Features by Shannon Mullen
Posted In: housing crisis, foreclosure, mortgage
Starting today, checks are on the way to victims of wrongful foreclosures as part of a $3.6 billion settlement between banks and federal regulators. But for most of those borrowers, it won’t exactly be Christmas in April.
Posted In: maine, lobster, marketing, Food
The lobster industry in Maine has proposed higher fees in order to spend big bucks on advertising. Some lobstermen say that’s a waste of money, but others hope it will increase demand.
Posted In: Ambassador
Forty percent of politically appointed envoys are big campaign donors. And unlike career diplomats, they get posts in desirable destinations, like Europe and the Caribbean. Caroline Kennedy's potential appointment in Japan would have more challenges.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, credit, home loans
According to a report in the Washington Post, President Obama's administration is worried that the housing recovery is leaving too many people, including young people, behind.
Posted In: gun violence, NRA, guns, gun control
The NRA reveals its plans to protect schools from shooters like Adam Lanza. What are the plans? And who bears the costs?
Posted In: CFPB, big data, federal government, Credit Cards
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has dumped over 100,000 complaints, in 11 computer languages, for “civic hacking.” Banks complain that it’s not filtered for accurate complaints.
Posted In: art, investment
Hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen has just bought himself another painting -- this time a Picasso -- for $155 million.
Posted In: airplane travel, FAA, iPad, tablets
The Federal Aviation Administration could, by July, recommend new rules about stowing your iPad and Kindle during takeoff.
Posted In: housing market, real estate
With housing inventory at its lowest point in 13 years, realtors are trying new tactics to add listings.
Posted In: parking, Transportation
More cities are turning to handheld devices and smartphone apps to make it easier for you to feed the parking meter.