Archive for December, 2009

Police Blotter

Sixth Precinct police arrested Nicholas Jaeckle, 30, and a female accomplice, Fallo Nicole, 29, last week in connection with bag snatchings and thefts between Dec. 7 and Dec. 22 from victims in four locations in Greenwich Village, two in the East Village and one in Midtown. (6 mins ago)

Watered-down Reforms

The House proposal looks weaker than the plan the President proposed this summer (21 mins ago)

FDA Warns Public of Continued Extortion Scam by FDA Impersonators

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as FDA special agents and other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scam. (28 mins ago)

Supervisor: Bank fees slowly going down

Bank Hapoalim has the cheapest average monthly fees on checking accounts, NIS 14.10, says the Bank of Israel. The First International Bank is the most expensive at NIS 22.90. Supervisor of Banks Rony Hizkiyahu presented the figures to the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee yesterday. (21 mins ago)

Clouds have silver lining for retailers

AUSTRALIANS’ credit card use is expected to top $22 billion this festive season, pushing card debt to new records with retailers confident of good Christmas and Boxing Day sales. (2 hours ago)

SBA loans help farmers weather downturn

Strapped for credit, farmers are turning to the Small Business Administration and other government lenders for help. As credit has tightened for businesses in general, farmers have had to tap new lending sources. (10 mins ago)

We made it through tough year — mostly

The year we wish wasn’t is nearly over, and It’s Only Money is shying away from a year-in-review or -ahead column for the good of readers and its own safety. (59 mins ago)

Tips for stopping ID theft

RICHMOND, VA Most people don’t find out their identity has been stolen, until their credit cards have been maxed out, or their bank accounts wiped out. Often, they never find out how thieves got their hands on such personal information. (55 mins ago)

Bank tax settlement ‘good for both sides’

A $2.2 billion stocking filler tax settlement is something of a win-win for both the Government and the country’s four main banks on the eve of Christmas (8 mins ago)

How A Leaky Pipe Cracked Open A Massive Forgery Ring

One of the biggest national security investigations in Canadian history began with a leak. But Marc Duke was no mole giving away inside information. (47 mins ago)