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Frustrated voters ready to fire Democrats

Frustrated voters ready to fire Democrats

Frustrated, discouraged and just plain mad, a lot of people who have lost jobs — or know someone who has — now want to see the names of Democrats on…

Insurance rate hikes: The big rip off

To critics, a 39 percent hike in health insurance for some Californians foretells skyrocketing rates for the rest of…

Another bank fails: 95th this year

Regulators on Friday shut down Atlanta-based Georgian Bank, the 95th U.S. bank to fail this year as loan defaults rise in the worst financial climate in decades. In coming months, more…

Mortgage applications jump after rate drop

Mortgage applications jumped last week to their highest since late May as interest rates tumbled below 5 percent, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said…

IRS extends amnesty program for tax cheats

Tax dodgers who hid assets overseas will get a few extra weeks to apply for an amnesty program that has been flooded with applications ahead of the Wednesday deadline. The Internal…

Low expectations for new loan program

Dial back the pie-in-the-sky projections. Last month, the Obama administration launched a program to help homeowners with loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration. About 850,000 FHA borrowers are behind on…

Consumer worries send stocks into nosedive

World stock markets and oil prices slid Monday as worries about the consumer outlook in the U.S. reined in hopes about…