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  • Cities beg for aid from foreclosures. Facing a collapse in the subprime mortgage market that has pockmarked their cities with vacant houses and crippled their budgets, the nation’s mayors pleaded
  • You can ride it out, baby. Every January, my husband and I update our finances, but this year's review nearly sent me over the edge. Last week, as we were tabulating
  • Public Wi-Fi users risk hack-ins. Next time you are sitting in a hotel lobby checking email on your laptop, be careful: The "businessman" in the next lounge chair may be
  • Pet health insurance gains popularity. At a time when employers are scaling back on costly health benefits, pet insurance is gaining popularity as an employee benefit. Veterinary Pet Insurance, the
  • NY probes college study abroad programs. An investigation of college study abroad programs by the New York attorney general’s office has expanded to include 15 colleges and universities, among them Harvard,
  • Taxes: Don't think of filing early. Get ready for another tricky tax season. Some last-minute tax legislation by Congress has once more turned something predictable and tedious into something that's confusing
  • Want to refinance: Don't sit around. Is it a refi renaissance? Or a fast-closing window of opportunity? Nobody can say for certain, but there's no doubt about this: Thanks to the
  • NY State targets tax refund loans. New York officials filed civil complaints on Thursday against two tax preparation firms that offer high-interest loans against income-tax refunds, saying the companies had aimed
  • Tax refunds can be worth wait in gold. The author James Baldwin once summed up quite nicely my feeling about Refund Anticipation Loans, which are heavily marketed this time of year by tax-preparation
  • Time Warner tests charging by Web usage. ime Warner Cable will experiment with a new pricing structure for high-speed Internet access later this year, charging customers based on how much data they
  • State health care plans hit U.S. law. Several states and communities are moving to provide universal health coverage for their residents, but a federal law is blocking their efforts. Many of the
  • Consumo de carne de animales clonados. El gobierno de Estados Unidos ha autorizado el consumo humano de carne y leche provenientes de animales clonados, confirmó ayer la Oficina de Alimentos y
  • Apoyo en crisis de hipotecas. Un nuevo respiro para propietarios de viviendas que no han podido estar al corriente con el pago de su hipoteca y corren el riesgo de
  • States probe banks' role in risky loans. Authorities in New York and Connecticut are investigating whether Wall Street banks hid crucial information about high-risk loans bundled into securities that were sold to
  • Housing scams more than double. Federal mortgage fraud convictions have more than doubled in the past year, and the FBI expects a growth in foreclosure scams as the crisis over

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