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  • Regulators weigh proposal for minimum 30% down payments on loans

    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...
  • Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    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...
  • Businesses are feeling effect of partial government shutdown

    Businesses are feeling effect of partial government shutdown
    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,...
  • Investors can buy a piece of the Empire State Building

    Investors can buy a piece of the Empire State Building
    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...
  • Students take a swipe at debit card

    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...
  • Being cautious about spending money is fine

    Being cautious about spending money is fine
    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,...
  • Dissolving Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac may hurt borrowers

    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...
  • Ticket Network Boss's Bank Bailout Wrongly Denied

    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...
  • Determining goal for windfall will aid in deciding how to invest it

    Determining goal for windfall will aid in deciding how to invest it
    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...
  • SunTrust wins latest deposit race, but Old Florida surges in ranks

    SunTrust wins latest deposit race, but Old Florida surges in ranks
    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...
  • Regulators OK Volcker rule, curbing big banks' high-risk trades

    Regulators OK Volcker rule, curbing big banks' high-risk trades
    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...
  • Foreclosure auctions jump in South Florida

    Foreclosure auctions jump in South Florida
    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...