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Lawmakers want foreclosure investigation

October 6th, 2010 4:37 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) More than 30 House members from California are calling on federal regulators to investigate whether mortgage companies broke the law by using paperwork that may have contained errors.The Democratic lawmakers, led by Rep. Zoe Lofgren and H

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Consumers push Sept. retail sales up, but shy away from luxuries

October 6th, 2010 4:31 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Americans kept spending carefully last month, buying electronics and back-to-school clothes but holding back on luxuries.Erratic weather and tepid economic news dampened sales, according to data released Wednesday by MasterCard Advisors' Sp

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Flawed paperwork aggravates foreclosure crisis

October 4th, 2010 5:18 am by Staff Report

According to the New York Times some of the nation's largest lenders have conceded that their foreclosure procedures might have been improperly handled, lawsuits have revealed myriad missteps in crucial documents.The flawed practices that GMAC Mortgage,

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Which political party's message on economy will voters take to heart?

October 3rd, 2010 11:59 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON If you don't like the economy, blame President Barack Obama and Democrats because they're making times tougher, Republicans are telling voters entering the four-week homestretch to an election the GOP hopes will return the party to power in C

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Eastman working to promote safety, prevent future accidents

October 2nd, 2010 2:25 pm by Sharon Hayes

The physical scars of a massive explosion that ripped through Eastman Chemical Co. 50 years ago have all but disappeared with time. But the lessons learned will not be forgotten. Parker Smith and Pete Lodal want to make sure of that.

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Eastman Chemical Co. marked its darkest day 50 years ago

October 2nd, 2010 2:20 pm by Sharon Hayes

After the explosion at Eastman, Ben Smith searched buildings trying to find anyone who needed help. Smith, who turns 88 in December, was a senior chemist who had just been reassigned to the dyes department from the development lab.

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Cupcakes: Good things in small packages

October 2nd, 2010 2:11 pm by Marcie Gore

You know what they say good things come in small packages. And with the recent opening of local bakeries specializing in cupcakes, dessert aficionados are learning this adage really does hold true.

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The Bailout Yearbook: The Stars and the Slackers

October 1st, 2010 8:04 am by Karen Weise ProPublica

After two years and half a trillion dollars, the federal bailout fund is set to expire Oct. 3. After that, the government won't be able to start new programs through the bailout, though it can continue paying money that's already committed.We've been foll

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Postal Service's request to raise stamp prices turned down

September 30th, 2010 2:34 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service voted Thursday to deny the agency's request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents, keeping first-class stamps at 44 cents.Ruth Goldway, chairman of the Postal Regul

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