The week's top headlines for October 10-14, 2011.
Occupy Atlanta Marchers Try To Storm Midtown Hospital. Lewis Receives Apology From Occupy Atlanta. School Calendar Debate Percolates Again. Possible $72M Deficit For Cobb Schools. Morgan To Unveil Improvement Plans For Charter Schools. Suspicious Package Dismantled At West End Bank Of America. Victims' Family, Friends Pack Courthouse In Midtown Shooting Case. Worried About APS School Closures? Changes Are Inevitable. Ghouls Spotted In Buckhead!
Bank of America's decision sparks consumer outrage and an online petition.
For years, the big banks have touted the ease and convenience of ATM cards. And Americans who already were on the plastic habit have gradually increased their use of debit vs. checks and credit cards. But since banks were hard hit from the Great Recession, the big boys have been looking at different ways to get more green from consumers' wallets. Bank of America Corp. has been the focus of consumer ire since its announcement last month that it will begin charging some customers $5 a month when they use their debit cards to make purchases. The move by the nation's largest bank, which is slated to take effect next year, follows Wells Fargo & Co. recent announcment it is test-piloting a $3-per-month fee for its customers who use debit cards …