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  • Who will win Iowa, the most conservative or the most electable?

    Who will win Iowa, the most conservative or the most electable?
    Now that the seven Republican presidential hopefuls have had their last televised debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses, they have barely two weeks of on-the-ground campaigning to answer the two key questions facing the voters. The big one...
  • Whether it's the economy or the Colorado shooting, the left and right view the world in predictable ways

    Whether it's the economy or the Colorado shooting, the left and right view the world in predictable ways
    The gulf between the American left and right continues to widen against a backdrop of high unemployment, weak growth and high octane cultural battles. I got to thinking about this growing divide in the aftermath of the Colorado movie theater shooting...
  • Emanuel's 'Rahmbo' image

    Rahm Emanuel combines political instincts, White House experience and a Chicago tough-guy attitude - traits he's likely to need as President-elect Obama's new chief of staff. His combative style as political director in the early days of the Clinton...
  • As economic crisis goes on, financial fears can push some over the edge

    As economic crisis goes on, financial fears can push some over the edge
    The headlines have had a similar ring: A Frederick County man underwater on his mortgage kills himself and his family. A man accused of financial improprieties does the same while staying at a Towson hotel. A top official with Freddie Mac, a company...
  • FICO score change unlikely to help home buyers in near future

    You may have noticed the big media splash recently when Fair Isaac Corp., developer of the FICO credit score, announced the debut of a new score version that no longer would penalize consumers who have medical debt-collection issues in their credit files....
  • What home buyers and sellers should know about appraisals

    When it comes to real estate, the appraisal is the linchpin around which all else revolves. Both buyers and sellers are in a holding pattern until the appraiser arrives at the property, looks it over and comes back with a figure for what he thinks the...
  • Deutsche Bank, BayernLB agree to settle $810 million U.S. suit

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest bank, and state-backed lender BayernLB [BAYLB.UL] have agreed to settle an $810 million lawsuit in connection with residential mortgage-backed securities, or RMBS, that Deutsche sold to BayernLB. "We...
  • Quinn kills bill to cap assessments tied to foreclosed condo sales

    Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday killed a bill that would have limited the amount of money due to a condominium association when a foreclosed unit is sold. The governor, who had to act on the bill by Wednesday, used an amendatory veto to change the bill,...
  • Ex-Im Bank, amnesty, and Tiger: Letters

    Let Ex-Im Bank expire A Front Burner column on Friday from the Florida Chamber of Commerce asserted that the Export-Import Bank is necessary for the success of Florida's flourishing export industry ("Financing helps Fla. firms keep up with foreign...
  • Mortgage rates tick downward

    Mortgage rates tick downward
    A week of few economic reports helped nudge down mortgage interest rates this week. The average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage this week was back at its 2014 low of 4.12 percent, down from 4.14 percent last week and 4.40 percent in the se week a...
  • Beware the shortcomings of data on home prices and mortgage rates

    It has been said that figures lie and liars figure. But even when the numbers are truthful, they often are nearly meaningless. Take average home prices. They are widely reported by regional and local media, even though they are generally national in...
  • Ackman files second lawsuit against U.S. government

    (Reuters) - Activist Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management LP filed its second lawsuit in two days against the U.S. government over bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, court documents show. In Friday's complaint with the U.S. District...