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Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Nicole Chaudhry

Will the Federal Affordable Home Loan Modification Program Succeed?

It’s all too common for an American homeowner to owe more on a mortgage than the home is worth. To help Americans pay off their home loans, the government recently announced an affordable mortgage modification program. The program will reduce the amount certain borrowers owe on their mortgage loans.

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Dianne Strauss

Payday Lending Industry Gave $75,000 in Political Donations in 2009

Payday loan representatives in Wisconsin gave almost $75,000 in political donations last year. The donations are the industry’s strongest weapon against further regulation. Most of the money went to Democrats, who now control the state Legislature.

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Jeremy Novacek

Moody’s Cautions that U.S. Debt Might Harm Triple-A Rating

The sterling credit rating of the U.S. has always been a given, but a recent warning may challenge that tradition. Moody’s recently cautioned that the credit rating of the U.S. might fall if federal debt is not brought under control. Although the ratings are stable currently, they are much closer to being downgraded than ever before.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Carlos Gutierrez

States May Prohibit Pre-Employment Credit Checks

Legislators in 16 states across the U.S. have proposed banning pre-employment credit checks. Lawmakers say the checks discriminate against people with debt problems, precluding them from finding a job. The companies that use the credit checks say they are good indicators of a prospective hire’s level of responsibility.

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