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  • Orlando, Polk, Brevard rank high in housing debt

    Orlando, Polk, Brevard rank high in housing debt
    Central Florida dominated a new list of U.S. metro areas with the greatest share of financially unstable houses worth less than the debt owed on them during the third quarter. Polk County tied with Las Vegas for having the greatest share of debt-laden...
  • Ranks of underwater homeowners shrinking

    Ranks of underwater homeowners shrinking
    Think you're still underwater on your mortgage? Maybe not. The percentage of homes in the Chicago area with a mortgage seriously underwater has fallen for four consecutive quarters, to 27 percent in the third quarter, from 41 percent a year earlier,...
  • Retirement: free meal with a spiel

    Like many people over 50, I regularly receive invitations to seminars held at pricey local restaurants. Typically, these invitations offer a free lunch or dinner along with a presentation on how to make the most of retirement income and assets. I've often...
  • Transportation commission seeks attorney general opinion before getting bank bids

    Transportation commission seeks attorney general opinion before getting bank bids
    A newly formed regional transportation commission is seeking an opinion from the Virginia attorney general's office concerning potential conflicts of interest before requesting bids from banks to manage its finances. Money in the Hampton Roads...
  • Slow down and count your money at the ATM

    It happens to the best of us. We're busy, trying to juggle a dozen different errands, checking email on our cell phones, attempting to get to our next appointment on time. Ultimately, we lose track of something or other. For a reader in Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • Local housing market's cool-off continues

    Local housing market's  cool-off continues
    Existing home sales in the Chicago area fell more than 13 percent in August, the biggest monthly year-over-year decline since June 2011, according to data released Monday. The report from the Illinois Association of Realtors came as little surprise to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Community Renewal Team Expands Foreclosure Prevention Program

    In today's economic climate, consumers are faced with difficult decisions. Some are considering buying a home to take advantages of low prices and interest rates, while others struggle to keep up with mortgage payments because of a loss of income....
  • Deere to explore strategic options for crop insurance business

    Deere to explore strategic options for crop insurance business
    Deere & Co, the world's largest farm equipment maker, said it was exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and had hired Citigroup as its adviser. The company said no formal decisions had been made and no agreements had...
  • First Niagara To Close Eight Connecticut Branches In Consolidation

    First Niagara To Close Eight Connecticut Branches In Consolidation
    The parent of First Niagara Bank said it will close eight Connecticut branches and a drive-up kiosk in a consolidation driven by a decline in routine transactions at branches in the face of electronic banking. In central Connecticut, branches at 35...
  • Maryland unemployment dips to 6.3 percent

    Maryland added about 2,800 jobs in September, enough to make a slight dent in the unemployment rate, but too few to signal significant growth, economists said Tuesday after the release of a monthly report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The addition...
  • Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages

    Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are close to allowing consumers to buy a home with as little as a 3 percent down payment and still have the mortgages backed by the two agencies. More details are expected to be announced in coming weeks, but the move from a 5...