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  • SunTrust to pay nearly $1 billion to settle mortgage-abuse allegations

    A nearly $1-billion settlement with California and other state authorities as well as federal agencies will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc. The agreements...
  • Virginia borrowers to receive $34 million in mortgage-abuse settlement with SunTrust

    A nearly $1-billion settlement with Virginia, California and other state and federal authorities will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc. Virginia is set to...
  • Consolidating student loans might not always make sense

    Consolidating student loans might not always make sense
    A reader is thinking about consolidating his two student loans. He wants to know if this is a prudent move and what's the best way to get started. As for this being a prudent move, that depends on various factors. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer...
  • Credit crunch led to general contractor's woes

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm nearing 66 and still working, although I'm retired military of nearly 36 years, a Vietnam vet, and drawing Social Security. I had a successful business as a general contractor for many years. In 2008, just as...
  • American Apparel CEO's playboy lifestyle overshadowed successes

    American Apparel's abrupt ouster of controversial Chief Executive Dov Charney may pitch the company into bankruptcy by triggering defaults on two outstanding loans, the retailer warned Thursday.  In an SEC filing, American Apparel said the board's...
  • Mortgage rates ease, Freddie Mac says: 30-year fixed averages 4.17%

    Mortgage rates ease, Freddie Mac says: 30-year fixed averages 4.17%
    Mortgage interest rates eased slightly this week, with lenders offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.17%, down from 4.2% a week earlier, Freddie Mac said. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.3%, down from 3....
  • Film Review: 'It's Only Make Believe'

    Despite the title, there's nothing very fanciful about the trials endured by the heroine of "It's Only Make Believe," or her doggedly realistic responses to them. Still, there's a breathless hyperreality to Arild Ostin Ommundsen's latest feature that...
  • $39.6 million: Debt service

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. Sometimes cities need to borrow money to pay the tab for high dollar projects, and...
  • Obama moves to ease student loan burdens, urges Congress to act

    President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order making it easier for up to 5 million people to pay off college tuition debt, and scolded congressional Republicans for opposing legislation that would lower student-loan borrowing costs. Obama...
  • Obama to issue order easing student loan debt pressures

    Obama to issue order easing student loan debt pressures
    President Barack Obama will issue an executive action on Monday aimed at making it easier for young people to avoid trouble repaying student loans, a White House official said on Sunday. The president will sign an order directing the secretary of...
  • Student loan relief: Obama's order caps payments at 10% of income

    President Obama on Monday signed an executive order that lets millions of college graduates cap their student loan payments at 10% of their income, a move he says will help “open the doors of opportunity for all.” By amending student loan...