- Ex-Doylestown Twp. supervisor sent to federal pen Updated: Mar-07-14 5:40 pm
- Trial approaches for former Ala. Senate leader Updated: Mar-07-14 4:12 pm
- US consumer borrowing up $13.7 billion in January Updated: Mar-07-14 3:27 pm
- Fewer Minnesotans 'underwater' on mortgages Updated: Mar-07-14 8:07 am
- Senate committee moves amendment for student loans Updated: Mar-06-14 6:56 pm
- Teaching grant helps drop UNI's student debt Updated: Mar-06-14 3:35 pm
- Transferring a credit card balance: Wise move? Updated: Mar-05-14 5:31 pm
- Bills seek to cap payday loan rates in Louisiana Updated: Mar-05-14 5:28 pm
- New payday lending bill moving in Ala. Legislature Updated: Mar-05-14 4:40 pm
- Australia rejected Qantas request for $2.7 B loan Updated: Mar-05-14 10:49 am
- Muncie vying for share of demolition funding Updated: Mar-03-14 12:10 pm
- JPMorgan Chase class-action settlement is approved Updated: Feb-28-14 5:07 pm
- Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown proposes Dream Act fund Updated: Feb-27-14 3:08 pm
- Freddie Mac posts $8.6B profit in 4Q Updated: Feb-27-14 12:25 pm
- 7 arrested for alleged $6.2 million mortgage scam Updated: Feb-26-14 8:49 pm
- JPMorgan to cut 8,000 jobs this year Updated: Feb-25-14 5:18 pm
- Sallie Mae coins name Navient for loan servicer Updated: Feb-25-14 3:16 pm
- Real estate consultant sentenced in fraud scheme Updated: Feb-23-14 12:58 pm
- NY mortgage program reports 6,600 loan revisions Updated: Feb-23-14 11:35 am
- Former Va. first lady at heart of gift scandal Updated: Feb-23-14 11:11 am
- Missouri lawmakers considering payday loan changes Updated: Feb-22-14 1:53 pm
- Fannie earns $6.5B in 4Q; repaying US bailout Updated: Feb-21-14 9:10 am
- SD lawmakers reject bill limiting payday lending Updated: Feb-19-14 3:53 pm
- US credit card late payments up in 4Q from 3Q Updated: Feb-18-14 2:34 pm
- NH nonprofit offering student loan consolidation Updated: Feb-16-14 10:19 am
PHILADELPHIA - A lawyer and the former township supervisor of Doylestown in Bucks County will spend 18 months in federal prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scam that preyed on homeowners facing foreclosure.
FORT PAYNE, Alabama - A prosecutor said Friday he will show that former Alabama Senate leader Lowell Barron gave $58,000 in campaign funds to campaign aide Rhonda Jill Johnson to help her pay a debt to him and a credit card company.
WASHINGTON - Consumers increased their borrowing in January on autos and student loans but cut back on their credit card use.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The number of Minnesota home owners who owe more on their mortgages than their house is worth has declined.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow state backing on low-interest loans for students interested in college.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Students at the University of Northern Iowa have managed to significantly reduce average student debt by taking advantage of a federal program that requires them to teach a high-need subject at a school in an impoverished neighborhood.
Offers from credit card companies to temporarily skirt interest charges can be enticing.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana organizations that represent the elderly, the poor and others on fixed incomes want stiffer regulation of payday lending businesses that offer short-term loans with high interest rates.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - After years of killing bills to tighten regulations on payday loans, the Legislature may agree to set up a database to make sure people don't take out more than $500 in loans at one time.
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's government rejected a request from Qantas Airways for a $2.7 billion unsecured loan to help the national carrier return to profitability, deciding instead to abolish foreign ownership restrictions, the prime minister said Wednesday.
MUNCIE, Indiana - Muncie is one of 11 Indiana cities competing for $19.8 million to pay for tearing down vacant houses.
ALBANY, New York - A federal judge approved a settlement Friday of a class-action lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for its force-placed insurance practices, an agreement that could pay more than $300 million to about 750,000 mortgage borrowers.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is proposing to create a student loan fund to help students who are not legal residents pay for college.
WASHINGTON - Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $8.6 billion for the October through December period, its ninth straight profitable quarter. Earnings were boosted by the continued rise in home prices, which reduced the amounts the company had to set aside to cover losses on mortgages.
SAN BERNARDINO, California - Seven people have been charged with a mortgage loan scheme that bilked Southern Californians out of $6.2 million.
JPMorgan Chase plans to eliminate 8,000 jobs this year as its mortgage business shrinks and the giant bank aims to control costs at its branches.
NEWARK, Delaware - Sallie Mae has coined the name Navient for the new loan management and servicing company it plans to split off this spring.
CAMDEN, New Jersey - Federal prosecutors say a real estate consultant who says he helped five people defraud banks - including a former NFL star and his mother - has been sentenced to 20 months in prison.
ALBANY, New York - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reports his office's Homeowner Protection Program has worked with 23,760 New Yorkers in the past 15 months, resulting in 6,660 approved and pending loan modifications.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - Elaine Kubiak finds it impossible to reconcile the social-climbing, bullying and bizarre-acting former first lady of Virginia being portrayed in federal court papers and the media with the woman she's known for two decades.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A proposed overhaul of Missouri's loan industry would give borrowers more time to pay but could allow lenders to charge higher fees and interest.
WASHINGTON - Fannie Mae posted net income of $6.5 billion from October through December, its eighth straight profitable quarter. Fannie will have repaid its full government bailout after paying its fourth-quarter dividend.
PIERRE, South Dakota - A South Dakota legislative panel on Wednesday rejected further restrictions on payday loans and other short-term lending, so the bill's sponsor vowed to take the issue to the voters.
LOS ANGELES - Many Americans took on more credit card debt and failed to make timely payments in the final quarter of 2013, when consumers typically crank up spending on holiday shopping.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire nonprofit is launching a new private loan consolidation program for students.