Charles Lane appears in the following:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
It's been warmer than usual around the country and hardly feels like gift-giving season. Some economists say December sales will be fine after Christmas when consumers shop for sales with gift cards.
Monday, October 26, 2015
As resale prices drop, the emissions cheating scandal costs customers who want to sell their Volkswagen diesels. "I think it's a tainted product now," says analyst Dave Galvin.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Many of Bernie Madoff's investors will be getting a full payback of the money they lost when his pyramid scheme went bust — as long as they invested less than $1.1 million. The truste...
Monday, October 12, 2015
The cost of a hotel room is up — a lot. Recently, prices have leapt nationwide at triple the rate of inflation. Even some business travelers are turning to peer-to-peer rentals to escape the prices.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Thursday is the beginning of the end for magnetic-stripe credit cards. With the change, banks say stores will have to pay for fraudulent purchases. The shift may be hard for some small retailers.
Monday, September 07, 2015
Most jobs added since the recession are going to workers either in the top third or the bottom third of income. Those in the middle are getting squeezed out — especially men.
Saturday, September 05, 2015
The federal government is preparing to auction off Plum Island, a mostly undeveloped spot near some exceptionally pricy real estate. The catch? It was once used as a disease research lab.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Gold prices have seen a small increase in the last few days — thanks to jitters over China's currency devaluation. That bump up is minor compared to the overall drop gold has seen since its 2011 peak.
Monday, June 29, 2015
From less-complicated tax filing to reducing uncertainty over medical decisions, the Supreme Court's ruling will have a wide impact on same-sex households. It will also affect corporate policies.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Retail giant Target said Monday that it's offloading its pharmacy and clinic business to CVS. The nearly $2 billion acquisition still needs to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission.
Monday, May 25, 2015
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is allowing more than 140,000 victims to review claims if they feel insurance companies shortchanged them.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Despite what insurers say, they had a financial incentive to avoid overpaying claims. But if they underpaid and were taken to court, FEMA would cover their legal fees.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
About a million people will see their premiums double. The rate increase is part of an effort to bring down the debt for the program which subsidizes insurance for people living in flood zones.
Monday, March 16, 2015
It's the latest step in a growing controversy after thousands of homeowners said insurance companies lowballed damage estimates and insurance insiders called the appeals process "rigged."
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
FEMA's move comes after months of questions about whether insurance companies shortchanged homeowners.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Federal officials have agreed to re-evaluate any Sandy-related flood insurance claim with questionable practices.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
On the hot seat after revelations of fraud, the federal agency makes deals with 160 homeowners in just two weeks.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
As Sandy victims and FEMA work to resolve accusations of falsified damage estimates, some are questioning how the agency can be both a flood insurance provider and a regulator of flood insurance.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Homeowners say they've been systematically cheated — the government promises reform.
Friday, February 20, 2015
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been holding talks with lawyers representing Superstorm Sandy victims who say insurance claims fraud cheated them out of tens of thousands of dollars.