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45 min ago | KNDU

Should you refinance your mortgage?

Beginning in 2012, homeowners hurried to refinance their mortgages as interest rates fell to historic lows.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Credit Card Debt, Foreclosures

4 hrs ago | WHO-TV

Baby Boomers Face Big Housing Crunch

America's Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.


Related Topix: Health, AARP, Mortgage, Home

8 hrs ago |

Morgan Stanley predicts stock market surge

In a compelling 27-page report released on Tuesday, the investment bank said the S&P 500 could surge to 3,000 by 2020.


Related Topix: Stanley, Home, Mortgage, Financial Markets, Opinion

12 hrs ago |

US home prices rose at slower pace in July

This June 19, 2014, file photo, shows a home for sale in Wilmington, N.C. Real estate data provider CoreLogic reports on U.S. home prices in July.


Related Topix: Housing, Home, Mortgage

12 hrs ago | FOX23

New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

New York's attorney general is accusing a mortgage lender of refusing to offer financing to African-Americans living in Buffalo.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Home, African-American

16 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal

The transaction will give Select Income strategic distribution centers for companies like and headquarters locations for companies including Tesoro Corp. and Noble Energy Inc. Select Income said Tuesday the acquisition will expand its United States footprint to 35 states from 21 and diversify its tenants.


Related Topix: REIT, Home, Mortgage, Newton, MA

20 hrs ago | The Advertiser

'Cash top-ups' for bosses' pensions

CASH DEAL: The TUC says more than half of top company directors are receiving cash instead of contributions to their pension schemes MORE than half of top company directors are now receiving cash instead of contributions to their pension schemes, a study has revealed.


Related Topix: Pension

Mon Sep 01, 2014


Super increases slowed under MRRT deal

The retirement nest eggs of most Australians are not going to be nearly as big after the Abbott government struck a deal with the Palmer United Party for the repeal of the mining tax.


Related Topix: Retirement

The Age

First-home buying hits four-year low

Of the total $3.9 billion of home loans processed by mortgage company AFG, $324 million were for first home buyers.


Related Topix: Home Buying, Home, Mortgage

Sydney Morning Herald

need2know: Eyes turn to RBA

Local shares appear set for a flat open as concerns about the situation in eastern Ukraine offset bets that the European Central Bank would agree on new measures this week to bolster growth.


Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, European Central Bank, Financial Markets, Home, Mortgage

Nashoba Publishing Online

Barnes, Heigl in tune in romance 'Jackie and Ryan'

The film from writer-director Ami Canaan Mann is a homespun romance starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes as two uprooted musicians blown together by circumstance.


Related Topix: Texas Killing Fields, Big Box Retailers, Foreclosures, The Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, Mortgage

KGNS-TV Laredo

Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of new mortgage clients as part of a quirky promotional campaign.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Vladimir Putin

USA Today

Senator targets small business loan gender gap

Senator targets small business loan gender gap Women still have a hard time getting small business loans.


Related Topix: Small Business, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Mary Landrieu

Door Reminder

Don't let your 401(k) retire before you do

A growing number of retirement savers who consistently participate in 401 plans are putting their money in target-date funds.


Related Topix: Retirement

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Warren Buffett flags support for 'passive' investing

Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly US$60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.


Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Mutual Funds


Payday lenders to face stronger scrutiny

Payday lenders in Kentucky are coming under increasing restrictions because of a pair of laws passed by the state and federal governments in recent years.


Related Topix: Social Security

Daily Journal

Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

It took decades of mismanagement, malfeasance and meltdowns in its bread-and-butter manufacturing sector for Detroit to hit fiscal rock bottom.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Pension

George F. Will / Paul Ryan points the way forward

To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him.


Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Wisconsin, Social Security, Opinion


A year after 2013 flood, families waiting, hoping for mortgage relief

September marks one year since the flood that ravaged homes, displaced thousands of residents and killed 10 people across the state, including four from Boulder County and two from Larimer County.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Home, Mortgage, Boulder County, CO, Larimer County, CO, Longmont, CO

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Ealing Times

Interest rates expected to hold

Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee urged a hike in the rate from 0.5% to 0.75% in August but were outvoted Interest rates are expected to remain on hold next week when policy makers meet for the first time since divisions appeared in their views about when to raise them.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Home