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2 hrs ago | WTVY Dothan
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.
6 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service
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.
9 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
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.
9 hrs ago | The York Daily Record
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.
9 hrs ago | KTVN Reno
11, 2014 photo, Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. . In this Thursday, Sept.
11 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19
When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time." The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed's first increase in interest rates since it cut them to record lows in 2008.
11 hrs ago | Redditch Advertiser
David Gillies has taken on the role of private client director with responsibility for ten tax department staff at the firm's head office in Droitwich Spa. Mr Gillies has operated in the sector for more than 25 years.
11 hrs ago | The Review
Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 4.05 percent, up from 3.96 percent at this same time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate gradually increased last week, peaking at 4.19 percent on Saturday before coming down to the current rate.
12 hrs ago | WNED
Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments.
16 hrs ago | Reuters
Getting a mortgage in the United States may be easier than many borrowers think, according to a survey released Monday by Wells Fargo & Co ( Nearly two-thirds of respondents thought that a very good credit score was necessary to buy a home, and more than 40 percent thought they needed a down payment equal to at least 20 percent of the purchase price to buy a home. Under government-backed programs, first-time home buyers with subprime credit scores can get a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration, and they can put down as little as 3.5 percent of the purchase price.
A real estate investing program for retirement account holders is now in effect through the JWB company online at http://jwbrealestatecapital.com . Men and women who have set up retirement accounts in hopes of building future wealth can now use these accounts to purchase real estate.
According to the BIS's latest quarterly review of global housing, Australia was the second most expensive market. Photo: Erin Jonasson Australian house prices are among the world's most expensive when measured against incomes and rents, according to the Bank for International Settlements, but it also finds real price growth in the country has been flat once adjusted for long-term trends.
The personal identifying information of thousands of New Mexico veterans may have been compromised because of a misplaced folder, New Mexico Veterans Affairs officials said Saturday. Agency officials said they are notifying more than 2,600 veterans that a folder with their names and Social Security numbers was found in a women's restroom July 30 at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.
Check out this story on portclintonnewsherald.com: http://usat.ly/1tQXJnI Buying a home is exciting, especially when you're buying for the first time. In the midst of all of the excitement, it's easy to become blinded by beautiful back-splashes, granite and quartz counter tops, hardwood floors, and fenced-in backyards.
America's central bank wraps up its two-day meeting on Wednesday and will subsequently outline its latest monetary policy. The Fed has been holding down the federal funds rate near zero since the financial crisis, but a strengthening economy has lead to speculation that it will raise rates sooner than later.
The names and social security numbers of more than 2,600 local veterans were left in a folder in a public restroom in the lobby of the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque. The VA said that folder was misplaced back in July, but patients are just now getting letters from the VA that their information was compromised.
SubscriberWise, the leading provider of analytics driven subscriber decision management technology and the nation's first and largest issuing consumer reporting agency for the communications industry, announced today that the company president has counseled a woman about an identity theft where she and her 7-year-old daughter are the crime victims. "The timing is remarkable," stated David Howe, president of SubscriberWise.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:44 pm
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