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  • Mortgage servicer called out for bad performance

    Mortgage servicer called out for bad performance
    Most mortgage servicing companies are doing a better job of complying with new servicing rules but one company, Green Tree Servicing LLC, failed several tests and needs to make substantial improvements, according to a report issued Wednesday. During...
  • Will Elizabeth Warren run?

    Will Elizabeth Warren run?
    In her recently published memoir, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) relays a chilling anecdote about how Washington really works. In 2009, she was running a congressional panel to oversee the Treasury Department's bailout of the financial industry, and...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates at six-month low; 30-year averaging 4.2%

    Mortgage rates edged down a hair this week, hovering at the lowest level in six months, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans at an average of 4.2% compared to 4.21% a week earlier. The average rate for a 15-year...
  • Toyota to uproot from California, move to 'macho' Texas

    Toyota to uproot from California, move to 'macho' Texas
    Toyota Motor Corp. says it will move 3,000 jobs from Torrance, Calif., to new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, over the next three years. The move, announced Monday, will affect 2,000 workers in Toyota's U.S. sales and marketing arm and 1,...
  • SEC commissioner Kara Stein does the right thing, loudly

    Kara Stein, one of the newest members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has issued a must-read public statement explaining a dissenting vote she cast that goes to the heart of the debate over how to punish too-big-to-fail financial institutions...
  • Toyota to move 3,000 jobs from Southern California to Texas

    Toyota to move 3,000 jobs from Southern California to Texas
    Toyota Motor Corp. said it will move 3,000 jobs from Torrance to new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, over the next three years. The move will affect 2,000 workers in Toyota's U.S. sales and marketing arm and 1,000 positions in its financial...
  • Grief counselor seeks financial healing

    Grief counselor seeks financial healing
    Bridgette Sullenger knows what it takes to survive difficult times. Sullenger is an ordained minister who works with patients in hospice care. Sullenger also leads group counseling sessions for those left behind. "Every day, I'm around people who...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates barely changed; 30-year fixed at 4.37%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates barely changed; 30-year fixed at 4.37%
    Mortgage interest rates have changed little in recent days, with Freddie Mac saying fixed rates edged higher for a fourth straight week while start rates fell a notch on variable home loans. The Freddie Mac survey, conducted Monday through early...
  • Death doesn't end car lease obligation

    If you lease a car, don't think you can get out of payments just because you're dead. Death, it turns out, is considered "early termination" of your contract, and that can mean thousands of dollars in penalty fees. Sally Shafton, 81, learned this...
  • Transfer property into trust to avoid probate

    Q: Eleven years ago, my wife and I set up a trust and know we must restructure it now. We did not place our home in the trust, as I felt we would sell it and move to a smaller home. Why do we need a trust if our estate is way less than the $3 million...