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3 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen
A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
3 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate
Keisha St. John has been singing at some of the most famous jazz clubs in the nation for more than five decades. She was paid $50 a night when she sang in "Three Guys and a Doll" in 1958.
4 hrs ago | Long Island Business News
What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heathcare, Internet security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months: Small business owners who bought employee health insurance policies before the end of 2013, sidestepping the law's requirements for a year, could pay between 10 percent and 20 percent more when it's time to renew, says Michael Stahl, chief marketing officer of HealthMarkets Inc. , a broker based in North Richland Hills, Texas.
7 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News
In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, a crane lifts a load of drywall as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa.
9 hrs ago | Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News
The move could provide another window of opportunity for people who missed out on the fierce mortgage price war seen last year The move could provide another window of opportunity for people who missed out on the fierce mortgage price war seen last year A fresh mortgage price war has broken out with a string of major lenders slashing their rates in recent days. Metro Bank, Halifax, Barclays, Nationwide Building Society, HSBC, Virgin Money, Skipton Building Society and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society are among those who have sharpened up their ranges.
TD Bank chief executive Ed Clark says the federal government needs to do more to ensure Canadians aren't taking on more debt than they can handle. TD Bank CEO Ed Clark speaks during the company's annual general meeting in Calgary on Thursday.
Millions of veterans and their dependents will get a fresh cost-of-living increase for their disability benefits beginning in December, according to legislation that Congress sent President Barack Obama on Tuesday. The bill does not set the boost that veterans will receive but requires that it equal next year's inflation increase for Social Security recipients.
Rapper Tim Dog, who was accused of swindling women out of thousands of dollars, was dead when a warrant was issued for his arrest last year, according to a death certificate filed in Georgia. The rapper, whose real name was Timothy Blair, was best known for the 1990s song "F--- Compton" that criticized West Coast rappers.
Every six weeks or so, after the Federal Reserve holds a policy meeting, it issues a statement containing guidance to the financial world on when it might raise interest rates. The language the Fed has used has steadily evolved since it cut its benchmark short-term rate to a record low in 2008.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing 13 of the world's largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash. Herring said at a news conference Tuesday that the banks misled the Virginia Retirement System about the quality of certain loans while selling mortgage-backed securities.
The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire, the agency announced Tuesday. Social Security began phasing out mailed statements to most workers in 2011 to save an estimated $70 million a year.
House prices have reached a new record high of A 272,000 on average after surging by 11.7% over the last year, according to an official report. Several UK regions saw property prices reach fresh all-time highs in the month of July, with the East Midlands, the West Midlands and the South West now joining London, the East and the South East in having price levels higher than their pre-financial crisis peaks of 2007/08, the Office for National Statistics said.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is creating a commission to recommend ways the state can help small businesses get started and expand. Bentley signed an executive order Monday creating the Alabama Small Business Commission, and he appointed Rosemary Elebash to lead it.
President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections. The first ads, aimed at African Americans, started running Monday and are part of a coast-to-coast buy worth more than $1 million.
Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Industry analysts expect strong growth as the housing market improves, particularly in once hard-hit Sun Belt areas including Phoenix, Miami and San Diego, and aging Americans find value in growing old in their homes.
Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Industry analysts expect strong growth as the housing market improves, particularly in once hard-hit Sun Belt areas including Phoenix, Miami and San Diego, California, and aging Americans find value in growing old in their homes.
11, 2014 photo, Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. . In this Thursday, Sept.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 01:32 pm
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