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  • 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...
  • Problem Solver: Mortgage payment goes missing

    Problem Solver: Mortgage payment goes missing
    The first indication there was a problem was when Chris Taggart received an email alert from Bank of America saying his checking account was overdrawn. A day earlier, June 24, the Chicago resident visited a Bank of America branch in Matteson to pay...
  • Debt-to-income ratio can sink mortgage application

    WASHINGTON — For many home buyers, qualifying for a mortgage not only is a tough challenge but one that ends unhappily: They get rejected. The reasons for the turndowns typically involve multiple factors, including below-par credit scores,...
  • 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...
  • State announces $2 million lending settlement

    State announces $2 million lending settlement
    A South Dakota-based payday lender and its California partner are to pay about $2 million under the terms of a settlement designed to address "abusive" lending and collection activities, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Monday....
  • Single-family home and condo inventory rises in the Glendale area

    The number of single-family homes and condominiums for sale grew last month, continuing a see-saw effect in the number of residences on the market over the past several months in the Glendale area, though these hikes were larger than in the past....
  • Rule change extends student loan relief to older borrowers

    President Obama recently announced that he will use his executive power to make student loans a little more affordable to repay for more people. And unlike some past rule changes, these are especially designed to make it easier for older borrowers to...
  • So is student debt an economic problem or not?

    So is student debt an economic problem or not?
    Have a bunch of student loans? Well, don’t worry, say a couple of Brookings Institution researchers. You aren’t any worse off than a generation ago. But that may depend on how you count — and whether you graduated. According to a...
  • 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...
  • The Huntington adds highlights to its American collection

    The Huntington adds highlights to its American collection
    Gainsborough's "Blue Boy," Thomas Lawrence's "Pinkie," landscapes by Constable and Turner: British art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries will always be a hallmark of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Yet...