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New Wells Fargo CEO to employees: ‘We’re sorry’

Newly appointed Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan told employees Tuesday that he is “sorry for the pain” that the bank’s employees have suffered as a result of the company’s sales practices scandal.

Huckleberries: Fantasy gamer past haunts magistrate

There are few political yard signs in Kootenai County this fall. Maybe everyone is afraid to admit whom they support. Or they fear that fanatical followers of extreme candidates might take note. But there is one sign, with black lettering on a yellow background, that catches the attention of passers-by: “Vote No ‘Demon Lord’ Judge Peterson.” One was planted near Carl’s Jr. on Appleway last week. “Demon Lord” is shorthand for “Orcus: Lord of the Undead,” a pseudonym used by Clark Peterson, a magistrate in the 1st Judicial District.

Wells Fargo: Sorry, won’t happen again

As a Wells Fargo Bank customer for years, I received an email from bank higher-ups Tuesday re: its recent scandal. You can read the email below. If you follow the link, you'll find steps that Wells Fargo is taking as penance for the scandal. I'd like to see some of the big wigs responsible going to prison. But, hey, that's me.

Ohio to suspend doing business with Wells Fargo

Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich announced Friday that he was suspending Wells Fargo from doing business with state agencies, and excluding the bank from participating in any state bond offerings.

Senators push for detailed Wells Fargo investigation

Senate Democrats have written to Attorney General Loretta Lynch pressing the Justice Department to specifically investigate the actions of senior Wells Fargo officials in the recently revealed scandal about fake accounts.

Consumer Confidential: Did Wells Fargo go after seniors?

Wells Fargo may have gone out if its way to take senior citizens to the cleaners when the bank’s workers fraudulently opened as many as 2 million accounts without customers’ permission. At least that’s the suspicion of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, the top members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

Pressures mount on Wells Fargo following fake-accounts scandal

Pressure mounted on Wells Fargo & Co. Friday following its fake-accounts scandal, as the bank faced new calls to allow affected customers to file lawsuits and for the board of directors to rescind the pay of a key senior executive.

At Wells Fargo, sales focus was all-consuming, workers say

It began with the constant and compulsive pressure to sell. Then came stress-induced health problems. Wells Fargo employees, both current and former, say they spent every day frantically trying to persuade customers to open more accounts – not for any bonuses, but simply to keep their jobs.