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1 hr ago | The Age

Australia's house prices second-highest in world: BIS

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.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage

6 hrs ago | SFGate

New Mexico vets' personal information compromised

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.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Michelle Lujan, Life, Veteran Affairs, Social Security, Science / Technology

10 hrs ago | News Herald

5 foolish mistakes first-time home buyers make5 foolish mistakes...

Check out this story on 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.


Related Topix: Home Buying, Home, Mortgage

14 hrs ago | KMIZ

Investors tell Fed: Don't fumble interest rates

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.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Home, Mortgage

17 hrs ago | KOB-TV New Mexico

Personal information of more than 2,600 veterans inadvertently misplaced

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.


Related Topix: Social Security, Albuquerque, NM

21 hrs ago | West Australian

China August factory growth slows to near six-year low, calls grow for more stimulus

China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other key sectors also cooled, raising fears the world's second-largest economy may be at risk of a sharp slowdown unless Beijing takes fresh stimulus measures. The output data, combined with weaker readings in retail sales, investment and imports, pointed to a further loss of momentum as the cooling housing market increasingly drags on other sectors from cement to steel and saps consumer confidence.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Ex Steals from Mom and Child While Attempting to Defraud Operator;...

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Social Security, US News

Man with fraud history arrested for swindling $2 million from school teachers

A swindler who sold over $2 million in illegal promissory notes and other securities to school teachers , administrators and other school district employees was arrested this week. According to the Texas State Securities Board yesterday, McKinny resident Christopher Anthony Zaal was arrested Sept.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Collin County, TX, Retirement, Home, Mortgage

Motherwell Today

Referendum countdown: Alistair Darling argues case for keeping the union

In five days time we will make the most important decision of our political lives. The stakes are very high.


Related Topix: Alistair Darling, Home, Mortgage

WYFF-TV Greenville

Not all legal immigrants allowed to work

H-4 visas are given to spouses of those on an H-1B visa . The State Department said 96,753 people received the H-4 visa in 2013, 76 percent of whom were from South Asia.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Immigration Reform, Newark, CA

Business Journal

Inc.credible Award winners announced

Greater Louisville Inc. announced the winners of its 2014 Inc.credible Awards during a luncheon today at the Galt House hotel. This year's competition drew more than 750 nominees and 117 candidates, according to a news release from GLI, the metro chamber of commerce.


Related Topix: Small Business

Police: 2 Women Charged in Mortgage Scam; Cops Warn of More Victims

The warning comes days after two women were arrested and charged with stealing more than $90,000 from victims expecting help on mortgages, cops said. Tania Ayala, 37, of Uniondale, was charged with second- and third-degree grand larceny Sunday after Nassau Detectives said she scammed victims of $64,000.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Ozone-Park, NY

Fri Sep 12, 2014

CBS Atlanta

Top 9 vacation destinations for Wall Street geeks

If you're geeky about Wall Street and investing, it may not matter whether you're placing trades with your broker or standing in line at the grocery store - the world of finance is never far from your thoughts. Here are some top spots! If you're geeky about Wall Street and investing, it may not matter whether you're placing trades with your broker or standing in line at the grocery store - the world of finance is never far from your thoughts.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Home

USA Today

HSBC pays $550M over risky mortgage securities

Big British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $550 million to resolve U.S. claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. HSBC pays $550M over risky mortgage securities Big British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $550 million to resolve U.S. claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Financial Services, Fannie Mae


Ariz. man wins fight for same-sex death benefits

A judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Fred McQuire and George Martinez were partners of 45 years who got married in California this summer, fulfilling one of their final wishes as they both dealt with serious health issues.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, California, Social Security, Life, Veteran Affairs

Brandon Sun

Workers at Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay, Ont., ratify new contract

Hundreds of striking workers at the Bombardier light rail plant in Thunder Bay, Ont., are expected to be back on the job soon after ratifing a new three-year collective agreement. The Thunder Bay plant builds subway cars and streetcars for the Toronto Transit Commission, as well as cars for the GO train regional commuter train service.


Related Topix: Canada, Pension

Mid Devon Star

Former Democratic Unionist leader Ian Paisley has died

Former Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness share a joke after being sworn in in 2007. The picture earned the two former enemies the nickname 'The Chuckle Brothers'.


Related Topix: Sinn Fein, IRA, Irish Republican Army, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Down County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Canada,

Swindon Advertiser

Woman faces trial over A 300,000 theft and fraud allegations

Lynsey Mitchell has been charged with one count of theft to the tune of A 108,519.40, and a further 18 counts of fraud, totalling more than A 200,000. Mitchell, 30, of Salvation Army hostel Booth House, is said to have carried out the offences between October 2010 and August 2013.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage

August slowdown hits Bay Area housing market

The Bay Area's housing market is cooling off after a red-hot spring and summer, according to an August sales report released Thursday by real estate information company CoreLogic DataQuick. Steady price increases have made the region one of the hottest markets in the nation, but sales have been constrained by a lack of inventory.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Home, Mortgage

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Ottawa cuts employment premiums for small businesses for 2015, 2016

Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver arrives for an annoucement in Toronto on July 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young TORONTO - Ottawa announced Thursday that it will cut employment insurance premiums for small businesses for the next two years, a move it billed will save employers more than $550 million.


Related Topix: Small Business, North America, Canada, World News