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  • Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks, security firm says

    Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks, security firm says
    A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report released Monday. The hackers have been active since at least the end of 2013 and...
  • Obama endorses fiduciary standard

    Obama endorses fiduciary standard
    The White House wants to change the way brokers provide advice on retirement accounts. President Obama endorsed a Department of Labor (DOL) proposal, which would require brokers to act in a customer's best interest -- the so-called FIDUCIARY duty --...
  • ¿Hispano y comprando casa? ¡Suerte con la hipoteca!

    ¿Hispano y comprando casa? ¡Suerte con la hipoteca!
    Obtener un préstamo hipotecario es difícil para los compradores de casa en Orlando — especialmente para los hispanos, según muestra un estudio que comparó los porcentajes reportados en nuestra región con el resto de la nación. Aproximadamente el...
  • Rental condos will be harder to find

    Rental condos will be harder to find
    If you want to rent a condo or townhome, your options in South Florida are disappearing. Many developers and investors who rented out units after the housing collapse are putting them back on the market now that home prices are rising. That means you'...
  • Snowy, Cold January Gives Slow Start To Hartford Area Home Sales

    Snowy, Cold January Gives Slow Start To Hartford Area Home Sales
    Home sales in greater Hartford, Connecticut got off to a slow start in January amid cold, snowy weather, a new report Tuesday show. Home sales in greater Hartford got off to a slow start in January amid cold, snowy weather, a new report Tuesday shows....
  • New law would require financial-literacy class in high school

    New law would require financial-literacy class in high school
    Science, math and English are important, but students in Florida also need to learn how to manage money before they graduate from high school. So say advocates of a bill before the Legislature that would mandate a stand-alone, financial-literacy...
  • Obama: Financial advisers must act in clients' best interest

    Obama: Financial advisers must act in clients' best interest
    President Barack Obama on Monday proposed tougher regulations on investment brokers who handle retirement funds, saying it is time to curb hidden fees, "back-door" payments and conflicts of interest that eat into middle-class Americans' savings. The...
  • What proposed rule changes for retirement advice would mean

    What proposed rule changes for retirement advice would mean
    The Obama administration is proposing tougher regulations on investment brokers that officials said would curb hidden fees and conflicts of interest that cut into Americans' retirement savings. The proposed rule changes — the subject of intense...
  • Mortgage rates tumble

    Average interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages fell this week to their lowest level since May 2013, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The average rate on a 30-year loan was 3.73 percent, down from 3.87 percent last week and 4.51 percent a year ago. For a 15-...
  • Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%

    Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%
    Worries about economic troubles in Europe and Asia have sent mortgage rates plunging to a 20-month low, with Freddie Mac saying the average rate for a 30-year conventional loan fell to 3.73% early this week from 3.87% a week earlier. The average rate...
  • Signs of aging may soon affect financial advisers — and brokerages

     Signs of aging may soon affect financial advisers — and brokerages
    Like the rest of the population, financial advisers are showing signs of aging. As an adviser ages, he or she is more likely to have senior moments, including forgetting to put in a sell order, misunderstanding the number of shares asked to be bought...