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It’s Blame the Messenger Week. In Washington, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., blamed the tea party for the decline of America’s credit rating for the first time in history. Kerry called it “a tea party downgrade.” David Axelrod,...
Contributing ColumnistIt’s Blame the Messenger time. In Washington, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., blamed the Tea Party for the decline of America’s credit rating for the first time in history. Kerry called it “a Tea Party downgrade.” David Axelrod,...
Contributing columnistIt turns out that $100 bills bearing Ben Franklin’s likeness are not the only thing counterfeited these days. So is the economic system that Franklin and his fellow patriots worked so diligently to create. Actually, our founders did not create...
Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance Co. added millions of dollars to its ability to pay hurricane-season claims and increased its cash surplus in order to maintain its A-Exceptional score with an insurance industry ratings agency. Last week...
For all the mixed messages from the Fed and the uncertainty that has roiled financial markets recently, one thing looks very clear: The era of declining interest rates is over. After three decades in which borrowing costs for Americans have pretty...
Dramatic double-digit percentage home price gains have raised concerns of a new housing bubble, but those eye-popping increases should moderate by the end of this year as more supply comes on the market, according to a national real estate data firm....
June 18 (Bloomberg) -- Beginning construction of new U.S. homes increased in May and permits to build single-family houses rose to a five-year high, extending a rebound that is helping shore up the expansion. Housing starts climbed 6.8 percent, less than...
If you're in the market to buy a home, you may not want to drag your feet. Those record low fixed mortgage rates aren't so low anymore. The federal reserve bought billions of dollars in bonds and securities to boost the housing market, which allowed...
WASHINGTON — The refinancing boom may be cooling down, but the move to shorter mortgages — especially 10-year loans among pre-retirees — appears to be accelerating. Some community banks say 10-year mortgages, once an insignificant...
Illinois is experiencing a fragile housing recovery, as growing optimism among potential homebuyers has led to a 20 percent growth in purchases this year. But while we’re on our way toward recovery, some disturbing trends highlight the need for...
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Consumer confidence in June eased from a six-year high as progress in the labor market supported Americans' views of the economic outlook. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment declined to 82.7 in June from...
Home values in Illinois' most populous county are improving, but the gains may be smaller than would-be sellers are expecting. First-quarter prices of single-family homes in Cook County increased 3.5 percent from 2012's first quarter and rose 3.2...
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