Obama inaugural scalping online halted Tickets for the Jan. 21 inaugural ceremonies, which are meant to be free and are marked with the phrase "Not for Sale," were being offered online, in some cases for thousands of dollars, according to a news release from the joint congressional committee overseeing the inauguration. LENDINGU.S. watchdog's new rules finalThe government's consumer lending watchdog finalized new rules Thursday aimed at protecting homeowners from shoddy service and unexpected fees charged by companies that collect their monthly mortgage payments. Mortgage servicing companies will be required to provide clear monthly billing statements, warn borrowers before interest rate hikes and actively help them avoid foreclosure, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said. Subway, the world's largest fast food chain with 37,000 locations, is facing criticism after an Australian man posted a picture on the company's Facebook page of one of its famous foot-long sandwiches next to a tape measure that seems to show the sub is just 11 inches.