Before you judge Dodd-Frank...

Before you judge Dodd-Frank...

Urban Institute: "Can we really calculate the cost?"

Goldman Sachs: When will our kids move out?

Nearly half of California millennials still with parents

Cyprexx: Discrimination charges “frivolous”

Fannie Mae contractor responds to charges from National Fair Housing Alliance
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Investments

Are the jumbo RMBS floodgates finally re-opening?

Credit Suisse brings third jumbo RMBS to market this year
July 25, 2014
The offering comes nearly three months after Credit Suisse launched its most recent jumbo RMBS and becomes the sixth offered by the bank since the housing recovery began. It also marks a trend of increasing jumbo RMBS offerings over the last few months.
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S&P receives wells notice over CMBS ratings

Tied to loans from 2011
July 25, 2014
Commercial-mortgage backed securities Standard & Poor graded in 2011 are under question after McGraw Hill Financial said it received a notice from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the regulator may seek an enforcement action.
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Non-U.S. banks up rules on bad loans

IASB overhauls finance-accounting rules
July 25, 2014
According to new regulations, European banks and other non-U.S. banks will have to record losses on bad loans more quickly and set aside more reserves for loan losses.
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RTS Pacific, Regional Trustee Services complete asset purchase agreement

New company expands Butler & Hosch brand into Seattle
July 24, 2014
Regional Trustee Services announced it completed an asset purchase agreement. Under the purchase, the complete assets including client base, open matters and employee base, are transferred from Regional Trustee Services Corporation to RTS Pacific.
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The 7 dumbest big purchases — a house isn't one of them

July 24, 2014

Typically these items are just downright absurd, yet we've convinced ourselves that they're an important, practical, or smart purchase anyway. 


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What would the Zillow-Trulia hookup mean for housing?

Listing Goliath could change the balance of power
July 24, 2014
Zillow is seeking to acquire rival Trulia in a move that would create a Goliath of online real estate listings. So how is it going to affect the industry, consumers, and even the media?
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Hey CNBC, shut up about millennials already

Your advice is patronizing, contradictory and just plain wrong
July 24, 2014
CNBC’s analysts seem to view millennials as a giant homogenous mound of humans who all think the same way, look the same way, do the same things and look at the world in the exact same way. And every day, CNBC’s analysts opine on why millennials aren’t buying homes, or buying stocks or buying whatever else it is that CNBC thinks is important that day.
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Zillow seeking to buy Trulia

Merger would create online real estate listings megalith
July 24, 2014
Zillow is seeking to acquire rival Trulia, although both companies are declining to speak about it, Bloomberg is reporting. Together the companies account for 89% of all online real estate listings.
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Morgan Stanley finally pays $275 million for subprime RMBS fraud

SEC charged company with misrepresenting loans
July 24, 2014
The SEC had charged Morgan Stanley with misrepresenting the delinquency status of mortgage loans underlying two subprime RMBSs at the height of the financial crisis. They were the last subprime RMBSs that Morgan Stanley sponsored, issued, and underwrote.
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New home sales collapse, erasing recent surge

Sales 11.5% down YOY; fall to 406,000 annual pace
July 24, 2014
Sales of new single-family houses plummeted in June to an annualized rate of 406,000, at least 20% below most analyst estimates. It was the biggest miss for new home sales in a year, and brings new home sales down to a level not see since December 2012.
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