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  • Obama moves to ease student-loan burdens, but is it enough?

    If President Barack Obama is calling 2014 his year of action, then this must be student loan summer. And the president has just checked one college-debt initiative off his to-do list. In an effort to relieve some of the financial burden on borrowers...
  • Cost of sheepskin going up

    Here's an early introduction to college life for incoming freshmen: The federal student loans they're banking on are getting more expensive. Interest rates for Stafford, Plus and the other main federal education loans for the 2014-2015 school year will...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...