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  • In first legal challenge to US crisis body, MetLife appealing label as company posing risk

    In the first legal challenge to a U.S. body that arose from the financial crisis, MetLife is challenging its designation by regulators as a potential threat to the financial system. MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. insurance company by assets, announced...
  • California seeking to suspend Ocwen Financial's mortgage license

    California seeking to suspend Ocwen Financial's mortgage license
    The state is seeking to suspend the mortgage license of Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the payment collection firm has failed to turn over documentation showing that it complies with California laws protecting homeowners. The action is the latest against...
  • What your bank owes you: clarity

    What your bank owes you: clarity
    There are dozens of entities devoted to educating you about all things financial. Congress funds a commission and a website, Mymoney.gov. Schools have added “financial literacy” to their curricula. Banks put out pamphlets, and every major...
  • A looming battle over home appraisals

    Could a controversial new program set for launch nationwide this month by giant mortgage investor Fannie Mae lead to slower and costlier home sale closings and more disputes over prices between sellers and buyers — busting deals when the appraised...
  • Susan Tompor: Know when the check clears with smartphone deposits

    Depositing a paper check by shooting a picture with a smartphone app looks like a snap. It's a banking gizmo that's grown in popularity since first being introduced in a limited way in 2009. But it's key to know that rules and gotchas at some financial...
  • GM's OnStar drivers may qualify for discounts from Progressive Insurance

    GM's OnStar drivers may qualify for discounts from Progressive Insurance
    Progressive Insurance has struck a deal with General Motors' OnStar unit in which participating drivers may get feedback on their motoring habits and might qualify for discounts on their coverage. The partnership is the latest example of how car...
  • Old 401(k)s: out of sight - and out of money

    Is there any way that America's current do-it-yourself retirement system won't be a recipe for complete and total disaster? Think about it: First, we run the whole thing through the cheapskate employers. Then we combine those bosses with a predatory...
  • Lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in U.S.

    Lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in U.S.
    In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs — 267,000. Now, with oil below $50, hopes are rising that hiring in the United States is poised to intensify. Goldman Sachs forecasts that if oil stays near its...
  • Obama pushes homeownership in Arizona, says housing industry's upturn is 'not an accident'

    Standing at the epicenter of the nation's recent housing crisis, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted plans to lower some mortgage insurance premiums, a move the White House says could save homeowners $900 a year and attract 250,000 first-time...
  • Signs of aging may soon affect financial advisers — and brokerages

     Signs of aging may soon affect financial advisers — and brokerages
    Like the rest of the population, financial advisers are showing signs of aging. As an adviser ages, he or she is more likely to have senior moments, including forgetting to put in a sell order, misunderstanding the number of shares asked to be bought...
  • Push to make Haiti an e-cash economy fell far short

    CARREFOUR, Haiti In the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, few people have bank accounts. But cheap cellphones are ubiquitous, and for people like Johanna Joseph, they are the sole link with any form of banking. While most Haitians store their...