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  • Shocked into reality by the Great Recession

    Anna Newell Jones knew she was living well beyond her means when the Great Recession struck: She was $24,000 in debt. What surprised her, though, was how quickly she climbed out of that hole during the agonizingly slow recovery. She had a lot of work to...
  • Help for homeowners? That ain't nothing

    The current do-nothing Congress appears to be headed for its August recess safely in reach of winning the title for most do-nothingest assembly in U.S. history, which, let's face it, is not necessarily a bad thing. The nation breathes a sigh of relief...
  • Apartment building foreclosures plunge in Chicago

     Apartment building foreclosures plunge in Chicago
    Foreclosure cases were filed against almost 2,800 Chicago apartment buildings with 7,700 units last year, the smallest number since the housing crisis began and a sign of the residential market's stabilization. The more than 30 percent decrease in...
  • Full list of McAuliffe's University board appointments

    We focused on board of visitors appointments at Christopher Newport University here, but here's full list of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointments. Just a cut and paste from the governor's announcement yesterday. There are a number of notables....
  • U.S. Fed Hires Former Connecticut Insurance Chief To Oversee AIG, Prudential

    U.S. Fed Hires Former Connecticut Insurance Chief To Oversee AIG, Prudential
    Insurance companies large enough that their failure could disrupt the U.S. economy will face a familiar regulator as former Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas R. Sullivan starts a newly created position next week at the U.S. Federal Reserve....
  • Banking regulators launch broad review of financial rules

    Banking regulators launch broad review of financial rules
    Three of the nation's financial regulators on Wednesday launched a broad effort to identify rules that are unnecessary or too burdensome for banks. Under a 1996 law, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of the...
  • Freddie Mac: Fixed mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year averaging 4.14%

    Freddie Mac: Fixed mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year averaging 4.14%
    Reversing a five-week trend, fixed mortgage rates edged higher this week, with lenders telling Freddie Mac they were offering 30-year loans at an average interest rate of 4.14%, up from 4.12% last week.  The 15-year fixed mortgage, a favorite of...
  • Breaking New Ground: Women At The Helm

    Breaking New Ground: Women At The Helm
    At the helm of a ship early in her career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Sandra Stosz was given an ultimatum: "You stand on the bridge like John Wayne with a six-gun in each hand barking orders and then I'll qualify you." Stosz, a 1978 graduate of the U....
  • In Taiwan, tourist influx points up improving ties with China

    The fog hung dense over Sun Moon Lake, obscuring the hilly shoreline that the tourists from mainland China had come to see. Still, the Chinese crowded the main pier as a light drizzle came down, waiting for boats to ferry them around the scenic lake....
  • Inspector general criticizes consumer bureau headquarters renovation

    Inspector general criticizes consumer bureau headquarters renovation
    A government watchdog criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's controversial headquarters renovation, whose price tag has risen to an estimated $216 million, saying there was not a "sound business case" for the project because the agency...
  • BofA settles with insulted homeowner

    BofA settles with insulted homeowner
    It looks as if Daniel A. Bailey Jr. will be allowed to keep the home where he endured the wrath of Countrywide Financial kingpin Angelo Mozilo — and then skipped more than five years of mortgage payments. A loan modification, now close to final,...