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  • Mediation veteran Eric Green to oversee Bank of America settlement

    The official in charge of making sure Bank of America complies with terms of its record $16.65 billion settlement is a 35-year veteran of mediation, playing roles in major cases involving the likes of Microsoft, Visa and MasterCard, and even Bank of...
  • SEC, NY broker face off over scheme to profit from terminally ill

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York broker went on trial on Monday over a U.S. securities regulator's claims he participated in a scheme designed by a Morgan Stanley employee to profit from the death of terminally ill patients through variable annuity sales....
  • Can you flip a house for profit in this market?

    Can you flip a house for profit in this market?
    If flipping a house in today's real estate market seems riskier than trekking with a ragtag band of hobbits to Mordor, take heart: Home flippers can still find plenty of opportunities, though they're not entirely without risk. It may seem...
  • Vacant Bethlehem home concerns neighbors

    While the economy seems to be picking up, there still are plenty of reminders about just how bad things were. One of them is next door to Roger and Pam Smith in Bethlehem. The other half of their twin home on High Street has been empty since 2009....
  • Beware, mortgage scammers on the rise again

    For years, it was "the Wild West" of real estate scams. As the housing crisis pummeled struggling homeowners, scammers pounced. They offered "easy" loan modifications and "foreclosure counseling" that were often nothing more than attempts to wrest money...
  • Fighting financial scams aimed at seniors

    Sally Hurme figured that if anyone knew about financial scams targeted at older Americans, it would be her family and friends. After all, Hurme, an attorney and AARP project advisor, had spent two decades educating seniors across the country about fraud...
  • Mortgage matters

    Mortgage matters
    Is it more difficult to borrow money for a mortgage today than it was just three years ago when pretty much anyone with a last name was approved for financing? Yes -- and it should be to avoid the kind of foreclosure crisis we're facing right now. Is it...
  • Heirs fail to inform lender of mother's death

    Dear Liz: My mother passed away unexpectedly in late 2008. She had a mortgage, and the house was under her name only. She didn't leave a will. My family is still paying the loan, and the company does not know my mother passed away. We don't have a lot...
  • StanChart penalty a blow for Hong Kong as city looks to clean up image

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's de facto central bank moved to defend itself on Wednesday after a New York regulator penalized Standard Chartered Plc for what it described as anti-money laundering failings in its United Arabs Emirates and Hong Kong...
  • Bank of America to pay record $16.65 billion to settle mortgage claims

    Bank of America to pay record $16.65 billion to settle mortgage claims
    Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay $16.65 billion to end federal and state investigations into the sale of toxic mortgage securities during the subprime housing boom, the largest settlement by a single company in U.S. history, the Justice...
  • Could plan to offer financial services save Postal Service?

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers and government officials looking for a way to save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service are considering a proposal that would make check cashing, small loans, prepaid cards and other financial services available at your local post...