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  • The inflation alarms are still false

    The inflation alarms are still false
    There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV. Chicago-based...
  • 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...
  • Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround

    Legg restructures debt amid signs of turnaround
    Legg Mason plans to close a deal this month to restructure $650 million in debt, a move designed to lock in favorable interest rates for the long term while taking advantage of the market's sustained appetite for corporate bonds. The money raised from...
  • Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low

    Job growth jumps, unemployment near six-year low
    U.S. employment growth jumped last month while the unemployment rate neared a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy is moving forward at a brisk clip after a surprisingly big slump at the start of the year. The economy added 288,000 jobs in June...
  • Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data

    The forces that move mortgage rates must have taken the week off because despite two good reports on the economy, borrowing costs were little changed this week. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.12 percent this week,...
  • Economy adds 288,000 jobs in June, surpassing expectations

    Economy adds 288,000 jobs in June, surpassing expectations
    Five years after the recession, the job market is finally hitting stride as small businesses add workers and local governments restore battered payrolls. U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in June across a broad spectrum of businesses, the Labor...
  • Dow soars above 17,000 for 1st time on jobs news

    Dow soars above 17,000 for 1st time on jobs news
    The stock market has rallied this year on hope that economic growth would finally accelerate beyond its sluggish pace. That bet seemed to pay off Thursday as the Dow Jones industrial average vaulted over 17,000 for the first time. Share prices...