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  • The Mortgage Professor: Forget the homeownership rate. It's the process that matters

    Because of the widespread belief that homeownership is valuable, the recent decline in the homeownership rate has generated some dismay. The rate, which had peaked at 69.1 percent in 2005, shortly before the financial crisis, has since fallen to 64.8...
  • Dow plummets 268 points as oil price drop sinks energy stocks

    Oil resumed its slide on Wednesday and took the stock market down with it. The catalyst for the latest sell-off in oil was an OPEC report that projected demand for its crude would sink next year to levels not seen in more than a decade. Demand for the...
  • U.S. municipal bond market shrinks to smallest in five years: Fed

    The U.S. municipal bond market contracted to $3.63 trillion in the third quarter, the smallest amount of outstanding debt in five years, according to Federal Reserve data released on Thursday. The total was only slightly less than the second quarter,...
  • Tribune Tower redevelopment under consideration

    Tribune Tower redevelopment under consideration
    The landmark Tribune Tower may become part of a major Michigan Avenue redevelopment project. Tribune Media, which owns the iconic neo-Gothic tower, unveiled broad plans at a New York investor presentation Thursday that could potentially triple the...
  • Trading venue IEX urges reform of stock exchange governance

    IEX Group Inc, a stock-trading venue featured in Michael Lewis's book "Flash Boys" that plans to soon become an exchange, is urging reforms to U.S. exchange governance that would put it at odds with its soon-to-be brethren. In a letter to the...
  • U.S. Fed's move seen soaking up bank excess reserves

    The U.S. Federal Reserve's introduction of term reverse repurchase agreements on Monday will likely help hold down the level of banks' excess reserves, analysts said, as it tests various tools to prop up interest rates when it decides to tighten policy....
  • Lauderdale Lakes commissioners restore their salaries

    Lauderdale Lakes commissioners restore their salaries
    Commissioners took a 10 percent pay cut three years ago with the city in financial crisis. On Tuesday, they voted to put the former salaries back in place. The commission voted 4-1 for the pay increase and for increasing their discretionary office...
  • Will selling euros, the most one-sided bet for 2015, bear fruit?

    When even hedge funds are overwhelmingly on the same side of an investment as the broader market, you know it's a crowded trade. This is where the euro finds itself going into 2015. Traders, investment banks, asset managers and the so-called "smart...
  • Stocks tumbling, trailing global markets down

     Stocks tumbling, trailing global markets down
    U.S. stocks were opening sharply lower Tuesday following a slump in global markets. European markets were sliding Tuesday after an early presidential vote was called in Greece, which investors feared could jeopardize the country's bailout program....
  • Stocks recover from sharp slide, pare losses

    The U.S. stock market ended slightly lower Tuesday, avoiding the sharp declines in Europe and Asia thanks to a rally in beaten-down energy companies. After an early sell-off, the Dow Jones industrial average steadied and ended with a moderate loss of 0....
  • France seeks to keep EU 'Robin Hood tax' plan despite missed deadline

    France sought on Tuesday to keep alive a disputed financial transactions tax after 18 months of talks failed to produce a deal that would force banks blamed for causing the financial crisis to help pay for the clean-up. Having missed a self-imposed year-...