Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Fed Chair Janet Yellen tells senators the central bank is watching the effects of weather and Bitcoin.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 3:05 pm
By Christina Couch ·

The Senate has passed a bill to tie the student loan rate to the 10-year Treasury note. But critics question how much it will really help students.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:13 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., announced yesterday that he will not be seeking another term as chief.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:08 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

One might as well forget trying to send to the halls of Congress a last-minute gift of long-stemmed roses, or candy or whatever else might strike one’s romantic fancy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:01 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

U.S. Senate Banking Committee considers whether to go forward with Basel III capital requirements for U.S. banks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:36 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

Federal banking regulators tell U.S. Senate Banking Committee Basel III capital standards still a work in progress.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 3:58 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was on the hot seat today as senators grilled him on Libor, QE3 and the state of the economy.

Friday, June 22, 2012 10:53 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

This week, the SEC chairman went to Congress about the possibility of destabilizing runs on money market funds.

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:22 am
By Kay Bell ·

Remember yesterday when I suggested you do all you can to close on your new home by June 30 if you want to claim the first-time homebuyer credit on your 2010 taxes? The Senate made that advice more urgent last night when, for the third time it was unable to sign off on the tax