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1 hr ago | Asbury Park Press

US records $71 billion budget surplus in JuneUS records $71 billion...

US records $71 billion budget surplus in June The U.S. ran a monthly surplus in June, lowest annual deficit since 2008.


Related Topix: Mortgage, US News

2 hrs ago |

Former CalPERS CEO pleads guilty to bribery, fraud

A former head of the nation's largest public pension fund has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud in California.


Related Topix: Pension, California Public Employees Retirement System, Financial Services, Investment Services, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

7 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

In this July 2, 2014 photo, Ryan Carson, right, poses for a photo with his wife, Jenny Roraback-Carson, and their daughter Clara, 3, in the entry to their home in Seattle.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Home Listing, Housing, Real Estate

8 hrs ago | KMIZ

Should you raid your retirement savings to slash debt?

If dipping into your retirement savings to finally pay off that pesky credit card bill sounds like a good idea, you should probably think twice.


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

8 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Wells Fargo 2Q profit rises, helped by loan growth

In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, file photo, a man walks past a Wells Fargo location in Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Wells Fargo , Banking, Financial Services, Home, Mortgage

10 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Obama Asking Companies To Pay Suppliers Faster

Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small businesses, the White House announced Friday.


Related Topix: Small Business

13 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

A new challenge to HUD's reverse-mortgage program

The United States faces a retirement funds crisis: a rapidly growing number of people who retire without the financial capacity to support themselves during ever-increasing life spans.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Retirement, Health, AARP, Business News

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Salisbury Journal

OBR warning on ageing population

A fresh wave of tax hikes or spending cuts will be needed to meet the growing cost of Britain's ageing population, the financial watchdog has warned.


Related Topix: Pension, Long Term Care, Health

Business Journal

Blue Shield, state regulators accidentally release private data of 18,000 doctors

Blue Shield of California and the California Department of Managed Health Care managed to accidentally release social security numbers of 18,000 California doctors, the San Francisco-based health insurer confirmed Thursday.


Related Topix: Social Security, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Myrtle Beach Online

Your Place: Best to watch long-term trends in real-estate market

When I started writing about real estate full time, the experts cautioned me not to chase month-to-month data, and to focus instead on quarterly and yearly figures.


Related Topix: Real Estate, Home, Mortgage, Housing, Education

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.15 pct

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average rate for a 30-year loan rose to 4.15 percent from 4.12 percent last week.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Home

Business Times

UK housing market may be starting to moderate: RICS

More signs emerged last month that the upturn of Britain's housing market is starting to moderate, even in hotspots like London, a survey showed on Thursday [LONDON] More signs emerged last month that the upturn of Britain's housing market is starting to moderate, even in hotspots like London, a survey showed on Thursday.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Home


Holder won't meet with BofA CEO as mortgage talks stall: sources

Attorney General Eric Holder has formally refused to meet with Bank of America Corp Chief Executive Brian Moynihan to hammer out a multibillion-dollar deal, as talks to resolve probes into shoddy mortgage securities sold by the bank and its units remain at a standstill, according to people familiar with the matter.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, US News

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Mortgage registry ruling could aid Pa. counties

U.S. District Judge J. Curtis Joyner in Philadelphia ruled June 30 that Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems and its parent company, Merscorp Inc., collectively known as MERS, violated Pennsylvania law by using its members-only database to circumvent county recorder of deeds offices.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Montgomery County, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Foreclosures

Memphis 'Blue Flu' symbol of pension troubles

Cuts approved by the City Council have led to protests from city workers, including police and fire staff, who say they cannot afford the changes and feel betrayed by a city they have served and protected.


Related Topix: Pension, Fire, Economics News, Bankruptcy, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Illinois

Northern Michigan News

Fed split on signals for first rate increase

Federal Reserve officials are in broad agreement that they will likely announce an end to their monthly bond buying program in October, bringing to a close the third round of massive bond purchases the central bank has relied upon to boost economic growth following the Great Recession.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Mortgage, Home

Andover Advertiser

One million expected to strike

The Government will today be hit by the biggest strike over pay since it came to power when over a million public sector workers will walk out in bitter disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts.


Related Topix: Pension

KXLY-TV Spokane

Yes, the economy is getting better

In the case of the Federal Reserve's unprecedented stimulus program that has been a big driver of the five-year stock rally, the end is finally near.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Home

WFAA-TV Dallas

Study: Families divided over personal finance decisions

When it comes to family conversations, many parents aren't discussing their retirement plans or other financial matters with their adult children.


Related Topix: Retirement, Estate Planning, Kids, Family

Brandon Sun

Loonie flat amid Canadian housing starts, key employment report on Friday

There was little movement with the Canadian dollar Wednesday amid stronger than expected figures for Canadian housing starts, and ahead of a key employment report on Friday.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Home, Mortgage, Housing