| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Federal agencies haven't been functioning much this month, but six of them are looking at a proposal that could squeeze huge numbers of buyers out of the mortgage market: a mandatory 30% down payment for borrowers who seek the best...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:29 PM
PHOENIX — President Obama on Tuesday got behind a bipartisan push to replace housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government approach to mortgage guarantees, criticizing a system that let bailed-out firms profit while...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:23 PM
WASHINGTON — The effect of the partial government shutdown began hitting businesses Tuesday, with the potential for bigger problems if federal agencies remained closed more than a few days.
A budget stalemate left many agencies with no money,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — King Kong climbed it. A bomber crashed into it. Now the country's most iconic building is going public.
The Empire State Building is set to make its debut Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. And for $13 — about half the cost...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Coast Community College District students expressed concern during a board meeting last week about a controversial debit card used to disperse financial aid.
Beginning this fall, students have the option of using the My Coast Colleges Card, which acts...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I think I have a phobia about spending money. I'm a young professional who has devoted a lot of time to building up my savings account. I also contribute sizable amounts to my 401(k) and IRA each month. I pay off my credit cards each month,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:49 PM
WASHINGTON — You may have seen two sets of news reports recently that didn't quite add up: First, President Obama called for the liquidation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country's largest providers of funds for home mortgages. Then, Fannie Mae...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The Sept. 13 closing of Connecticut's only minority-owned community development bank, Bridgeport-based The Community's Bank, should never have happened and illustrates excess in discretionary authority by federal and Connecticut bank regulators. The...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: Recently my mother passed away. My brother and I were fortunate enough to inherit a substantial amount of money from her life insurance. My brother and I do not want to spend this money and have placed the funds in brokerage accounts. My...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:17 PM
In Central Florida's latest money-in-the-bank score card, an Orlando bank run by a father-and-son team has surged into first place among the locally based community banks, regulatory figures show.
Fast-growing Old Florida National Bank, headquartered in...
| Dec 11, 2013
WASHINGTON — Government regulators approved a sweeping new set of rules for the nation's biggest banks that ban them from the kind of ultra-high-risk trading that nearly collapsed the world's financial system.
Despite a fierce lobbying effort to...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The number of foreclosed homes scheduled for the auction block in October skyrocketed by 76 percent in Palm Beach County compared with a year ago, according to figured released by RealtyTrac on Wednesday.
Lenders are aggressively finalizing foreclosures...