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1 hr ago | Deseret News

Consumers are padding their checking accounts

With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage

5 hrs ago | Hillingdon Times

New low in youngsters buying homes

Just 3% of those buying property in June were aged 18 - 30, according to the National Association of Estate Agents , the lowest it has ever recorded.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Home

7 hrs ago |

Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, filed the lawsuit in January after the Office of Personnel Management decided months earlier that lawmakers and their staffs should continue to receive health care benefits covering about 75 percent of their premium costs after leaving the health insurance program for federal workers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Health Insurance, Health, Small Business

7 hrs ago |

Pennsylvania sees 3rd rating downgrade in 2 years

New York-based credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service dropped Pennsylvania's $11.1 billion of general obligation bonds a rung on its rating ladder, from Aa2 to Aa3, leaving it ranked among the six worst states in Moody's ratings for the 47 states with general obligation debt.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pension, Financial Services, Moodys, Financial Markets, US News

8 hrs ago | The Tribune

Pain of Atlantic City casino closings far-reaching

Yomary Blanco cleans rooms at Trump Plaza, one of three Atlantic City casinos that could shut down by September.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Small Business, Life, Food, Seafood

8 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

US Treasury bill rates mixed at weekly auction

The Treasury Department auctioned $26 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.025 percent, unchanged from last week.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Business News

8 hrs ago | Centre Daily Times

Senate panel: Banks helped hedge funds skirt taxes

The probe by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will be the subject of a daylong hearing on Tuesday and also spells more trouble for the embattled Internal Revenue Service.


Related Topix: Tax, Banking, Financial Services, Deutsche Bank AG, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Carl Levin, Home, Mortgage

12 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

Five valuable credit report lessons

Your credit report is a record of many your finance-related activities, including activity with credit card accounts and loans.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Credit Card Debt

16 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

Freedom 58? Half of Canadians doing more to pay down their mortgages, says CIBC

The survey also found that just over half of those polled were taking advantage of the current low interest rate environment to pay down their mortgages faster.


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

17 hrs ago | Radio City

Savers To Get Free Advice On Pension Pots

Millions of people are to be given free, impartial advice on how to make the most of their retirement savings.


Related Topix: Pension

20 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Millennials love cash

Americans between 18 and 29 years old are three times more likely to keep their long-term investments in the form of cash rather than in the stock market, according to a survey from


Related Topix: Bankrate, Computers, Media, Retirement

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Britain set to shake up annuity market

Britain will announce new rules Monday for the pensions industry that will give retirees greater access to their savings, fleshing out plans announced earlier this year that shook the share value of British insurers.


Related Topix: Pension

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

David Cay Johnston: State’s job growth defies predictions after tax increases

Dire predictions about jobs being destroyed spread across California in 2012 as voters debated whether to enact the sales and, for those near the top of the income ladder, stiff income tax increases in Proposition 30. Million-dollar-plus earners face a 3 percentage-point increase on each additional dollar.


Related Topix: California, Tax, Small Business, Sacramento, CA

Army Times

Use your VA loan benefit

Air Force Tech Sgt. Rhonda Stockstill and her husband, Lendle, in front of the home they bought with a VA loan.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Home Listing, Home, Moore, OK, Mortgage, Life, Veteran Affairs

Bellingham Herald

State mortgage program cuts rates in Western Md.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports the Maryland Mortgage Program will lower rates by a quarter percent for homes in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Maryland

Lexington Herald-Leader

National Guard support program caught in debate

Created in 2007, the Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program has been widely praised for helping nearly 3,000 individuals with suicide prevention, mental health care, employment and housing.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Healthcare Law, Law, Small Business, Maggie Hassan, US Governors

Merced Sun-Star

Unfit borrowers paying exorbitant rates for auto loans

Marcelina Mojica and her husband Jonathan Mojica, shown here with their dog Lilly, moved into a homeless shelter in the Bronx to keep up with their car payments on their Hyundai sedan.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Social Security, Binghamton, NY, Mortgage

West Australian

Will economy's fate be set by next two weeks' earnings?

A long hoped for improvement in the economy appears to be manifesting itself in second-quarter U.S. earnings, but the next two weeks could be the real test.


Related Topix: DLP Mobile, Banking, Citigroup, Financial Services, Mortgage, Hospital Administration, Thomson, Media, Medicine, Reuters, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Healthcare Industry

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Local investment fund accused of defrauding investors out of $700 million

Phyllis Christopher and her former husband spent years pinching pennies so they would be comfortable in retirement.


Related Topix: Retirement, Lafayette, CA, IRA, Contra Costa County, CA, Alameda County, CA, Rossmoor, CA


Election Profile: Mark Takai

All week, we've been introducing you to the democrats running in the first congressional district.


Related Topix: US News, Small Business