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  • Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar

    Why the GOP's new healthcare 'reform' plan looks so danged familiar
    Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
  • Obama suggests next Fed chief should focus on jobs

    Obama suggests next Fed chief should focus on jobs
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama praised both Lawrence H. Summers and Janet L. Yellen as "highly qualified" to be the next Federal Reserve chief, but said he had a "range of outstanding candidates" and reiterated that he would not make a decision until the...
  • Pimco rehiring a former top exec to quell uproar over CEO resignation

    Pacific Investment Management Co. is rehiring a former top executive in its latest bid to overcome the furor still lingering from the surprise resignation of its chief executive early this year. The Newport Beach bond fund giant said Tuesday that Paul...
  • George Hanbury II, president, Nova Southeastern University

    George Hanbury II, president, Nova Southeastern University
    Last week:  Students and parents are preparing for back-to-school season, which means many things to many people. A few weeks ago, I implored Sun Sentinel readers to call your Congressional representatives and urge them to work together, across the...
  • Small banks, credit unions try to lure customers with rewards program

    Small banks, credit unions try to lure customers with rewards program
    Most checking accounts pay little or no interest, and fewer and fewer are free. But at Patapsco Bank in Dundalk, checking customers can earn about 2 percent a year in a free account or choose cash back or even iTunes rewards. And members of Money One...
  • Maryland goes after payday lenders' banks to stop illegal loans

    Maryland goes after payday lenders' banks to stop illegal loans
    Maryland's financial regulator is trying to stop illegal online payday loans by going after the banks that help make the loans possible. "Without the payday lender's bank, the payday lender can't operate in my state," said Mark Kaufman, commissioner with...
  • Congress reaches student loan deal that lowers rates for borrowers

    Congress reaches student loan deal that lowers rates for borrowers
    With the start of classes just weeks away, Maryland financial aid directors sighed with relief that Congress has finally reached an agreement on student loan interest rates that will lower costs for borrowers this academic year. "We have been getting...
  • Fed expected to start reducing balance sheet next year, survey says

    Federal Reserve officials are expected to start slowly reducing the central bank's $4.2 trillion in assets next year after the end of a key stimulus program that has helped dramatically increase the size of its balance sheet, according to survey results...
  • 3 ways to get out of debt

    3 ways to get out of debt
    With many South Floridians continuing to pay down their credit cards, Greg Lull, a vice president for the consumer website CreditKarma.com, gives three tips to help people cut even more debt. Create a plan to pay down your bills. "If you have good...
  • 30-year mortgage interest rates nudge slightly up

    30-year mortgage interest rates nudge slightly up
    Mortgage interest rates rose slightly this week for 30-year fixed loans while 15-year mortgages remained at the same rates, Freddie Mac said Thursday. Average 30-year fixed rate loans increased to  4.4 percent this week after being at 4.39 percent...
  • Mortgage interest rates edge up

    Mortgage interest rates edge up
    Interest rates on 30-year fixed mortgages rose only slightly to an average 4.23 percent this week, Freddie Mac said Thursday. Average 30-year fixed rate loans increased from last week's 4.22 percent,  Freddie Mac said. This year at this time average 30-...