Chris Arnold

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Financial Markets Get The Jitters Ahead Of Election Day

Thursday, November 03, 2016

With less than a week to go to voting day for the presidential election, and the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tightening, financial markets are starting to get the jitters. With the election almost upon us, the stock market is paying close attention — and that's unusual. Markets don't usually move too much based on who wins the presidency. But this time around it's a different story, and as Donald Trump's prospects have improved, stocks have been falling.


Workers Say Wells Fargo Unfairly Scarred Their Careers

Friday, October 21, 2016

In the ongoing scandal engulfing Wells Fargo, the bank says it fired wrongdoers. But some workers say they were trying to blow the whistle and Wells Fargo fired them.


Fired Wells Fargo Employees Allege Attempts To Blow The Whistle

Friday, October 14, 2016

Wells Fargo's CEO has said the banking scandal was the the fault of some bad apples at the company who have been fired. But former workers are now speaking out and telling NPR they were "good apples," and they were fired, too. Some were fired after calling the company's ethics line repeatedly to complain about the gaming and fraud and oppressive sales culture at the company. And some say being fired by Wells Fargo a few years ago has badly damaged their careers ever since.


Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Steps Down

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is retiring, effective immediately, in wake of the scandal over the bank's sales practices. Stumpf has been under fire since federal regulators fined the bank $185 million.


Former Wells Fargo Employees Describe Toxic Sales Culture, Even At HQ

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Wells Fargo workers blame a toxic high-pressure sales culture for pushing some workers to engage in deceptive practices — even in the bank branch at the company's headquarters in San Francisco.


The Scandal That Envelops Wells Fargo Keeps Growing

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf goes before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday to further respond to questions about the misuse of customer accounts. Former employees are suing the bank.


A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.


Wells Fargo Fires 5,000 Employees Over Fake Accounts

Friday, September 09, 2016

Wells Fargo Bank is to pay $185 million in penalties after thousands of workers were found to have earned bonuses by illegally creating accounts for customers without their knowledge.


Wells Fargo Ordered To Pay $185 Million Fine Over Unauthorized Accounts

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Wells Fargo will pay $185 million in penalties following accusations the bank opened deposit accounts and credit cards for customers without their permission. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says bank employees opened more than 2 million accounts that may not have been authorized. The motive, according to regulator, was to hit sales targets and compensation incentives.


Economists Point Out Abnormalities As Housing Market Appears To Heal

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It's been almost a decade since the worse housing crash since the Great Depression. And while the housing market has healed in some ways, in others it's far from normal. Single family home construction is rebounding from the trough, but still far below historical norms and the homeownership rate just keeps falling.


'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They're called "testers" or "mystery shoppers" and pose as customers applying for loans.


There's A Home Renovation Boom, But Good Luck Finding A Contractor

Thursday, August 11, 2016

With rising home prices and low interest rates, Americans are spending a record amount of money fixing up their kitchens, bathrooms and man-caves. But a lack of skilled workers is limiting the boom.


University Employees Sue Yale, MIT And NYU Over Retirement Plan Fees

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Three of the nation's most prestigious universities face class-action lawsuits alleging the schools allowed financial firms to prey on employees by charging high fees in retirement accounts.


Wal-Mart Acquires Jet.Com For $3.3 Billion To Challenge Amazon

Monday, August 08, 2016

Wal-Mart is buying the discount e-commerce startup, With the $3.3 billion acquisition, Wal-Mart hopes to become more formidable in online shopping and mount a challenge to Amazon, the top online retailer.


Two Women Play For Sonoma Stompers Baseball Team

Friday, July 01, 2016

Stacy Piagno and Kelsie Whitmore swing their bats against the barriers to women in professional baseball. They won't be the first such players but do join a very exclusive group.


'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.


Soccer Shocker: Lionel Messi Says He's Retiring From Argentina's National Team

Monday, June 27, 2016

But fans hope Messi will rethink his declaration of "I think it's over" once the wave of postgame frustration at Argentina's 4-2 loss to Chile in Sunday's Copa America final has passed.


Brexit Vote Sends Shock Waves Through Global Financial Markets

Friday, June 24, 2016

Britain's vote to exit the European Union is sending shock waves throughout the global economy. In the U.S., there are fears a slowdown in Britain and the entire European continent will harm growth at home as trade and exports stall.


Disgraced Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Reports To Prison

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hastert will now be federal inmate number 47991-424 at the Rochester Federal Medical Center in Minnesota. He was sentenced to 15 months in a case involving hush-money paid to cover up sexual abuse.


California's Last Nuclear Power Plant To Be Shut Down

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Diablo Canyon's reactors are close to earthquake fault lines. Public concerns are split between the dangers of quake damage and of carbon dioxide gas released by the burning of fossil fuels.