Al Lord Profited When College Tuition Rose. He Is Paying for It. – WSJ

Al Lord, the former chief executive of student-loan giant Sallie Mae, has a complaint about higher education: The price of college is too damn high. Paying for his grandchildren’s education in recent years, he said, left him appalled at the tuition bills that land on his desk every semester. For those who know (or in […]

Plan to Fix Journalism With Cryptocurrency Draws Skepticism – WSJ

The Civil Media Co. bills itself as a solution to some pressing problems in modern journalism, pitching a new cryptocurrency that would help news consumers support quality information and weed out bad actors. So far, the effort isn’t going smoothly. Consumer demand for the new so-called token that the company is selling has been weak […]

Wells Fargo Employees Altered Information on Business Customers’ Documents – WSJ

Some employees in a Wells Fargo WFC +0.15% & Co. unit that handles business banking improperly altered information on documents related to corporate customers, according to people familiar with the matter. The behavior again raises questions about Wells Fargo’s risk-management practices and controls. The bank has been sanctioned in recent months by federal regulators for problems in these areas […]

Visa to Card Customers: Lose the Signature – WSJ

Visa Inc. is ditching the signature. The largest U.S. card network announced Friday that merchants, starting in April, will no longer be required to make consumers sign for debit and credit-card purchases, signaling the demise for a procedure that was once a linchpin of keeping transactions secure. The other major U.S. networks, Mastercard Inc., MA 0.88% American Express Co. and Discover Financial Services , DFS 0.19% in recent months said they would take […]

If You Have 29 Credit Cards, You’re Probably a Millennial – WSJ

When Kyle Allen gets home from work each day, he heads straight for his mailbox. “It does give me a rush,” says the 29-year-old financial analyst from Orlando. What he hopes to find is yet another offer for a new credit card. He and his wife together have 40 of them and have earned, so […]

Real Estate Is Latest Target for Would-Be Disrupters – WSJ

A real-estate startup called Compass Inc. has hired hundreds of sales agents away from older rivals, collected $225 million from marquee investors and amassed a valuation of over $1 billion, all with the pitch that its software can make brokers more efficient. Real-estate veterans say they’re baffled by how the four-year-old firm, active in only […]