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  • JPMorgan pays $153.6 million to settle fraud accusations about mortgage-backed securities

     
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is paying $153.6 million to settle accusations that it misled investors about mortgage-backed securities it sold just as the financial crisis was beginning. The Securities and Exchange Commission said in a complaint filed in Manhattan...
  • 5 tips for first-time condo buyers

     
    RedEye went in search of Lincoln Park realtors to offer advice to first-time condo buyers....
  • Twitter Town Hall: The complete transcript of Barack Obama and Jack Dorsey

     
    Twitter Townhall went on for over an hour....
  • Mortgage rates expected to slide on new Fed move

     
    The Federal Reserve’s latest economic-stimulus move tells the markets one thing loud and clear: The Fed wants mortgage rates under 4%, and soon. The central bank, in its post-meeting statement Wednesday, committed to shifting its $1.66-trillion...
  • Fed stands pat on policy; Bernanke press conference next

     
    The Federal Reserve held policy steady after a two-day meeting, citing signs of improved economic growth. The Fed’s post-meeting statement Wednesday was as expected. Most economists figured the central bank wouldn’t announce any new...
  • Air time check: Who got the most words in edgewise during Monday night's GOP debate?

     
    Running a word-count program on the transcript of last night's GOP presidential primary debate I get: Mitt Romney -- 4,649 (34%) Newt Gingrich -- 4,118 (30%) Rick Santorum --2,898 ( 21%) Ron Paul -- 2,095 (15%) This does not include......
  • Buying a house: 5 reasons to do it now, and 5 reasons to wait

    Buying a house: 5 reasons to do it now, and 5 reasons to wait
    Housing students, which of the following is correct? Buy a home now -- you'll get a great deal. Don't buy now -- house prices are dropping like a rock, and you'll do better later. Umm, both? Neither? For consumers, this is a push-pull moment:...
  • As economy sinks, scam artists rise

    As economy sinks,  scam artists rise
    5 tips on avoiding scams 1. Be vigilant. Scams appear to be more prevalent during this economic downtown. 2. Beware of financial-services firms requiring upfront fees. Lenders cannot do so. 3. Credit repair services can't require you to pay until...
  • Tips for 2-credit-score couples

    Ann Fleming has a theory about relationships, gleaned from the many couples she's counseled: Opposites attract. Fleming isn't a therapist; she's a Walnut Creek, Calif., financial planner who helps couples iron out money troubles. "People tend to...
  • Got the right stuff for loan? Then prove it

    Check your credit report and start digging for documents. A handshake, broad smile and verbal income estimate no longer will yield a mortgage but lenders still are looking for more than a few good borrowers. It's true that many consumers who secured...
  • Two-flat comeback

    Two-flat comeback
    Anup Bhattarai has been watching a lot of YouTube lately. Not that he has idle time on his hands -- quite the opposite, in fact. Bhattarai, 34, just bought a two-flat in Logan Square for $265,000, which he's rehabbing himself: repairing leaky pipes,...