Dollars & Sense: Bank fees rise from the dead; Ford Focus goes electric
January 7th, 2011
06:52 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: Bank fees rise from the dead; Ford Focus goes electric

A roundup of today’s CNNMoney news:

Bank fees are rising like zombies: CARD Act? What CARD Act? Despite new rules banning certain bank fees, it’s like Night of the Living Dead: They’re baaack. You could end up paying between $100 and $300 extra in fees per year if you don’t read the fine print at Bank of America. And JP Morgan could start charging you a $12 maintenance fee if you enroll in one of its new accounts.

Why Internet on your TV is a mess (video): From Samsung to Toshiba to Sharp, there are a ton of options to navigate through that might leave your head spinning. Get a closer look at what’s out there.

Check out Ford’s new Focus: It’s electric! It will have a top speed of 84 miles per hour and should be able to go 100 miles on a single charge. The suspension, steering and brakes will be the same as in the gas-powered Focus.

Spending cut promises meet reality: House Republicans have promised to be more fiscally responsible, but they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Meanwhile, Ben Bernanke blasts Congress over the budget.

Californians brace for 59% health premium hike: Blue Shield, one of California's biggest insurers, announced plans to increase its premiums by as much as 59% for nearly 200,000 Californians. Blue Shield says the increase has nothing to do with the new health reform law.

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  1. 2100

    100 miles....... Are these car-makers F%&@en STUPID !!.... What the Phuc......

    January 8, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    aw 2l00 my lil internet stalker are you followin me?

    January 8, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ed Bailey

    I like the bank revolt idea. It has all positives to it that I can think of. Attention getting,every white collar criminal will soil themselves,the government would not have a clue on how to fix that.the fat cat stock market boys would be flying off roofs,instead of us. We would take it in the shorts too! But hell, the ones who have learned to live on nothing will be the survivors. The fat cats couldn't match our learning curve in time.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    ed im shocked! ur NOT the gloomy gus i thought u were earlier, and im glad u like my idea. too bad more ppl didnt cuz it would work. and plus its just so dang appropriate after they got all that free stimulus money!

    January 8, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. jeff

    14 year old GM. That is all u would have if Obama did not save their ass.BUY FORD !

    January 8, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mark

    we the people of america being
    ripped off by these banks
    i like the bank re volt idea too
    why can't we charge them fee

    January 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    exactly how i one asked my permission to give em my tax dollars.

    January 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Suzy Nameth

    this it boy's GO JETS!

    January 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. what

    I had with corrupt bank of america,they take large amount and bounce the small charges to make money off draft fees.webster bank was sued and settled.i hope to see. Other banks sued

    January 8, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Suzy Nameth


    January 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    @Suzy Nameth: It's count down to Super Bowl victory by the Jets. And count down to something more important as I have begun to drool.

    January 9, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    lol @ cesar u wanta towel?

    January 9, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. 2100

    @chrissy , where are you-u-u !!!...

    January 9, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    Yes, Chrissy, I may need one.

    January 9, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
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