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Banking scandal taints Colby board chairman

Colby College's public problems in recent years have mostly involved lowly students engaged in fighting, drinking, and sex abuse. But now the college has been hit by a big scandal at the very top.
Bankster Watch  
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 13, 2012
margin call short takes

Review: Margin Call

The financial crisis of 2008 awaits its Social Network; until then we have Margin Call, which zaps its credibility from the get-go when a downsized risk analyst (Stanley Tucci) openly passes a flash drive to an underling (Zachary Quinto) as he's escorte
Dumbed down
By ANN LEWINSON  |  October 21, 2011

Put your money where your home is

FDIC statistics show that in Cumberland County, more than 80 percent of the market share of deposits is in TD Bank, Key Bank, or Bank of America.
Better Banking Bureau
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 16, 2011

Do you accept this fee?

How much do you spend in ATM fees? Maine consumers are paying more — by one estimate, the average per-transaction charge has risen from $1.50 in 2006 to $2.35 last year.
Maine ATMs pack a wallop on your wallet
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 24, 2011

Keep your money in Maine

You're short on cash. Local businesses are short on cash. But you probably didn't know that even your local bank is short on cash.
What banking locally can do for you, for the state, and for the overall economy
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 24, 2011

Boston pols bail on Bank of America

In this time of political stridency, where everything is either red or blue, Boston City Councilors have found a potential purple issue that everyone can stand behind, be they radical lefties or Fox News worshippers.
Locovore Banking Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2010


How much do lobbyists pay to get their way?

In 2008, corporations spent more than $3 million to hire lobbyists to protect their interests at the Rhode Island State House.
Special interests are big spenders at the State House
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  March 18, 2009