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A sign on an ATM notes that one of two Chase branches in Nogales has closed.

In late September, U.S. Sen. McCain wrote letters accusing Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase and Citigroup of scaling back services and closing branches in communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more» 3

Bank of America, Washington DC

Bank of America employees regularly lied to homeowners seeking loan modifications, denied their applications for made-up reasons, and were rewarded for sending homeowners to foreclosure, according to sworn statements by former bank employees. Read more»

This Phoenix house, in a predominantly Latino neighborhood, was covered in trash, broken glass, leaves, and a door was found wide open in the back of the house, according to the National Fair Housing Alliance's report.

The National Fair Housing Alliance, an advocacy group, filed a federal housing discrimination complaint Tuesday accusing Bank of America Corporation of dealing with foreclosed homes differently in neighborhoods with predominately Latino and black populations. Read more» 1

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said that one of his personal ideals is the avoidance of "moral hazard" at a news conference in Phoenix Monday. He defined it as something that arises because an individual does not take the full consequences of their actions, resulting in careless behavior.

Arizona will use $57 million from its share of settlements with mortgage lenders to help people facing foreclosure stay in their homes and provide counseling, legal assistance and oversight, Attorney General Tom Horne said Monday. Read more»

An HSBC tower rises near Mexico City's Angel of Independence.

Prosecutors in the U.S. and Mexico have major banks in their crosshairs for helping drug smugglers and money launderers transfer and hold their illegal earnings. Read more»

While Democrats paint a glowing picture of the bailout, this Bailout Tracker database tells the whole story. A look at the biggest losses and gains stemming from the TARP and Fannie, Freddie bailout. Read more» 1

Francisco Reynoso, with his wife Silvia and daughter Evelyn in the background, co-signed for his son's student loans. When his son Freddy was killed in a car accident after graduating from college, Reynoso not only had to deal with his grief but also with debt collectors constantly calling him to repay his son's loans.

Francisco Reynoso is suffering a Kafkaesque ordeal in which he's hounded to repay loans that funded an education his dead son will never get to use — loans that he has little hope of ever paying off. Read more» 2

A federal judge has approved a $25 billion settlement between the nation's five largest mortgage lenders and the attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia over abuses in foreclosure processing. Read more»

The Pima County Housing Center is warning homeowners about potential scams related to February's $25 billion mortgage settlement. Read more»

Arizona will receive $1.6 billion of a $25-billion multistate settlement with five banks over mortgage lending practices and foreclosures, giving many borrowers some relief, the state Attorney General's Office announced Thursday. Read more» 1

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, shown in this file photo from an October news conference, is expected to add Arizona to the list of states joining a $25 billion settlement against banks over their mortgage lending practices, officials said.

Arizona is one of a handful of states that have not yet agreed to a potential $25 billion mortgage settlement for suffering homeowners, but the state hopes to join soon, officials said. Read more»

Bank of America announced Tuesday it has planned to drop its $5 monthly fee for debit card use. This latest move was spurred by the negative customer feedback Bank of America received after its debit-card fee announcement Read more»

Officials at Bank of America have considered cutting as many as 40,000 jobs during a company overhaul known as "Project New BAC." Read more»

Billionaire Warren Buffett

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett made headlines on Thursday when his company, Berkshire Hathaway, announced that it would invest $5 billion in Bank of America. And according to CNN, warrants related to the deal earned Buffett $357 million on Thursday alone. Nice work if you can get it. Read more»

As the financial markets roil, one of the critical factors weighing down the U.S. economy is the flood of home foreclosures. Thursday's crash underscores how difficult it will be for the economy to make significant strides while the housing market is still in tatters. Read more»

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