- Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low Updated: Apr-22-14 11:18 am
- ID, NV, UT have among highest payday loan rates Updated: Apr-20-14 5:02 pm
- Foreclosure assistance available for Long Island Updated: Apr-18-14 3:04 am
- US home building up in March after frigid winter Updated: Apr-16-14 9:20 am
- Supporters seek new angle to limit payday lending Updated: Apr-14-14 3:46 pm
- JPMorgan's first-quarter profit falls 20 percent Updated: Apr-11-14 9:46 am
- Sallie Mae board approves Navient spinoff Updated: Apr-10-14 10:26 am
- US consumer borrowing up $16.5 billion in February Updated: Apr-07-14 3:37 pm
- Many bills die on last day of Alabama Legislature Updated: Apr-03-14 9:50 pm
- US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers Updated: Apr-03-14 2:05 pm
- Mo. House panel endorses payday loan legislation Updated: Apr-03-14 5:08 am
- Reports detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents Updated: Apr-02-14 5:01 pm
- Mudslide homeowners still on hook for mortgages Updated: Apr-02-14 12:50 pm
- Common Core repeal, wiretapping among dead bills Updated: Apr-02-14 11:56 am
- Georgia editorial roundup Updated: Apr-01-14 2:04 pm
- Correction: Fannie-Freddie Mortgages stories Updated: Mar-27-14 7:21 pm
- $1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap Updated: Mar-27-14 10:22 am
- Sales of new US homes fell 3.3 percent in February Updated: Mar-25-14 10:29 am
- Report: Payday loans can cost borrowers much Updated: Mar-25-14 12:07 am
- Three Forks turns to private flood insurance Updated: Mar-24-14 11:50 am
- Mich. homeowners dread flood insurance rate hikes Updated: Mar-24-14 9:34 am
- In Va, 20K-plus face flood insurance rate hikes Updated: Mar-24-14 7:28 am
WASHINGTON - Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.
SALT LAKE CITY - Idaho, Nevada and Utah have among the nation's highest interest rates for payday loans, according to a report.
ALBANY, New York - The state is sending experts to Long Island to assist homeowners facing foreclosures.
WASHINGTON - U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Now that lawmakers have shot down efforts to cap annual interest rates for payday loans, supporters for stricter regulations of the storefront lenders are rallying behind another strategy.
NEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, said Friday its first-quarter earnings fell 20 percent, driven by a decline in investment banking and mortgage lending.
NEWARK, Delaware - Sallie Mae's board has unanimously approved the spinoff of its loan management, servicing and asset recovery company from its consumer banking business.
WASHINGTON - Consumers increased their borrowing in February on autos and student loans by the largest amount in a year. But for a second straight month, they cut back on their credit card use.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Dozens of bills died when the Alabama Legislature ended its 2014 session Thursday, including one to rewrite Alabama's open meetings law and another the state prison system said was needed to resume executions in Alabama.
WASHINGTON - Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri House panel has adopted a measure that would eliminate renewals on payday loans and lower the amount of interest borrowers can currently charge.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal, helped in large part by the sale of an auto salvage company he co-owned, has reported an improvement in his personal finances heading into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizable debts.
SEATTLE - Property owners who lost their houses in the Oso mudslide probably still owe payments on their home loans.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A repeal of the Common Core curriculum standards and a cap on payday loan interest rates are among the legislative proposals that are dead for the session.
Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:
WASHINGTON - In three stories last fall about regulators' settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo & Co., The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Federal Housing Finance Agency sued 18 financial institutions in September 2011 over sales of mortgage securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that later soured.
Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.
WASHINGTON - Fewer people bought new U.S. homes in February. Sales fell to their slowest pace in five months, a sign that the housing market has yet to recover fully from brutal winter weather.
WASHINGTON - About half of all payday loans are made to people who extend the loans so many times they end up paying more in fees than the original amount they borrowed, a report by a federal watchdog has found.
THREE FORKS, Montana - More than 1,800 Montana residents and businesses now receiving discounted flood insurance will start to see their premiums rise as Congress looks to get the federal program out of a $24 billion hole.
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Michigan - Katherine Calhoun gets nervous this time of year. She nods toward the rear of her home, where Ecorse Creek moseys through Dearborn Heights.
NORFOLK, Virginia - More than 20,000 Virginia homeowners and businesses could see their rates for flood insurance rise up to 25 percent as part of an attempt to put the troubled National Flood Insurance Program back on sound financial footing, potentially socking many across the country with premium increases they can't afford, according to an analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.