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Headline News Archive

2007

December

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  • Foreclosures rise 68% from last year. U.S. homeowners increasingly failed to keep up with their home loan payments in November, with the number of foreclosure filings surging 68% compared with the…
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  • Airline's death fee: A new low. We all know that some airlines nickel-and-dime you with fees - fees for baggage, fees for food, fees for blankets and pillows. But fees for…
  • Fed guidance: Damned if they do.... No one ever said it would be easy, Mr. Chairman. On Tuesday, the Fed unveiled a proposal designed to prevent lenders from making mortgage loans…
  • Federal Reserve unveils mortgage rules. The Federal Reserve proposed new regulations yesterday to clean up a broad array of deceptive mortgage lending practices, a move that represents the central bank's…
  • Shop by phone gets new meaning. Alan Brody, a 15-year-old jazz drummer and high school freshman, doesn't have the interest or time to hang out in shopping malls. So he browses…
  • Break free from your cell carrier. Cell-phone service providers have long tried to handcuff customers to their contracts. If you switched plans, they'd tie you down to a longer contract; if…
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  • What to expect from Fed rate cut. Holiday bills have you worried? Bracing for your mortgage payment to reset higher? Have a certificate of deposit coming due? In all three situations, the…
  • Heating oil vs. gas: which pays?. When my wife and I bought our 1924 Baltimore rowhouse, we figured the original oil-fired boiler in the basement was just part of the charm…
  • Debt collectors hound debtor's father. When Gordon Crooks' son moved out of the family home in Cockeysville eight years ago, his boyhood bedroom wasn't the only thing he left behind.…
  • EU, una nación de pocos ahorradores. Más de la mitad de los estadounidenses admite que no ahorra lo suficiente, un sentimiento que es aún más aguzado (62%) entre los jóvenes de…
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  • Transparency urged for 401K plans. Companies selling 401(k) services should be forced to disclose in writing all the fees and expenses that can drain money from workers' retirement plans before…
  • Preparing for tax time. Here are two words that can get a person so riled up you would think you'd insulted his mama: tax time. Yes folks, no use…
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  • Savers can still get good rates. What will the Federal Reserve's interest rate reduction Tuesday mean for people who keep their savings in bank accounts? There's a good chance the answer…
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  • Data theft more than triples this year. SEATTLE — Thieves are systematically pilfering sensitive personal data from companies, government agencies, colleges and hospitals like never before. More than 162 million records have…
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  • With home in the balance. From Faith Etheridge's tidy office in Frederick [MD], you can see the national foreclosure crisis unfold. And, sometimes, you can see a particular foreclosure stopped.…
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