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  • Owning property in a self-directed IRA

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I have acquired two properties within my self-directed IRA. One was obtained when I was offered a deed in lieu of foreclosure and the other I bought from a bank three years ago at a low cost. Neither property has...
  • Wall Street arbitration reform proposal faces rocky path

    (Reuters) - A proposal to strengthen the arbitration process that aggrieved investors use against securities brokers is running into obstacles just as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prepares to consider it. The plan, submitted in June by the...
  • Orlando home-sales market cools as number of listings grows

    Orlando home-sales market cools as number of listings grows
    The once-sizzling home-sales market has cooled off this summer in the Orlando area as sellers face increasing competition and buyers no longer have to wait in line with investors to buy houses. The days of prices rising as much as 2 percent or 3 percent...
  • Parliament House files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Parliament House files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Parliament House, a gay resort and entertainment complex, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday citing $15.5 million in debt. The 4.5-acre complex defaulted on loans during the recession in 2009 and has been locked into a foreclosure and refinancing...
  • 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...
  • Saudi Arabia to open $530 billion bourse to foreigners in early 2015

    RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to open its stock market, the Arab world's biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year, the market regulator said on Tuesday. The opening of the Saudi market,...
  • 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...
  • A snapshot of mortgage news across U.S.

    Once again, the printouts heralding housing news that are heaped on my desk threaten to fall over and hurt me. In the name of safety, let's get the news (much of it mortgage-related) to the people: The ads touting reverse mortgages are hard to miss if...
  • 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...
  • Jay Ambrose: 'Comprehensiveness' � not a four-letter word but just as bad

    Obamacare appears to be headed for still another Supreme Court visit, and one reason is clear. It suffers from comprehensiveness, a legislative affliction viewed by many as remedy and fervently sought whether the subject is health care, financial...
  • Postal Service Raising Fees For P.O. Boxes In Connecticut

    WASHINGTON —The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will raise fees on thousands of post office boxes rented to individuals and businesses in Connecticut, starting next month. The U.S. Postal Service, in a notice that will be posted in the Federal...