Surprise! Big Banks are Sexist Bro Fests

Bank of America has to cough up $39 million after settling a lawsuit alleging that its Merrill Lynch brokerage arm systematically discriminated against female employees, passing them over for promotions, shutting them out of lucrative partnerships, and otherwise blocking their pathways to professional success. That… » 9/10/13 1:40pm 9/10/13 1:40pm

Beloved YA Author in War With Bank of America

Today in depressing housing-market news, YA author Francesca Lia Block could lose her home because the bank won't return her calls. The author of the Weetzie Bat books is underwater on her mortgage due to the recession. To make things more complicated, the mortgage is in her mom's name, and her mom is now dead. To… » 3/13/12 5:30pm 3/13/12 5:30pm

Bride Unable To Deposit Checks Because She Kept Maiden Name, Is…

Journalist Pete Iorizzo writes in the Albany Times Union that he and his new wife weren't able to deposit wedding checks made out to "Mr. and Mrs. Pete Iorizzo" because their local Bank of America branch couldn't accept that his wife is who she says she is. Though the newlyweds were willing to produce a marriage… » 1/04/12 9:30am 1/04/12 9:30am