BMO Harris review: good for in-person banking, high CD rates

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  • You can open a BMO Harris (Member FDIC) bank account at one of over 500 branches in nine states, or online from around the US.
  • BMO Harris is a good brick-and-mortar bank, but if you’re looking to bank online, you’re better off with an online-only bank that pays higher rates.
  • The bank pays higher CD rates than most brick-and-mortar banks, but you’ll need $5,000 to open an account.
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Is BMO Harris the right fit for you?

You might like BMO Harris if you … You might not like BMO Harris if you …
  • Live near a branch, OR are comfortable
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Kamala Harris cheers Wall Street support as big-money donors line up for Biden

America’s biggest financial institutions are backing Democratic nominee Joe Biden, banking on a “blue wave” to boost the economy, a message that Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, touted during Wednesday night’s debate.

“Joe Biden’s economic plan, Moody’s — which is a reputable Wall Street firm — has said will create 7 million more jobs than Donald Trump’s,” Harris said as she faced off against incumbent Mike Pence.


Despite Biden’s promises to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy and regulate banks more tightly, he has raked in five times as much as Trump in donations from the securities and investment industry, with an eye-popping sum of $51.1 million. The incumbent has garnered just $10.5 million, according to 

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Kamala Harris Gets a Fracking Education

Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic vice presidential nominee, speaks during the U.S. vice presidential debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.


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Kamala Harris in Wednesday’s debate declared that Joe Biden’s Administration would make the U.S. “carbon neutral” by 2035—a more ambitious goal than even California has set—while at the same time disavowing plans to ban fracking for natural gas. We look forward to Mr. Biden explaining this apparent contradiction in the next debate, if there is one.

Meantime, it’s worth highlighting a new Energy Information Administration report that shows how fracking and competitive energy markets have done more to reduce CO2 emissions over the last decade than government regulation and renewable subsidies. Vice President Mike Pence made this point on Wednesday night, and

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Vice presidential debate: Harris hits Trump over tax returns, asks president who he owes money to

Democcratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris went after President Trump for not paying enough money in taxes, and questioned who he might owe money to.

“We now know because of great investigative journalism that Donald Trump paid $750 in taxes,” Harris said during Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate. “When I first heard about it, I literally said, ‘You mean $750,000?’ Nope $750.”

Harris was referring to a recent report by The New York Times, who obtained information on the president’s 2016 and 2017 taxes, both of which show he paid a total of $750 in federal taxes each year.

The Times also reported that he paid no federal income taxes for ten of the 15 years prior to winning the presidency in 2016, largely due to the fact that he reported financial loses greater than his income.



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Harris Asks to Whom Trump Owes Money. It’s Already Known

In a discussion about financial transparency and President Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns, Sen. Kamala Harris said the American people have a right to know to whom President Trump owes money.

“The American people have a right to know what is influencing the president’s decisions,” she said. “And is he making those decisions on the best interests of the American people, of you, or self-interest. “

That information is public already: It’s part of the financial disclosures required of presidential candidates and senior public officials, and he owes money to Deutsche Bank among others.

Those disclosures are in broad ranges and they are different from tax returns. Mr. Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns departs from a norm that his predecessors followed and that former Vice President Joe Biden has followed, but the president has not done so.

Ms. Harris cited a New York Times report saying

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Kamala Harris on Trump’s debt: ‘It means you owe money to somebody’

  • Kamala Harris gave a blunt refresher on President Donald Trump’s finances early on in the vice-presidential debate Wednesday night.
  • “It would be really good to know who the president of the United States — the commander-in-chief — owes money to,” Harris said, referring to The New York Times’ investigation into Trump’s taxes that found him in debt for hundreds of millions of dollars in debt, $139 million of which he’s on the hook for within five years.
  • “Because the American people have a right to know what is influencing the president’s decisions, and is he making those decisions on the best interests of the American people — of you — or self-interest.”
  • “Just so everyone is clear, when we say in debt, it means you owe money to somebody” Harris said.
  • She also took a dig at Trump for how little he paid in federal income taxes.
  • “When I first
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Amid historic race, voters of color wrestle with Harris’ personal and political identities

Rochelle Fortier Nwadibia has followed Kamala Harris’ political ascent as the now California senator repeatedly made history, from her time as San Francisco’s district attorney to her nomination as vice president.

An attorney based in San Francisco, Fortier Nwadibia, 57, said she is “thrilled” to see Harris reach yet another milestone in her career, as the first Black woman, first Indian American and first Asian American to be on a major party presidential ticket.

“It’s just the magnitude of what she brings to the ticket,” said Fortier Nwadibia, who is Black.

Harris became the first Black person and the first woman to serve as district attorney of San Francisco in 2004. She achieved another set of firsts in 2011, becoming the first Black person, first Asian American and first woman to serve as California attorney general.

Harris is the daughter of a Tamil Indian mother and a Jamaican father who

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Video: Suspects rob insurance company in Harris County

The Houston Police Department and Crime Stoppers need the public’s help with identifying two suspects who robbed an insurance company in Alief.

Investigators said the two unknown men walked inside the insurance company that afternoon, sat down and started asking about insurance rates. 

Surveillance video from inside the business captured one of the suspects pull out a long revolver after talking with an employee. Police said he then demanded money.

Both suspects then walked around the employees’ desk and started going through drawers. When they found money, they put into a trash can, video shows.

The suspects then walked out of the business and headed in an unknown direction. 

Investigators describe the suspect as Hispanic men between 30 to 40 years old. Both men are about six feet tall. One was wearing a brown hat, blue sweater, blue jeans and black/white shoes at the time of the robbery. The other

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Sen. Kamala Harris: ‘Tell Us. Who Do You Owe the Money To?’

Democrat vice presidential nominee and Senator from California Kamala Harris. (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

( – Democrats in and out of office are sounding alarms about the “national security threat” President Trump’s reported indebtedness may pose.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Joe Biden’s running mate, told MSNBC on Monday:

This is why the American people deserve to have a full accounting of the financial interest, including the indebtedness of the president of the United States. And I do share in that concern. Who does he owe the money to? Tell us. Who do you owe the money to?

And do you owe debt to any foreign nation? You know, do you owe debt, do you owe money — let’s just be clear about what debt means. You owe somebody money. Do you owe anybody money who is impacted by any decision you make as president of the United

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