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  • First Niagara Allentown branch to close Jan. 16

    First Niagara Allentown branch to close Jan. 16
      The corporate owner of First Niagara Bank will close a branch in Allentown and two others in the region next month as part of the company's plans to consolidate 17 branches and two drive-thru locations across its four-state territory. First...
  • Job growth slowing in California but incomes rising, Chapman says

    California consumers are feeling good and earning more, even though job growth is slowing, according to a new economic forecast from Chapman University. Employers in the state are still adding jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country. But...
  • Bank error in your favor? Cut a deal

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: In 2006, a mortgage discharge on my home property was filed with the recorder of deeds office in Michigan by my lender. I received the original signed mortgage and note from the bank showing county seal showing...
  • Mortgage rates slide to 3.89 percent

    Mortgage rates slide to 3.89 percent
    Average fixed mortgage rates slid this week after less-than-stellar reports on the economy. The average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 3.89 percent, down from 3.97 percent last week, and 4.46 percent a year ago, Freddie Mac said in its...
  • Broward grandma's $70M fraud sends her to prison

    Broward grandma's $70M fraud sends her to prison
    The worst day of Mae Rabuffo's life, her family says, was when she let her con man ex-husband woo her back after he got out of prison and dropped out of the federal witness protection system. Domenico Rabuffo, who made news 30 years ago when he turned...
  • Baltimore ranks sixth in nation in dog attacks on mail carriers

    Baltimore ranks sixth in nation in dog attacks on mail carriers
    When John Randolph walks his 3-mile mail route each workday, he stays on the lookout for one of the greatest threats confronting workers of the U.S. Postal Service: the family dog. Randolph, a 23-year veteran who delivers mail in Woodlawn, was bitten two...
  • Promising jobs report suggests Americans' earnings are rising again

    Promising jobs report suggests Americans' earnings are rising again
    Providing a surprising and much-needed bit of momentum to a shaky global economy, government figures released Friday show the U.S. economy is on track this year to create the most jobs since 1999. And in a bright spot for American workers who've felt...
  • Fannie, Freddie unveil 3 percent down-payment programs

    Fannie, Freddie unveil 3 percent down-payment programs
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Monday spelled out the terms under which they will accept mortgages with down payments of as low as 3 percent from first-time buyers, but it may take time to see how many lenders will sign on to the initiative. The change in...
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac halt evictions during the holidays

     Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac halt evictions during the holidays
    In what's become yearly tradition, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said Tuesday they will suspend evictions at foreclosed single-family properties during the holiday season. People will be allowed to stay in foreclosed properties, including houses and condos,...
  • Insurance agent stole $1 million-plus from clients, state CFO says

    Insurance agent stole $1 million-plus from clients, state CFO says
    The owner of a local financial services company faces fraud charges, accused of stealing more than $1 million in insurance premium payments from clients, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced Tuesday. In a statement, Atwater's office...
  • Florida has a million fewer mortgages

    Florida has a million fewer mortgages
    Florida now has more than a million fewer mortgages than seven years ago, as foreclosures have forced property owners out of the market, according to a study released Wednesday. The 25 percent loss was the largest drop in the country, said Steve...