Dollars & Sense: The least evil banks; brighter outlook for jobs
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's profile on the social networking site was hacked Tuesday.
January 26th, 2011
06:30 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: The least evil banks; brighter outlook for jobs

A roundup of today’s CNNMoney news:

8 least evil banks: As banks take turns inventing new fees and hiking existing ones, you may think there's no escaping your bank's dirty tricks. But we found eight with zero ATM fees, free checking and high-yielding accounts.

Hottest Web IPO sets the tone: The appetite for initial public offerings is heating up, starting with Demand Media - the biggest Web IPO since Google went public in 2004.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page hacked: The Facebook founder’s fan page was hacked Tuesday when a status update appeared on his profile that opened with "Let the hacking begin." The status attracted more than 1,800 "likes" before it was removed from the page.

A call for jobs from the Swiss Alps: Executives attending the World Economic Forum are optimistic about the job outlook for 2011, but say we have a long way to go. Meanwhile, check out these Best Companies' cool perks.

What a Tea Party budget looks like: With Washington buzzing with proposals to cut the budget, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Michele Bachmann - two high-profile Tea Party members - have each released laundry lists of spending cuts.

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  1. Jeff Frank

    In 1968, you could go to your local state bank and get "real interest", at least 5%. What happened? The incentive to save was there, right in front of your eyes. Those days are gone. You get a fraction of 1%, while they're turning "your dollars", into 18 – 24 %. Kinda wants you to bury it in the back yard, doesn't it? And the dirty tricks? Like an "inactivity fee". You plan to let money sit? They will dig that money out, without asking you. Even after they tell you they will. But if you planned a theft against a merchant, and commited it? You'll go straightr to jail, and pay for it, the rest of your life.

    January 26, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
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      January 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    The B.I.S. is the most evil bank. (The Bank for International Settlements) If you have never heard of them, then you could not possibly understand how the world's economies function. That goes for our economy as well. Research this bank for yourself and see why it is that both Democrat and Republican leaders have always staunchly and stubbornly refused to allow public audits of the Federal Reserve/Central Banks located here in the USA, just like foreign governments won't allow public audits of their respective central banks. google it, I dare you. (grin)

    January 26, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    banks are evil.. that's why i stock up on holy water and spray myself with some before i go in and make a deposit..

    January 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    What about this one bank I mentioned. Ever heard of them RUFFNUTT?

    January 26, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Go to sleep Philip, it's late. I sent RuffNutt to bed an hour ago. I'm taking you to the ear doctor tomorrow too. Good night.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Hi Cesar. How did you know I'm deaf in one ear? I don't recall mentioning it. HAY!!!have you seen banasy lately? I miss her comments.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Hi Philip, have not seen any of banasy's posts either. Hope she comes back soon. Sorry about your left ear.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |