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  • Couple struggling with three loans on two houses

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I have a house outside of Atlanta that we have lived in for 30 years. We have a first mortgage and a home equity line of credit, and both still have balances. If we sell this house, we probably could...
  • Borrowers to get refunds for illegal interest charged on online loans

    Borrowers to get refunds for illegal interest charged on online loans
    Several companies involved in making and collecting online loans are banned from loaning money to Pennsylvania residents for three years and will pay to refund excessive interest they illegally charged, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and...
  • Legislation seeks to cap interest rates on payday, car title loans

    Pennsylvania has laws that try to protect people from lenders that charge exhorbitant interest on payday and other loans. But with recent attempts to weaken those protections and allow for the return of payday loan stores, a federal lawmaker is...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Inflation hawks' crank data just doesn't add up

    "I don't think you have until 2012 before this gets out of control and there's hyperinflation. It could go past that to 2014, but we're seeing all sorts of things happening now that are accelerating the inflation process." Thus spoke economist John...
  • Good time to buy? Home sales, inventory rise in June

    Good time to buy? Home sales, inventory rise in June
    The nation's housing market showed more signs of health in June, with home prices and sales on the rise. Sales of previously owned homes -- the vast bulk of the housing market -- in June hit their highest level since October, according to a report...
  • 36% of adults lack retirement savings, including many 65 or older

    36% of adults lack retirement savings, including many 65 or older
    More than a third of American adults have no retirement savings, and 14% of those ages 65 and older also haven’t put money away yet, according to a new study. The low savings rate for people at or approaching retirement age is alarming, said Greg...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money

    Flippers, landlords find new home-loan money
    Orlando landlord Brian Lunsford needed $40,000 to renovate a house that a college student almost burned down, so he turned to an online crowdfunding site. Within two days, more than a dozen investors had each agreed to loan him an average of $2,800...
  • Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline

    Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline
    Consumer prices grew last month at their slowest pace since February, as lower energy costs offset higher price tags for food and shelter, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index, a closely watched measure of inflation, rose a...
  • County considers requiring supermajority vote to boost pay, benefits

    County considers requiring supermajority vote to boost pay, benefits
    Los Angeles County's five supervisors took a step Tuesday -- over the objections of labor groups -- toward approving a new set of rules that would require a four-fifths vote for any salary or benefit increases in union contracts. The proposal by...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...