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  • Homeowners frustrated by delays, glitches in state's Hardest Hit program

    Homeowners frustrated by delays, glitches in state's Hardest Hit program
    During Christmas week last year, retired minister Robert Cook and his wife, Karen, rejoiced when they learned they had qualified for a government-sponsored mortgage reduction that would help them keep their home. More than eight months later, they still...
  • The Mortgage Professor: The CFPB is now a consumer complaint clearinghouse: Will that help consumers?

    Markets for financial services often don't work well for consumers. The trial and error technique that consumers rely on in navigating many markets, such as food and clothing markets, does not work well when transactions are large and infrequent....
  • Fund payments to brokerages draw SEC scrutiny

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This corrected version of the story fixes 23rd paragraph to show Natixis has paid a nutritionist to make presentations to brokers; it doesn't have a nutritionist on call. Adds "former" to Mary Schapiro's title in additional...
  • Chicago-area foreclosures drop 38% in first half of 2014

    Chicago-area foreclosures drop 38% in first half of 2014
    Initial foreclosure filings during the first half of the year were at their lowest level in the Chicago area since 2007, new data shows, but getting homes through the process and out on the other side continues to slow the local housing market's...
  • In N.C., banks are a reliable source of campaign cash for Sen. Hagan

    WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has received $962,000 since 2008 from employees and political action committees of industries under the jurisdiction of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, on which she served for much of her first term....
  • Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County receives $35,000 gift, and other company news

    Habitat for Humanity receives $35,000 gift Doylestown Presbyterian Church recently contributed $35,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County's "House that Faith Built" campaign. This represents the largest contribution to the campaign thus far, and...
  • Cash-out refi to pay credit card bills is risky

    Cash-out refi to pay credit card bills is risky
    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We would like to get a lower interest rate on our mortgage, and we are hoping to get money out when we refinance. We're going to use the cash to pay off our credit card debt, which is why we would like to get...
  • 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....
  • Clermont mayoral candidate Rick VanWagner faces financial meltdown in foreclosures

    Clermont mayoral candidate Rick VanWagner faces financial meltdown in foreclosures
    First of two parts. Clermont is at a crossroads, the result of a big change in its demographics. Which way should it go? Some folks want the city to turn back to its roots — provide basic services at decent prices and skip the frills. That's the...
  • Lance Armstrong lives hassle-free -- but lawsuits still loom

    Lance Armstrong lives hassle-free -- but lawsuits still loom
    Armstrong living positive life but problems not overLONDON, Aug 19 () - Lance Armstrong is living an unbothered and positive life 18 months after confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs, the disgraced cyclist told CNN. A cancer survivor and...
  • 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...