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  • 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...
  • Owners' 'strategic defaults' on mortgages depend largely on how far underwater they are

    Owners' 'strategic defaults' on mortgages depend largely on how far underwater they are
    That some underwater owners -- whose houses are worth less than what they owe -- are walking away from their homes even though they can still afford to make their mortgage payments has been well reported, if not well documented. But just how prevalent...
  • Ed McMahon Dead At Age 86

    Ed McMahon Dead At Age 86
    (WGN-AM)- Ed McMahon, a television pioneer who warmed "The Tonight Show" couch for nearly 30 years as Johnny Carson's jovial sidekick and announcer, died early Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles hospital, surrounded by family and friends. McMahon, whose...
  • 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,...
  • Many underwater homeowners are deliberately walking away from mortgages

    Would you, under any circumstances, default on your home mortgage, even if you could afford to make the monthly payments? That's a trickier question than you might assume, according to new research from the University of Chicago's Booth School of...
  • The appraisal game has changed. Here's what you need to know.

    Tim McCarthy remembers what usually happened in the old days -- just a few years ago -- when a property appraisal would land on a mortgage lender's desk. "The lenders would get a two-page appraisal, they'd look at the bottom of the second page [at the...