seen its AAA credit rating downgraded twice by the major ratings agencies.
Taking the banks out of the equation, some consumers are turning to sites like LendingClub.com or Prosper.com to get the money they need from people they don’t even know.
The increasingly popular radio frequency identification (RFID) credit cards that allow consumers to pay by tapping may be making it easier for crooks to steal valuable information with their smartphones.
A Tri-Valley couple who turned to a popular debt settlement company based here in the Bay Area for help says they’re now worse off than when they started.
Lucky Supermarkets has issued a warning to consumers after someone tampered with credit and debit card readers at several Bay Area Stores.