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2008

February

09
  • Piggybacks: High cost to pay for small loan. As home prices peaked in the first half of this decade, roughly 40 percent of buyers took out two loans - often from two lenders - to cover the purchase. These loans, known as piggyback mortgages,
  • Lawsuit takes aim at 'junk' fees. Just about anybody who has bought a home or taken out a mortgage in the past five years has run into them in some form: mysterious fees charged by real estate brokers, lenders, builders and
08
  • Congreso aprueba plan de rescate económico. El Congreso, que enfrenta la perspectiva de una recesión en un año electoral, aprobó anoche un plan de emergencia que entrega reembolsos de impuestos de $600 a $1,200 a la mayoría de los contribuyentes
  • Contratos públicos: demanda contra la SBA. Los grandes se están llevando los contratos de los pequeños. Ese es uno de los argumentos principales de la demanda que la Liga Americana de Pequeños Negocios (ASBL) planteó este miércoles
07
  • A credit card you might want to toss. Credit-card issuers have drawn fire for jacking up interest rates on cardholders who aren't behind on payments, but whose credit score has fallen for another reason. Now, some consumers complain, Bank of America is hiking
  • US DOJ sued over auto database. The Justice Department failed to create a national database of vehicle ownership required under a 1992 law and should be forced to so within 30 days, three consumer groups said in a lawsuit yesterday. The law, intended
  • Facing losses, banks boost credit card rates. To understand how the collapse of the nation's real estate market is hitting borrowers of all kinds, consider Carson Moore. Moore, of Elkton, Ky., says he always pays more than the minimum due on his
  • Revelan demanda contra Wachovia. Wachovia enfrenta desde el año pasado una demanda colectiva que acusa al banco de beneficiarse del trato con compañías fraudulentas de telemercadotecnia que utilizaban las cuentas de sus clientes, muchos de ellos personas
  • Propuesta puede reducir salarios. Una propuesta presentada ayer por el Departamento del Trabajo (DOL) de Estados Unidos para reformar el programa de trabajadores huéspedes que otorga las visas H-2A estaría reduciendo el salario de los trabajadores
06
  • La impuntualidad ahoga a aerolíneas. La cuarta parte de los vuelos domésticos no consiguió llegar a tiempo en el 2007 --el segundo peor año en los récords-- y los analistas temen que empeore la situación. Más
05
  • Americans start to pay as they go. For more than half a century, Americans have proved staggeringly resourceful at finding new ways to spend money. In the 1950s and ’60s, as credit cards grew in popularity, many began dining out when the
  • Fliers will pay to check a second bag. Millions of passengers who like to pack heavily on trips soon will have to pay extra to check a second bag on United Airlines (UAUA). Citing the extraordinary cost of jet fuel, United on Monday
  • Senate calls timeout on economic stimulus plan. Senate debate bogged down Monday night on a bill meant to boost the sagging economy by putting more money in consumers' pockets and cutting some business taxes. Senators voted 80-4 Monday to cut off debate
  • Productos para bebés: Sustancias nocivas. Sustancias químicas que, según algunos grupos medioambientales, son peligrosas para la salud, están contenidas en algunos productos para bebés, como champús, lociones, polvos y juguetes, reveló ayer un estudio. La
  • Google: Mayor seguridad electrónica. Google Inc. aumentó las medidas de seguridad en su servicio de correo electrónico para las empresas, a fin de competir con Microsoft Corp. Las medidas serán presentadas el martes, elaboradas gracias a la
  • Auguran más recortes con nuevo presupuesto. El histórico presupuesto de $3.1 billones propuesto ayer por el presidente George W. Bush producirá vastos déficits, además de intentos por imponer reducciones en el sistema de salud Medicare y eliminar varios programas
04
  • Time to seek help with taxes?. American workers have started receiving W-2 tax forms from their employers, which means the April 15 income tax filing deadline isn't that far away. While many people still do their own taxes, a majority seek professional
  • Permanent house swaps: a new trend?. Eager to move closer to their grandchildren in Tennessee, retirees Allen and Wilma Sawtelle put their home in the Southwestern Nevada town of Pahrump up for sale in August. They got nowhere. "The market is
 

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