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Video: Dark money already casting a pall over mid-term elections

Video: Dark money already casting a pall over mid-term elections

LatinaLista — In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission which said “that the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting political independent expenditures by corporations, associations, or labor unions.” Since that ruling, more money to influence politicians and political election outcomes as been spent

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New report highlights abusive practices of some banks in how they charge overdraft fees

LatinaLista — Latinos have a love-hate history with banks. A prior story on Latina Lista revealed that nearly half of all Latino households operate outside the traditional banking system, and roughly 15 percent have never even possessed a bank account. After a report released today, it’s a wonder there aren’t more Latinos, and non-Latinos, who

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No more excuses for bank-leery Latinos

By Odysseas Papadimitriou LatinaLista More than 28% of all U.S. households are either unbanked or underbanked, according to a study from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Hispanics are among the consumer cohorts that are most likely to operate outside the traditional banking system. Nearly half of all Hispanic households fit into these categories,

Study finds states with largest number of full-time Latina workers suffer from punishing wage gaps

LatinaLista — Though women have gone into space, enlist in the military, sit on the Supreme Court, head up Fortune 500 companies and have even run for president of the United States, women still get paid less than men for doing the same jobs. Nationally, women, overall, are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid

Exploring Mutual Funds could be a first step in achieving financial peace

By Andres Gutierrez LatinaLista What is a mutual fund? A mutual fund is simply an account that contains the investments of a group of people. For example, if Hiram invests $100, Kaila invests $50, Andres invests $50, and everybody else invests $100, all of us together have mutually invested in a fund. That’s why they

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Latina Cubicle Confidential™: Latinas in Retail — Is Your Employer Hurting Your Future?

By Dr. Maria G. Hernandez Latina Cubicle Confidential™ The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that a third of Latinas in the workforce are in the service sector and another third are in sales or office jobs. On average, a cashier earns $9.52 per hour, and if they are lucky to work a full 40

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