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With empty homes, lenders lie low

Apr 17, 2007
Ohio has the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Cleveland and its suburbs are spending millions to maintain homes that nobody wants. And come billing time, lenders are making themselves scarce. Mhari Saito reports.
Posted In: Housing

The marriage penalty is so 1950s

Apr 17, 2007
Commentator Martha Burk says our tax system's treatment of married women may have made sense for Ward and June Cleaver, but it's time for a change.
Posted In: Taxes

Subprime borrowers may have help coming

Apr 17, 2007
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they'll unveil new programs this summer to let many subprime borrowers refinance their home loans. But some in Congress say such assistance needs federal oversight. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Workplace discrimination complaints swell

Apr 17, 2007
There's been a steady rise in the number of women alleging unfair treatment in the workplace because of pregnancy, so today the government is looking into the matter.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Fortune 500 get richer

Apr 17, 2007
Fortune magazine has posted its annual list of America's largest companies, and this year was their most profitable ever. Some argue that's good news for everyone, but critics point out the profits are made on the backs of low-wage workers.
Posted In: Wall Street

Just pay your taxes already

Apr 17, 2007
Today's the day. Pay up or file for an extension. Joan is a reformed tax-evader and she almost learned the hard way that the old saying is true, you really can't avoid death or taxes.
Posted In: Taxes

For many, forms could be a lot less taxing

Apr 16, 2007
The IRS already has the information it needs to fill out millions of taxpayers' forms automatically. Commentator Ian Ayres says requiring everyone to do it themselves is wasting time and money.
Posted In: Taxes

Sloan Sessions: Earnings slowdown

Apr 16, 2007
Popular consensus says we can expect to see slowing profit growth when earnings come out this week, but Allan Sloan says the fact that everyone expects it probably means the slowdown has already been factored into the market.
Posted In: Wall Street

Hillary v. Rudy?

Apr 16, 2007
Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani have taken the early lead in polls for the presidential election. If the two New Yorkers end up going head-to-head in 2008, Wall Street might have to hedge its bets.
Posted In: New York, Washington

Lenders blame the media

Apr 16, 2007
As the subprime lending market continues to struggle, mortgage bankers are pointing the finger of blame back at the news media, saying the intense coverage is making things worse.
Posted In: Housing

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