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Headline News Archive

2007

September

10
  • SEC critical of senior investment pitches. An investigation by federal and state regulators of "free lunch" investment seminars aimed at seniors has found high-pressure sales pitches masquerading as educational sessions, pervasive…
09
  • Paying with plastic or paper. Spending smart isn't just about what you buy, but how you pay. Often that decision is based on the same question you're asked about grocery…
  • Some mortgage originators skip state licensing. Concerned about mortgage fraud and predatory lending practices, many states have toughened their laws by requiring loan officers or originators to undergo extensive background checks…
07
  • Senators call for wireless bill. Are you still baffled as to why you give your cell phone provider 97 cents every month for a county gross receipts charge or $1.25…
  • Senate votes to increase student aid. e Senate voted Friday to increase college financial aid by cutting roughly $20 billion in government subsidies to banks and giving it to students. The…
  • Contagio de crisis ‘subprime’. Los propietarios de casas que están batallando para lidiar con los fuertes incrementos en sus pagos de hipoteca ajustable fueron golpeados con un número récord…
06
  • FCC may ban cable exclusivity deals. ederal regulators appear set to crack down on cable companies that sign exclusive deals with apartment and condominium buildings, denying residents the fruits of emerging…
  • Home-equity loans dry up. When James Chou's credit card debt began to spin out of control a few years ago, he turned to a home-equity loan to pay it…
  • No free lunch for investors. I'm not quite ready for membership in AARP, but increasingly I've been getting invitations in the mail for me and my husband to attend investment…
  • SEC sues alleged timeshare swindlers. The Securities and Exchange Commission, cracking down on scams targeting retirees, sued 26 people and companies for their roles in a $428 million fraud involving…
05
  • No more credit line sharing. A sea change in credit scoring could deflate your magic number: Fair Isaac, which calculates the widely used FICO score, recently announced that it would…
  • Majoring in credit card debt. Seth Woodworth stood paralyzed by fear in his parents' driveway in Moses Lake, Wash. It was two years ago, during his sophomore year at Central…
  • Piden flexibilidad a prestamistas. La Reserva Federal y otras agencias reguladoras pidieron ayer a las empresas prestamistas que sean flexibles con sus acreedores, para evitar que éstos se declaren…
03
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  • Lock out 'mortgage protection' pitches. The meltdown among sub-prime mortgage lenders shows a particularly ugly side of the housing market - the business of selling high-risk financial products to people…
  • Tax hit could follow home loss. In a package of proposals aimed at easing foreclosure worries for homeowners having trouble making their mortgage payments, President Bush called last week on Congress…
  • Food prices are soaring. If you haven't noticed rising prices at the supermarket lately, you haven't been paying close attention to your spending. Food prices are soaring. Over the…
  • Not your parents' mortgage market. A generation ago, banks took on deposits and lent that money to homebuyers who took out 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages. That changed when Wall Street got…
 

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