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Commissioners squawk about Johnson City residential chicken issue

May 12th, 2010 4:50 am by Gary B. Gray

Four hours into last week's marathon City Commission meeting, Mayor Jane Myron breathed in, exhaled and then clucked like a chicken in advance of the next item on the agenda."Bok ... bok, bok, bok." Commissioners let out with boisterous laughter, and City

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CoreLogic reports underwater mortgages stabilized in first quarter

May 11th, 2010 4:48 am by Staff Report

The number of borrowers with negative equity declined slightly in Q110, but underwater mortgages and borrowers with less than 5% home equity accounted for 28% of all residential properties, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.More than 11.2m, abou

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Hope Now mortgage workouts soar 92%, as executive director resigns

May 11th, 2010 4:46 am by Staff Report

The Housing wire is reporting that completed loan modifications, trial modifications and other workout plans surged in in the first quarter of the year. The report is based on data from Hope Now, the private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investor

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Analysis shows taxes are at lowest level since Truman Administration

May 11th, 2010 4:41 am by Staff Report

Despite complaints about high taxes and demands for a smaller government, Americans paid their lowest level of taxes last year since Harry Truman's presidency, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data found.Some conservative political movements have criticize

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Man pleads guilty to attempted child rape

May 11th, 2010 4:33 am by Pam Sohn

A man who admitted to police that he planned to rape and "might take the life" of 6-year-girl he snatched at an East Brainerd hardware store last spring pleaded guilty Monday to kidnapping and attempted rape charges.Jeremy Mizell, 36, faces 15 to 25 years

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Corker wants regulators to require down payments for home loans

May 11th, 2010 4:30 am by Dave Flessner

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Monday he plans to propose legislation to require that homebuyers make down payments on any home loan to limit chances of another mortgage meltdown like the one that helped trigger a near financial collapse two years ag

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