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Headline News Archive

2007

October

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  • Lawmakers can't agree how to fix AMT. Millions of taxpayers could see their refunds delayed next year unless Congress acts quickly to approve a stopgap measure that would prevent a huge expansion…
  • Largest lender to redo $16B in loans. Countrywide Financial plans to announce Tuesday that it will restructure or refinance $16 billion in adjustable-rate mortgages that have recently reset to higher rates or…
  • Criticism rains down on mortgage industry. Chetera Miller, a credit counselor for Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, has noticed that lenders are becoming more willing to cut deals with delinquent borrowers.…
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  • Follow the bouncing checks. I've never set foot in a PetSmart and haven't owned a critter since my family's beloved boxer, Archie, slobbered off this mortal coil sometime during…
  • Buyers pounce on foreclosures. MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21 — In a down real estate market, they came to buy. They came early, they came in numbers and they came with…
  • Qué hacer con las viejas deudas. ¿Tienes alguna vieja deuda y no sabes muy bien qué hacer con ella? Tómate el tiempo necesario para evaluar la situación y no hagas nada…
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  • Serious about budgeting? Here's how. Sometimes the standard prescription for trimming a budget doesn't produce the desired results. So what do you do if you're still broke after fewer lattes…
  • Knowing the rules results in tax savings. Achance remark on a column about year-round tax savings has prompted a few skeptical, if not downright cynical, responses. I mentioned that my wife, Georgina,…
  • On taking early Social Security. The day that policy wonks warned about and politicians have tried to ignore is here: The nation's first baby boomer has signed up for Social…
  • Fees jack up banks' bottom line. The news that Bank of America is jacking up its ATM fee in some locations for non-customers to $3 from $2 prompted the usual muttering…
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  • Vultures circle over distressed properties. Call them grave dancers, vulture funds, turnaround specialists or the more euphemistic "opportunity investors." However you identify them, the deal is the same: When hyperactive…
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  • Airlines squeeze fliers as profit soars. The nation's airlines were late more often this summer, lost more baggage and bumped more passengers off flights than in any summer this decade. They…
  • Homeowners: Sell it yourself. The last time Sabrina Williams sold a home herself, she received a solid offer the first week, got her asking price of $319,000 and saved…
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  • Choose credit cards by how you use them. Americans have a complicated relationship with credit cards. Most of us won't leave home without them. But ask the average consumer how she feels about…
  • Home Insurers Canceling in East. It is 1,200 miles from the coastline where Hurricane Katrina touched land two years ago to the neat colonial-style home here where James Gray, a…
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  • National Defense Department investigate consumer's finance and credit report (Chinese). 【美聯社紐約十四日電】最新公布的文件顯示,國防部911恐襲後寄出的數百封索取顧客金融紀錄的秘密信件,反映出該機構內部系統缺乏統一的協作和嚴格的監管,造成濫權和越權現象嚴重。 美國公民自由聯盟(ACLU)遵照「資訊自由法案」的規定,拿到一套經過修改的五角大廈文件。該組織聲稱,對手中455份「國家安全信件」的分析顯示,國防部與聯邦調查局聯合避開法律規定,越權獲取顧客的金融和信用紀錄。
 

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