When it came to tax measures on the ballot, midterm election voters were quick to say, "no."
With Congress now split between Democrats and Republicans, consumer-related legislation is likely to be caught in the crosshairs.
Credit scores for decades have been based mostly on borrowers’ payment histories. That is about to change.
Some of the biggest U.S. lenders, eager to bring in more borrowers and extend a yearslong expansion in consumer credit, are handing over the keys to their loan-approval process to personal-finance portal Credit Karma Inc.
Some large U.S. banks have seen an uptick in attempted cyberattacks in recent weeks, according to people familiar with the matter, at a time when federal officials are stepping up warnings to banks about cyberthreats.
The decision, which was expected, is a sign of increased confidence in the US economy. Unemployment is low, economic growth is strong, and inflation is relatively stable.