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Stories with subject: Personal loans
  • Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:18 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.

  • ID, NV, UT have among highest payday loan rates 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:02 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Idaho, Nevada and Utah have among the nation's highest interest rates for payday loans, according to a report.

  • Foreclosure assistance available for Long Island 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:04 am
  • ALBANY, New York - The state is sending experts to Long Island to assist homeowners facing foreclosures.

  • US home building up in March after frigid winter 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:20 am
  • 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.

  • Supporters seek new angle to limit payday lending 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:46 pm
  • 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.

  • JPMorgan's first-quarter profit falls 20 percent 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:46 am
  • 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.

  • Sallie Mae board approves Navient spinoff 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:26 am
  • 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.

  • US consumer borrowing up $16.5 billion in February 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:37 pm
  • 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.

  • Many bills die on last day of Alabama Legislature 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:50 pm
  • 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.

  • US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:05 pm
  • 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.

  • Mo. House panel endorses payday loan legislation 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:08 am
  • 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.

  • Reports detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:01 pm
  • 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.

  • Mudslide homeowners still on hook for mortgages 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:50 pm
  • SEATTLE - Property owners who lost their houses in the Oso mudslide probably still owe payments on their home loans.

  • Common Core repeal, wiretapping among dead bills 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:56 am
  • 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.

  • Georgia editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:04 pm
  • Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:

  • Correction: Fannie-Freddie Mortgages stories 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:21 pm
  • 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.

  • $1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 10:22 am
  • Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

  • Sales of new US homes fell 3.3 percent in February 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:29 am
  • 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.

  • Report: Payday loans can cost borrowers much 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 12:07 am
  • 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 turns to private flood insurance 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 11:50 am
  • 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.

  • Mich. homeowners dread flood insurance rate hikes 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 9:34 am
  • 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.

  • In Va, 20K-plus face flood insurance rate hikes 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 7:28 am
  • 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.