Former Bank of America Employees Say They Got Bonuses for Pushing People Into Foreclosure
Reuters says former Bank of America employees testify that the bank lied to federal authorities.
Harvard Study: Immigrants Subsidize Medicare
Reuters story points out that immigrants subsidize rather than drain Medicare.
Inner Ring Suburbs Have Strong Population Growth
Star Tribune says high gas prices are helping fuel population growth in inner ring suburbs.
Housing & Jobs Fights Youth Homelessness
MinnPost reports that Mark Dayton is seeking $5 million to fight homelessness among Minnesota's young. Nicollet Square provides an example of what is possible.
Minnesota Ending Paper Checks for Tax Refunds
The Star Tribune reports that the state of Minnesota will phase out writing and issuing paper checks. Instead citizens will receive debit cards.
MN Lawyers Stepup For The Poor
Star Tribune says that Minnesota laywers lead the nation in providing free or reduced cost legal services.
National Public Radio reports that investors are making quick profits when they purchase distressed homes, fix them up and sell them within six months.
Poverty Hits Twin Cities Suburbs Hard
The Star Tribunes says the surge in poverty in Twin Cities suburbs is among the highest in the nation.
Brookings Institute Says Poverty is Soaring in Suburbs
KARE 11 reports that the Twin Cities suburbs are in the top ten when it comes to poverty rates.
Federal Cuts Affect Minnesotans
The Star Tribune reports that the automatic sequester cuts are having an impact in Minnesota.