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Impac Mortgage rolls out loans with easier qualifying terms

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

An Irvine mortgage company that pulled the plug on its higher-risk loans a year before the Great Recession has launched an array of rule-bending home loans nationwide — a sign of a thaw in tightfisted lending standards in place since the housing crash.

Inflation Worries? A Look Back At QE

By The Kitchen Sink: Introduction The purpose of this article is to analyze and discuss the Federal Reserve System's responses to the "Great Recession" and subsequent recovery. As the Fed winds down its purchases of assets otherwiseShow More Summary

Zacks' Bear Of The Day: Plum Creek Timber

By Zacks Investment Research: Strength in the housing industry was one of the main reasons for the economic recovery following the Great Recession, while big home price gains have done wonders for consumer confidence as well. Yet while this was one of the biggest stories over the last few years, it appears as though it might be coming to an end. Show More Summary

Zacks' Bear Of The Day: DryShips

By Zacks Investment Research: Are you one of the investors still in DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS)? This Zacks #5 (Strong Sell) still hasn't recovered from the Great Recession. DryShips owns 42 drybulk carriers and tankers and ships worldwide. Show More Summary

The Week That Workers Won (At Least a Little)

Today's economy doesn't contain a lot of good news for working people. While the Great Recession officially ended five years ago, millions of Americans are still out of work and wages continue to lag. Yet this week, working people made...Show More Summary

The Week That Workers Won (At Least a Little)

Today's economy doesn't contain a lot of good news for working people. While the Great Recession officially ended five years ago, millions of Americans are still out of work and wages continue to lag. Yet this week, working people made...Show More Summary

A Word of Caution if You’re Desperately Seeking a Cash Cure

One of the main results of the banking crisis that brought the Great Recession was a new law created to protect the consumer through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Unfortunately, this has only moved the focus for predatory lenders to small businesses. Show More Summary

American Families Haven't Made Much Of A Comeback Since The Great Recession

American families have gone backwards. In a paper for the Russell Sage Foundation released last month, three University of Michigan researchers show over the past decade, that the median wealth level, defined as the value of assets minus debts, for an American family has declined 36% to $56,335. Show More Summary

Is high-speed rail America's bullet train to the future?

Tech won't just bring America into the 21st century. It may also bring us out of our Great Recession.

Equifax: Auto Lending At Record Highs, Delinquencies At Record Lows

Six years after the dark days of the Great Recession, automotive lending is back on the rise, while delinquencies on those loans remain grounded. Ward’s Auto reports the total balance of the loans after the first half of 2014, according to a report by credit reporting agency Equifax, is a record $902.2 billion. Equifax economist […]

10 Great Investments At Good Prices

By Joe Springer: The stock market has had quite a bull run since the Great Recession lows of 2009: (click to enlarge S&P 500 (SPY) chart) Has it gone too far, too fast? Is it time to get out? Timing the broad market moves can be difficult. Show More Summary

Unemployment And Labor Force Participation: Revisiting The Puzzle

The US unemployment rate has been painfully high in the Great Recession and its aftermath, but the high unemployment rates of the early 1980s look even worse--at least at first glance. However, the 1970s and 1980s were a time when aShow More Summary

This Week In Credit Card News: Card Breach at Goodwill, Where Are Debit Card Rewards?

Will Debit Card Rewards Become a Perk of the Past? Banks are still struggling to regain their footing from the financial collapse and resulting Great Recession. As profits shrink and expenses expand, the biggest banks in America are shedding thousands of jobs, cutting lobby services, shutting down branches and trimming–or eliminating–debit card rewards. Is it [...]

Britain’s economy is finally bigger than it was in 2008. What took so long?

Britain's economy is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. And finally, six years later, it's an economy that's bigger than it was before the Great Recession. Now, on the one hand, there's nothing puzzling about Britain's slow-motion recovery. It had a big boom, a big bust, and big austerity. Given all this, […]

The Crisis in Black Homeownership

In 2005, three years before the Great Recession, the median black household had a net worth of $12,124. Yes, this was far behind the median white household—which had a net worth of $134,992—but it was a huge improvement from previous...Show More Summary

L.A. County office market improves as new leases edge out renewals

The office market in Los Angeles County is picking up, even in long-suffering downtown L.A., as businesses once chastened by the Great Recession are opening up their purse strings.

Congress Probably Won’t Address the Border Crisis Until After Summer Recess

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Congress won’t address the border crisis until sometime after its upcoming August recess. The gulf between the House and Senate border crisis proposals is too great and the timeline too short, members and congressional aides indicated this week. MoreObama to Sign Bill Improving Worker TrainingSchool Administrators: Kids Like Healthy Lunches…

Illinois Among the Top 10 Worst States for Job Growth Since Recession

It's no secret Illinois is having a rough time creating jobs, which arguably will be the foremost important issue when voters head to the polls in November. Nationally, Illinois ranks 42nd for job creation since the end of the GreatShow More Summary

Wal-Mart: The Best Stock For The Upcoming Bear Market

By Jason Russ: Introduction Whether or not you think the next bear market is right around the corner, it is inexorably on the way. It has been over five years since the official end of the Great Recession and many people think that the US markets are due for a downturn sooner rather than later. Show More Summary

Illinois Still Bleeding Jobs

Dead last in the nation: In June, Illinois suffered the largest monthly workforce loss in recorded state history.June’s workforce loss was worse than the worst month of the Great Recession. Overall, 21,700 Illinoisans gave up and left the workforce in June; in September 2008, 17,500 Illinoisans quit the workforce. Show More Summary

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