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  • Borrowers took out $15.3 billion of the loans in 2013, an increase of 20 percent from the year before, according to industry publication Inside Mortgage Finance. But at this stage, most bigger lenders are uncomfortable with the loans- for example, in 2011, Wells Fargo& Co and Bank of America backed out of the business.

  • TORONTO, March 13- Toronto-Dominion Bank hopes to expand its U.S. wealth management business, targeting a million people with at least $100,000 in liquid assets who already are customers of its growing U.S. retail bank, said a senior executive of Canada's second-largest lender.

  • Several insurers, including Molina Healthcare, which administer health plans for California's Medicaid program for the poor are asking states to step in and pay for Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi, a drug that costs $84,000 per patient.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- When he releases his budget proposal on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will be able to celebrate the smallest deficit since he took office in 2009. He also will be able to enjoy a cease-fire in the fiscal battles that have paralyzed Washington for the past three years.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- When he releases his budget proposal on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will be able to celebrate the smallest deficit since he took office in 2009. He also will be able to enjoy a cease-fire in the fiscal battles that have paralyzed Washington for the past three years.

  • *Shares of U.S. health insurers rise, Humana up 9 pct. Feb 24- U.S. health insurers including Humana Inc said on Monday that the government's proposed cuts to privately run Medicare programs appear to represent a funding decline of around 4 percent, less than the possible cuts of 7 percent or deeper that analysts had been expecting.

  • Feb 21- The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- After taking a hammering during the last recession, the U.S. birth rate is expected to begin to recover in the next two years, demographers say. Major rivals, such as Gap Inc and Gymboree Co., rely more on their own stores in malls.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 19- Some Americans may question whether a college education is still a good value, but a recent study found most young college graduates see their degrees as worthwhile investments. The same Pew Research poll found that the earnings gap between young people with and without college degrees was the widest in nearly 50 years.

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- The profits of Canadian life insurers grew in the fourth quarter, as higher returns from growing wealth management units offset uneven insurance sales, highlighting a shift in business as the companies cut risk in the wake of the financial crisis.

  • Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it expects to lose money on the Obamacare exchanges even as demand for these insurance plans has picked up over the past few weeks.

  • Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that demand for insurance plans on the Obamacare exchanges had picked up in the last few weeks and that it had signed up 135,000 paid members through the end of January.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- A key measure of the U.S. labor market appears to exaggerate the damage brought on by the Great Recession, according to a fresh study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, suggesting the job market may be closer than previously thought to a full recovery.

  • TORONTO, Feb 3- Laura Parsons helped her son buy his first home four years ago, and she's ready to help her daughter do the same, making her part of what many say is a growing trend across Canada, where home prices have soared 84 percent in 10 years.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- The compensation that dealers receive in U.S. municipal bond trades is once again in regulators' crosshairs, with a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission saying on Monday that he is investigating how to give investors more information about markups.

  • The booming housing market for boomer retirees Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Millions of boomers will turn 65 from now through 2030. With increased demand for 55-plus communities, there's now a new surge in the housing market.

  • The generation that saved the world?     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    P.J. O'Rourke, political reporter and "The Baby Boom" author, explains why he does not think the baby boom generation is not responsible for any of the problems in the world right now.

  • China's next baby boom?     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Newly leaked documents reveal China is about to relax its 1-child policy. Gordon Chang, author and Forbes.com columnist, and Ann Lee, New York University adjunct professor of economics and finance, discuss if a Chinese baby boom is in the making and what that means to their economy.

  • When empty nest fills up again, things get hectic Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Anne Leone watches TV with her 8-month-old grandson Carson.

    The weak economy has caused more young adults to move back in with their parents, and some of those kids are bringing their own children with them.

  • 10 ways to get your retirement plan back on track Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    If your golden years seem threatened because of financial setbacks, don't panic. Here are 10 tips from retirement experts on your next steps.