- Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.76 percent Updated: Oct-08-15 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness.
- How new mortgage disclosure rules may affect buyers Updated: Oct-07-15 4:25 pm
Closing on a home can be exciting but also stressful for buyers, particularly those who are relying on financing. New rules aim to make sure buyers at least have a better understanding of the financial obligations they are signing up for when they take on a home loan.
- US consumer borrowing climbs to new record in August Updated: Oct-07-15 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer borrowing advanced at a solid pace in August, as Americans took out more auto and student loans.
- Federal report: Florida lags in disbursing foreclosure aid Updated: Oct-06-15 1:34 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Florida lags behind other states in using federal mortgage assistance money to help desperate homeowners facing foreclosure, and Florida has only drawn on half of the $1 billion available, according to a critical report released Tuesday.
- Woman sentenced in $4 million mortgage-debt scheme Updated: Oct-06-15 5:30 am
LOS ANGELES - A Southern California woman has been sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for leading a $4 million scheme that falsely promised to erase mortgage debts for hundreds of homeowners.
- A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids Updated: Oct-05-15 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON - A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.
- Fast and easy loans come at price for small businesses Updated: Oct-01-15 11:05 am
NEW YORK - It sounded like a sweet deal: A loan broker walked into Southern Girl Desserts offering the Los Angeles bakery a $40,000 loan that could be deposited in a bank account quickly. Already rejected for a loan from a bank, co-owner Catarah Hampshire took the offer and hired more workers to whip up peach cobblers and sweet potato cupcakes.
- Federal health program for Sept. 11 responders set to expire Updated: Sep-30-15 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON - A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expires at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act.
- Charity care fell 22 percent at Minnesota hospitals in 2014 Updated: Sep-30-15 5:58 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The state Department of Public Health says Minnesota hospitals saw a roughly 22 percent drop last year in care they provide without expecting payment.
- Lawsuit: College prep company is insolvent, owes millions Updated: Sep-29-15 10:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A credit union that holds loans on thousands of prospective college students is suing an Indianapolis-based college test preparation company, alleging that it owes it more than $12 million.
- Auto title loans turn up in violation of Michigan law Updated: Sep-29-15 5:46 am
DETROIT - Lawyers say two lenders offering loans that charge high interest rates to borrow against cars are operating in defiance of Michigan law.
- Democrats propose nearly $1B in middle-class tax credits Updated: Sep-28-15 5:30 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Democrats in the Republican-controlled Legislature proposed nearly $1 billion in tax cuts geared toward families with children and people paying off college loans in an attempt to shift more of the tax burden to businesses.
- Milford High School awards diplomas to families of WWII vets Updated: Sep-27-15 3:08 pm
MILFORD, Utah - Of the 45 students who were granted Milford High School diplomas this month, only two were there to walk across the stage. The other certificates went to family members of the students -- young men who dropped out in the 1940s to fight in World War II.
- AG: Arizona-licensed foreclosure attorney settles lawsuit Updated: Sep-25-15 5:20 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona-licensed foreclosure attorney has settled a lawsuit over allegations he misled homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure.
- Beatrice officials write off $880K in bad debt Updated: Sep-23-15 5:09 pm
BEATRICE, Nebraska - The Beatrice City Council has written off collecting $880,000 in outstanding balances on three loans with companies that are no longer operating, but it's not giving up hope that it eventually could recoup the money, an official said.
- Investment adviser, father sentenced for stealing from widow Updated: Sep-18-15 2:16 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A New Jersey investment adviser and his father have been sentenced for stealing $175,000 from an elderly widow and using the money to pay off a home equity line of credit.
- US household wealth reaches new high of $85.7 trillion Updated: Sep-18-15 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Rising home values drove a modest increase in Americans' household wealth to a new high of $85.7 trillion in the April-June quarter.
- Lawyer awaits sentencing in mortgage assistance fraud case Updated: Sep-16-15 5:43 am
PONTIAC, Michigan - A lawyer accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from people in Michigan that were facing mortgage foreclosures faces sentencing next month.
- Statehouse sex scandals carry public costs, consequences Updated: Sep-15-15 1:11 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Michigan's statehouse has been roiled for the past month after an extramarital affair between two lawmakers became public, ultimately leading to both losing their seats.
- Government says students can apply earlier for college aid Updated: Sep-13-15 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday.
- Revenue Department stepping up its debt-collection efforts Updated: Sep-12-15 11:18 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Debtors beware: The Department of Revenue is making it easier for state agencies to collect the fines and fees they're owed.
- The Latest on Legislature: Lawmakers reject doctor billing Updated: Sep-12-15 4:03 am
SACRAMENTO, California - The latest developments in the California Legislature, which is considering hundreds of bills ahead of a Friday deadline for passage (all times local):