Sam submitted, made popular 6 years ago - (www.latimes.com) » 0 Comments
In the first major disclosure of corruption in the $750-billion financial bailout program, federal investigators said Monday they have opened 20 criminal probes into possible securities fraud, tax violations, insider trading and other crimes.
With Jamaica's currency in free fall, unemployment soaring and banks heavily exposed to government debt, the Caribbean island's diplomats went into crisis mode earlier this year. They traveled to all corners of the world to seek help.
The death of Freddie Mac's acting chief financial officer heightens the turmoil at Freddie and Fannie Mae at a critical time when the two housing-finance giants are assuming larger roles in the Obama administration's housing rescue program. David Kellermann, who became Freddie's CFO when the government took over Freddie and Fannie in September, was found dead Wednesday.
The president and the Federal Reserve chairman voiced cautious optimism yesterday that the economy could be beginning to stabilize. But the economy wasn't cooperating. Retail sales dropped sharply in March, the government reported, and wholesale prices fell steeply.
Good questions. I consider a good interest rate to be under 10%. If you’re in single digits, you’re money$. If your current rates are over 10% and you know you have a good credit score, call your credit card company and ask them to lower your interest rate. 9 out of 10 times they’ll pander to your request.
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Most people say they plan to use this year's tax refund to pay bills, deciding in this sour economy to be more frugal with their annual windfall. Fifty-four percent of those receiving refunds said they intend to pay off credit card, utility, housing and other bills, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Monday. That compares with 35 percent who said the same thing a year ago.
nate submitted, made popular 6 years ago - (www.crosswalk.com) » 0 Comments
For years I have prayed that God would do whatever it took to get our attention—to turn us from false idols and back to Him. If the current economic meltdown is an answer to prayer, God is certainly getting our attention.
Interested in avoiding the next financial bubble? Then evangelical Christianity could be for you. A new study by Christopher W. Crowe found that during the last two housing booms in the United States, regions with high concentrations of evangelicals saw lower gains in home prices and less volatility than similar regions with fewer evangelical residents: