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With mortgage delinquencies at a low, can lenders afford to loosen up a bit?

by Amy Scott May 14, 2019
Consumer advocates say it's time to loosen restrictions imposed after the housing collapse.
A foreclosure sign.
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Instead of buying toys your kids will soon outgrow — how about borrowing them?

by Ryan Kailath Dec 27, 2018
"Toyeries" are making a comeback.
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Divided Decade

Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed housing

by Tommy Andres Dec 17, 2018
Ten years ago the economy broke and changed the way we live.
There are now more renters than homeowners in almost half of major U.S. cities, according to census data from 2006 through 2016. Above, a residential area near Pittsburgh in 2010.
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What layoffs in the mortgage industry say about our economy

by Justin Ho Nov 16, 2018
It’s been a year of transition for Wells Fargo after a series of scandals in its consumer banking business. The company’s paid billions of dollars in penalties and just announced it’s cutting 900 jobs in its mortgage division. The job…

Netflix to borrow an additional $2 billion to fund new shows

by Justin Ho Oct 24, 2018
The streaming service has already borrowed more than $8 billion to fund original programming. Can it keep borrowing?
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at CES 2016 at the Venetian Las Vegas.
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Netflix to borrow an additional $2 billion to fund new shows

by Justin Ho Oct 24, 2018
The streaming service has already borrowed more than $8 billion to fund original programming. Can it keep borrowing?
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at CES 2016 at the Venetian Las Vegas.
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Re-Fi? Standby … Rates are not great right now

by Andy Uhler Oct 19, 2018
Five years ago, refinancing made up 75 percent of the mortgage business. Today, it’s just around 37 percent. With climbing interest rates, demand has dipped and the mortgage industry is poised to shed jobs. Click the audio player above to…

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Re-Fi? Standby … Rates are not great right now

by Andy Uhler Oct 19, 2018
Five years ago, refinancing made up 75 percent of the mortgage business. Today, it’s just around 37 percent. With climbing interest rates, demand has dipped and the mortgage industry is poised to shed jobs. Click the audio player above to…

Regulation of installment loans varies widely by state

by Renata Sago Oct 18, 2018
A new report from Pew Charitable Trusts finds that nearly 10 million Americans turn to consumer finance companies for short-term installment loans when they need quick cash. But just how much they pay in finance charges can add up depending…

Regulation of installment loans varies widely by state

by Renata Sago Oct 18, 2018
A new report from Pew Charitable Trusts finds that nearly 10 million Americans turn to consumer finance companies for short-term installment loans when they need quick cash. But just how much they pay in finance charges can add up depending…