AG warns of scams linked to Obamacare rollout

In the wake of the Oct. 1 rollout of the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, con artists are already scamming consumers with fake web sites and phone calls, according to the ...

Dominion Virginia Power seeks lower fuel rate

Dominion Virginia Power has asked the State Corporation Commission of Virginia (SCC) for approval to reduce the company’s fuel charge and lower customer electricity bills.

“Yes 4 Henrico’s Kids” PAC to support passage of Henrico meals tax

Henrico County has formed “Yes 4 Henrico’s Kids” PAC to advocate for passage of the meals tax on the ballot on Nov. 5. The small surcharge on restaurant meals, according to supporters who recently gathered at an press event, will ...

Va. files suit against payday lender making illegal loans

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has filed a lawsuit against Jupiter Funding Group, LLC , an Internet payday lender, alleging it is making illegal payday loans to Virginia consumers without having a valid state payday loan license.

Va. signs $25 billion mortgage servicing settlement

Virginia has signed on to a $25 billion joint federal-state settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses and fraud. The proposed agreement provides an estimated $479,594,672.22 in direct relief or other benefits to Virginia home borrowers.

Keep the Child Care Credit in mind for summer

While the end of the school year brings its own set of worries, such as how do I keep the kids entertained and productive? Can I afford summer day camp?, parents will be glad to know that summer expenses may ...

Payday lender settles violations

Advance, LLC, d/b/a Advance 'Til Payday, has reached a settlement with Virginia for alleged violations of the state's statutes governing consumer finance. The Illinois-based consumer lender operates one location in the Richmond area, at 4311 Nine Mile Rd. Unless exempt, ...

Blacks' wealth building weakened by competing financial priorities

The results of a new study has found that competing priorities and fewer investment products constrict African Americans’ ability to build a legacy of wealth. The biennial study covering 2013-14 Prudential Financial, Inc. study also found that the African American ...

Democrats split over Thompson

Get “rid of a turncoat Lieberman-esque Democrat who has done way too much to empower her state's reactionary Republicans, while also building our bench with a potential future star.” So reads part of a recent endorsement by The Daily Kos, ...