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32 min ago | Yahoo!

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

4 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

22 hrs ago | 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

Connecticut Post

Despite the economy's recovery since the 2008 financial crisis, small businesses still have difficulty securing credit, according to a survey released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Related Topix: Small Business, Bank of New York, Banking, Financial Services, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New Rochelle, NY

Inside Bay Area

Beware, mortgage scammers on the rise again

As the housing crisis pummeled struggling homeowners, scammers pounced. They offered "easy" loan modifications and "foreclosure counseling" that were often nothing more than attempts to wrest money from distressed consumers.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Foreclosures, California, California Government

CBS Local

When Military And Matrimony Don't Mix

"It's ironic because these are trained fighters and they can find themselves in a battle they are not prepared for," said attorney Cynthia Hawkins Clark.


Related Topix: Pension, Annapolis, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, US Air Force, Naval Academy, MD

News Max

Obama on Labor Day: Don't Take Rights for Granted

President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Social Security

The Miami Herald

Airwaves heat up in race for Michigan governor

Political TV ads are set to escalate in the final two months of the race between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democrat Mark Schauer, as the campaigns and their deep-pocketed outside allies sharply focus their message to voters.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, Michigan Government, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Jennifer Granholm, Retirement

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Brandon Sun

Montreal police charge 44 people for raucous pension protest inside city hall

Montreal authorities struck back Friday with a barrage of suspensions and criminal charges against municipal employees accused of storming city hall during a pension protest.


Related Topix: Pension

Silicon Alley Insider

Germanwings Pilots Start Strike As Lufthansa Row Rumbles On

Germanwings started a six-hour strike on Friday, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of people returning from summer holidays, applying pressure on Lufthansa management in their dispute over a pension scheme.


Related Topix: Pension, Berlin, Germany Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, Germany Travel