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  • Buy-downs a creative way to reach a home sale

    If I pay money to your lender to lower your mortgage rate — permanently — will you make me a better offer on my house? That's a question that could become more commonplace as home sales slow, prices erode and mortgage rates increase. The...
  • 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....
  • Clermont mayoral candidate Rick VanWagner faces financial meltdown in foreclosures

    Clermont mayoral candidate Rick VanWagner faces financial meltdown in foreclosures
    First of two parts. Clermont is at a crossroads, the result of a big change in its demographics. Which way should it go? Some folks want the city to turn back to its roots — provide basic services at decent prices and skip the frills. That's the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sharpe's Apartment Lease In Charter Group's Building Raises More Questions

    Ex-charter school boss Michael Sharpe's lease with his former employer has raised new questions about how much he has been paying to live in an Asylum Hill apartment owned by the government-subsidized Jumoke Academy charter group. Sharpe, who until late...
  • Former BofA short-sales employee gets prison term for taking bribes

    Former BofA short-sales employee gets prison term for taking bribes
    A former Bank of America mortgage employee was sentenced to 30 months in prison for pocketing $1.2 million in payoffs to approve sales of distressed properties for far less than their actual value. Kevin Lauricella, 29, who had worked for BofA in Simi...
  • 5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?

    5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?
    It was the worst U.S. economic calamity since the 1930s. Over 18 months, the Great Recession erased trillions of dollars in wealth, destroyed 8 million jobs and robbed tens of thousands of their homes. More than half of adults lost a job or saw a cut in...
  • Bitcoin ATM builder takes aim at traditional financial services

    In a makeshift office — a living room crowded with desks, monitors and a beanbag chair — a handful of programmers are hacking away on computers, aiming to make their mark on the multibillion-dollar financial services industry. This condo...
  • Chicago picked as second city for housing program

    Chicago picked as second city for housing program
    Chicago will be the second city for the federal government's Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative, Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced Tuesday. The pilot program, announced for Detroit in May, is designed to help...