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  • home loans

    The two stories related to mortgages do not have a great deal in common, other than tracing their lineage to the home loans of dubious provenance that were doled out to anyone with a pulse between 2005-07 and quickly packaged up into securities and sold by Wall Street to accounts around the planet.

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    Denture wearers will get a tax break on the cost of adhesives to keep their false teeth in place. But nursing mothers will not be allowed to use their tax-sheltered health care accounts to pay for breast pumps and other supplies, reports the New York Times.

  • Cramer checks in with Delaware’s Ted Kaufman one last time before he leaves the senate.

  • The US can afford another stimulus package but needs to commit to long-term deficit reduction to help states handle pension liability, Laura D’Andrea Tyson, an economic adviser to Obama, told CNBC Monday.

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    The housing market won’t trend up significantly until it hits bottom, the chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Michael Berman told CNBC Monday, and two changes need to take place before that happens.

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    The foreclosure process in the US is slowing, enabling delinquent borrowers to stay in their homes for months after they stop making mortgage payments, according to one of the largest lenders. The FT reports.

  • Mark Mallen, owner of Mile High Ice Cream, pictured with a 10-gallon ice cream maker at the commercial kitchen near downtown Denver where employees make cannabis-infused "edibles" for medical marijuana patients.

    Mark Mallen was already a highly successful, ice-cream entrepreneur In Denver when he started making the product for the state's fast-growing medical marijuana market.

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    Ever since the so-called “flash crash” on May 6, policymakers have fretted about the state of equity markets. So have investors. The FT reports.

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    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Department of Treasury Inspector General are investigating whether or not certain national bank executives lied to or misled bank examiners, CNBC has learned.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    Both the New York Federal Reserve and Bank of America have been trying to calm jittery markets today by explaining that the Fed isn’t taking a regulatory action against Bank of America.

  • Remington Model 700.

    Internal company documents show that at least twice, the Remington Arms Company considered a nationwide recall of its popular 700 series rifles, but decided against it despite thousands of complaints and dozens of lawsuits over inadvertent discharges.

  • Foreclosure Sign

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who has called for a halt on foreclosures, told CNBC Tuesday, that sorting through the underlying problems caused by some wrongful foreclosures could take months to unwind and require lots of legal work.

  • The balance of power in both houses of Congress are at stake in November's midterm elections. As we countdown to November 2nd, we want to know what issue matters most to the investing public.

  • Timothy Geithner

    The fact that Mr. Geithner takes time from his busy schedule to defend a program that has expired, speaks volumes about the damage TARP is inflicting on politicians associated with it.

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    JPMorgan Chase has a proposition for the mutual funds and pension funds that oversee many Americans’ savings: Heads, we win together. Tails, you lose — alone. The New York Times reports.

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    The public panned it. Republicans obstructed it. Many Democrats fled from it. Even so, the session of Congress now drawing to a close was the most productive in nearly half a century.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman told CNBC Friday that the “way forward,” out of the state's bloated government, deficit and high taxes, was to look at what New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done since taking office.

  • A home is advertised for sale at a foreclosure auction in Pasadena, California.

    As if the problems in foreclosures weren't enough, another potential problem for the nation's big banks is raising its head today and is the key reason that shares of banks such as Bank of America are down sharply and credit default swap for some banks are widening.

  • A halt to foreclosures could be a boost to home prices in the near term, Carl Riccadonna, US senior economist at Deutsche Bank, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Sen. Paul Kanjorski

    These could well be the final days for Rep. Paul Kanjorski’s long journey from the coal banks of northeastern Pennsylvania to the halls of power in Washington.