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  • Florida lags other states in distributing Hardest Hit money to homeowners

    Florida lags other states in distributing Hardest Hit money to homeowners
    Halfway to the deadline for spending federal Hardest Hit foreclosure-relief funds, Florida has distributed less than a third of its $1 billion share and lags most other states in getting the money into homeowners' hands. Of 18 foreclosure-troubled...
  • Wells Fargo profits up

    Wells Fargo & Co., the largest U.S. mortgage lender and the Lehigh Valley's biggest bank, reported a 3 percent rise in second-quarter profit, and said it was seeing signs that the U.S. economy was improving. The bank said its capital markets, corporate...
  • Picking Up Food Stamps In My Mercedes

    Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park, abandoned in the...
  • Holder won't meet with Bank of America on home-loan settlement

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to meet with Bank of America chief executive Brian Moynihan as the two sides continue to dispute terms of a potential multibillion-dollar settlement involving troubled home loans, a person...
  • Chicago picked as second city for housing program

    Chicago picked as second city for housing program
    Chicago will be the second city for the federal government's Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative, Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced Tuesday. The pilot program, announced for Detroit in May, is designed to help...
  • Investment collapse is ancient history these days

    Investment collapse is ancient history these days
    TALLAHASSEE – Here's a rare bit of good news brought to you by your state government: remember nearly seven years ago when credit markets crashed, and Florida's investment fund for local governments nearly went belly-up? Well, stay calm and read...
  • Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

    — Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes-Benz Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park,...
  • Builder in Upper Macungie accused of deceptive mortgage advertising

    Zip. Zero. Nada. If you were looking to buy a home and saw those words in big, bold print in an ad offering newly built homes for sale for no money down, your interest might be piqued. A home builder that used the catch phrase in ads trying to sell...
  • Case-Shiller index: Home prices rise, but at a slower clip

    Case-Shiller index: Home prices rise, but at a slower clip
    A national housing index confirmed Tuesday what local Realtor boards have been saying for awhile: Home price growth is slowing in South Florida. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties rose 14....
  • Navigating student aid forms

    Navigating student aid forms
    Dear Liz: I'm having trouble finding information about how to structure my finances to get the maximum financial aid for my kids when they enter college. For example, will contributing to an IRA instead of a taxable investment account matter? Should I...
  • The bottom line on an upbeat market

    HOUSTON — Ever heard the phrase "damned with faint praise"? That's what continually came to mind about the state of the housing recovery as journalists and industry representatives came together here for the annual conference of the National...