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Headline News Archive

2008

May

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  • Whip your finances into shape. There is no leniency. Credit card companies and banks are worried that people are drowning in debt and will fall behind on payments. With home
  • Real estate rules of engagement. When Sherry Spruill first met her real estate agent back in 2005, the two women clicked like old friends. Over the course of several months, they
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  • Microsoft adds rebate program to lure users. Microsoft Corp. is discussing possible Web search partnerships with No. 2 provider Yahoo Inc. But on Wednesday the frustrated software giant also unveiled a strategy to
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  • Cell phone users may get break on fees. The government is quietly negotiating to help cell phone customers avoid expensive fees when they cancel contracts with wireless companies, The Associated Press has learned.
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  • FTC rounds up phone fraudsters. The Federal Trade Commission today, in cooperation with more than 30 international, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, announced the largest telemarketing fraud sweep ever
  • Senators reach deal on foreclosure plan. Key senators announced Monday a bipartisan agreement on the broad elements of a plan to avoid foreclosures and speed the refinancing of mortgages for roughly 500,000
  • Debt-squeezed Gen X saves little. At age 30, Bryan Short has, by any standard, achieved professional success since graduating from Boston College and law school at the College of William and
  • 38 charged in phishing scams. Thirty-eight people were charged yesterday with stealing names, Social Security numbers, credit card data and other personal information from Internet users as part of a
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  • Not so 'fairy tale' weddings. The fairytale weddings that many couples have yearned for are starting to come back down to earth -- leveled by everyday problems like house payments
  • Study: Consumers look, don't buy, online. Forget the hype about online shopping. Americans may use the Internet to research their purchases - but the information they find there doesn't necessarily clinch
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  • Flying the fee-filled skies. What will they think of next? Pay toilets? A seat belt fee? Airlines, strapped by spiking fuel prices, a weakened economy and softening demand, are
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  • A new lease-purchase on life. The timing was all off for Catherine McAlpine and her family. She and her husband, Richard Eig, bought a house on a double lot in
  • FHA changes driven by surprise finding. Who have better credit scores on average - home buyers with higher or lower incomes? Inside the country's fastest-growing home-mortgage program, the surprising answer is:
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  • Fraudulentos "rescates" inmobiliarios. La constante amenaza de enfrentar un embargo hipotecario obliga a muchos propietarios de vivienda a buscar alternativas que en algunos casos los exponen a estafas
  • El futuro económico de tu familia. El manejo adecuado del dinero es un paso fundamental que te asegurará tu futuro financiero. Por ello, es importante que tomes decisiones financieras inteligentes y
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  • Luxury foreclosures. For sale: Spacious home outfitted with six bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, granite countertops, stainless-steel kitchen appliances, a three-car garage, exercise room and wet bar -- all for $875,000
  • Credit cards cost, no matter what. I should have known: Call people suckers and they'll take offense. A number of folks were either confused or offended when I said recently that
 

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