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Yesterday | via The Columbus Dispatch
As spring home sales kick into gear, central Ohio shoppers are discovering that in some neighborhoods the old rules of home-buying no longer apply. Instead, they must learn the meaning of phrases such as "escalation clauses," "highest-and-best offers," "no-remedy inspections" and "curbside offers." Comment?
Tuesday May 19 | via Washington Examiner
Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee have countered Republican Chairman Richard Shelby's proposal to overhaul banking regulation with a plan of their own, one that would limit deregulation to small banks and credit unions. The outline, released by the panel's ranking Democrat, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, two days before a scheduled mark-up, mostly retains the community bank provisions of Shelby's reform, while dropping a range of other items that liberals had criticized as giveaways to Wall Street. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via Los Angeles Times
A Senate committee Thursday voted to ease some of the financial regulations enacted in 2010, approving legislation that Republicans said would help small banks avoid burdensome rules but that Democrats charged would help big Wall Street firms as well. The 12-10 vote in the Senate Banking Committee split along party lines, demonstrating the sharp partisan divisions that still exist nearly five years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was approved in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Comment?
Thursday May 21 | via Insurance News Net
A bill that would significantly reduce federal agencies' authority to regulate insurance companies was reported out of committee today, despite it being unlikely to win enough votes in its present form to become law. The bill will likely need significant narrowing before it can win enough votes to be enacted. Comment?
Monday May 18 | via Press
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has proposed more changes to the state's formula for farmland valuation, saying the reforms would result in more accurate valuations that reflect the economic conditions the agricultural sector is facing. In a May 13 letter to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the Farm Bureau contends the changes to the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program would also encourage more participation in conservation practices. Comment?
8 min ago | via The Newberg Graphic
Employees at the Forest Grove post office were surprised to learn this month that their space at 1822 21st Ave. will be auctioned off in the fall. Comment?
10 min ago | via The Globe and Mail
Farid Ahmed, moderator of an atheistic blog South Asian blog called Mukto Mona, poses with his wife Afroja Akter in Toronto, Wednesday May 20, 2015. Farid Ahmed, moderator of an atheistic blog South Asian blog called Mukto Mona, poses with his wife Afroja Akter in Toronto, Wednesday May 20, 2015. Comment?
13 min ago | via WCBM-AM Pikesville
Who are these Obama voters? They can't all have head injuries, have been in a coma for the past 4 years, or own stock in an electric car battery company. Besides having "stupid" stamped on their forehead, here's a handy guide identifying these clueless creatures. Comment?
13 min ago | via My Mother Lode
Leading Spanish social activist Ada Colau said Monday the fight against evictions, poverty and corruption will be her priority as new mayor of the country's second city, Barcelona. Colau, 41, told a news conference she intends to halt evictions of people who can't afford to pay their mortgage or rent and will demand that banks free up the thousands of empty houses they possess. Comment?
15 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
The NZD is currently trading near a six-month low at 0.7311. While the currency had briefly risen to a four-month high of 0.7724 against the USD at the end of April, the currency has continued to revert downwards over the past month. Comment?
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