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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates down again despite new cut in Fed stimulus

    The great rate freakout of June 2013 looks awfully panicky in the rearview mirror, with fixed mortgages now far cheaper than they were back then. It's been a full year since the Federal Reserve unnerved home lenders and buyers by announcing it would...
  • U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy

    U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy
    The Justice Department is accusing Standard & Poor's of defrauding investors with optimistic ratings of mortgage-backed securities and derivatives prior to the financial crisis. While investors are entitled to answers about those conflicts, compensation...
  • Orioles look to profit as enthusiasm carries over from surprising 2012

    Orioles look to profit as enthusiasm carries over from surprising 2012
    Baltimore baseball fans flocked back to Camden Yards and merrily decorated themselves in orange and black as the Orioles authored baseball's most surprising story of 2012. Now, signs abound that the enthusiasm from last fall — when the team...
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac got $7.9 billion in bank settlements in 2013

    WASHINGTON --  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collected $7.9 billion from large financial institutions to settle suits over bad mortgage-backed securities purchased by the seized housing finance giants during the subprime housing boom, their federal regulator...
  • Lakers have second-most expensive tickets in NBA on secondary market

    Lakers have second-most expensive tickets in NBA on secondary market
    Although the Lakers are a marquee, a ticket to one of their games on the secondary market is not the most expensive in the NBA. According to national ticket marketplace Vivid Seats, the New York Knicks have the "highest median ticket price on the...
  • These brokers deal in sports tickets — and risk

     These brokers deal in sports tickets — and risk
    Dale Rech, an avid USC football fan who lives in Florida, decided a few years ago that he wanted to attend USC's game at Notre Dame. Rech dived into the secondary ticket market, choosing StubHub. He was willing to pay a premium. "The seat I ended up...
  • U.S. sues BofA over mortgage-backed securities

    In twin securities-fraud lawsuits against Bank of America Corp., the federal government is accusing the nation's second-largest lender of lying to investors about supposedly prime loans that more closely resembled subprime "liar loans." The civil suits,...
  • Former JPMorgan employees charged in 'London whale' case

    NEW YORK — The bank's infamous "London whale" trades involved complex financial products, but prosecutors alleged that a cover-up by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees involved simple lies. The accusation was part of criminal charges filed...
  • S&P raises desperate defense against government lawsuit

    Everybody wants to see the perpetrators of the financial crisis punished, but you have to feel a little sorry for Standard & Poor's, the credit rating firm being sued by the federal government for its role in the disaster. S&P clearly has its back to...
  • Federal Reserve's bond-buying stimulus to continue at same pace

    Federal Reserve's bond-buying stimulus to continue at same pace
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers unexpectedly voted Wednesday not to alter one of the central bank’s key economic stimulus programs. The move defied market expectations that the Fed would begin tapering its monthly purchases of $85...
  • Mick Jagger talks Stones tour, ticket prices and scalpers

    Mick Jagger talks Stones tour, ticket prices and scalpers
    A few hours after the Rolling Stones announced their first North American tour since 2006, including a date May 28 at the United Center, Mick Jagger called and answered a few quick questions. Q: After the Stones came off the road the last time, did...