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  • FHA to help refi at-risk mortgages. Some homeowners with risky "subprime" adjustable-rate mortgages will be able to refinance before they lose their home to foreclosure, with the help of steps President
  • Mortgages are for paying off. African Americans are often the target of financial pitchmen trying to convince them they should never pay off their mortgages. Instead, the line goes, people
  • Bernanke: Need new mortgage options. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested that policymakers look for ways to encourage a wider range of mortgages geared for borrowers who have been hard
  • Info hacked on millions of Monster users. The theft of contact information for job seekers in the database of Monster Worldwide (MNST) may have been much greater than the 1.3 million individuals reported
  • Plight for renters gets tougher. As the credit crunch shakes up the mortgage market, one group that's suffering some severe collateral damage doesn't own a home at all: renters. Already,
  • Financial advice: Get it in writing. If you're an investment news junkie, you may remember hearing about the SEC and NASD stepping up fines in recent years on financial firms that
  • Census: Health benefits scarcer. New numbers from the Census Bureau will likely fuel political debate in Congress and statehouses about the growing problem of the uninsured: Their ranks rose
  • Consumidores en apuros. La confianza de los consumidores se redujo en agosto debido a la turbulencia en los mercados financieros y a los requisitos más estrictos para
  • Pressure mounts on student loans. The multibillion-dollar market for securitized student loan debt faces new stresses as Congress moves to reshape the troubled student loan industry. With concern over the
  • Home sales go from bad to worse. The news Monday from the National Association of Realtors was bad enough: Sales of existing homes fell in July to their slowest pace in five
  • Online, pocket change not easily spent. The idea of micropayments — charging Web users tiny amounts of money for single pieces of online content — was essentially put to sleep toward the end
  • Cards train kids to use plastic. we are, a nation deeply in debt. All told, America’s adults are on the hook for well over $2 trillion, and more than a third
  • Laid off? Cut back and get back out. Capital One's ubiquitous advertising campaign - "What's in your wallet?" - has taken on a different and jarring meaning for hundreds of workers in its
  • 'Handcuffs' chafe wireless phone users. To many, the Apple iPhone is the ultimate wireless device — a seductive blend of technology, function and dead-on cool, all wrapped into a sleek package.
  • Billions stream into safe government funds. Amid concern about the credit crunch, institutional investors are shifting money out of money market funds that could potentially hold risky corporate debt and into
  • Tenant screening could cost you rental. The process of finding the perfect rental house or apartment can range from hectic to nearly impossible. But it could be worse: Picture yourself locating

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