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Birthplace Of 'Robo-Signing' Eyes Deal Critically

On Thursday, the federal government reached a $26 billion deal with the nation's largest banks to compensate homeowners. In Florida, where a lawyer uncovered and named the rushed mortgage-approval process, some lawyers and homeowners say technical issues and trust battles remain for courts and the banks.
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Area Attorneys General See Local Impact Of Mortgage Settlement

A landmark settlement with five major banks will provide some overdue relief for area homeowners, many of whom were the victims of deceptive and and unjust foreclosure processes, including "robo-signing."

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The GOP Elixir: Candidates Campaign On Tax Cuts

All four of the remaining Republican presidential candidates have proposed cutting business and personal income taxes — the only difference is by how much.
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The Mortgage Deal: A Reality Check

The $26 billion settlement reached by the federal government, most states and the nation's largest banks to compensate homeowners for abusive foreclosure practices is unlikely to end the housing crisis, analysts say. It could also lead to a new round of foreclosures, which would drive prices even lower.
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Foreclosure Deal To Help Underwater Homeowners

Government officials have worked out a deal with the nation's five big banks to settle state and federal investigations of alleged foreclosure abuses. Banks would have to pay $5 billion in cash and another $20 billion in loan modifications under the terms of the deal.
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Study: Young People Hardest Hit By Poor Job Market

Audie Cornish speaks with Kim Parker, Associate Director with Pew Social & Demographic Trends and lead study author about the new Pew report on record high youth unemployment statistics. The study found that negative trends in the labor market have hit 18-34-year-olds the hardest.

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