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  • The Mortgage Professor: Does mortgage securitization help borrowers?

    Q: Lenders made bad loans during the years prior to the financial crisis because the loans could be sold as securities to unwary investors. ... Would most mortgage borrowers be better off if there were no secondary market in which to sell their mortgages?...
  • Asian stocks drift after lackluster US retail sales data

    Asian stock markets drifted Thursday after weak retail sales figures suggested the U.S. economy is struggling to maintain growth momentum. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.6 percent to 19,656.28. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.9...
  • US stocks end mostly lower after a day of meandering

    Stocks are ending mostly lower as traders considered some corporate earnings and deal news. The Dow Jones industrial average lost seven points, less than 0.1 percent, to 18,060 Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell less than a point to 2,098....
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Wednesday

    U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Wednesday as traders considered weak retail sales data and some corporate earnings and deal news. Major indexes mostly drifted between small gains and losses. Technology stocks rose, sending the Nasdaq higher. On...
  • US stock indexes are little changed in midday trading

    Stocks are barely moving in midday trading as the market comes off two days of losses. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up six points to 18,076 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or 0.1...
  • US stocks moves slightly higher in early trading

    Stocks are opening slightly higher as the market comes off two days of losses. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 50 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,118 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained nine points, or 0....
  • Asian stocks muted after bond wobbles trigger US decline

    Major Asian stocks markets were muted Wednesday after a bond sell-off nudged Wall Street lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was little changed at 4,400.28 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was steady at 19,615.55. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was stable at...
  • Stocks whipsawed by rising bond yields

    Stocks whipsawed by rising bond yields
    Most people don't attend dress rehearsals so they can figure out how a play might be enacted later. But in these unusual times, the sharp volatility of the stock market lately may be helpful to observe if you want to make sense of the wild swings that...
  • US stocks edge lower amid bond market volatility

    U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after recouping much of an early slump. Investors are beginning to worry about a global sell-off in government bonds that has been driving long-term borrowing costs higher. The benchmark U.S. bond yield touched...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

    Major U.S. stock indexes closed slightly lower Tuesday after recouping much of an early slump. The slide was brought on, in part, by a troubling rise in global long-term borrowing rates. The price of oil closed above $60 a barrel for just the third time...
  • Senate GOP readies revamp of Dodd-Frank rules

    The top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee unveiled legislation Tuesday that would ease regulatory requirements on mid-size banks and give lenders the option for greater freedom from mortgage lending rules. The legislation by Alabama Sen. Richard...