News

2017

April

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  • How is public money spent? Steve Ballmer has the data. The former Microsoft chief executive is unveiling a website aimed at giving United States citizens a transparent look at government budgets. Mr. Ballmer plans to make public a database and a report that he and…
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  • Yes, all debt is bad debt. Look, I know my views are extreme, almost un-American, in a nation that relies so heavily personally and politically on borrowing money. Student loans and mortgages are marketed as good debt. But having credit card…
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  • Move your money, move society?. The 68-year-old community organizer waved his hands in the direction of his new bank about five blocks up Crenshaw Boulevard: OneUnited, the largest black-owned bank in the country. “I’ve been trying to convince as many…
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2017. The April 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter gives you an update on how consumers and advocates are holding Wells Fargo's feet to the fire after its notorious fraudulent account debacle; tells the tale of one person who worked with the CFPB to resolve a two-year mortgage nightmare and others who have had to address problems with defective used cars; details our partnerships with nonprofit groups working to serve low-income and servicemember populations; and more.
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  • A real estate boom, powered by pot. Legalized marijuana has already upset societal norms, created a large legal gray area and generated a lucrative source of tax revenue. Now it is upending the real estate market, too.

March

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  • Home inspectors on their weirdest discoveries. When a home is sold, its many secrets can come out of the closet. Brokers, potential buyers and home inspectors step inside properties that may have been completely private for years. They peer into basements,…
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  • Embattled bankers embrace Trump's call for deregulation. After spending years humbled by the fallout from the financial crisis, the banking industry is suddenly feeling emboldened. Attendance at the annual association gathering jumped 50 percent this year as bankers sense a rare opportunity…
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  • AB1506 Residential Rent Control-raised concerns from homeowners (Chinese). 【新唐人2017年03月18日讯】一项针对加州房屋租金管制的新议案AB1506被提出后,引发屋主担忧。3月17日,在洛城雷根州政府大楼(Ronald Reagan State Building)的听证会上,正反两方民众向众议员邱信福等人表达了他们的心声。
 

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