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Newsdesk | Volume 3 | Issue 246 | September 4, 2009


Top News
Fed minutes: Officials more hopeful in August – USA Today – – With the U.S. economy on the mend, Federal Reserve policymakers last month felt comfortable slowing the pace of one of its economic revival programs and not changing any others, according to documents released Wednesday.
U.S. private job losses fall, factory orders rise – CNBC via MSN Money – – NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States lost fewer private sector jobs in August than in July while companies planned fewer layoffs, suggesting modest improvement in the beleaguered U.S. labor market.
Trying to get help frustrates homeowners – CNN – – The Obama administration’s Making Home Affordable program was designed to help homeowners like Mark Kollar and Angela Baca-Kollar keep their homes. When the recession hit, the Arizona couple’s income plummeted.
BofA, Wells plan to cash IOUs – Houston Business Journal – – Citi (NYSE: C), Bank of the West and Union Bank — along with some community banks and many credit unions — have been accepting their customers IOUs. But the state Treasurers office advises IOU holders to check with their bank or credit union on how
Wells Fargo plans to repay TARP money ‘shortly’ – Los Angeles Times – – No big bank wants to be the last one in the TARP pit.On Tuesday, as Bank of America Corp. was reported to be working on a plan to repay part of its federal capital injection under the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Market News
The First American Corporation Celebrates 120-Year Anniversary as it Prepares for – Reuters – – The First American Corporation Celebrates 120-Year Anniversary as it Prepares for Split Into Two Publicly Traded Companies – Separation of Financial Services Companies from Information Solutions Companies Will Enable Both to Grow and Prosper – SANTA
Survey: Mortgage Rates Fall to 5.15%, FHA Market Share Rises – Wall Street Journal Online – – Mortgage rates fell last week to 5.15% from 5.24% the week before, moving closer to the record lows seen earlier this year. Still, mortgage activity was off last week
Week-to-week mortgage applications fall 2.2%: MBA – MarketWatch – – CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Mortgage applications filed last week decreased a seasonally adjusted 2.2% compared with the week before, even though mortgage rates improved somewhat, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported on Wednesday.
New home sales blast past expectations – CNN Money – – More people are buying: Sales of new homes hit their highest level since last September. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Sales of newly constructed homes leaped unexpectedly in July to hit their highest level since last September.
Pending US Home Sales Soar to a Two-Year High in July – CNBC – – Pending sales of previously owned U.S. homes raced to a two-year high in July, a real estate trade group said Tuesday, giving more evidence that a recovery in the housing market was under way.
Technology News
Zillow.com(R) and the Seattlepi.com Launch Co-Branded Real Estate Web Site – Biz Journals – – SEATTLE, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Real estate Web site Zillow.com and leading news and information destination, seattlepi.
Google says routine upgrades to blame for Gmail outage – Computer Weekly – – Google is blaming load miscalculations during routing server upgrades for the widespread failure of its email service Gmail for almost two hours last night. Millions of users of the free Gmail and paid for business version of the service were faced with
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Top News
Fed minutes: Officials more hopeful in August – USA Today – – With the U.S. economy on the mend, Federal Reserve policymakers last month felt comfortable slowing the pace of one of its economic revival programs and not changing any others, according to documents released Wednesday.
U.S. private job losses fall, factory orders rise – CNBC via MSN Money – – NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States lost fewer private sector jobs in August than in July while companies planned fewer layoffs, suggesting modest improvement in the beleaguered U.S. labor market.
Trying to get help frustrates homeowners – CNN – – The Obama administration’s Making Home Affordable program was designed to help homeowners like Mark Kollar and Angela Baca-Kollar keep their homes. When the recession hit, the Arizona couple’s income plummeted.
BofA, Wells plan to cash IOUs – Houston Business Journal – – Citi (NYSE: C), Bank of the West and Union Bank — along with some community banks and many credit unions — have been accepting their customers IOUs. But the state Treasurers office advises IOU holders to check with their bank or credit union on how
Wells Fargo plans to repay TARP money ‘shortly’ – Los Angeles Times – – No big bank wants to be the last one in the TARP pit.On Tuesday, as Bank of America Corp. was reported to be working on a plan to repay part of its federal capital injection under the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Market News
The First American Corporation Celebrates 120-Year Anniversary as it Prepares for – Reuters – – The First American Corporation Celebrates 120-Year Anniversary as it Prepares for Split Into Two Publicly Traded Companies – Separation of Financial Services Companies from Information Solutions Companies Will Enable Both to Grow and Prosper – SANTA
Survey: Mortgage Rates Fall to 5.15%, FHA Market Share Rises – Wall Street Journal Online – – Mortgage rates fell last week to 5.15% from 5.24% the week before, moving closer to the record lows seen earlier this year. Still, mortgage activity was off last week
Week-to-week mortgage applications fall 2.2%: MBA – MarketWatch – – CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Mortgage applications filed last week decreased a seasonally adjusted 2.2% compared with the week before, even though mortgage rates improved somewhat, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported on Wednesday.
New home sales blast past expectations – CNN Money – – More people are buying: Sales of new homes hit their highest level since last September. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Sales of newly constructed homes leaped unexpectedly in July to hit their highest level since last September.
Pending US Home Sales Soar to a Two-Year High in July – CNBC – – Pending sales of previously owned U.S. homes raced to a two-year high in July, a real estate trade group said Tuesday, giving more evidence that a recovery in the housing market was under way. 
Technology News
Zillow.com(R) and the Seattlepi.com Launch Co-Branded Real Estate Web Site – Biz Journals – – SEATTLE, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Real estate Web site Zillow.com and leading news and information destination, seattlepi.
Google says routine upgrades to blame for Gmail outage – Computer Weekly – – Google is blaming load miscalculations during routing server upgrades for the widespread failure of its email service Gmail for almost two hours last night. Millions of users of the free Gmail and paid for business version of the service were faced with
 
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