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By StaffTypical checking accounts are often advertised as “Free Checking” accounts because customers do not have to pay maintenance or service fees. The customer deposits their money and in return, the bank allows you to write checks and make other debits. Read more»
By Brian O’Connell Banking customers looking to get in on reward checking accounts that pay 5% interest rates can still get good deals, but you need to do your homework first.  Finding out what bank reward accounts are all about and then learning how to dig up the best deals is key. Read more»
Checking Accounts That Make You Save
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Get The Most Out Of Your Checking Account
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By Jeff BrownSure, your checking account probably earns you a paltry interest rate, but before you switch to a money market account with checking and ATM privileges, you'll want to read this. Read more»
FDIC Protection Through The Years
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By sbup StaffThe Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, commonly known as the FDIC, is an independent government agency that insures a limited amount of money deposited into bank accounts. In October of 2008, the FDIC temporarily increased the amount of insured deposits from $100,000 per account to $250,000 per account to inspire confidence in banks during a time of dramatic economic slowdown. Read more»
By Chris BlankAssociated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have proposed capping bank fees that unemployed residents pay to withdraw jobless benefits using state-issued debit cards. Read more»
By Jim CramerEven though we’re in the eye of the hurricane, these days I’m an optimist. Read more»
BofA Officially Biggest Bank in U.S.
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By Lauren Tara LaCapra, TheStreet.comBank of America's acquisition of Merrill Lynch secured its position as the biggest bank in the country, according to a report issued late Wednesday. Read more»
By Martin CrutsingerAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has provided $284.7 million to 22 banks in the latest payments from the government's $700 billion financial rescue fund. Read more»
Government, Citigroup Strike a Deal
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By Stephen Bernard AP Business Writer The U.S. government will exchange up to $25 billion in emergency bailout money it provided Citigroup Inc. for as much as a 36 percent equity stake in the struggling bank. Read more»
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