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  • Mortgage lender accused of paying illegal bonuses for costlier loans

    Mortgage lender accused of paying illegal bonuses for costlier loans
    WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday sued Castle & Cooke Mortgage, accusing it of paying illegal bonuses to employees who steered home buyers toward higher-interest loans. The suit marks the first time a company has been...
  • Fixing student loan rates isn't enough

    Fixing student loan rates isn't enough
    After months of partisan haggling and finger-pointing, the Senate is scheduled to vote today on a bill that would keep interest rates on college student loans from doubling. Actually, the rate already has doubled — from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent...
  • Toward Sanity On Student Loans

    Toward Sanity On Student Loans
    Congress, which doesn't accomplish much lately without political convulsions, may be close to a needed broad agreement on lowering student loan interest rates. Interest rates on federally subsidized student loans doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8...
  • Rising Student Loan Costs A Bad Deal For The Nation

    For generations, there has been a tried and true way for parents to help their children get ahead: investing in their education. Along the way, we learned that the same formula works for society as well. Make public investments in education — be...
  • Village Entrance parking structure opponents meet

    A broad-based group of opponents to the proposed Village Entrance project declared war this week. The opening salvo is the website http://www.letlagunavote.com which came on line Wednesday, created by the opponents who have been quietly meeting to...
  • Farmers offered new type of financing [Letter]

    Editor: As State Executive Director for the Maryland Farm Service Agency, I regularly meet small and beginning farmers and ranchers, military veterans and disadvantaged producers interested in making a living in production agriculture. For many, the...
  • Commentary: Government is reason for high tuition, not solution

    This is in response to the Feb. 21 letter to the H.B. Independent ("Affordability is essential to higher education") in which two well-meaning Cal State Long Beach students suggest President Barack Obama intervene to lower college costs.  In the...
  • City answers some Village Entrance questions

    This question and answer about the Village Entrance project was compiled by city staff and approved by City Manager John Pietig. Is there contaminated soil at the Village Entrance site and, if so, how would this affect the project? As with virtually any...
  • 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,...
  • Housing finance, beyond Fannie and Freddie

    President Obama this week joined lawmakers from both parties in calling for Congress to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the privately owned but government-backed companies that supply most of the funding for home mortgages in this country. There...
  • Unwinding Fannie and Freddie

    Unwinding Fannie and Freddie
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as it turns out, were a pleasant fiction. The quasi-government guarantors of mortgage loans seemed like a good deal for Americans during all the years when they helped guarantee the availability of affordable, long-term home...