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  • Housing Market's Recovery Still Unclear: Wells CFO Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 6:01 PM ET

    The housing market is improving but it's not clear whether it has hit its low yet, Wells Fargo Chief Financial Officer Timothy Sloan told CNBC.

  • Bank of America Small-Business Lending Under Fire Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 9:59 AM ET

    Iis Bank of America cutting credit lines to some small businesses? That question emerged on Tuesday after a Los Angeles Times report cited at least two small-business owners who claim that Bank of America is now forcing them to pay their balances in full versus on a monthly basis — a move that could wipe them out.

  • Instead of Work, Younger Women Head to School Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 10:03 AM ET

    For the first time in three decades, there more young women in school than in the work force, the New York Times reports.

  • Banks Boost Lending as Economy Slowly Warms Up Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 12:13 PM ET

    Banks have boosted lending by 8.2 percent since July according to Federal Reserve statistics. USA Today reports.

  • Subprime Car Buyers     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on the uptick in subprime car buyers. With more people getting loans and buying cars, how is this affecting the economy? Rebecca Lindland, IHS director of automotive research, weighs in on the need for a happy medium.

  • Loans Lose All Value, and More Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    In the latest bad news for the market for commercial mortgage-backed securities, a commercial real estate securitization trust disclosed losses of more than 100 percent on five loans, the New York Times reports.

  • Companies in the U.S. and Europe will need to compete with emerging market firms for debt capital funding in the future, according to emerging market credit experts speaking at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s high yield conference last week.

  • Bomb Tech Veterans Start a Bullet Jewelry Business Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 1:56 PM ET
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    Two former bomb technicians transitioning back into civilian life are taking on a different type of risk: In June, they started Bullets2Bandages, a fashion jewelry business that donates 15 percent of profits to veterans' nonprofits, reports The Huffington Post.

  • Tips For Preparing a Small Biz Loan Application Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    While the current notion is that securing a business loan is near impossible, the truth is that there are still bank loans available for those who do the necessary footwork and come prepared, says Mike Lubansky of Sageworks Inc.

  • US Foreclosure Activity Hit 7-Month High in October Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 9:21 AM ET
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    More U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process in October than in the previous month, with Florida, Pennsylvania and Indiana registering among the largest monthly increases, new data show.

  • Cracking Your Nest Egg Early Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    Withdrawing money from a retirement account can carry a high price. Besides jeopardizing long-term savings, withdrawals can incur a 10 percent penalty. Still, if you’re in a financial pinch there are some options for cracking your nest egg that are better than others.

  • The Great Regression of America's Infrastructure Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
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    America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.

  • "When I look at Zuccotti or McPherson or Grant Park, I’m not surprised the Occupiers don’t have a fixed agenda, writes the best-selling author," adding, "For decades, we’ve been like a tether ball in a schoolyard, pummeled by so much abuse from so many different directions that we’ve just spun around in circles. Now, the Occupiers are stopping the ball."

  • Occupy Wall Street Protests Student Loans     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn has the story on why student loans is sparking anger and driving the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Housing Market May Be Better Off Left Alone—Economists Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 12:28 PM ET

    President Obama’s proposal to expand access to mortgage refinancing has reignited a debate about the appropriate role for government in supporting the housing market. Some economists argue that the best way to spur the recovery is to stop intervening, let matters run their course, and allow home prices to normalize naturally.

  • FHFA Lawsuit and Bank of America     Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 8:25 AM ET

    Richard Bove, Vice President of Equity Research, Rochdale Securities shares details of the FHFA lawsuit against Bank of America.

  • Financing Your Small Business in a Tough Economy Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 11:17 AM ET

    Small businesses are still struggling to get financing, and that has many entrepreneurs wondering how to go about getting the cash they need to either start or maintain their business.

  • Banks Not Lending? Volume Just Passed Trillion Mark Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 3:20 PM ET

    In 2010 it took almost a whole year to get $1 trillion loan volume. This year it took barely seven months.

  • At the height of the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve evoked emergency powers to make loans to Wall Street firms without bothering to adequately explain the legal grounds for those loans.

  • Illegal Mortgage Practices, Robo-Signing Continue Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 10:21 AM ET

    Mortgage industry employees are still signing documents they haven't read and using fake signatures more than eight months after big banks and mortgage companies promised to stop the illegal practices that led to a nationwide halt of home foreclosures.